The Jane Drew Prize, a new design award, has been honed down to a shortlist of four for the £10,000 prize.
Urban designer fat (Fashion Architecture Taste), American landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson, designer Jane Priestman, and artist Martin Richman are in the running for the final decision on 4 June.
Nearly 30 people entered the competition honouring the architect and town planner Dame Jane Drew, who died in 1996. Deborah Saunt, an architect who initiated the competition with the RIBA Women Architects Group and Arts Council, would not name those who failed. The competition should focus on the finalists, she said.
Runners-up will receive it programmes and training. The award is funded by the riba, the Arts Council and individual donations. Ove Arup Foundation has given £5000.
The judging panel includes Eva Jiricna, writers Deyan Sudjic and Doris Lockhart Saatchi, and James Lingwood, a co-director of Artangel, organiser of art exhibitions. The winner will be announced on 4 June after a discussion on 19 May.