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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York Art Gallery

Architect/Designer: Ushida Findlay and Simpson & Brown
Client/ Developer: York Museums Trust
Builder: Simpsons York
Presented by: The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr. Dave Taylor

The comprehensive development to the York Art Gallery started as a design competition won in 2011 by Ushida-Findlay. Kathryn Findlay joined forces with Simpson Brown to implement the project, but she sadly died before the project was completed. The Gallery is now larger by nearly 3000 sq. m. – provided by the opening up of hidden volumes in the roof, the insertion of a new mezzanine, and the construction of a new first floor gallery on the southern side. All this has been done in a way which combines the old and new in an apparently seamless whole – easy to understand as a first-time visitor, elegant in all its details, preserving the best of the Victorian craftsmanship, yet including a number of wildly contemporary gestures such as the blue-glazed tile wall and the wonderful elevated terrace at the back – features that link the museum to the adjacent Abbey Gardens.

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