The W Awards, formerly known as the Women in Architecture awards, recognise women’s global contribution to the profession, promoting role models for young women in practice and encouraging respect, diversity and equality in architecture: from lifetimes of achievement to the work of women 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.
2020 shortlist for the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture, for architects under the age of 45, include Simona Della Rocca (BDR bureau), Mariam Kamara (Atelier Masomi), Stefanie Rhodes (Gatti Routh Rhodes), and Francesca Torzo (Francesca Torzo Architetto). The shortlist for the inaugural MJ Long Price for Excellence in Practice, awarded to an architect working in a practice based in the UK, includes Emma Fairhurst (Collective Architecture) for Calton Hill City Observatory, Alice Hamlin (Mole Architects) for Marmalade Lane, Tracy Meller (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) for the Centre Building at the LSE, and Nicola Rutt (Hawkins\Brown) for Here East. Find out more about the shortlists here.
W Awards 2020: celebrating women in architecture
Women are too often in the background: we still need to shine a light on their contribution. These awards really bring them to the forefront, where they deserve to be
Martha Thorne, Pritzker Prize Executive Director, W Awards 2019 judge