Not a single building in Birmingham or the West Midlands has been handed a national award this year by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The 46-strong list, which was unveiled today, recognises the best of the regional winners from across the UK which were announced earlier this year.
It is from this group that RIBA will announce a shortlist for the prestigious Stirling Prize later this summer.
Among those projects hoping to be crowned a national winner were McIntyre House, the first phase of University College Birmingham's new campus in the Jewellery Quarter, phase two of The School Yard in Harborne, Chattock Gardens in Solihull and The Master's House in Ledbury.
It was not all doom and gloom for Birmingham though as two projects by renowned city practice Glenn Howells Architects have been handed RIBA National Awards - Gloucester Services on the M5 and Wirral Metropolitan College in Merseyside.
Last year, Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent was given a national award by RIBA while, in 2014, Library of Birmingham made the final shortlist for the Stirling Prize before missing out to the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.