About the Awards
2017 sees the launch of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards by the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects.
The awards have been set up to recognise good architecture in Worcestershire, engage with the public and promote the value that using an architect can bring to the local environment. A jury consisting of architects and non-architects will judge the submissions.
A free exhibition, open to the public will be held at the Guildhall (High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY) on Saturday 25th August 2017 from 10am until 4pm. This will be followed by the awards reception. This celebration of local architects and architecture coincides with the end of the successful Worcester Festival.
Entries are invited to be submitted into the following six categories:
01 – private house, Worcestershire, built project
02 – private house, Worcestershire, unbuilt project
03 – Worcestershire, built project
04 – Worcestershire, unbuilt project
05 – outside Worcestershire, built project
06 – outside Worcestershire, unbuilt project
Submissions for categories where the entered project must be in Worcestershire (01, 02, 03 and 04) can be by an eligible entrant based anywhere.
Submissions for categories outside of Worcestershire (05 and 06) must be by Worcestershire based eligible entrants.
Worcestershire will be defined as the boundaries of the local planning authorities within the county.
Submissions for built projects (01, 03 and 05) must have been completed (having reached Practical Completion) since May 2015.
Submissions for unbuilt projects (02, 04 and 06) must not be due to start on site before June 2018.
Submissions for the ‘private house’ categories (01 and 02) can be any single residence project, e.g. new build, restoration, conversion, extension etc. Submission for the other categories can be any project that is not a single residence.
All submitted projects will be eligible to be shortlisted for the ‘People’s Choice’ award.
Submissions must be designed by a qualified architect or by an architectural practice at least one of whose principals is a qualified architect, or by a student on an RIBA validated course.
Entries will be assessed on the extent to which they demonstrate, in the opinion of the judges, fitness for purpose, elegance of design and the contribution they make to the built environment.
Submissions must be made no later than Friday 30th June 2017 at 12.00 noon.
How to Enter
Submissions must be made digitally through this website, from 1 June 2017, with a completed entry form, A1 landscape 300dpi pdf exhibition board and a high resolution jpeg key project image.
Terms and Conditions
Full details and terms and conditions are set out on the entry form.