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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Andy Davey

Andy Davey is the senior partner at Simpson & Brown Architects, based in Edinburgh, which specialises in the scholarly conservation of historic buildings, the adaptive re-use and remodelling of existing buildings, and the contextual design of new buildings in sensitive historic or landscape settings. The firm aspires to be one of the leading ‘creative conservation’ practices in the UK and works on a wide range of projects at home and abroad.  Andy trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London and has been responsible for many of Simpson & Brown’s more prestigious commissions, including the recent multi-RIBA Award winning projects for the Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery and the acclaimed new Visitor Centre at Rievaulx Abbey. He also has a decidedly odd and inexplicable interest in heritage potato varieties.

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