Zaha Hadid, the winner of the Jane Drew Prize for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture, will speak at the Women in Architecture Awards luncheon this Friday (20 April)
Farshid Moussavi will also address the audience at the inaugural event where the winners of the AJ’s first Women in Architecture Awards will be unveiled.
As well as scooping the Jane Drew Prize, Hadid is shortlisted for the Woman Architect of the Year accolade alongside, Amanda Levete, Sarah Wigglesworth, Deborah Saunt (DSDHA), Cindy Walters and Michál Cohen (Walters and Cohen), Alison Brooks of Alison Brooks Architects, Roisin Heneghan (Heneghan Peng) and Clare Wright (Wright &Wright).
Meanhwile the finalists for the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year, a design award open to all women architects under 40, includes rising stars Jude Barber of Collective Architecture; Pie Architecture founder Fran Balaam and Pernilla Ohrstedt of Pernilla & Asif, as well as Make’s Katy Ghahremani, Sophie Goldhill of Liddicoat & Goldhill, Hannah Lawson of John McAslan + Partners, Holly Lewis of We Made That and Nathalie Rozencwajg of RARE Architecture.
The Women in Architecture Awards luncheon will be held on 20 April at London’s Langham Hotel. Tickets cost £95.
The AJ Women in Architecture Awards are sponsored by Roca and Place Careers.
First pictures of Hadid’s Milan spectacular
Zaha Hadid Architects’ residential and business ‘CityLife’ scheme in Italy. The lower housing element is currently under construction and the 185m-tall office tower is due to start on site this summer. Work is expected to complete in 2014.