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The W Awards, formerly known as the Women in Architecture awards, recognise women’s contribution to the profession around the world, promoting role models for young women in practice and encouraging respect, diversity and equality in architecture.

This year, the awards will be held on Friday 6 March at the Battersea Arts Centre in London. Book your seat and find out more here.

To find out more about the W Awards and Programme, click here.

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Book your place at the W Lunch 2020Subscription

23 January, 2020

Yasmeen Lari and Beatriz Colomina will be speaking at the W Lunch on Friday 6 March at Battersea Arts Centre in London – book now

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W Forum: the W Awards shortlist in conversationSubscription

Join the discussion with architects shortlisted in the W Awards 2020 on Thursday 5 March at the Conway Hall

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Yasmeen Lari and Beatriz Colomina announced the winners of the Jane Drew and Ada Louise Huxtable Prizes 2020Subscription

Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari and Spanish-American critic and historian Beatriz Colomina have been recognised by this year’s W Awards 

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W Awards 2020 shortlists revealedSubscription

This year’s shortlists for the Moira Gemmill Prize and the MJ Long Prize bring together architects under 45 from around the world and promote excellence in practice in the UK

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Hungarian rhapsody: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, by O'Donnell + TuomeySubscription

By Jay Merrick

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2019 winner: O’Donnell + Tuomey’s progressive building for the Central European University in Budapest, dedicated to open minds, borders and society, converses in the city’s language of courtyards and rhythmic stone 

2019 Moira Gemmill Prize winner

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Rural restoration: Xu Tiantian, DnA, ChinaSubscription


Women in Architecture Moira Gemmill Prize winner 2019: hidden deep in the heartlands of Songyang, Xu Tiantian’s network of small but sophisticated structures is transforming the Chinese countryside

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‘An image for me should never be completely defined’: How Hélène Binet's photographs changed the way we look at architectureSubscription

Winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2019, Hélène Binet’s photographs are more than simply representations of the buildings they depict. They are distinct works in their own right

Jane Drew Prize winner 2019

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‘My intention was never to be an architect’: Elizabeth Diller's role in the contemporary creative landscapeSubscription

Absorbing and elaborating creativity from a wide array of artistic endeavours is, winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2019, Elizabeth Diller’s forte

Moira Gemmill Prize Winner 2018

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Breaking the mould: Gloria Cabral, Gabinete de Arquitectura, ParaguaySubscription

By Davide Tommaso Ferrando

Women in Architecture Moira Gemmill Prize winner 2018: combining innovations in construction techniques and materials as simple as Paraguayan brick has had award-winning results for Gloria Cabral and Gabinete de Arquitectura

Architect of the Year Winner 2018

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Heat and dust: Paracas Museum, Peru by Barclay & CrousseSubscription

By Cristina Dreifuss

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 winner: Peru’s Museo de Sitio de Paracas, by Barclay & Crousse, is designed to blend into its harsh desert surroundings as well as withstand them

Ada Louise Huxtable Prize winner 2018

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‘If at first you don’t succeed, cry, cry again’: Madelon Vriesendorp on being written out of historySubscription

Vriesendorp, winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2018, explores refreshing alternatives to professional modes of practice in art or architecture

Jane Drew Prize winner 2018

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‘I work best with something to push back against’: Amanda Levete on pushing borders and parametersSubscription

Winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2018, a desire to push the boundaries led Levete to embark on her stellar career in architecture

Essays on gender, women in architecture, and sexualised space

Moira Gemmill Prize winner 2017

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Cancha in Veracruz, Tepoztlán House and Común-Unidad in Mexico by Rozana MontielVideoSubscription

Sensitive engagements with communities activate simple architectural forms

Architect of the Year winner 2017

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Pátzcuaro Criminal Courts in Mexico by TALLER | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela CarrilloSubscription

Calls for transparency in the judicial system in Mexico have inspired a novel architectural approach

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Rachel Whiteread: ‘Faithful to a truly architectural project’Subscription

Whiteread’s architecture autre interrogates the psychic response to space

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Denise Scott Brown and the fight for recognition VideoSubscription

[Jane Drew Prize 2017] A fearless feminist icon, Scott Brown fought against a culture that assigned Venturi to the canon without her – and she’s still fighting

The life, work and reputation of influential women architects

Moira Gemmill Prize winner 2016

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Ambrosi Etchegaray employ Mexican idiosyncrasies in a rich reinterpretation of cultural and material historyVideoSubscription

Winner of the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture

Architect of the Year winner 2016

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The Arcus Center for Social Justice in Kalamazoo, Michigan by Studio GangVideoSubscription

Inclusion, openness and dialogue resonate throughout Jeanne Gang’s Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Ada Louise Huxtable Prize winner 2016

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Julia Peyton-Jones awarded the 2016 Ada Louise Huxtable Prize: ‘when push comes to shove, architects can change the world’Subscription

A nurturer of architectural vision who has made architecture available to many

Jane Drew Prize winner 2016

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Podcast: Odile Decq’s 2016 Women in Architecture lectureVideoSubscription

Listen to Jane Drew prize winner Odile Decq’s lecture which she gave at the Roca Gallery on 19 July