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’s Grand Designs in the Spotlight

Photo caption: The York Design Awards judges enjoy the view from one of the apartments at the refurbished Stonebow House. Photo credit The Press, York

The York Design Awards judges were accompanied on some of their site visits by York Press features editor Stephen Lewis, and also gave an interview to That’s York TV.

In a hectic two-day jaunt around nearly 30 projects the four judges – Andy Davey, David Heath, Nicky Rutt and Geoff Rich – took in everything from the revamped Mansion House, the Cosy Club restaurant in what used to be a furniture store (and before that was the Electric Cinema) on Fossgate, York Minster’s restored Great East Window, Stonebow House, the Assembly Rooms – and the new skate park at Rowntree Park.

The awards are almost unique in being independent, and in having a panel of judges visit every entry. And there is no doubt that they are helping to drive up the standard of building design in York.

The York Design Awards, held every year, aim to ‘celebrate and encourage good design in the city’ – whether it be a new housing development, hotel or office complex, the restoration or refurbishment of an existing building, or an imaginative new public space.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Ron Cooke Hub at the University of York on June 25.

Most categories will be decided by the judges. But readers of The York Press will also be able to choose their own favourite project to receive the prestigious Press People’s Award.

An exhibition of all the entries will be held at York Explore central library from June 4-10. Members of the public will be able to cast their vote for the Press People’s Award there, and on the York Press website in June.

Read the full review by Stephen Lewis here:

Listen to That’s York TV interview here:

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