About the Awards

The AJ Retrofit & Reuse Awards celebrate architectural expertise and ingenuity in the physical and environmental adaption and upgrade of buildings, and the reuse of building materials and structure in response to the climate emergency and changing requirements of use.

For 2024, the AJ Retrofit & Reuse Awards will cover 14 brand new categories that we feel are more appropriate to the discussion surrounding retrofit, spanning from adaptive reuse to decarbonisation to net zero retrofit.

New for 2024! Three of these categories will be judged live on stage at the AJ Retrofit Live conference, giving the shortlist the opportunity to bring their projects to life in front of a live audience and judging panel. Check out the categories below to see which ones will be live judged.

Key dates 

  • Early bird savings end: 19 January 2024
  • Entry deadline: 9 February 2024

2024 Categories

Adaptive Reuse

Client of the Year

Climate Resilience and Adaption(live judging)

Conservation and Historic


Deconstruction and Reuse (live judging)


Future Reuse

Grassroots Projects

Net Zero Retrofit

Positive Addition

Practice of the Year

Private/individual Renovation (live judging )

Projects under £500k

Retrofit of the Year

Retrofit Revisited

Saved from Demolition

Awards Ceremony 

The AJ Retrofit and Reuse Awards recognise and celebrate the design expertise behind the vital renewal and repurposing of existing buildings, setting a precedent for ways to slash the industry’s carbon footprint in the process. With a huge spend on upgrading housing, commercial and industrial buildings, retrofit plays a major role in the future of UK construction.

A celebratory event will take place in the evening on 11 September 2024 at The Brewery, London to reveal the winners.

2022 winner's testimonials