Conran & Partners and Places for People are among those on the shortlist for the 540-home scheme.
Four teams have made the shortlist for a new development of 540 homes in a Joseph Rowntree Foundation village near York.
The shortlisted teams are lead by Conran & Partners, PfP Developments, Cole Thompson Associates and Richard Partington Architects.
The winning entry will design a mix of houses and flats for sale and rent in Derwenthorpe, which is situated in New Earswick, York. JRF said the homes must be affordable and sustainable, and of a high quality that did not vary according to tenure.
The teams have received £10,000 to develop their plans, which must be submitted by July.