Category Archives: Awards

Georgian Group Architectural Awards

The Georgian Group’s Architectural Awards, sponsored by international estate agents Savills and now in their fifteenth year, recognise exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the United Kingdom and reward those who have shown the vision and commitment to restore Georgian buildings and landscapes. Awards are also given for high-quality new buildings in Georgian contexts and in the Classical tradition. The 2016 Awards will be presented by Loyd Grossman, CBE at the RIBA in early November 2016.

Entries for the 2016 awards are now being invited. There is no entry fee. Schemes must be in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man or Channel Islands and must have reached practical completion between 1st January 2016 and 1st August 2016. For the purpose of the Awards, the term ‘Georgian’ embraces the period of classical ascendancy in Britain and is taken to mean 1660–1840. The award categories are: Restoration of a Georgian Country House; Restoration of a Georgian Interior; Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting; Reuse of a Georgian Building; Restoration of a Georgian Garden or Landscape; New Building in the Classical Tradition; New Building in a Georgian Context.

The owner’s consent is a condition of entry. Please send a description of your project with a selection of images to or to David McKinstry, The Secretary, The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX by 5pm on Friday 29 July 2016.

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The Building Awards

The 2016 UK Construction Building Awards are now open for entries, with 21 categories including refurbishment project of the year, woman of the year, contractor of the year and consultant of the year (closing date for entries is 17 June). more….


Calling for Britain’s Best Brick Projects for 2016 Brick Awards

The Brick Development Association (BDA) is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Brick Awards.

The awards celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, a highly symbolic landmark for inspirational architecture. The awards are designed to showcase skilled and praiseworthy use of brick in the UK construction sector, and are open to architects, designers, building owners, brick manufacturers, developers, housebuilders and contractors.

For the chance to be included in this year’s competition enter online via the BDA website, click here or contact the BDA on 0207 323 7030 and an entry form will be sent out.

The British Institute at Ankara

As part of its commitment to supporting young scholars and early career academics, the BIAA provides a number of different grants and awards:

Eligibility criteria for institute research funding can be found here

The ATF Training Award

The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. more….

Museum & Heritage Awards 2016

The Museum + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 are now open for entries for projects completed between January and December 2015. The awards continue to generate public recognition for the winners and shortlistees, and have been instrumental in helping many to secure funding and support from key stakeholders. Award winners have also enjoyed recognition both locally and further afield as the awards increasingly gain an international profile.

Church Monuments Essay Prize

The Council of the Church Monuments Society (CMS) has launched a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate more people, particularly those who are perhaps aiming to write on church monuments for the first time or who are not regular contributors, to submit material for the CMS journal Church Monuments. The competition is therefore open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments.  more….

International Innovation & Research Awards

Celebrating Excellence: Showcase your innovative achievements!

Can you help us build a better future? Do you have a great idea? Have you produced ground-breaking research? Are you transforming life on site? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you.

CIOB International Innovation & Research (I&R) Awards celebrate achievement across the built environment, from academic research to industry innovation. The I&R Awards 2015 are bigger and better than ever before, with cash prizes of up to £2,000.

The closing date for entries to all categories is 2 October 2015, and except the Masters Dissertation Award which closes for entries on 20 November 2015.


Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851: Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering

Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering are intended to give early-career scientists or engineers of exceptional promise an opportunity to conduct a research project of their own instigation.

With the objective of contributing to the knowledge base required for a healthy and innovative national culture, these fellowships are open to all nationalities.   Applicants must be in possession of a recent PhD, or equivalent qualification (normally with no more than 3 years post doctoral experience), and usually intending to carry out their research at a UK institution more…

AR Awards

The AR Awards are an online awards programme dedicated to commending and celebrating design excellence and innovation across a range of building types.

Conceived as a rolling programme that extends over the year and is evaluated by a high-profile international jury, awards will be made for specific typologies. Categories for 2015 will be House, Schools, and ReUse.

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AJ Retrofit Awards

The AJ Retrofit awards are the first and only awards dedicated to recognising achievements in design, engineering and construction. The awards set a benchmark for creative excellence across the commercial, public and private sectors in the UK, rewarding the best work and the brightest thinking. Winners of these prestigious awards will be determined by a rigorous judging process by a panel of the industry’s elite represent the gold standard in retrofit excellence.

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Krystyna Johnson Award

Each year the KJ Award is open to ALL second year students of architecture in Scotland – along with a guest school of architecture from around the world. This year SEDA is delighted to have been joined by Melbourne School of Architecture. Each school has promoted one project from their curriculum – which should be mainstream – for consideration. Representatives from the Scottish Ecological Design Association will join the Review Panel for the chosen project from each school to make a judgement on which of their student’s work should be selected to be put forward for the prize.

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BRE Trust seeks students for 5 PhDs at Loughborough University

The largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced funding for five PhDs in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.  This marks the first stage in a programme of collaborative research between BRE and the university which aims to advance built environment knowledge at a time of significant development in the UK and around the world.

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The Icon Conservation Awards 2015

The programme presents six major national awards. Submit an application before the 15th May 2015 as an individual or on behalf of an organisation or community project to be in with a chance to win a coveted prize fund, trophy and attend the VIP awards ceremony at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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The Structural Timber Awards

Rewarding outstanding projects, innovative products and dynamic people that are promoting excellence in structural timber throughout the UK.  Across key sectors of construction, the Awards will showcase innovation, celebrate best practice and recognise expertise in timber technology and the ways it contributes to an attractive, energy efficient and sustainable built environment. more….