The Norwich Society

Design awards About the design awards


The Norfolk Association of Architects, The Norwich Society and Civic Voice presents the Design and Craftsmanship Awards, a biennial ceremony that recognises outstanding craftsmanship and design.

The 2019 Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at The King's Centre, Norwich.

SEE HERE to find out about the 2019 winners and commendations and the award categories.

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 here - Norwich Society Design Awards: an Illustrated History.