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The Civic Trust Awards is independent, impartial and above all, retains an emphasis of rewarding schemes that demonstrate positive environmental and community impact.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Membership of the Civic Trust Awards supports the delivery of the scheme and the valuable work of our volunteer assessors.

Membership demonstrates your commitment to support the work of the Civic Trust Awards in promoting and championing better places in the built environment where people can live, work and relax.

Since 1959, The Civic Trust Awards has not just been about rewarding architecture or design excellence. We strongly believe that successful projects should also exhibit strong sustainability credentials, a high level of accessible and universal design, whilst also demonstrating how the project has provided a positive civic contribution. The Civic Trust Awards is unique and is recognised as the only 360° awards scheme in the world that promotes:

  • Excellence in architecture and design standards
  • Accessible and universal design
  • Positive community impact
  • Sustainable design & construction
  • Consultation with user groups
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ADP is an employee-owned architecture practice, founded more than 50 years ago. The practice has wide experience across a number of key sectors including healthcare, education, hospitality, workplace and residential.  

Their buildings are designed to create positive experiences for people and communities, and to benefit the environments they sit within. They use a bespoke Sustainability, Belonging and Engagement assessment tool to measure and improve the social and environmental impact their projects have.

As an international practice, they work from eight different locations across the UK, Cyprus and India, but as one team with a wide range of expertise to suit any project.

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Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

From the founders’ earliest collaboration at university to now, more than 30 years later, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has been based on a firm commitment to the design of buildings of economy, elegance and delight: buildings that reflect a continuing belief in the ability of outstanding architecture to last through time; buildings whose success is defined not just by the use for which they were commissioned, but by their ability to adapt to different uses; buildings that aim to make a positive and lasting contribution to the city around them; buildings that form the backdrop to the city and the theatre of everyday life, but that can be, in themselves, extraordinary.

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Barr Gazetas

Barr Gazetas is an award winning studio established in 1993, specializing in master planning, architecture, and interior design.

They focus on transformation; successfully improving the most compromised buildings or sites, however tight the commercial, urban, or planning constraints.

They enjoy working with the challenges and opportunities that each project presents and finding solutions that are responsive, logical and able to stand the test of time.

Barr Gazetas connects people with ideas, to create transformational places that exceed expectations and bring joy every day.

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BDP is a major international, interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists.

They work closely with users, clients and the community to create special places for living, working, shopping, culture and learning across the world.

Founded in 1961, they now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, the MENA region, India, and China. BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors including health, education, workplace, retail, urbanism, heritage, housing, transport, leisure, public safety and energy utilities.

They combine expertise across disciplines, locations, sectors and all major building types to deliver a truly integrated way of working — resulting in high quality, effective and inspiring built spaces.

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Emrys Architects

Emrys has developed a portfolio of high-profile cultural, residential and commercial buildings peppered with tiny, quirky projects - all approached with the same intellectual curiosity, attention to detail, and flair. They are a practice with a purpose.

Emrys has a real sense of excitement, an understanding that the ethos that underpins their work is perfectly in tune with the times. They value on-going relationships over one-off quick-fix deals; lasting performance over short-term gain. Their purpose is to deliver buildings that respect the environment, enrich their context, and withstand the test of time. But perhaps most of all, their purpose is to get to know their clients, to understand how they want to live and work, and to help them to realise their dreams.

Emrys is driven by a belief that time spent listening to clients, exploring ideas, on teaching, or learning, is never wasted time. That investment in thought and dialogue and design pays for itself several times over in terms of reduced build and running costs, efficient delivery, added value and quality of results. That the most elegant, coherent, solution represents the distillation of a thousand conversations and ideas.

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EPR Architects

EPR Architects is an award-winning practice with a well-established reputation for quality architecture, masterplanning and interior design thanks to their extensive experience delivering an array of building typologies across workplace, lifestyle and leisure sectors.

From their central London, Manchester and Wrocław studios, their experienced team of over 200 talented people collaborate to produce vibrant and inventive architecture in response to their client’s unique requirements. This approach, understanding and experience has ensured their continuous association with many of the country’s leading clients.

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FaulknerBrowns Architects

FaulknerBrowns is an architectural design practice with a national and international reputation. Formed in 1962, the practice has maintained its ambition to deliver award-winning buildings which provide inspiring environments in which to live, learn, work and play.

Their headquarters office is located in Newcastle upon Tyne from which they service projects across the UK, Europe and worldwide. Our practice culture of research and innovation has resulted in their projects redefining a number of building typologies creating an architecture which responds appropriately to the demands of today's society.

At FaulknerBrowns, they continually push the boundaries of their knowledge, to learn from past experience informing future design projects so that they are always moving forward in their design approach. This philosophy permeates the whole of their business: in the management of their office, their staff, their projects, their skills and expertise. 

They are acutely aware of the influence their buildings have upon society and have over 40 years designed facilities which have won over 120 design awards - this represents an independent benchmark of the quality of the buildings they have delivered.

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Haverstock Associates

Haverstock is an architectural practice that puts people first. Their buildings are designed to enhance people’s lives, and in their own small way, make the world a better place. For them, the process of architecture is collaborative and democratic — they want clients and people who use the buildings to have a voice, and to shape the way their building ends up.

They focus on specialist public-sector projects, using fresh eyes and lateral thinking to tackle varied and complex briefs. With over 30 years’ experience, they've designed buildings of all kinds — specialist schools and colleges, police stations and firing ranges, churches and crematoria, social housing and offices.

They're a medium-sized practice, and each job the studio takes on is led by one of their three partners. As well as the usual architectural services, they also can help out with client design advisor services, technical guidance, and design review. They've won their fair share of awards, but what’s more important to them is that their contribution makes a real difference in the community, and to the people who cross the threshold every day.

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Hopkins is a pioneering architectural practice.

The principles they were founded on over 40 years ago – clear and logical design thinking, an honest expression of materials and purpose, a respect for context and the desire to do more with less – are perhaps even more relevant now than they were then.

Their consistent and rigorous approach has resulted in a portfolio of ground-breaking, beautiful and functional buildings, no two of which are the same. Each project is a unique expression of its circumstances, and a response to a particular set of challenges and constraints.

They were early exponents of integrated sustainability in architecture and have continued to take a pro-active approach to environmental design whether in new buildings such as their Living Planet Centre for WWF or in the adaptive re-use of existing buildings as at 100 Liverpool Street.

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Hugh Broughton Architects

Hugh Broughton Architects are one of the established talents of contemporary British architecture with a portfolio of high quality and elegant designs spanning the cultural, science and business sectors.

Pushing the frontiers of design and technology their projects are characterised by innovative, well-built spaces, which are a delight to use.

The company has been built around a core of experienced architects who have worked together for many years and who understand each other’s strengths and skills. Their work is carried out in a friendly, lively and financially secure atmosphere. Their team spirit allows them to quickly adapt to changing situations. This flexibility lies at the heart of their practice.

In 2012, the practice won the ‘International Breakthrough Architect of the Year Award’ at the prestigious Building Design Awards, in recognition of their work in Polar Regions. The award is given to ‘the practice that has shown the most imagination opening up work in an international market’. The judges praised the firm for ‘engaging with the special issues of place rather than exporting a British architecture abroad’.

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OGU Architects was established in October 2014. OGU is a creative design practice run by Chris Upson and Rachel O’Grady, based in Belfast.

They approach each project with imagination and attention to detail. They are attentive, thorough and interested in the particular requirements of each of their clients.

Chris and Rachel have followed very different career paths within architecture, which is why the practice is unique in its approach to design. Their shared expertise in educational and public projects informs their concern for age-friendly, family-friendly spaces that are hard-working, flexible and future-proof.

Both Rachel and Chris have worked for design-led, highly regarded architecture practices in London. They both teach architecture at Queen's University Belfast, and believe that teaching is crucial to their work.

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Purcell seek out a detailed understanding of context, place and people to create sustainable solutions.

As the world’s largest team of heritage specialists, they unlock opportunities to sustain and enhance historic places. Their holistic approach brings together conservation excellence and innovative design.

The future of our built heritage has always depended on how it responds to a changing world. For over 75 years they have helped their clients care for and enhance their buildings and landscapes.

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