The RIBA has awarded its £2500 Jane Drew Prize for 2000 to Peter Jenkinson, the director of the New Art Gallery in Walsall. The allfemale judges said Jenkinson was the 'clear winner'. 'A hugely ambitious project by any standards, Jenkinson's determination, as well as his commitment to creative collaboration with all who have a stake in its success, is an inspiration to commissioners and architects alike and raises new standards for public buildings', they said. Jenkinson beat MUF and Julia Barfield with David Marks and Jane Wernick. The award honours those who extend the conventional understanding of architectural activities.