ACCLAIMED architect Ken Shuttleworth will be in York on Monday to launch the 2014 York Design Awards at West Offices.

He will outline how understanding a sense of place is vital for those involved in building design, especially in a city like York where heritage is so important. Now in their eighth year, the York Design Awards, run in conjunction with and The Press People’s Award, were introduced to encourage the highest standards of restoration and design of buildings and open spaces.

MAKE Architects, founded by Mr Shuttleworth, have designed the new Hiscox offices in Hungate.

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