Work in this category must have been designed for the

submitting company by the submitting company.

 May be a commercial, leisure, retail, residential or

domestic interior

 This category includes Leisure / Culture buildings such as;

sports facilities, theatres, arts centres etc.

 Education covers schools (public and private),

universities, colleges etc.

 Retail category covers individual shops as well as retail

outlets and shopping centres.

 This project must be in a proposed state until at least

March 2016. Proposed meaning not under construction
but still in the planning stages. For buildings under
construction see the Future Buildings section.

 Covers hard and soft landscaping.


 This category will reward a project where the architect

has managed to address the issue of sustainability along
side broader design quality.

 This category is open to architectural lighting design

projects that include exhibitions and event installations
that were in excess of 3 days in duration or installations
that were used or erected in more than one location and
open to the public in excess of 3 days.

 Projects in this category should be an environmental

scheme, building project (new build or upgrade of an
existing building) or a programme of new signage or
artworks and should form part of a wider plan for the
area’s physical and economic social regeneration.

 Affordable housing relates to homes provided by local

authorities, housing associations, private developers and
individuals and includes housing for rent and subsidised
home ownership projects.

 Health covers hospitals, medical facilities etc.

 Can be publicly funded or for public use.


 This category will reward a project for excellence in the

sphere of conservation, restoration or adaptive re-use and
should involve a listed building.
Submissions should include information about the
condition of the building before the work was undertaken,
a short statement about the building’s significance and a
description of the intention behind the works undertaken.

 This award recognises engineers working on projects

where the engineering of the structure of the services has
posed a significant challenge.

 Judges will look for excellent masterplan design and

evidence that the location, orientation of the buildings,
the activities that they contain and the design of the
surrounding space formed a critical component of
the brief and proposed/ complemented project. It is
also important to make evident how people have primacy
in proposals.

 The Future Building categories are designed to reward

buildings that are under construction but not completed.