The country’s longest-running awards, set up by the government in 1948, are now in their 71st year

South Gardens, Elephant Park (Completed winner, HDA 2018). The residential amenity areas were designed by Churchman Landscape Architects, who won the LI Presidents' Award in 2018 for their work on the scheme. Photo: Allen Pollock Morris

The Housing Design Awards (HDA) 2019 are now open. The deadline for entries is Monday 4 March.

To date there have been more than 1,000 HDA-winning schemes. The HDA archive of previous winners is the largest such resource in the world.

Run as a social enterprise, the Housing Design Awards invest income into the analysis and promotion of ideas to improve and expand the country’s housing stock. Alongside awards for skill and innovation in general housing, various government departments and agencies champion special category awards, such as:

  • Liveable higher density (With the Greater London Authority)
  • Custom-build or factory build (With Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
  • HAPPI (housing an ageing population) (With the Housing Learning and Improvement Network and the Department of Health)
  • Richard Feilden Award: Promoting great housing for all (with Homes England)

All entries are added to the website to create a national archive.

To find out everything about the Housing Design Awards, visit the HDA FAQ; or to enter a scheme, do so online via


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