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Patty Hopkins to judge AJ’s fourth Women in Architecture Awards

Co-founder of Hopkins Architects Patty Hopkins and Norman Foster have joined this year’s AJ Women in Architecture judging panel

Hopkins gave the keynote address at last year’s luncheon where she reflected on her architectural career, spanning more than fifty years, from starting out at the Architectural Association to running the 112-strong, Stirling Prize-shortlisted company.

She is joined on the judging panel by Foster of AJ100’s top practice foster + Parnters, John McAslan, founder of John McAslan + Partners, 2013 Jane Drew Prize winner Eva Jiricna, and Daisy Froud, who was shortlisted in last year’s Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award.

Those returning to the judging panel once again include Maggie’s chief executive Laura Lee, Pritzker Prize chief executive Martha Thorne, founder of the Stephen Lawrence Trust Doreen Lawrence, and Peter Rees, professor of places and city planning at the Bartlett.

The full list of judges

  • Patty Hopkins, founding partner, Hopkins Architects
  • Norman Foster, founder of Foster + Partners
  • Eva Jiricna, founder, Eva Jiricna Architects
  • Peter Rees, professor of places and city planning, The Bartlett
  • Martha Thorne, executive director, The Pritzker Architecture Prize
  • Laura Lee, chief executive, Maggie’s Centres
  • Doreen Lawrence, founder, Stephen Lawrence Trust
  • Moira Gemmill, design director, V&A Museum
  • John McAslan, executive chairman and Founder, John McAslan + Partners
  • Colette O’Shea, managing director, London Portfolio, Land Securities
  • Anna Keay, director, Landmark Trust
  • Claire Bennie, development director, Peabody
  • Daisy Froud, shortlisted 2014 Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award

Once again those shortlisted for the Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award will be invited to present to the judging panel.

The deadline to enter this year’s awards, which are sponsored by Roca, has been extended to the 8 December.

The awards, which celebrate women working across the profession, recognise excellence in design and thought leadership while promoting role models for aspiring architects and young women in practice.

This year the AJ has also introduced a new award, aimed at recognising those who are not architects but have made a significant contribution to architecture and the built environment.

The prize is named after the architecture critic Ada Huxtable. She was the first full-time architecture critic at a US newspaper when she joined the New York Times in 1963, and was later awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1970.

The AJ is asking for new award nominations for both this and the Jane Drew Prize, which recognises a woman architect for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.

Last year the prize was awarded to the late Kathryn Findlay, and previous winners of the high-profile accolade have included Zaha Hadid and Eva Jiřičná.

The AJ is also seeking candidates for the two other honours celebrating women architects: Woman Architect of the Year and Emerging Woman Architect of the Year.

Stirling Prize-shortlisted architect Francine Houben of Mecanoo picked up the Woman Architect of the Year Award at last year’s awards luncheon held at the Langham Hotel, in London, and Julia King won 2014 Emerging Woman Architect of the Year.

The winners will be announced at the AJ Women in Architecture Luncheon in February 2015.

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