Camden Design Awards

The 2017 Awards

The Camden Design Awards 2017 celebrate and reward the exceptional design that is being delivered in projects across all sectors of the built environment in Camden.

The Awards seek projects of the highest design quality that enrich the lives of those who live and work in Camden. Built projects across all sectors of the built environment and at all scales are eligible for submission.

The winner and shortlisted schemes will be announced at a prestigious awards event at the Royal College of General Practitioners on 30 November and showcased in a brochure published on this page in December 2017.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 16 June 2017

How to Enter

Please download and complete the Entry Form and e-mail to along with up to 6 photographs or images to illustrate your nomination, including a site plan.


  • Anyone can enter a project into the Camden Design Awards. We welcome suggestions from anyone including local residents, local groups and associations, employees and businesses as well as architects and developers (please ensure the land or building owner is aware of the nomination being submitted).
  • The Camden Design Awards are open to projects, across all sectors of the built environment and at all scales –from housing to small rear extensions, offices to community and education buildings, new or improved public spaces, retrofitting of historic buildings, or even an exemplar approach to community engagement
  • The project must be located within the London Borough of Camden
  • The submitted project must have achieved practical completion within the last three years (between 1 April 2014 and 16 June 2017) so a project completed before 1 April 2014 will not be eligible
  • Submissions will need to be accessible by the judging panel in September and October 2017
  • Previously submitted projects need not apply unless there are special circumstances

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for projects that:

  • are inclusive, sustainable and fit for purpose
  • demonstrate high quality in design, materials and construction
  • respond sensitively to their context and reinforce a sense of place
  • enrich the lives of those who live and work in and around them

The Judging Panel

  • Councillor Heather Johnson – DC Committee Chair and panel chair
  • Richard Simpson – LB Camden Heritage & Design Champion
  • Adam Kahn – Architect and Founder of Adam Kahn Architects
  • Stephanie Macdonald – Architect and Founder of 6a architects
  • Dinah Bornat – Architect, co-founder of ZCD Architects and Senior Lecturer at UEL
  • Ellis Woodman – Director at The Architecture Foundation
Contact us

Camden Design Awards are being organised by the Placeshaping Service of London Borough of Camden. If you require further information you can contact us via email at

Past Awards
Details of the winning, highly commended and shortlisted schemes can be found through the following links for the Camden Design Awards 2015 and 2013

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