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Categories – a look back at 2017

There were two new categories for the 2017 awards – architectural client and a new education category to reflect the strength of the higher education sector.

Small Project Architect of the Year  sponsored by Kohler

This award recognises architects who are undertaking projects of a relatively small scale, whether new build or refurbishment. All projects must be under £1.5m million in value. Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. Your entry can include non-residential projects and up to one residential scheme. No more than four projects, in total, should be submitted. The judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.

 

Individual House Architect of the Year  sponsored by Duravit

Sponsored by Duravit, this category is intended for one-off family houses of any budgetYour entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. No more than four projects, in total, should be submitted. The judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.

 

Education Architect of the Year (nursery to 6th form) – sponsored by nora flooring systems

This award is open to architects working on buildings – whether residential or teaching facilities – in the nursery, primary and secondary education sector including sixth form colleges. Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work. The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Education Architect of the Year (higher education) – new sponsored by International Fire Consultants Group

This award is open to architects working on buildings – whether residential or teaching facilities – in the higher education sector.  This can include further education colleges, technical colleges, post 18 community colleges and universities. Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work. The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Housing Architect of the Year sponsored by Metsä Wood

This award is open to architects working on all forms of housing development from two homes up to large-scale multi-unit housing developments. Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Interior Architect of the Year  sponsored by kbb Birmingham

This award is open to open to architects working on the design of interiors – whether those of shops, restaurants, hotels, houses or offices.  Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Masterplanning & Public Realm Architect of the Year sponsored by Tobermore

Sponsored by Tobermore, this award is open to architects working in the field of urban design and on the design of hard or soft landscaping in urban environments.  It recognises architects working on the strategic distribution of buildings and infrastructure, as well as the design of hard and soft landscaping. Your entry should include at least two projects developed in the past three years, preferably in the year to 1 October 2016. One project may be international. Evidence of the completion of buildings in not required.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Public Building Architect of the Year – sponsored by Polycor

This award is open to architects working on any project of public function, including theatres, galleries, libraries, visitor centres, civic and religious buildings.  Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Infrastructure Architect of the Year – sponsored by Synecore

This award is open to architects working on infrastructure projects including rail, light rail, underground and bus stations, airports, power generation and distribution and water facilities. Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Sports & Leisure Architect of the Year sponsored by Solus Ceramics

Sponsored by Solus Ceramics, this award is open to architects working on sports and leisure facilities of all scale including cinemas, leisure centres, hotels and spas.  Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Sustainability Architect of the Year sponsored by Hadley Group

This award recognises architects who have made an outstanding contribution to furthering a more sustainable built environment. Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. Projects from any sector can be entered. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Office Architect of the Year sponsored by GEZE UK

Sponsored by GEZE, this award is open to architects working on the design of offices, whether newbuilt or refurbishments of existing structures.  Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Refurbishment Architect of the Year  –  sponsored by AET Flexible Space

This award is open to architects working on the remodelling of existing structures.  Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt. One project may be international.  Among other things, the judges will be looking for evidence of all-round design excellence and fitness for purpose over a body of work.  The size of the projects featured will not be a factor in their deliberations.

 

Architectural Client of the Year Award – sponsored by Recticel Insulation

This award is open to any client who appreciates and promotes the value good architecture brings to completed schemes. This category rewards clients who go the extra mile to select good architects, promotes collaboration and ensure the architectural vision is seen through from design stage through to completion within the constraints of time and budget. Clients should have completed at least one building within the last three years, preferably within the year to 1 October 2016 and a minimum of 1 other project either built or under construction. Entry is by nomination.

 

Young Architect of the Year Award – sponsored by mustard 

  • This award is open to fully qualified architects who have been practicing for 12 years on the deadline for award entries.
  • Entries will also be accepted from practices where the majority of principals have been practicing for 12 years or under. If there are only two principals, both need to have been practicing for 12 years on the deadline for award entries.
  • Entries from architects with a strong philosophy but without the back-up of much built work are encouraged, as are entries from previous YAYA entrants
  • The award is open to UK and European architects
  • Architects should be registered with ARB or the relevant architectural body in their country

Rules of entry & eligibility for 2017

  • For the purposes of these awards the word “building” includes any structure – whether new, restored, rehabilitated or converted – that contains an element of executed design work
  • All the projects on the panel must have been designed by an individual architect or architectural firm whose principals are registered with ARB.
  • Exceptions to this are the Interior Architect category, which is open to members of the British Institute of Interior Design and the Masterplanning & Public Realm category, which is open to landscape architects
  • Practices can enter as many categories as they wish to
  • A minimum of TWO and a maximum of FOUR projects should be entered into each category. Your entry should reflect a body of work in a particular area, e.g. housing
  • Your entry should include one built project from the last three years, and a minimum of 1 other project either built or unbuilt.
  • Only one completed building or project from outside the UK can be entered (different rules apply for YAYA)