Guildford Design Awards – Update

27 September 2021

Site Visits Complete and Final Judging Underway

The Guildford Design Awards, which is being run jointly by Guildford Borough Council and The Guildford Society, has had a busy few weeks accepting entries, agreeing a short list, and visiting sites. 

The Guildford Design Awards judging panel completed  the last of its site visits this week.  The entries this year have covered a wide range of categories and additionally have this year included several public art entries.  

The Judging Panel has considered a diverse range of entries which in addition to the normal building categories has also included a Borehole at the University of Surrey and whether a habitable sculpture, such as a Swift Tower in Shalford , is  an ecological conservation  project or a piece of artwork.

Peter Coleman chair of the Guildford Society Design and Heritage Group, who again chairs the Design Awards Judging Panel, has enjoyed leading debate amongst the judges.

The seven members of the judging panel are:

Peter Coleman, RIBA, Guildford Society and Chair of the Judges

Dawn Hudd, Strategic Services Director ,Guildford Borough Council

Amanda Reynolds Director AR Urbanism

Stephen Wells, Director of Estates Facilities and Commercial Services University of Surrey 

Nic Allen ,RIBA, Guildford Society

Anna Hummel, Architect, Guildford Society

Gerry Lytle, Architect, Guildford Society.

The Panel have reaffirmed the  judging criteria used to judge the entries and have made site visits to selected entries.  

We thank all those who have submitted entries, and those who facilitated our judging panel viewing properties.  

The Judging Panel will be meeting shortly to agree the award winners and  will announce the winners shortly.  We will also announce arrangements for a Prize Giving event.

The short list of entries

This years entries are in the downloadable document below. 



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