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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South Quire buttress, turret, and spirelet, on East Front of York Minster

This combination of craftsmanship, conservation skills and creativity is of a standard that befits an historic building of international significance. The restoration of the heavily decayed fabric of the South Quire buttress goes beyond the accurate replacement of medieval fabric. Expert reconsideration of constructional problems and a constant reassessment of the necessary work are creative activities in their own right. To this is added a freedom of carving for individual masons that has created original, fascinating but entirely appropriate figurative decoration. Underlying this work is a sense of continuity with past and future masons that keeps alive a centuries-old working tradition.

Master Mason: Mr. John David
Superintendent of Works: Mrs. Rebecca Thompson
Presented by: The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr. David Horton.

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