Design Awards 2019

Celebrating outstanding design in the Vale

The Design Awards celebrates projects which make an outstanding contribution to the design quality of the built environment in the district. 

Aylesbury Vale is a great place to live, work and grow and this is demonstrated by the continually evolving developments in the area, whether it's distinctive family housing or new parks. Celebrating these exemplar achievements helps the district raise the bar by encouraging the design quality of new developments to maintain the special qualities and distinctiveness of Aylesbury Vale. 

In 2019, the event is now in its 26th year and again we are delighted to say we received a good number of nominations and entries featuring examples of high quality buildings, public realm spaces, large and small scale development schemes as well as mixed use residential, commercial and community projects. The shortlisted schemes were visited by a panel of expert judges made up of architects, designers and also members and accompanied by officers on 8 October 2019.

Judging criteria

All projects were judged against the following criteria:

  • Context, including local distinctiveness
  • Quality of design and construction
  • Fitness for purpose
  • Sustainability
  • Accessibility
  • Attractiveness
  • Innovation

Introduced last year, and continuing again this year, is the People’s Choice Award. Please visit the People's Choice Award page to see details of the shortlisted schemes and vote for your favourite before Sunday 24 November 2019.


** The awards have now been announced following the ceremony which was held on 5 December 2019. **