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.


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Cloister Garth

Client: Owner
Builder: Stone Edge North Ltd
Architect: Mitchell Design Consultancy

The site, consisting of a double garage and courtyard, was opposite St Olave’s church, adjacent to listed buildings and within a conservation area. 

The proposals provide a minimalist contemporary house, within the confines of a narrow site. Three open courtyards provide light, space and natural ventilation.

Handmade brick with a lime mortar form the walls, with a sedum covering to the roof to mitigate the loss of green space. Anthracite zinc minimises the visual impact of the roof. Concrete floor tiles and an exposed brick garden wall remind one of previous usage. Local green oak creates the cloister.

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