The RIBA's Regional Awards for buildings in Yorkshire were launched as the White Rose Awards in 1986 and celebrate design excellence in architecture and the built environment in the Yorkshire and Humber region. There is a single point of entry for all RIBA Awards and the RIBA Regional Awards are now judged alongside the national RIBA Awards.
Through these annual awards RIBA Yorkshire aims to:
highlight the excellent work produced by architects and their teams
demonstrate the importance of good quality architecture and urban design in contemporary society
show how good architecture is integral to the economy of the region
raise the profile of the profession.
Any number of RIBA Regional Awards may be given. Special recognition goes to those presented with the Client of the Year and Building of the Year awards. Other special category awards are given including Conservation Award and Sustainability Award.