Best Digital Workspace

Due to COVID-19, 2020 is proving to be a challenging year for many practices. Architecture, traditionally an industry which values face-to-face collaboration, has been forced to adapt to remote working. This category celebrates some of the ways in which practices have maintained human connection during lockdown and will award the practice which rose to the challenge and maintained a positive and inclusive work culture.

Please note, you can only enter Best Digital Workplace if you have entered another award.

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Technology Has the practice adopted new technologies or tools to help with digital collaboration?
Health How has the practice supported employee wellbeing? Has it launched any initiatives to help maintain mental or physical health?
Connection How well has the practice maintained connections and community with employees? Are there regular catch-ups or virtual meetings? Do employees feel they are being listened to?
Future With the impact of lockdown likely to be felt in the future, is the practice implementing any fundamental, long term, changes to work practices?


  • Carlos Saba

    Carlos is co-founder of the Happy Startup School, that started above a pub in Farringdon. It now encompasses an online training program,  takes people on transformational retreats and offers leadership coaching for business owners and startup founders.

  • Martyn Evans

    Martyn is U+I’s Creative Director delivering the creative strategy at the heart of its regeneration development portfolio. He is also Non Executive Chair of Croydon Council’s Brick by Brick and Deputy Chair of the London Festival of Architecture.

  • Isabel Kelly

    Isabel Kelly is founder of Profit with Purpose, a consultancy committed to helping companies build social purpose into the heart of their organisation and is on the board of The Big Give, the UK’s largest match-funding charity.

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