Surface Design Awards 2021

The Surface Design Awards recognise and celebrate the best use of innovative surface materials in architecture and design from across the globe. Launched 8 years ago, these prestigious Awards keep growing year-on-year and are often seen as a reference for the architecture and design industry. Judged by some of the leading designers in the industry, the 2020 edition had an impressive 107 entries spanning 13 different countries including India, Australia, China and the USA.

The 2021 Awards entries closed on Friday 25 September 2020.

We have introduced a number of changes for the 2021 Awards.

  • There is a new judging panel co-chaired by interior designer, Nicola Osborn from Basha-Franklin and Steve Webb of Webb Yates Engineers.

For a full list of the new judging panel CLICK HERE

  • Sustainability has become a more important criteria for the judging of the Awards with each entry being accompanied by a statement and calculation for the carbon footprint kgCO2/m2 of the cladding/material surface
  • More emphasis will be paid to the materials used in the surface design and construction of each project
  • The different utilization of the projects has been reclassified