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  • Stephen George + Partners (SGP) and The Heaven Company invite you to: Design a house – What type of house would yours be?


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 8 to 11 and 12 to 15.

You are invited to be creative free-thinkers and to design a house or living accommodation that speaks to your ideals. 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?

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 it on paper, grab the safety scissors and make it from cardboard or use your favourite computer programme to bring your ideas to life.

To give you full freedom of imagination and expression, we are even asking you to ‘create’ your own client (the person(s) you are designing the house for) and site location!

So, there are two questions to think about straightaway:

1. Who is the client? – 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 Brief

Competition Dates

Monday 1st June 2020 – competition starts

Friday 3rd July 2020 – competition closes

Friday 17th July 2020 – judges will meet to review the entries

Tuesday 23rd July 2020 – entries will be displayed on the SGP website

Friday 26th July 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 August to decide who will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd from both the 8–11 and 12–15 year old age groups.


1st place – £100 Amazon Voucher

2nd place – £50 Amazon Voucher

3rd place – £25 Amazon Voucher

4th place Special mention 

Competition Entries

Click here to see some of the amazing artwork Competition Entries

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