Judging took place over a four-month period from July to November 2005. Since 2001, the dissertation judging panel has always made an initial shortlist. An international judge then joins the panel to discuss the final selection and establish the dissertation medallist. Previous international judges were: Professor Edward W Soja (UCLA), Professor Christine Boyer (Princeton University), Kim Dovey (University of Melbourne) and Professor Kari Jormakka (Vienna University of Technology). This year's international judge was Professor Arie Graafland, Professor of Architectural Theory at the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology. One Dissertation Medal and three commendations were awarded by the judging panel. All prize-winning dissertations are kept in the British Architectural Library at the RIBA in London.