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MOIRA GEMMILL PRIZE FOR EMERGING ARCHITECTURE
Named in memory of the late Moira Gemmill, this award celebrates excellence in design and a bright future for designers under the age of 45 from all over the world. Entrants must be a founder or leading partner in their practice; partnerships and collectives can also apply as a team. The prize is awarded in recognition of their overall body of work, with an emphasis on a project completed within the past 18 months (after 1 January 2021). Shortlisted architects will present to the judging panel on 1 March 2023.
Recent winners of the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture include Swati Janu, founder of Delhi-based Social Design Collective (2022); Ariadna Artigas, Anna Clemente, Eulàlia Daví, Cristina Gamboa, Laura Lluch and Núria Vila, all members of the Barcelona-based cooperative Lacol (2021); Francesca Torzo (2020); DnA founder Xu Tiantian (2019); Gloria Cabral, partner at Gabinete de Arquitectura (2018).
MJ LONG PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE
Now in its fourth year, this award celebrates architects who are excelling in UK-based practices. Nominees are judged on an overall body of work with an emphasis on a project completed within the past 18 months. This could be a large project for a multinational client or focusing on more modest design interventions within a small practice. Like countless others, MJ Long’s contribution to many of her buildings is often forgotten, including her input to the British Library (1973–98), designed with Colin St John Wilson. This award seeks to recognise the sometimes obscured contribution of architects working within practice. Shortlisted architects will present to the judging panel on 1 March 2023.
Previous winners of the MJ Long Prize include Islington Architects’ Fiona Monkman for Centurion Close (2022); Alice Brownfield, associate director at Peter Barber Architects, for the series of new homes and interventions she led at Kiln Place in Camden (2021); Tracy Meller, partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, for her work on the Centre Building at the London School of Economics (2020).
PRIZE FOR RESEARCH IN GENDER AND ARCHITECTURE
This inaugural prize is looking for research projects that investigate the complex relations between gender and architecture, and challenge patriarchal spatial systems. Sited within architectural practice or outside it, in the homes, cities and landscapes we all inhabit, eligible research projects will be critical, educational or propositional in outlook. They can be undertaken by individuals (of any gender)
or collectives from around the world and, in terms of format, can include essays, graphic novels and other publication forms; exhibitions, workshops and events; unbuilt design proposals as well as models, games and artworks.