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In partnership with both The Architectural Review and the Architects’ Journal, the W Programme and the W Awards are two distinct campaigns that promote equality and diversity in architectural practice through a series of networking and social events, mentoring sessions, inspiring lectures and a celebration of best practice. We want to inspire change as a united voice.
The aim of the W Programme is to create better and healthier working environments for everyone in architecture, fostering a culture of respect and equal opportunities. We do this by delivering year-round opportunities for architects to connect, share and learn. To find out more about how to become a W Programme practice partner, head here.
The W Awards are designed to recognise and reward both established and emerging excellence in architecture practice.
Winners of the Jane Drew Prize for Architecture 2024 and Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for Contribution to Architecture 2024 and Prize for Research in Gender and Architecture 2024 have been announced. Read more here.
The shortlists for the MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice 2024 and Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture 2024 have been announced. Find out who here.
To check out our past winners, you can find more details here.
2024's awards have now closed for entries and winners will be announced in March 2024. Be one of the first to know when 2025's entries open by registering your interest below.
In association with The Architectural Review and the Architects’ Journal, the W Programme will resume in January 2024, with activities taking place both in the UK and online.
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Make a public commitment to equality and join us in building a sustainable future for the profession by sponsoring the W Programme and Awards.
This recognition serves as a tool that amplifies my voice, enabling me to use it to inspire the next generation of architects within my local community. It inspires the confidence to dedicate myself to the pursuit of innovative ways to serve society through architecture.
It’s great that the W Awards are highlighting and celebrating the work of women. I’m immensely proud and humbled at the same time having received the award and hope it gives other young female architects the confidence to continue doing what they love!