Winners of the 2022 York Design Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 4th July. Please save the date and join our mailing list to receive an invitation to this free event.


There will be a week-long exhibition of the award entries at York Explore library from 11 to 18 June. Visit the free exhibition and cast your vote for The Press People’s Choice Award and the Young People’s Award (under 18s only).


The Awards cover a wide range of categories including large and small residential development, commercial and public buildings, conservation and restoration projects and open spaces and are open to all projects completed in the last five years.
You can also join the York Design Awards Walking Trails on Friday 17 June, 6pm to 8pm and Saturday 18 June, 10am to 12 noon, as part of the York Festival of Ideas. Visit York Design Award-winning buildings from the first 13 years of the scheme. The free walking trails around the city centre reveal some stunning hidden gems developed and built by those aspiring to the highest quality of design. Tickets are available from 29th April at York Festival of Ideas, York Festival of Ideas.


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Ancient and modern buildings enter 2022 York Design Awards

Some of York’s oldest and newest buildings have entered this year’s York Design Awards.

Judging took place this week with four leading architects touring the city to visit each award entry.  The 13th century Clifford’s Tower and 15th century Guildhall are among the entries, which also include a number of private houses, the new Hudson Quarter mixed-use development, the redevelopment of the Old Fire Station and York Bridge Club.

Head judge Andy Davey from Simpson & Brown architects said: “It was an absolute pleasure to judge this year’s awards.  The entries were so diverse and truly demonstrated how good design leads to positive outcomes and impacts for people and the planet.”

Andy was joined by fellow judges, sustainability architect Professor Brian Edwards from the University of Edinburgh, former conservation architect for City of York Council Janine Riley and Nicky Watson, a Director of award-winning JDDK Architects in Newcastle.

All the entries will go on display at the York Explore Library from 11th to 18th June to allow members of the public to vote for their favourite scheme, in the People’s Choice Award sponsored by the York Press. There is also a Young People’s Award, where under 18s can select their winning entry.

The winners of all eight categories including the Lord Mayor’s Award and Sustainability Award will be announced at the presentation evening on Monday 4th July at the Yorkshire Museum.

Ann Reid, Chair of the York Design Awards committee said: “This year’s awards show that, despite the recent pandemic, the property and construction sector has continued to design, renovate, refurbish and develop some outstanding buildings that inspire and delight residents and visitors to York.”

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