The 2007 Awards was the first Hadrian Awards to be jointly organised by a new partnership between RIBA North East, Northern Architecture, the North of England Civic Trust and the Landscape Institute (North East Branch).
The awards are given every two years. To be eligiable for entry in the 2007 awards schemes had to have been completed between 7 May 2004 and 8 May 2006.
There were 45 projects submitted in 2007, these were viewed by a shortlisting panel that selected 16 schemes to be visited by the awards jury, which in 2007 consisted of:
Graham Bell - Director of the North of England Civic Trust and Chairman of the Hadrian Awards
Arnie Dunn - Director, Campbell and Arnott, President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
Andrew Dixon - Chief Executive, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, acting as a lay assessor.
The Awards Panel chose seven winners and two commendations from the 16 schemes shortlisted.