The Civic Trust Awards Patrons act as Ambassador, promoting the scheme to industry and the general public.

Chris Wilkinson OBE RA

Civic Trust Awards Design Patron Chris Wilkinson OBE RA is founding partner and Principal of Wilkinson Eyre Architects who have won over 120 national and international design awards. These include Civic Trust Awards for the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool, which also received a Special Award for Evening Economy in 2009 and Liverpool One Masterplan which won the Special Award for Sustainability in 2010. Wilkinson Eyre Architects were announced as the RIBA Stirling Prize winners for two consecutive years in 2001 and 2002. Chris takes a strategic overview of each project from conception to construction and a special interest in key projects where his wealth of experience and clear design philosophy are invaluable. Chris also pursues academic interests through teaching, lecturing, writing and painting.

George Clarke

Civic Trust Awards Media Patron George Clarke is an architect and presenter of ‘Restoration Man’ and ‘The Home Show’ on Channel 4. Born and raised in Sunderland, from the age of 12 George wanted to be an architect. After studying at the University of Newcastle and University College London, George started his own practice, award winning clarke:desai. He is passionate about the way architecture can transform our everyday lives and his aim is to make architecture popular and accessible to the public. George has help raise awareness of the Civic Trust Awards amongst the general public, encouraging them to participate in the scheme by volunteering as local community advisors. George also presents the Awards Ceremony in March each year.