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The Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize

From 2003 to 2015, the Dewi-Prys Thomas Trust awarded a prestigious triennial prized that recognized the importance of good design to the quality of life, identity and regeneration of Wales. It appreciated projects of excellence in a wide range of fields:

•       Architecture
•       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.

Celebrating good design, and passion for good design, in the built environment in Wales

The Dewi-Prys Thomas Prize was described by Patrick Hannay, the editor of 'Touchstone: the magazine for architecture in Wales', as 'Wales's most important architectural award’. It celebrated 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 sought to capture this inspirational and passionate spirit.