Introduced in 2016, the 'Young Architect or Surveyor of the Year' award is available to an architect under 40 who has been responsible for a shortlisted design of either a scheme for The King of Prussia Gold Medal or The Presidents' Award. 

The award for Young Church Architect of the Year 2019 went to Alexa Stephens, the lead architect for PPIY Architects on a project to replace the spire at St Margaret’s church, Thimbleby.

Alexa was the lead architect – and pioneering sleuth – for this project. She received a prize of £250, supported by Ecclesiastical Insurance. Thanks to the generosity of Richard Carr-Archer, she also received a magnificent new trophy designed by stained glass artist Keith Barley