W AWARDS 2021
The W Awards, formerly known as the Women in Architecture awards, recognise architects who identify as women and non-binary in order to promote role models for young architects in practice and encourage respect, diversity and equality in architecture: from lifetimes of achievement to the work of designers with bright futures ahead, from the design of the world’s most significant new buildings to contributions to wider architectural culture.
In partnership with both The Architectural Review and the Architects’ Journal, the W Awards are a celebration of talent and ambition, of leadership and outstanding architecture.
This year, we are celebrating the W Awards with a series of lectures and conversations, conducted digitally across seas and borders. The week will kick off on International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March, with two powerhouses of architecture: Lesley Lokko, the winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2021, and Beatriz Colomina, last year’s winner. The MJ Long Prize shortlist will be in conversation and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 9 March; the Moira Gemmill Prize shortlist conversation and winner announcement will be on Wednesday 10 March. On Thursday 11 March the winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2021, Kate Macintosh, will be joined by Pakistani architect and 2020 Jane Drew Prize winner, Yasmeen Lari. Find out more about this year’s shortlists here.
Book your tickets now to attend the individual sessions or buy a week’s pass to gain access to all four sessions throughout the W Awards Week. Your purchased sessions will be available on demand from 8 March to 14 March, so you can watch the sessions virtually at your leisure, whenever it suits you and whatever your time zone.
W Awards 2020: celebrating women in architecture
These awards are very important and frankly I was extremely happy to see the change in the name from Women in Architecture to W Awards. We have to think in non-binary terms in our times’
Beatriz Colomina, winner of the 2020 Jane Drew Prize