Andrew Wright has been named as Corus' Young Architect of the Year 2000. Wright, from the practice Andrew Wright Associates, won £5000 prize money and beat Alex Mowat and Diana Cochrane from Urban Salon. Commendations went to Keith Brownlie of Wilkinson Eyre, John Lee and Jonathan Davidson of arca, Juan Salgado of jas Group Architects and Simon Fraser of Michael Hopkins and Partners. Wright first came to prominence when he won the aj/Bovis Award for exhibits in the Royal Academy summer show in 1994. He won for his competition design for a Buddhist retreat on Holy Island in Scotland.