Design for a Small-Scale Development

Professional category

Design for a Small-Scale Development

This category is for projects for sites up to 1 ha (larger sites should be entered in the Design for a Medium-Scale or Design for a Large-Scale Development category). Projects submitted in this category must have been implemented and formally handed over to the client and received at least one year’s maintenance by 1 July 2019. For any large projects that have involved phasing of landscape work, the phase(s) being submitted must have been completed and received at least one year’s maintenance and reached the end of the defects liability period by 1 July 2019. Schemes entered in this category do not have to be new projects

Judging criteria

  • Sustainability
  • Quality of concept
  • Design quality, appropriateness and expression
  • Ability to meet and address the brief
  • Demonstration of design value to client
  • Robustness
  • Innovation of design
  • Technological innovation
  • Environmental sensitivity
  • Imaginative ways of involving stakeholders
  • Biological credits

Specific requirements for entry

  • Size of site
  • Please provide copies of at least three of the most significant drawings (A3 maximum)
  • If the scheme had stakeholder engagement or involvement then a report outlining this involvement, consultation and how the stakeholders were engaged by the designer(s) should be included. Evidence of the influence should be demonstrated, such as how the design changed as a result of stakeholder input — drawings or written explanation — photographs from workshops, press cuttings etc.

Submission requirements

  • Name of scheme
  • Entrant details
  • Details of LI professional member responsible for production of work
  • Client / Owner authority
  • Scheme details (client and project team, site information, site size, relevant dates, brief, budget, phasing details)
  • Site visit details (access details, site contact details if needed)
  • Covering statement, up to 600 words, including
    • Purpose: describe the project requirements, scope, context, philosophy and intent.
    • Role of the landscape professional: describe the precise role and responsibility of the LI professional member and the role of all other significant participants including owner or client.
    • Significance: explain the project’s relevance to the client, the profession, the public and the environment. Describe how the project meets the criteria for judging in the appropriate category and why it is worthy of an award.
    • Innovation: explain how the scheme is unique or special, together with any unusual or demanding problems which were solved
    • Why this scheme deserves to win an award
  • List of contractors and partners to be credited in publicity materials if the entry wins an Award
  • File upload: Submission document addressing the Specific Requirements for Entry set out above, in PDF format, 100MB max file size. Refer to the Submission Document Requirements on the ‘How to Enter’ page for more details of what to include in this document.
  • Images upload: You can upload up to 15 images (JPEG, at least 300dpi) from your submission document, to be featured in promotional material and publicised by the LI. For each image, you will need to provide a brief description, image credit and confirmation that it can be used in publicity.
  • Online media: if you have referenced a video or website in your submission, provide the URL

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