Civic Society Design Awards
The Civic Society Awards aim to recognise projects within the built environment that make a positive contribution through new developments and also the conservation/renovation of existing buildings or spaces within Kendal. They also recognise special projects that make a valuable improvement to the quality of life. This fits in with the Society’s aims of celebrating the new whilst preserving the best of the past.
There are basically three award categories, namely new development, restoration/conservation and special projects and projects that are built in the two years that are eligible for assessment.
Nominations are made throughout the year by the Society’s membership, and they are then assessed, by the Committee, at the start of the calendar year against a set of objective criteria. Each category includes some or all of the following criteria:-
- VALUE TO KENDAL
- FINISHED QUALITY
There are two categories of award: DESIGN AWARD and HIGHLY COMMENDED and also a LETTER OF COMMENDATION can be awarded to projects which do not qualify for a full award.
Awards are made to those associated with successful projects, be it designers, clients or residents, at the Members’ Meeting held in March.
Design Award Scoring System
Relationships to surroundings and neighbourhood
Value to Kendal
Consideration of urban design, economic and social factors
External appearance and internal planning
Finishes, detailing, use of local materials and workmanship
Elements of the project that encourage biodiversity