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Award-winning Architects and Masterplanners Stephen George + Partners (SGP) and sustainability education specialists, Brief Cases from The Heaven Company have put together this fun little brief to keep both children and parents entertained. The competition is open to age groups 7 and under, 8 to 11 and 12 to 15.

You are invited to be creative and to design a house or living accommodation that you would like someone to live in. If you love music, could you design a house for a musician? – What does a musician need? What would make it stand-out?

Would there be a music room or perhaps a sound-proofed studio?

It’s easy to take part, simply create your design and share on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SGPandYou at @sgpllp and @BriefCasesUK or Facebook at Stephen George + Partners.

Where to Start

We’ve thought of a few areas to get you started. Whether designing a ‘house for a hero’, an athlete or for your favourite superstar – you can draw your design on paper, or make a 3D model from cardboard, or use your favourite computer programme to bring your ideas to life.

Use your imagination. We want you to ‘create’ your own client (the client is the person or persons you are designing the house for) and site location! (the site is the piece of land the house is to be built on).

There are two questions to think about straightaway:

1. Who would live in the house you are designing?

2. Where is your site? – It can be any location of your choice, anywhere in the world.

Download The Brief

Click here to download the brief: SGP_The-Heaven-Company_Competition_v3

*Note: version 2 includes two updates: 1) a new age group has been added to include 7 year olds and under, and 2) Facebook is an additional platform to use for submitting entries.

**Note: version 3 updated dates to include a two week extension for entries.


Competition Dates

Monday 1st June 2020 – competition starts

Friday 17th July 2020 – competition closes

Friday 31st July 2020 – judges will meet to review the entries

Tuesday 4th August 2020 – entries will be displayed on the SGP website

Friday 7th August 2020 – winners will be announced on social media

The Winner


The Judges are Kanti Chhapi and Nita Varia at SGP and Veronica Heaven at The Heaven Company. The judges will meet on Friday 17th July  to decide who will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes from all age groups.

Competition entries will be displayed on the SGP’s website at: https://www.stephengeorge.co.uk/competition-entries-design-a-house/


1st place – £100 Amazon Voucher

2nd place – £50 Amazon Voucher

3rd place – £25 Amazon Voucher

4th place – special mention

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