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Six in Writing Prize final

Six writers have been shortlisted for the AJ Writing Prize in association with Berman Guedes Stretton and the Lead Sheet Association

Daniel Elsea, Dominic McAndrew, Poppy McNee, Rossella Scalia, Joe Schützer-Weissmann and Gemma Stilwell all wrote standout pieces in response to the question ‘Do architects have a duty beyond satisfying the demands of the client?’

Pieces ranged from an imagined dinner party conversation to a first-person taxi journey through the desert to see a client.

The winner of the award will be announced in a special Writing Prize issue of the Architects’ Journal published next week (22 November) There will be a celebratory Writing Prize lunch held in central London on the same day.

The competition judges are Alan Berman of Berman Guedes Stretton, joint CEO of Argent David Partridge, architecture critic Joseph Rykwert and AJ editor Christine Murray.

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