National Urban Design Awards 2014

Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour St, London W2 2HF
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 6:15pm - 10:00pm

The National Urban Design Awards 2014 will showcase some of the best examples of urban design work produced in the UK and beyond over the past 12 months.

At a time when the built environment sector is filled with an increasingly wide array of new awards and accolades, the National Urban Design Awards continue to stand apart in their commitment urban design in the real world. All entries are nominated by professionals actively working in urban design and - uniquely - the winners are chosen by the UDG’s membership of urban designers and built environment practitioners.

The 2014 event takes place at the Victory Services Club (close to Marble Arch) and will commence with a wine reception at 6:15pm followed by the awards presentation from 7:15pm opened by a keynote address from Graham Morrison founding partner of Allies & Morrison.

Awards will be presented in the following categories (finalists listed below):

  • Private Practice Project
  • Public Sector Project
  • Student Project
  • Book Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • NEW Developer Awrard

The event is being generously sponsored by Allies & Morrison (winners of the 2013 practice project award) and Routledge Publishers who will have books available to buy at the event.




Practice Awards

  • URBED- Icknield Port Loop
  • Urban Initiatives Studio- Middlehaven Development Framework
  • John Thompson & Partners- Chilmington Green
  • AREA- An Camas Mòr, Rothiemurchus

Public Sector Award

  • Barking & Dagenham Borough Council - Short Blue Place: A public space to link new developments
  • Bristol City Council- Know Your Place: A participatory approach to place-making
  • Bolsover District Council / Chesterfield, Borough Council / North East Derbyshire District Council / Bassetlaw District Council- A joint approach to Residential Design Guidelines
  • Conwy County Borough Council- Porth Eirias: A scheme combining regeneration and coastal defense

Student Award

  • Designing Incentives for Health Lifestyles, Elswick Ward Newcastle upon Tyne - Promoting food access physical activity, and social interaction through design - Sarah Cawrse (Newcastle University)
  • Designing ordinary, everyday marketplaces: An alternative regeneration approach for Wushan (Cixi, China) - Shen Gaojie (Cardiff University)
  • Rethinking High Street, Swansea - Akolade Akiyode (Cardiff University)
  • New Home: Critical Learning from Chinese Work Unit - From Urban Design to Social Sustainability -Tong Shu, Cardiff University, UK

Book Award

  • New Urbanism: Life, Work, and Space in the New Downtown- Ilse Helbrecht & Peter Dirksmeier (Ashgate)
  • The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design- Lance Hosey (Island Press)
  • Designing Suburban Futures: New Models from Build a Better Burb- June Williamson (Island Press)
  • The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space- Vikas Mehta (Routledge / Taylor & Francis)
  • Masterplanning Futures - Lucy Bullivant (Routledge / Taylor & Francis)
  • Urban Design Ecologies: AD Reader- Brian McGrath (Wiley)
  • The Urban Masterplanning Handbook- Eric Firley & Katharina Groen (Wiley)
  • The Planning Game: Lessons From Great Cities - Alexander Garvin (W.W Norton)

+Developer Award

+ Lifetime Achievement Award

Entries can be viewed here: