Buckinghamshire Design Awards 2022/23

Buckinghamshire residents deserve great places to live and work as well as a healthy environment everyone can enjoy. Good design can help deliver this.

The Buckinghamshire Design Awards celebrate the best examples of good design in the county. They aim to raise the standards for future built development and land management in Buckinghamshire.

The awards last took place in 2020 and the winners of the People’s Choice Award were Great Kimble Church of England School by Contour Architecture and Pheasants in Hambleden by Williams Griffiths and Amin Taha Architects.

Great Kimble Church of England School by Contour Architecture

Pheasants' by Williams Griffiths Architects and Amin Taha Architects

Nominations for 2022/23

The Buckinghamshire Design Awards returned in 2022/2023 and we invited everyone to nominate their favourite new building or open space.

The first round of nominations were received between July and September 2022. The second round of nominations were received between April and June 2023.

Categories for 2022/23

Different kinds of places could be nominated in one or more categories, which are:

  • Public Spaces
  • Historic Places
  • Unique Buildings
  • New Communities
  • Travel & Transport
  • Climate Change & Nature

Voting and judging the awards

A judging panel reviewed the shortlisted projects in the summer and selected winners in each category.

Members of the public were invited to look at the shortlist online and vote for an overall winner – The People’s Choice Award.

Judging and voting took place from July to mid-September 2023 and all Design Award winners were invited to attend an awards ceremony on 2 October 2023.

The judging panel

The judges are:

  • Councillor Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Planning & Regeneration​, Buckinghamshire Council
  • Councillor Alan Turner, Strategic Sites Committee Chair​, Buckinghamshire Council
  • Councillor Thomas Hogg​, Buckinghamshire Council
  • Steve Bambrick, Service Director for Planning & Environment​, Buckinghamshire Council
  • Dr Olivia Espinosa Trujillo, Course Leader Architectural Design & Technology, Buckinghamshire New University ​
  • Martin Andrew, Witchert Heritage Consultancy​
  • Bill Morris, Co-chair of Buckinghamshire Culture​
  • Jennifer Dyne, David Kohn Architects
  • Ryan Murphy, Bradley Murphy Design

View the People's Choice Award nominations

View the winners