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Design and Craftsmanship Awards

About the awards

In 2019, The Norwich Society, The Norfolk Association of Architects and Civic Voice launched the Design and Craftsmanship Awards - biennial awards inspired by previous awards run by the organisers to celebrate outstanding buildings and places in Norfolk. Eligible projects include any structure, whether new, re-used, retro-fitted or refurbished, converted or conserved; or any significant public realm project such as streetscape works, or new or restored parks. The judging criteria particularly look at aspects of design, craftsmanship, sustainability and community.

Find out more on the DCA website: designandcraftsmanshipawards.org.uk

You can also follow on Twitter at @dca2021 and with the hashtag #DCAwards2021.


DCA 2021

The award ceremony for the 2021 Design and Craftsmanship Awards took place on 14th October 2021 at The Assembly House.

DCA 2021 EVENT PROGRAMME

The 2021 awards were judged across categories – Housing, Non-Residential, Conservation and Community as well as an inaugural Student award. The Sir Bernard Feilden Award was presented by The Norwich Society in recognition of excellence in alterations and restoration of a historic building in Norwich. Details of Award and Commendation recipients can be viewed in both list and narrated video form as below:

DCA 2021 AWARD AND COMMENDATION RECIPIENTS LIST

DCA 2021 AWARD AND COMMENDATION RECIPIENTS VIDEO


The Norwich Society Design Awards

Between 2003 - 2017, The Norwich Society ran biennial design awards to encourage and highlight the best of contemporary architecture and the built environment within the City boundary. The aim of the Society was to stimulate interest, promote critical assessment and publicise the variety of buildings that make up the city scene. To generate interest in the awards, nominations were requested from the Society’s membership, architects, contractors and their clients, thus involving the widest possible participation.

In 2019, the Norwich Society joined with the Norfolk Association of Architects, which had its own Norfolk-wide awards scheme, to create the Design and Craftsmanship Awards. This combined scheme provided the opportunity to increase awareness of good contemporary design, and to encourage greater participation.

Find out about the awards from 2003 - 2017: Norwich Society Design Awards: an Illustrated History.