Award winning art & architecture studio Wignall & Moore, have launched a competition to seek out the most innovative client briefs and architectural proposals, judged by an expert panel including: The Guardian’s architecture and design critic - Oliver Wainwright; Leeds City Council’s executive board member for Inclusive Growth and Culture – Councillor Judith Blake; director of Harewood House Trust - Jane Marriott; deputy director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Helen Featherstone; executive director Pegasus Group - Chris Calvert; and executive director, The National Lottery Heritage Fund - Isabel Hunt.

Born and raised in Yorkshire, James Wignall of Harrogate and Bradley Moore of Hull, want to bring innovative and creative projects to life that enhance, showcase and celebrate the culturally rich heritage of Yorkshire.

James commented: “This is our opportunity to really explore some striking concepts and innovative design, right on our doorstep. Whether you’re a business in need of a new premises, the owner of a heritage asset in need of restoration or an arts organization looking to make a splash, we’re looking for entries that will challenge conventional design concepts and inspire the future against a backdrop of history.”

The competition offers the chance to win a design concept worth up to £10,000. Bradley added: “This will include a full site study, client workshop, planning investigation, design drawings and 3D visualisation of your project. In short, we will act as your advisors to develop your design and bring tangible detail to your plans. Four runners up will also benefit from a design consultation, where you can bounce your ideas off of the team to help move your project closer to realisation.”

Entries are to be submitted via email and should include:
• A brief description of your idea or project, including its location and proposed site.
• Any visual material to help us better understand your brief, for example photographs, indicative images and sketches.
• Background information of what the project means to you and how it will enhance, showcase or celebrate what Yorkshire has to offer.

Designing between studios in both London and Yorkshire, the dynamic duo have been the faces behind some of the country’s most creative projects, previously working alongside Heatherwick and Alsop, before uniting in a partnership which has led to commissions including; St Mary Somerset – a Sir Christopher Wren, Grade I listed structure between St Pauls Cathedral and the river Thames; Southwark Heritage Centre & Library - Myth Making, designing a new cultural exhibition for one of London’s major Borough’s.

For full details and to submit your entry, please visit:

L to R: James Wignall & Bradley Moore