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AJ Women in Architecture Awards: call for entries

Nominations are open for the AJ’s annual architecture awards. Sponsored by Roca, the awards celebrate excellence in design and promote role models for young women in practice

Deadline for entries is 11 January 2013

The AJ is seeking nominations and submissions to its three honours celebrating women in architecture:

  • The Jane Drew Prize
  • Woman Architect of the Year
  • Emerging Woman Architect of the Year

The AJ Women in Architecture Awards, sponsored by Roca, celebrate excellence in design, thought leadership and promote role models for aspiring architects and young women in practice.

The awards were launched in January 2012 as part of the AJ Women in Architecture campaign, which aims to raise awareness about equal pay and present role models for young women in practice through talks and events, an annual luncheon, an industry survey and three honours.

The next annual luncheon will be held on 22 March at the Langham Hotel, London, and AJ editor Christine Murray will be hosting a talk at the Roca Gallery for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2013.

Last year, the Jane Drew Prize was awarded to Zaha Hadid for her contribution to the status and profile of women in architecture. The award marked the return of the prestigious annual honour, named for architect Drew, who was a spirited advocate for women in a male-dominated profession.

Joint winners Cindy Walters and Michál Cohen of Walters & Cohen picked up the 2012 Woman Architect of the Year award, while Hannah Lawson, director of John McAslan + Partners was named Emerging Woman Architect of the Year.

Deadline for entries is 11 January 2013, and winners will be named at the annual AJ Women in Architecture luncheon. Tickets to the lunch will go on sale in February. Last year’s sold-out event featured talks by Farshid Moussavi and Zaha Hadid.

JANE DREW PRIZE

Open to architects and non-architects influencing the wider architectural industry, eg politicians, clients and planners. Nominations should include a maximum 500-word statement outlining the candidate’s contribution to the status and profile of women in architecture. A supporting list of signatures may also be included, plus up to 10 pages of supplementary material (press clippings, photography of built work, etc.)

Jane Drew Prize entry guidelines

WOMAN ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR

Judges will be looking for excellence in design, thought leadership and a role model for aspiring architects with an emphasis on achievements in 2012. Applicants should submit a 300-word citation about their work and practice, plus images and descriptions of five projects. Open to applications from architects working within practices as well as sole practitioners. Applicants can nominate themselves, or someone else. A supporting list of signatures may also be included.

Woman Architect of The Year entry guidelines

EMERGING WOMAN ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR

Judges will be looking for excellence in design, thought leadership and a bright future ahead with an emphasis on achievements in 2012. Emerging architects must be under 40 and do not need to be fully qualified. Entries should include up to three testimonials from colleagues, clients or an employer. Applicants should submit a 300-word citation about their work and practice, plus images and descriptions of five projects. Open to applications from architectural designers working within practices as well as sole practitioners. Applicants can nominate themselves, or someone else. A supporting list of signatures may also be included.

Emerging Woman Architect of The Year entry guidelines

All entries should be sent as a PDF or Word document to womeninarchitectureawards@emap.com by 11 January 2013.

The shortlist will be published in the AJ on 7 February, and prizes will be awarded at the Women in Architecture luncheon on 22 March at the Langham Hotel.

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