The winners of the 2022 York Design Awards were announced in July and you can see them here (link to 2022 Winners « York Design Awards)


The 2023 awards will launch on 28th February, with the awards ceremony taking place on 3rd July 2023.
Awards application now available here
The Awards cover a wide range of categories including large and small residential developments, community and commercial buildings, open space/public realm/landscape, and mixed-use schemes, and are open to all projects completed in the last five years.


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Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards is an architect and served on the RIBA Energy and Environment Committee for many years. With an MSc from Heriot Watt University and a PhD from Glasgow University he has focused as an academic and practitioner on sustainability in building design.

His various teaching and research positions include Glasgow School of Art, Strathclyde University, Huddersfield University, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh University and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 2008 he was made Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at ECA, Edinburgh University. The author or co-author of 20 books, most recently co-authoring the book ‘Green Buildings Pay’ (2000, 2013 and 2016) which evaluated the performance of a number of green buildings in Europe and North America.  

He has practiced in the past as an architect with RMJM in Edinburgh, Feilden and Mawson in Norwich and Wade Stockdill in Vancouver and as a conservation and urban design architect in numerous local authorities.

He is currently a research assessor for InnovateUK focusing on sustainability.

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