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Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing

Lyttelton Student Retreat, one subject of Tessa Forde’s award-winning entry in the 2015 writing awards.

Photo by Patrick Reynolds

It’s not easy putting architecture into words, but that’s what entrants in the Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing are asked to do.

The awards are a means of encouraging people to write about architecture in an inventive, meaningful and descriptive way. Read the winning and highly commended entries in the Open and Secondary School categories below.

2020 winners

Entrants in the 2020 Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing were asked to write about a building in their community, and why it had personal and social significance; or, due to pandemic-induced circumstances, discuss a building or a place they wanted to visit, one day.

2019 winners

This year's entrants were asked to write about the work of an architect and to answer the question: what’s so interesting about their work?

2018 winners

2017 winners

2016 winners

2015 winners

Other awards