Don’t Move, Improve! encourages great design in everyday life, celebrating the newest and most innovative home improvement projects from across London.
The annual competition – now celebrating its 12th year – showcases the diversity and character of homes being redesigned in London.
With an annual exhibition, magazine and regular advice sessions with architects, engineers, and designers, the programme aims to celebrate London’s best domestic-scale designs and encourage homeowners to embark on their own home improvement project.
Our expert assessors and jury are currently reviewing submissions to Don't Move, Improve! 2022.
Shortlist Announcement: March 2022
Winners' announcement: May 2022
Magazine Publication: May 2022
Design Surgeries: These will take place in May – September (dates to be confirmed in the new year)
Get advice from the award-winning architects behind this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! projects as well as kitchen and bathroom design specialists in one-to-one consultations. Taking place at NLA’s new pop-up space in Coal Drops Yard, the design surgery will offer advice for people looking to take on their own home improvement project.
The next Design Surgeries will be in the new year - watch this space for more details.
THE 2021 WINNERS
Discover the winning projects, with interviews from the architects and homeowners giving our audience an exclusive insight into the projects.
EXHIBITION AT THE NLA GALLERY AT COAL DROPS YARD
The Don’t Move, Improve! exhibition is back to inspire and celebrate London’s best-designed and most innovative home extensions. This year's exhibition will be focusing on the Celebration of Home where we will be reflecting on our time spent at home over the past year and explore opportunities to make our homes work better for us.
Featuring the nine winning homes from this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! competition through photography, videos, models and product samples, this exhibition showcases the best interventions to Londoners’ homes completed in the last two years
The Don’t Move, Improve! magazine, which also features editorial from industry professionals and tips for taking on a home improvement project, has a 4,000+ print circulation and is distributed with NLQ magazine, as well as being available to purchase at NLA and the RIBA bookshop, and for free download via the NLA website.
Unique in the industry, the annual competition celebrates small scale home improvement projects within London. With a legacy of recognising emerging talent it is now an esteemed award for architectural practices.