National Urban Design Awards

The National Urban Design Awards celebrate the best in the design of towns and cities, streets and spaces. 

After a short hiatus our relaunch brings new categories that reflect the different types of work undertaken by practitioners in urban design from policies, urban design frameworks and masterplans through to built schemes, with criteria based on real-world design guidance/standards and statutory duties.

  • Frameworks + Masterplans
  • Policy, Strategy + Design Guidance
  • People Friendly Place
  • Student Project
  • Innovation
  • Outstanding Contribution to Urban Design
  • Book Award

The Awards are supported by the Francis Tibbalds Trust who generously fund a £600 prize to the winner of the Student Award and a discretionary grant of upto £1,000 to the winner of the People Friendly Place Award.

Good urban design is interdisciplinary: a fusion of professional expertise and public and political insight and energy. The National Urban Design Awards are therefore open to any UK practice, organisation, local authority or branch of government, and UK based students.

 

Celebrating 10 years of National Urban Design Awards: a retrospective
A review of the first 10 years of the National Urban Design Awards focusing on a number of key themes and ending with some lessons learnt.

Images selected from 2019 shortlist

We have now announced the finalisits of the National Urban Design Awards 2021 and would like to thank everyone who gave their time and effort in submitting a scheme or project. The entries were diverse and inspiring in their aspirations and achievements. Huge thanks are due to our judges who took on their challenging task with enthusiasm and commitment!

Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations