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Award-winning ‘Garden Cities’ Architect to launch York Design Awards 2015

One of the UK’s leading architects specialising in how cities can accommodate future growth will deliver a thought-provoking speech in the city next week to launch the York Design Awards 2015.

More than 100 people are expected to attend the launch event to hear from David Rudlin, a renowned UK urban designer and 2014 winner of the £250,000 Wolfson economics prize for his headline-grabbing plan to expand a number of towns with ‘garden city’ extensions. A limited number of places at the early evening presentation on Tuesday 3rd February have been reserved for Press readers.

Janet Hopton, Chair of the York Design Awards said: “With York’s ongoing and often contentious Local Plan consultation, David Rudlin’s ideas on how historic cities could successfully grow and flourish in the future should provoke interesting debate amongst members of the city’s building and development community in attendance. What better way to get the 2015 York Design Awards open for entries.”

Introduced to encourage the highest standards of restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings and the best design in new buildings and spaces in York, the York Design Awards continue to go from strength-to-strength.

This year the awards have attracted a number of high profile organisations as sponsors including Hiscox, Shepherd Group, David Wilson Homes and Arup, as well as local organisations including York Civic Trust and City of York Council. Additional sponsors for 2015 will be announced at the launch event.

Details of how to enter the prestigious awards, which are open to builders, architects, developers and building owners, will be available soon. Winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a major event on 24th June, at the National Science Learning Centre.

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