Winners of Best Architectural Concept Design at the Northern Design Awards 2016 for NPPF Paragraph 55 Bespoke Home | Hidden House


The Northern Design Awards on November 11th 2016 proved to be a very rewarding night for SDA Architecture. Not only did we receive the award for Best Residential Architectural Practice we were also awarded Best Architectural Concept Design for our Hidden House at Egerton. The awards were presented by George Bond (Master of Modern Interior Design) and Alan West (Managing Director)

The Northern Design Awards are one of the most sought after awards in the industry and to be named winners of Best Architectural Concept Design demonstrates that we as designers at SDA are able to create forward-thinking designs that are valued by those with specialities in creative design. The judging panel is made up of some of the UKs leading architects, interior designers, engineers and creative designers.

The concept design category draws nominations for designs that are truly unique, ground-breaking and are not restricted by budget or material constraints. The designs are so cutting edge they are usually conceptual in nature as what can be designed in the mind’s eye is sometimes not achievable in reality. However our nomination and winning design was not conceptual it was an actual design for a client. Which demonstrates that our work is really pushing the boundaries to give our clients homes that are truly outstanding and unique.

With all our client commissions we start with a brief, with Hidden House this brief was determined wholly by its setting within Greenbelt, a conservation area and close to a scheduled monument. The design needed to respond so sensitively to the surroundings to even be considered a possibility. The judges praised how the home nestled within the landscape and created a home that was sustainable and self-sufficient without causing damage to the site and wider Greenbelt area (to read more and see the images of Hidden House please see

“We are so proud to have won this award. This particular site provided so many constraints that it was seemingly impossible to be able to have home here. However once the design was created we knew it was something special. The positive feedback we have had regarding this design has been overwhelming and now to receive this level of recognition in the form of this award is beyond words. We are delighted – Katie Lewis-Pierpoint – Director at SDA Architecture Ltd.”

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To read more about the Northern Design Awards and our Award for Best Architectural Concept Design please see