#RSUDC21: Awards Evening

Date: Wednesday 30th June   Time: 18:00-19:00   Location:
#RSUDC21 – Join the Awards Evening as the winning teams are announced for this ASBP partner event, the Riverside Sunderland University Design Challenge. We are delighted that ASBP board member Jane Anderson is on the judging panel for this exciting event. 

About this event

Riverside Sunderland: online University Design Challenge.

#RSUDC21 Awards Ceremony

The Online Awards Ceremony is at 18.00 Wednesday 30 June

Join us for the culmination of the 4 month interdisciplinary team challenge which began with a series of webinars in February 2021 as our judges announce the winning teams!

Riverside Sunderland: University Design Challenge, an exciting competition for both current built environment students and 2020 graduates from across the UK.

In inter-disciplinary design teams of 4–8 members, participants were invited to produce a masterplan for one area of the Riverside Sunderland development to include a mixed and vibrant ‘village’ community of around 100 desirable homes with green and open spaces on the riverside site and one 3 bedroom home in detail.

The main material focus and specification for the homes is timber and timber hybrid systems. Housing typologies to be designed and engineered to be manufactured locally, utilising modern methods of construction (MMC). Homes should meet or exceed the RIBA 2030 challenge and must be adaptable to meet the needs of living and working now and in the future.


Join us to see which teams have taken the 4 top places in the #RSUDC21 challenge.

Final Judging Panel

  • Neil Guthrie, Sunderland City Council (Client)
  • Andy Von Bradsky, MHCLG (Architect)
  • Kelly Harrison, Whitby Wood & TDUK Board Member (Engineer)
  • Mark Farmer, Cast Consultancy & MOBIE Trustee (Cost Consultant)
  • Gemma Jerome, Building with Nature (Landscape Architecture)

Thank you to our shortlisting panelists:

  • Jane Anderson
  • Kate Blackburne
  • Adrian Campbell
  • Florence Collier
  • Danny Garwood
  • Mina Hasman
  • Sarah Jones-Morris
  • Rob Littlewood
  • Will Mawson
  • Martin Milner
  • James Turner
  • Joe Jack Williams

Preview the Entries!

The Competition Brief

To produce:

  • An indicative masterplan, to include landscape and streetscape with green and open spaces, a vibrant community of around 100 desirable homes on the riverside site
  • One 3 bed family home in detail that meets or exceeds the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

The schemes must be carbon neutral, creatively employing sustainable building materials and construction methods, be energy efficient and as well as technologically smart, focusing on the health and well-being of people, the community, and our planet.

The homes and community must be adaptable to meet the needs of living and working now and in the future. Designed and engineered to be manufactured locally using modern methods of construction (MMC) with the main material focus and specification of timber and hybrid systems (timber combined with other building materials).


The UK Climate Change Committee suggests we should only build if necessary, and where we do, use only low-carbon, renewable resources such as timber. As a collaborative project with CTI, you will be challenged to explore schemes built from timber and timber hybrid systems, materials that are commonly used in modern methods of construction (MMC).

For further information visit: MOBIETRADA ; CTI

Any questions contact Tab Binding tbinding@trada.co.uk


Special thanks to our sponsors: CTI, Accoya, Rothoblaas, TDCA, designPH, PEFC, ASBP, Wood for Good, BSW.


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