Surface Design Awards 2019 entry now open

Posted in Events, Future, News on 13 July, 2018

The Surface Design Awards are now in their seventh year with past winners including; AL_A, Arup, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Coffey Architects, Giles Miller and BuckleyGrayYeoman.

The 2019 Awards will not be short of variety with project entries from 16 different countries entering in 2018. There are 13 Awards across seven different categories with most categories being divided into exterior and interior. Each project is judged on a variety of criteria including materials used, type of surface and aesthetic design.

The 2019 judging panel will be co-chaired by Christophe Egret of Studio Egret West and Paul Priestman of PriestmanGoode. They are joined by six fellow professionals from the architecture and design world:

  •   Cany Ash, Ash Sakula Architects
  •   James Soane, Project Orange
  •   Jeremy Offer, Arrival
  •   Katie Greenyer, Pentland Brands
  •   Paul Edwards, Airbus
  •   Roz Barr, Roz Barr Architects

    In 2018 there were 30 finalist, 13 of these located in the UK. AL_A won the honour of becoming Surface Design Awards Supreme Winner in 2018 for their stunning project The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), in Lisbon. The MAAT builds upon Portugal’s rich tradition of craft and ceramics; almost 15,000 three-dimensional crackle glazed tiles articulate the façade and produce a complex surface that gives mutable readings of water, light and shadow. The project was described by judge, Jo Littlefair as ‘poetic with beautiful curves, a building whose design and surface promotes art and architecture’.

    Enter now to secure your involvement in one of the most respected events of the year and to be in with a chance to win an Award. Projects can be submitted by the client, architect or designer, surface supplier or their representative. Entries close Friday 28th September. Sponsors of the 2019 Awards are Business Design Centre and James Latham.

    For more details on the Awards and how to enter them, visit

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