The Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize
The triennial Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize is Wales's prestigious award that recognizes the importance of good design to the quality of life, identity and regeneration of Wales. It appreciates projects of excellence in a wide range of fields:
• Landscape design and public spaces
• Environmental improvements, sustainability projects and civil engineering
• Public art.
In all of these, projects and initiatives that display the following characteristics are rewarded:
• Excellence: demonstrating the highest quality of thinking, design and execution
• Utility: fulfilling their essential function simply and effectively
• Originality: finding new ways of working in the built environment
• Inspiration: making a difference in the quality and appreciation of design in Wales.
The Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize scheme for 2015 is currently running: please click the 2015 button left for further details.
Celebrating good design, and passion for good design, in the built environment in WalesDescribed by Patrick Hannay, the editor of 'Touchstone: the magazine for architecture in Wales', as 'Wales's most important architectural award', it celebrates the life of Dewi-Prys Thomas, an inspirational teacher and advocate for Wales and the Welsh environment. Dewi-Prys, who died in 1985, cared deeply about Wales and the Welsh environment and the prize seeks to capture this inspirational and passionate spirit.