Categories & Partners 

There are 13 awards across 7 categories:

  • Commercial Interior Surface
  • Housing Interior Surface
  • Light and Surface Interior
  • Public Building Interior Surface
  • Retail Interior Surface 
  • Sustainable Interior Surface 
  • Temporary Structure
  • Commercial Exterior Surface
  • Housing Exterior Surface
  • Light and Surface Exterior
  • Public Building Exterior Surface
  • Retail Exterior Surface
  • Sustainable Exterior Surface



Commercial environments, including workplace and hospitality areas, have changed dramatically over the last decade. This Award looks at the way surfaces can improve guest and user experiences.

Sponsored by:

James Latham



The judges will be looking for style and innovation in this category dedicated to both the public and private housing sectors.



This award focuses on the innovative use of light and the way it is inextricably linked to surfaces, whether it’s the effect the light has on the surrounding surfaces or the materials used to create the light. 



The judges will observe the important application of surfaces for public use buildings including medical, education, transport and government buildings.



This award is open to architectural and design schemes for all forms of retail outlet including shopping centres, high streets, retail concepts and in-store features.

Sponsored by:




For projects where sustainability is at the forefront. The sustainability sector has grown significantly in recent years as clients look to ensure their buildings meet the modern requirements and keep in tune with public thinking.



This award focuses on the increase of temporary and pop-up structures being more sophisticated and aesthetical in their design.



The Supreme Award will be selected by the judges and presented to the category winner that, in their opinion, stands out for its excellence.

Sponsored by:

BDC Logo Square

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