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Women in Architecture Awards 2018 shortlists revealed

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Founders of Dow Jones Architects and 6a Architects are among the finalists for the 2018 Woman Architect of the Year

The four finalists for this year’s award are revealed today, along with those in the running for the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Woman Architect of the Year.

Biba Dow from Dow Jones Architects has been recognised for her work on the Garden Museum in London while Stephanie Macdonald, co-founder of 6a Architects, makes the shortlist for the Cowan Court student housing scheme in Cambridge.

The other finalists for the award, which rewards a single recently completed project, were Ángela García de Paredes for her Twin Houses in Oropesa, and Sandra Barclay, co-founder of Barclay & Crousse Architecture, for the Paracas Museum in Paracas, Peru.

The Moira Gemmill prize, meanwhile, recognises excellence in design and a bright future for women designers under the age of 45, with an emphasis on achievements and completed projects.

In the frame for that prize are Ilze Wolff of South African practice Wolff Architects, Gloria Cabral of Paraguayan Gabinete de Arquitectura, Anna Puigjnaner and Maria Charneco of Spanish practice MAIO, and Sook Hee Chun of Korean Wise Architecture.

The prize, named after the late Moira Gemmill, director of design at the V&A and latterly director of capital programmes at the Royal Collection Trust, comes with a £10,000 prize. 

All shortlisted candidates will present in person to our world-renowned judging panel and the winners of will be announced at the AJ/AR Women in Architecture Luncheon at Claridge’s on Friday 2 March – click here to book your seat.

The Women in Architecture Awards, in association with The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal, are in place to inspire change in the architectural profession by celebrating great design by women architects from around the world and promoting role models for young women in practice.

The Women in Architecture Architect of the Year shortlist

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Sandra Barclay, co-founder of Barclay & Crousse Architecture, for the Paracas Museum in Paracas, Peru. Photograph by Jean Pierre Crousse

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Biba Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones Architects, for the Garden Museum in London, UK. Photograph by David Grandorge

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Ángela García de Paredes, co-founder of Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos, for Two House in Oropesa, Spain. Photograph by Luis Asín

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Stephanie Macdonald, co-founder of 6a Architects, for Cowan Court in Cambridge, UK. Photograph by Johan Dehlin

The Women in Architecture Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture shortlist

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Gloria Cabral, co-founder of Gabinete de Arquitectura based in Paraguay. Photograph by Federico Cairoli

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Sook Hee Chun, co-founder of WISE Architecture based in South Korea. Photograph by Kyung Roh

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Anna Puigjaner and Maira Charneco, co-founders of MAIO Architects based in Spain. Photograph by José Hevia

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Ilze Wolff, co-founder of Wolff Architects based in South Africa