Award-winning architects to speak at 2022 York Design Awards launch

David Patterson

The York Design Awards is preparing to kick off its fourteenth year of promoting good design across the city by welcoming two award-winning architects to deliver the keynote speech at the annual event’s launch evening on Thursday, February 24, at St Peter’s School.

David Patterson from Make Architects and Jon Roylance from ADP Architecture will share their experiences and views on “Designing for a changing world in education”. The free event is open to everyone, in particular those from the property, architecture, building and development sectors.

Ann Reid, chair of York Design Awards, said: “We’re very excited to be welcoming these renowned architects to the city.  The theme of the keynote speech is hugely relevant to York which has a strong education provision. The world has changed for many people due to the pandemic and we wanted to explore how it will impact on the future architecture and design of schools, universities and other educational establishments.”

Jon Roylance leads the higher education and science and research sectors at ADP Architecture. His projects have won awards including the Guardian Higher Education “Facility of the Year”, the CUBO “Student Project of the Year”, SCONUL University Library of the Year, the Higher Education Academy, and several RIBA awards.

David Patterson from Make has over 20 years’ experience as an architect and has been involved in schemes including RIBA award-winning amenities building for the University of Nottingham and a masterplan design for a thriving new community in the London Borough of Croydon.

York Design Awards are free to enter, with categories including residential, commercial, community, open spaces, conservation/restoration, plus special awards for sustainability, the Lord Mayor’s Award, the Press People Choice Award and Young People’s Award. The entry deadline is March 31, judging will take place in May and the winners will be announced on July 4.

The awards are funded and supported by a wide range of sponsors including Arup, CG Building and Restoration, City of York Council, Crombie Wilkinson, Fulprint, George F White, Hiscox, Innovative Associates, Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA), LNER, O’Neill Associates, Ravage Productions, Shepherd Group, St Peter’s School, The Grand Hotel, The Partners Group, The Press, United By Design, University of York, York Architectural Association, York Civic Trust, York Conservation Trust, York Explore, and York Guild of Building.

Place for the launch event can be booked at York Design Awards Launch Evening Tickets, Thu 24 Feb 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite

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