Architectural Awards

The Georgian Group’s Architectural Awards, held annually since 2003, celebrate exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the UK. Traditionally taking place in autumn each year, they provide an opportunity to recognise those who have shown vision and commitment in restoring Georgian buildings and landscapes.

Enter our next awards

To enter, you will need to complete an entry form, available below; once you have downloaded the form it is able to be filled in electronically. Completed forms and supporting information should be returned Rachel Reese, General Manager: rachel@georgiangroup.org.uk. For large files, WeTransfer or a similar file sharing service should be used. Applicants are welcome to enter multiple projects however one application form should be used per project. 

The deadline for applications is 1st May 2021. 

Schemes must be in the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands and must have reached practical completion by early summer of the year of entry. For the purpose of the Awards, the term ‘Georgian’ embraces the long eighteenth century from 1660 to 1840.

The award categories are: Restoration of a Georgian Country House; Restoration of a Georgian Interior; Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting; Reuse of a Georgian Building; Restoration of a Georgian Garden or Landscape; New Building in the Spirit of the Georgian Era; New Building in a Georgian Context. However, we are pleased to consider entries which fall outside of those categories.

The owner’s consent is a condition of entry.

Download an Entry Form

Previous winners

The Georgian Group’s last Architectural Awards took place on 1 October 2019. 

Re-use of a Georgian Building
Winner – Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorchester
Highly Commended – Cambo Stables, Kingsbarns, Fife

Streetscape Initiatives
Joint winners – Historic Street Sign Restoration Scheme, Bath, and Great Pulteney Estate Overthrow Lighting, Bath

Restoration of a Georgian Garden or Landscape
Winner – The Great Pagoda, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Highly Commended – The Belvedere, Powderham Castle, Devon

Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting
Winner – Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, Ealing
Highly Commended – Templeton House, Richmond

Restoration of a Georgian Interior
Winner – The Saloon, Brighton Pavilion, East Sussex

Restoration of a Georgian Country House
Winner – Chettle House, Dorset
Highly Commended – Ven, Milborne Port, Somerset; Haile Hall, Egremont, Cumbria

Restoration of a Public Building
Winner – The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

New Work in the Classical Tradition
Winner – 94-96 Cheyne Walk, London

Giles Worsley Award for a New Building in a Georgian Context
Winner – 29 Percy Street, London

Diaphoros Prize
Winner – Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough, County Down

More information on our 2019 awards, and all of these projects, can be found here

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