Judging of the 2023 York Design Awards has taken place and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 3rd July 2023 at the Guildhall.


However, you can have your say in the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the York Press, and the Young People’s Award.  The 2023 projects are on display at York Explore Library from 10th to 18th June. Come along and vote for your favourites.

The Awards cover a wide range of categories including single and multiple dwelling residential developments, community and commercial buildings, and open space/public realm/landscape, and are open to all projects completed in the last five years.


Take a look at the winners of the 2022 York Design Awards here ( 2022 Winners « York Design Awards)

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The York Design Awards is preparing to kick off its fourteenth year of promoting good design across the city by welcoming two award-winning architects to deliver the keynote speech at the annual event’s launch evening on Thursday 24th February at St Peter’s School.

David Patterson from Make Architects and Jon Roylance from ADP Architecture will share their experiences and views on “Designing for a changing world in education”. The free event is open to everyone, in particular those from the property, architecture, building and development sectors.

Ann Reid, Chair of York Design Awards, said: “We’re very excited to be welcoming these renowned architects to the city.  The theme of the keynote speech is hugely relevant to York which has a strong education provision. The world has changed for many people due to the pandemic and we wanted to explore how it will impact on the future architecture and design of schools, universities and other educational establishments.”

Jon Roylance leads the higher education and science and research sectors at ADP Architecture. His projects have won awards including the Guardian Higher Education “Facility of the Year”, the CUBO “Student Project of the Year”, SCONUL University Library of the Year, the Higher Education Academy, and several RIBA awards.

David Patterson from Make has over 20 years’ experience as an architect and has been involved in schemes including RIBA award-winning amenities building for the University of Nottingham and a masterplan design for a thriving new community in the London Borough of Croydon.

York Design Awards are free to enter, with categories including residential, commercial, community, open spaces, conservation/restoration, plus special awards for sustainability, the Lord Mayor’s Award, the Press People Choice Award and Young People’s Award. The entry deadline is 31st March, judging will take place in May and the winners will be announced on 4th July.

The awards are funded and supported by a wide range of sponsors including Arup, CG Building and Restoration, City of York Council, Crombie Wilkinson, Fulprint, George F White, Hiscox, Innovate Associates, Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA), LNER, O’Neill Associates, Ravage Productions, Shepherd Group, St Peter’s School, The Grand Hotel, The Partners Group, The Press, United By Design, University of York, York Architectural Association, York Civic Trust, York Conservation Trust, York Explore, and York Guild of Building.

Book your place at the launch event at York Design Awards Launch Evening Tickets, Thu 24 Feb 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite or find out more about the awards at http://www.yorkdesignawards.org.

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