In The Spotlight

Some of the best of 2017

Garden Halls

London

Architect
  • tp bennett
  • MaccreanorLavington
Developer
  • UPP Projects Ltd
  • Completed

Television Centre Townhouses – Plot F

London

Architect
  • Mikhail Riches
Developer
  • Stanhope Plc
  • Project

Hopton Yard

Yoxford

Architect
  • HAT Projects
Developer
  • Nest Development
  • Completed

Willow Barns

Stoke-on-Trent

Architect
  • PRP
Developer
  • Sapphire Living (Consortium)
  • Completed

The Echoes

Grays

Architect
  • Bell Phillips Architects
Developer
  • Thurrock Council
  • Completed

Tower Court

London

Architect
  • muf architecture/art
  • Adam Khan Architects
Developer
  • Hackney Council
  • Project
Longest Running Awards

Longest Running Awards

Launched in 1948 in the same sitting of Parliament as the NHS to reward better municipal post-war rebuilding, then opened up to market sale homes in 1960 by Harold Macmillan.

Industry Recognition

Industry Recognition

The only Awards promoted by all 5 major professional institutions – RICS, RIBA, RPTI, Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

World Class Judges

World Class Judges

Experts in their field, from planning to design, respected here in the UK and overseas.

Exposure And Investment

Exposure And Investment

Entry income is spent on assessment, then on showcasing ideas to government and industry though the website, not on 'gala' dinners.

The Judges

Industry experts, government officials and enthusiasts make up our select judges.

David Birkbeck

Design for Homes CEO

David Birkbeck

Don’t ever underestimate the value of daylighting, a view (ideally verdant), ample storage

Dav Bansal

RIBA, Director of Glenn Howells Architects

Dav Bansal

Good design is a combination of clear thinking and a strong narrative from the outset, underpinning what is most important for the place and the communities who will be affected by it

Andy von Bradsky

DCLG Design and Delivery Adviser, Housing-led Regeneration

Andy von Bradsky

Creating places and homes that create maximum value for people who use, live near or visit in terms of utility, beauty, innovation and the economic use of resources

Sue Bridge

RTPI, DIRECTOR OF SUE BRIDGE CONSULTING

Sue Bridge

Well designed buildings and the proper planning of the spaces between and around buildings is essential to the creation of excellent places

Jane Briginshaw

Design South East Review Panel Chair

Jane Briginshaw

Good design means valuing people and making great places for them.

Louise Brooke-Smith

Director of Arcadis

Louise Brooke-Smith

An intelligent and clever treatment of the built environment that allows me to enjoy my surroundings, whether it's the home I share with my family, or the office I share with my colleagues or the spaces where I spend my spare time

Gareth Capner

Chair

Gareth Capner

Good design is all about responding to and, in turn, improving context

Mehban Chowdery

NHBC London Director

Mehban Chowdery

Dan Epstein

London Sustainable Development Commissioner and Partner in Useful Simple Projects

Dan Epstein

Good design is design that allows individuals and communities to give their neighbourhood, development or home personality, sense of place and sense of belonging.

Meredith Evans

RTPI, Director of MADE

Meredith Evans

Creating spaces and places that add notably to the functionality and enjoyment of what was there before

Lord Gardiner of Kimble

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Lord Gardiner of Kimble

Stephen Hill

RICS, Principal of Future Planners

Stephen Hill

Good design is not an absolute, but it does have to answer the question “Can I imagine myself living a good life here?”…and if not, wondering why anyone else should have to, and why has so much time and money been spent on creating a place that doesn’t fulfil such a basic human need.

Esther Kurland

URBAN DESIGN LONDON DIRECTOR

Esther Kurland

What is good design? It's how places relate to people, and because of this the definition does not change, nothing much change. As Vitruvius, the ancient roman said, good design is about ensuring places work well, last and look good

Mike Lowndes

RTPI, Executive Director of Turley

Mike Lowndes

For me good housing design is about responding to context and making great places

Kevin McGeough

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation Head of Placemaking

Kevin McGeough

Good housing design should promote homes which foster opportunities to enjoy a high quality of life for their residents whilst also making a significant contribution to creating great places, encouraging interesting and vibrant streetscapes

Andrew Ogorzalek

RIBA, Founding Partner PCKO Architects

Andrew Ogorzalek

Good design should be simple, honest and efficient, resulting in buildings that offer contemporary living for today and adaptable homes for tomorrow

Jeremy Porteus

Housing Learning and Improvement Network Director

Jeremy Porteus

Good design is… where you don’t realise that the design excels

David Roberts

RICS, Director of Igloo Regeneration

David Roberts

Good design demonstrates a deep understanding of locality, creating specialness, identity and enjoyment of the place by residents and neighbours

Lynne Sullivan

Good Homes Alliance Chair

Lynne Sullivan

Following a peripatetic childhood, I was driven to devote my architectural career to creating places and buildings which embody the Vitruvian principles of practicality, resilience and beauty - now acknowledged by the United Nations as being key principles of sustainable development - and qualities which should be present in good design

Louise Wyman

HCA, Head of Strategic Land

Louise Wyman

Good design is creating spaces that people love to be in and where they feel connected to their wider community

Tony Whitbread

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

Tony Whitbread

To achieve good design, you need great detail

Commercial Partner

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Christiane Lellig

Campaign Director

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