The shortlist for this year’s Woman Architect of the Year and Emerging Woman Architect of the Year awards have been announced
Alison Brooks, Clare Wright, Ellen van Loon, Francine Houben, Kathryn Findlay, Mary Duggan, and Sheila O’Donnell have been shortlisted for the Woman Architect of the Year Award.
Eight up-and-coming architects were named on the shortlist for the Emerging Architect of the Year Award.
All winners will be announced at the AJ Women in Architecture luncheon at the Langham Hotel on 22 March, where Denise Scott Brown will deliver an exclusive pre-recorded address.
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This year’s jury includes Laura Lee, Victoria Thornton, Doreen Lawrence, Ivan Harbour, Paul Monaghan, Rafael Viñoly and Zaha Hadid. In choosing the winner judges will be looking for excellence in design, thought leadership and someone who is a role model for aspiring architects.
The two awards form an integral part of the AJ’s Women in Architecture campaign, sponsored by Roca and Place Careers.
Woman Architect of the Year shortlist
Alison Brooks, director, Alison Brooks Architects
Clare Wright, founding partner, Wright & Wright Architects
Ellen van Loon, partner, OMA
Francine Houben, founder, Mecanoo Architects
Kathryn Findlay, director, Ushida Findlay Architects
Mary Duggan, founder, Duggan Morris Architects
Sheila O’Donnell, co-founder, O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Emerging Woman Architect of the Year shortlist
Amritha Ballal, founding partner, SpaceMatters
Anna Page, senior architect, Atelier Zumthor
Bev Dockray, director, Coppin Dockray Architects
Fiona Scott, founder, Gort Scott
Hazel Rounding, director, ShedKM
Lisa Basu, project architect, Fereday Pollard
Maria Smith, founding director, Studio Weave
Olga Felip, co-founder, Arquitecturia
The shortlist was nominated by the AJ readership and winners of the awards will be selected by the jury, along with this year’s winner of the Jane Drew Prize.
The jury for the awards is:
Zaha Hadid, Zaha Hadid Architects
Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Martha Thorne, executive director, The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Moira Gemmill, design director, V&A Museum
Ivan Harbour, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Doreen Lawrence, founding director, Stephen Lawrence Trust
Laura Lee, chief executive, Maggie’s Centres
Paul Monaghan, AHMM
Colette O’Shea, head of London portfolio, Land Securities
Peter Rees, chief planning officer, City of London
Victoria Thornton, founding director, Open-City
Chair: Christine Murray, editor, Architects’ Journal