UK students have wowed a gathering of esteemed industry judges with their home design skills. As they decided on the winners of this year’s Class Of Your Own design challenge our judges said of all the entries:

“Excellent submissions. Many presented to professional standards. If they can achieve this now, just think what they could do as qualified professionals!”

The ‘Home for Everyone Design Challenge’ was launched in Spring 2017, with the support of the CIC and the Office for Disability Issues. This unique opportunity challenged young people to create the ideal inclusive house.
Students were encouraged to think about the range of people who live in their community, on their street and in their town. The very young to the very old, the fit and not fit, disabled and able-bodied, and those who face different challenges in their everyday lives.
Using their ingenuity and creativity, our winning teams designed a safe, comfortable, accessible and secure house, that truly supports health and well being; houses that are truly a home.
Meet our winners…

Post 16 winners
Sam Boone and John Haylett
Year 13, Clacton Coastal Academy
Clacton Academy Winning Entry

“A brilliant design which meets the requirements of the brief with imagination and style. A worthy winner in a tough competition.”

The Rt. Hon Nick Raynsford
Clacton plans
Be inspired and take a look at Sam and John’s winning entry:[button link=”/pdfs/news/Clacton-Academy-House-for-All.pdf” size=”large” text=”grey” window=”yes”]Design Presentation >>[/button] [button link=”/pdfs/news/Clacton-Plans-Elevations.pdf” size=”large” text=”grey” window=”yes”]Site Plan & Elevations >>[/button] [slideshow 7] [slide title=”Judge’s Feedback”] [quote style=”boxed”]Julie Fleck“An ingenious solution to creating an accessible home – well thought out, well presented, with lots of detail that demonstrated good consideration of the brief. Well done!”
Julie Fleck
BEPE Project Lead
[/quote] [/slide] [slide title=”Judge’s Feedback”] [quote style=”boxed”]The Rt. Hon Nick Raynsford“A brilliant design which meets the requirements of the brief with imagination and style.
A worthy winner in a tough competition.”
The Rt. Hon
Nick Raynsford[/quote] [/slide] [slide title=”Judge’s Feedback”] [quote style=”boxed”]Tony Burton“The additional experience in this category was clear to see and the team from Clacton produced some inventive solutions to the challenges posed by the brief.
It was obvious that a lot of thought went into this submission and high quality presentation. I loved the added information on the QR codes!”
Tony Burton – Senior Partner
Gardiner & Theobald LLP[/quote] [/slide] [slide title=”Judge’s Feedback”] [quote style=”boxed”]Iain McKinnon“Great use of technology, something I think will continue to have an increasing impact on the design and use of all our future homes.”
Iain McKinnon
Head of Inclusive Design

Global Disability
Innovation Hub
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Zuleikha Iqbal, Nora Elkhamisy and Maisie Smith
King Ecgbert School, Sheffield
King Ecgbert Home for Everyone

“This young team clearly understood the brief and presented their thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely. Worthy winners in this category.”

Tony Burton – Senior Partner, Gardiner & Theobald LLP
King Ecgbert's Plans
Be inspired and take a look at Zuleikha, Nora and Maisie’s winning entry:[button link=”/pdfs/news/King-Ecgberts-Home-for-Everyone.pdf” size=”large” text=”grey” window=”yes”]Design Presentation >>[/button] [button link=”/pdfs/news/King-Ecgberts-Plans-Elevations.pdf” size=”large” text=”grey” window=”yes”]Site Plan & Elevations >>[/button] [slideshow 7] [slide title=”Judge’s Feedback”] [quote style=”boxed”]Julie Fleck“The quality of the drawings is better than some professional planning application submissions I have seen! Setting out the challenges and solutions against each resident demonstrated a good understanding of the issues, leading to a well thought out design. A good solution that meets the needs of potential residents. Congratulations!”
Julie Fleck
BEPE Project Lead
[/quote] [/slide] [slide title=”Judge’s Feedback”] [quote style=”boxed”]The Rt. Hon Nick Raynsford“An impressive response to the challenge of designing a home for everyone.
This scheme provides truly accessible housing for the range of needs specified in the brief.”
The Rt. Hon
Nick Raynsford[/quote] [/slide] [slide title=”Judge’s Feedback”] [quote style=”boxed”]Tony Burton“This young team clearly understood the brief and presented their thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely.
Worthy winners in this category.”
Tony Burton – Senior Partner
Gardiner & Theobald LLP[/quote] [/slide] [slide title=”Judge’s Feedback”] [quote style=”boxed”]Iain McKinnon“I like the building form, demonstrating that you can have a very functional building that looks good too!”
Iain McKinnon
Head of Inclusive Design

Global Disability
Innovation Hub
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