Take advantage of our bundle offers and save up to 15% if you attend both events| Early bird savings end: 15 June 2024

We've retrofitted our retrofit events!

The Architects’ Journal is delighted to be combining two flagship events under one roof in 2024. Both events will take place at The Brewery in London on 11 September 2024, uniting our community of retrofit and reuse experts, practitioners and advisers to champion and celebrate positive change for the built environment.

Why did we retrofit the retrofit awards?

To make them more relevant to the industry by celebrating and highlighting the diversity of approaches to retrofit in a much more tailored way through introducing fresh categories.

To make them a more distinctive event – including through a live judging element, one focused on and able to dig down and interrogate process and method in the adaption and upgrade of buildings as much as the finished result. 

To highlight the key growing importance of reuse of materials and structure – reflected in the change of title of the awards. 

To update and upgrade the environmental data required to make the awards a more exacting test in their celebration of architectural expertise and ingenuity in retrofit and reuse.

Early bird savings are available until 19 January 2024 for awards entries and 15 June 2024 for conference tickets. We also offer bundles that save you up to 15% if you attend both events.

The AJ Retrofit & Reuse Awards

The AJ Retrofit & Reuse Awards are an evolution of the well-established Retrofit Awards. All 14 categories have been refreshed and for three of these new categories: Climate resilience and adaption, Deconstruction and reuse, and Private/individual renovation we’re introducing live judging. Shortlisted practices will present their projects live in front of a jury and audience earlier in the day at the AJ Retrofit Live conference.

Entry Deadline

2022 winner's testimonials

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.


The Brewery is one of the UK’s leading unique event venues. It is an 18th-century, Grade II-listed brewery retrofitted into a London venue.

AJ Retrofit Live
Returning for a third year to unite architects, their built environment colleagues, clients, and lawmakers.

AJ Retrofit Live

The one-day AJ Retrofit Live conference will build upon the momentum of AJ’s RetroFirst agenda, exploring a range of conversations that are crucial to the retrofit conversation as a catalyst for change.

New for 2024 | Circular Build: The Future of Sustainable Innovation

Formerly known as WasteBuild Zero, Circular Build is a community of innovators that exists to redefine the future of sustainable construction. In 2024 it will be making its London debut and co-locating with Retrofit Live.

We want the 2024 iteration to build on the momentum achieved from the last two editions which took place in Amsterdam. Prepare to witness the convergence of leading international circular economy manufacturers and solutions with the UK's most visionary architects and specifiers.

2023 testimonials