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The Women in Architecture awards, in association with The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal, look to inspire change in the architectural profession by celebrating great design from around the world and promoting role models for young women in practice. Click here to visit the campaign site
This year’s shortlists for the Architect of the Year award and the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture bring together architects from around the world.
The AR Women in Architecture campaign is an annual survey, a partner programme and a series of events and annual awards: here we present a selection of other initiatives promoting equity and equality in architecture and design around the world
Sandra Barclay and Gloria Cabral have been named the winners of the Architect of the Year Award and the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture
Vriesendorp, winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2018, explores refreshing alternatives to professional modes of practice in art or architecture
Winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2018, a desire to push the boundaries led Levete to embark on her stellar career in architecture
Gloria Cabral from Gabinete de Arquitectura talks about inequality in Paraguay, Peter Zumthor, and how to change the world, after winning the Moira Gemmil Prize for Emerging Architecture at the Women in Architecture awards 2018
Sandra Barclay from Barclay & Crousse talks about who shouts the loudest and fighting for quality in public buildings in Peru, after winning the Architect of the Year 2018 at the Women in Architecture awards 2018
Jane Drew Prize 2018 winner Amanda Levete talks tinned tuna, taking off your shoes and women doing it their own way at the Women in Architecture Luncheon on 2 March 2018
Winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2018, Madelon Vriesendorp talks Lina Bo Bardi, bitches and cosmic jackets following the Women in Architecture awards in March
Ada Louise Huxtable Prize winner 2018 Madelon Vriesendorp discusses women being written out of the script, defending her legacy and #MeToo heralding an end to mother-in-law jokes
From the advent of female undergraduates in 1917, the Architectural Association has spurred feminist activism in the profession
The legacy of women architects working for London councils in the 20th century is often overlooked – for no good reason
The facsimile edition of Learning from Las Vegas, by Jane Drew Prize winner Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi, and Steven Izenour, is long overdue
The exteriors of buildings are an expression of human sexuality and power, historically determined by men – we should now design more holistically
Adolf Loos’s lost house for Josephine Baker marked a seminal moment in the expression of cultural and social modernity
Hidden power and privilege can damage our reputations or place us in harm’s way
The Williams sisters’ feminist space of possibility 23m by 8m long
Since the 1990s, a radical and interdisciplinary approach to spatial practice offers a rich and productive seam for feminism and architecture
While it is still the case that women have yet to achieve equality in the architectural world, the Women in Architecture awards applaud first architectural quality, and then the architect – who happens to be a woman
As stars or workers, women are often not attributed with authorship of the work; they are oppressed by the fact of being women
Identifying as an architect is a kind of drag, a mannered persona donned for effect
I could not find a single answer to this question, but a whole spectrum of experience only partially captured by the responses to the Women in Architecture (WIA) survey. With women making up half of architecture students, as then editor of the Architects’ Journal, I hunted the spectre of the missing 25 per cent among qualified architects.
I wanted to inspire change, and now I want to do it on a global scale, says Christine Murray
When it comes to gender equity in architecture there is still a long way to go, according to the 2017 survey
The Women in Architecture survey provides disturbing insights into the experiences of 1,152 women worldwide – alarmingly, more than one in five would not recommend a career in architecture.
[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
Inspired by Art Deco, the machine aesthetic, organicism, biomorphism, Art Brut and industrial prefabrication, French architect and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand deeply believed that good design should be fundamentally transformative and accessible to all
Zaha Hadid was an explosion of fearless, impolite, aggressive talent onto a profession terrified of itself
From furniture designer to architect, why has Gray found such belated prominence?
A gritty industrial past was brought to life in Hilla and Bernd Becher’s photos
The socially oriented Frankfurt Kitchen aimed at a more egalitarian world
The Eameses, the ‘painters who didn’t paint and architects who didn’t build,’ did however manage to change the way we see the world
Shrouded in rumours of misdemenour and spying, Jane Drew’s life was richly packed with exciting opportunities and major projects
In remembrance of Robert Venturi who sadly passed away on 19 September: the pair of Learning from Las Vegas fame, whose mannerist inquisition of taste will be their enduring legacy
The Brazilian Modernist’s work is celebrated for its punchy, honest concern for social good
Steve Parnell elaborates on the extraordinary lives of The Smithsons
Why Neo-Cons loved communitarian urbanist Jane Jacobs
A nurturer of architectural vision who has made architecture available to many