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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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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