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Francine Houben

Mecanoo

Francine Houben founded Mecanoo in 1984. She has since led the firm to success in The Netherlands and abroad, amassing a portfolio of work that is wide-ranging, inspired by global challenges and with a sustainable view on society.Mecanoo combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and interior desig...

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Alison Brooks

Alison Brooks Architects

Alison Brooks is one of the leading architects of her generation. Her practice, Alison Brooks Architects (ABA), founded in 1996, is a ground-breaking, ethically driven practice internationally recognised for design excellence.Alison's ideas are developed through forensic research into the physical nature of a site and its cultural conn...

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Nadia Tromp

Ntsika Architects

Nadia Tromp is an internationally acclaimed South African architect best known for her work in social architecture and spatial transformation. In 2008 she founded Ntsika Architects, one a handful of female black-owned practices in the country.Tromp's particular interest is in the spatial fragmentation of South African cities and the ne...

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Silvia Kuhle

Standard Architecture

Silvia Kuhle is a licensed architect and founding principal of Standard, an architecture and interior design firm that creates luminous environments for international clientele in retail, hospitality, residential and cultural sectors. With the relaxed refinement equally at home in urban New York and coastal California, Standard's disti...

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Yingfan Zhang

Atelier Alter Architects

Yingfan Zhang, founder of Atelier Alter Architects, received her Bachelor of Architecture fromThe Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, her Master of Architecture in UrbanDesign form GSD Harvard University. She is a registered architect in the State of New York, amember of the American Institute of Architects, as well as...

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Christina Seilern

Studio Seilern Architects

Christina Seilern established award-winning Studio Seilern Architects (SSA) in 2006, applying her unique style across a range of building typologies, geographies and scale, re-engaging in an approach that addresses the projects from careful consideration of the detail to the overall massing strategy, and tackling a range of projects fr...

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Guo Hongyu

Guangzhou University

Prof. Guo Hongyu, the leader of urban color planning and design in China, has devoted herself to the cause of urban color planning and design for nearly 18 years. She has created localized planning objectives, scientific design methods and operational implementation strategies, cultivated urban color professionals, made great contribut...

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Architectural Student of the Year

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Jess Phillips

Johnson Naylor

I often think I should have pursued my first dream of being a historian as opposed to a designer. I marched forward with the latter due to my belief that my writing skills were well below par and I found it easiest to articulate myself through drawing than words. However over my 6 years of architectural education I have slowly comprehe...

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Annemie Vermeulen

2AD Space Architects

My interconnected worldview flows from the 1960s change in perspective, initiated by Jane Jacobs book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962). These women's views were radical in opposing the dominant Industrial worldview of the 1960's. Their individual views stem from a long developi...

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Contribution to Architecture Award

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Carol Ross Barney

Ross Barney Architects

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, HASLA has been in the vanguard of civic space design since founding Ross Barney Architects in 1981. With a career that spans nearly 50 years, Carol has made significant contributions to the built environment, the profession, and architectural education. From the early days in the United States Peace Corps plann...

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Anna Maria Indrio

Norroen As

Anna Maria Indrio is an Italian-Danish architect with more than 40 years of experience and a track record of internationally acclaimed cultural and educational projects. Initially trained in Rome, Anna Maria Indro embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, leading to establishing her own architectural practice in 1970 prior to her. Being ...

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Anica Landreneau

HOK

Anica Landreneau is leading the fight against climate change by raising the bar for sustainable design. As director of sustainable design at HOK, she oversees the development and implementation of sustainability strategies across the firm's global projects. Given the sheer volume and scale of HOK's work, these efforts have a direct pos...

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Gisue Hariri & Mojgan Hariri

Hariri & Hariri Architecture

Gisue Hariri & Mojgan Hariri are by Iranian-born Cornell-educated sisters and Co-Founders of Hariri & Hariri Architecture D.P.C., a New York City based multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm established in 1986. They grew up in a small town in the South of Iran, far in the desert near the oil fields. The desert became both dee...

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Ann M. Beha FAIA RAIC

Ann Beha Architects

Ann Beha FAIA RAIC's 40 years of practice has re-imagined landmark and existing buildings throughout the United States, renewing and expanding them for the next generation. Her design accomplishments extend to the redesign of Gropius US Embassy in Athens, Greece, and the US Embassy in Paris, France, both international landmarks, as wel...

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Helle Juul

Juul | Frost Architects

Helle Juul, Architect, Ph.D and Founding Partner of Juul|Frost Architects is a consultant for many of the largest educational institutions and Scandinavian cities in the fields of strategic urban development, urban spaces and campus development.Helle Juul has more than 35 years of experience from her practice and as research and intern...

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Elaine Molinar, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP

Snøhetta

When I first started out in architecture over 30 years ago, I found it very satisfying to bury myself in the day-to-day details of developing a project. I've always viewed all aspects of realizing work as having value; even tasks that may seem small or dull are significant. I think it's very important to understand and to communicate t...

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Fokke Moerel

MVRDV

Partner, and Architect, Fokke Moerel (NL) was one of the first architects to join MVRDV in 1998. She now directs MVRDV's Studio Public, a unit within the office that focuses primarily on projects that have a dedicated urban impact. These include public, and cultural buildings, as well as transformations of monumental buildings like Con...

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Emerging Architect of the Year

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Eleonore Leclerc

Stantec

The material expression of Eleonore's design sensibility as an architect is rooted in the textural quality of the architecture of old Quebec City where she was born and raised. This appreciation for materials and the means by which they are joined found modern expression for Eleonore at the UBC School of Architecture. Her award-winning...

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Janaya Hart

Elkus Manfredi Architects

As a talented young architect, Janaya Hart, AIA LEED AP BD+C, is driven by two goals - creating a more viable path to the field of architecture for young people of color and maximizing architecture's impact on sustainable development.At a time when black women represent only 0.4 percent of the 91,000 licensed architects, Janaya is comm...

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Ivana Stanisic

JTP

Housing has always been the focus of my attention as the most important place in people's lives. It is an element of architecture where I feel the design can make the most difference. The building, as well as the place surrounding it, plays a huge part in the quality of life and well-being of the very people who go on to inhabit the sp...

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Innovation in Architecture Award

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Sanne van der Burgh

MVRDV

Senior Associate and Architect, Sanne van der Burgh (NL), leads multiple teams in MVRDV's Studio EMEA, realizing projects of various scales, phases, and across several countries. Having played an integral role in high profile MVRDV projects including the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot, -one of the world's first publically accessib...

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Susan Jones

atelierjones

Susan Jones investigates, researches, advocates alternative premises in architecture to advance new lower carbon material systems by designing and building mass timber prototypes at multiple scales. Her design leadership is girded by multiple international collaborations to create change at scale and insure rigor on multiple levels, fr...

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Lisa Gelfand, FAIA, LEED AP

Gelfand Partners Architects

Lisa Gelfand earned her Master of Architecture from Yale University, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Lisa's career demonstrates an ongoing commitment to expanding the boundaries of sustainability, equity, and community-centered design. She has spearheaded hundreds of projects that transformed housing, schools, ...

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Guo Dan

Lacime Architects

I have been engaged in architectural design for nearly 17 years. In recent years, I am in charge of the detailed design field, focusing on building nodes, structure selection, curtain wall design, material selection and construction control. Together with my team, I have achieved a number of technical breakthroughs. Studying material c...

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Beatriz Olalla

IDOM

Beatriz is an architect and has been developing her professional career in IDOM for over 20 years. She is now a partner of IDOM and the mother of 3 children. She happily reconciles her family life and her passion for architecture. She has collaborated in large-scale projects, such as the Warner Bros Madrid Theme Park, the interior desi...

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Co Govers

ZEST architecture

Dutch architect Co Govers trained at the Technical University of Delft and is the founder of ZEST architecture in Barcelona, known internationally for their elegant sustainable architecture. Co changed career in 1997 after a short but successful career in publishing, and studied architecture as a mature student, while raising her two k...

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Guo Hongyu

Guangzhou University

Prof. Guo Hongyu, the leader of urban color planning and design in China, has devoted herself to the cause of urban color planning and design for nearly 18 years. She has created localized planning objectives, scientific design methods and operational implementation strategies, cultivated urban color professionals, made great contribut...

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Shaohua Di

PRAXiS d' ARCHITECTURE

Founded in 2009, PRAXiS d' ARCHITECTURE is actively engaged in a broad range of projects of various scales. Our design begins with identification and analysis of cultural and physical context of the site and drawing inspirations from it. Then a theme of design is to be acquired. This theme will be tangibly represented through the devic...

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Pioneering Award

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Nadia Tromp

Ntsika Architects

Nadia Tromp is a South African architect best known for her work in social architecture and spatial transformation. In 2008 she founded Ntsika Architects, one of the few black-owned female practices in the country.Tromp served as the President of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA), a region of the South African Institute of ...

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Pascale Sablan

Beyond The Built Environment

Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Architect-Advocate is an Associate at Adjaye Associates, with over 14 years of experience, has been on the team for a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, India, Azerbaijan, Japan, & UAE. Pascale is the 315th living African American female arch...

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Yiselle Santos Rivera

HKS

Yiselle Santos Rivera, AIA, NOMA, is a tireless champion for a more inclusive workplace, community, and profession. Her work demonstrates the importance of planning and designing through the lens of social responsibility, justice, equity, diversity and belonging.Yiselle was drawn to design as a young girl in her native San Juan, Puerto...

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Walters & Cohen Architects

Cindy Walters and Michál Cohen started Walters & Cohen Architects in 1994 and have been pioneering female talent – including their own – ever since.The practice has always been diverse and inclusive. Cindy and Michál left apartheid South Africa for the relative peace and inclusivity of the UK and have welcomed talented staff from all o...

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Social Change Champion Award

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Fernanda Oppermann

MUTUO

Our work at Mutuo is as much about empathy as it is about space.Fernanda is an immigrant from Brazil to the United States. Jose, her business partner, is also an immigrant, from Mexico. Being an immigrant offers the invaluable gift of seeing the world through a new lens. The uncomfortable and exciting journey of discovering your way in...

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Shankari Raj

Nudge Group

Shankari Raj, known as Shanks is a highly experienced, creative team leader. She has been on the board of the British Architectural Trust Board (BATB) for the RIBA for over 5 years. She founded Nudge to challenge traditional approaches to architecture head-on, focusing on community led, sustainable design processes. She is a visiting l...

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Noor Marji

Noor Marji is a multi-award winning architect from Amman, Jordan. Graduated first in Major with a BSc in Architecture from the German Jordanian University in 2016, and has received multiple international and regional awards for various architectural works, as well as nominated for women architects of outstanding achievement in the arch...

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Team of the Year

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MoMA Renovation and Expansion Team

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Gensler and MoMA

-Elizabeth Diller, Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro-Madeline Burke-Vigeland, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Principal, Gensler-Jean Savitsky, Director, Real Estate and Construction, The Museum of Modern ArtElizabeth Diller is a partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an interdisciplinary design firm responsible for two of the largest architecture...

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The Port of Montreal’s Grand Quai women’s team

Provencher_Roy

An exclusively female team behind the port of Montreal's Grand Quai.The Port of Montréal’s Grand Quai site and Cruise Terminal rehabilitation project was led by a unique team of close-knit women collaborating across different organizations and backgrounds. Listed below the corpus, the group was made up of passionate professionals aged ...

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VeloCity

VeoCity Placemaking team

VeloCity is a strategic vision that solves some of the most critical issues facing the countryside today developed by an expert team of placemakers. Winner of the 2017 National Infrastructure Commission's ideas competition which sought inspirational visions for Oxford-Cambridge corridor, the VeloCity team have since spoken widely to go...

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Walters & Cohen Architects

In 2014 Walters & Cohen won an invited competition to design a new building for NewnhamCollege, Cambridge. Our team was led by Cindy Walters, who founded the practice withMichál Cohen in 1994. Having completed day nurseries, primary and secondary schools,taking on a Higher Education project was a natural segue. Newnham had no agenda in...

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Atelier Alter Architects

Since the inception in 2009, Atelier Alter Architects has won numerous accolades, including A+ Award, AIA Design Award, the Plan Award, WAN/WIN award, FX International Design Design Award, BOY Award, AZ Award etc. Noted for creating projects through critical analysis of the site, the works of Atelier Alter Architects strives for transf...

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80 Collins Street

Woods Bagot

Led by Woods Bagot senior associate Marija Cakarun, Woods Bagot’s 80 Collins project delivery Team comprised – over time – of Peter Miglis, Hazel Porter, Lyndon Wade, Sebastian Hecker, Frank Rog, Damian Camplin, Kok Leong Ho, Kyle Machin, Naz Mofakhami, Anamaria Arnautu, Blair Parkinson, Sue Fenton as well as Bronwyn McColl, Sarah Ales...

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Campo Architects

John T. Campo & Associates (Campo Architects)

Campo had a powerful team of female leadership for the Plant Riverside District project. Studio Director Miriam Salas, AIA, LEED AP spearheaded the early design efforts of a multi-disciplinary team and shaped the project in its infancy. Miriam has brought a lot to the firm since joining in 2003, but she also takes great pleasure in sha...

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Unsung Hero Award

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Shanshan Qi

STUDIO QI ARCHITECTS

For Shanshan Qi, ‘architecture is a way of thinking’ and a media linking the world to its inhabitants. She creates a succession of buildings, located at the far frontiers of China, combining indigenous features and materials with subtle geometries that respect and reinvigorate the built context. Her architecture offers people varied sp...

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Nathalie Rozencwajg

NAME architecture

Nathalie Rozencwajg set up NAME architecture in 2018 and was previously a founding director of RARE (from 2006 to 2018). Working internationally across the cultural, residential, retail and hospitality sectors Nathalie’s approach is highly contextual, maximising the design potential of both buildings and interiors.She is passionate abo...

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Jennifer Graham

Perkins&Will

Leader, mentor, collaborator, connector. These are the words used to describe Jennifer Graham, a project manager who has delivered multiple award-winning, high-profile projects over her 30+ year career.Those who work with Jennifer know that it’s not just the value she brings to the project, it’s what she gives to people during the proc...

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Shirin Brückner

ATELIER BRÜCKNER

Shirin Brückner is a woman of action. Her motto is “making the impossible possible”. Shirin co-founded ATELIER BRÜCKNER in 1997 and as Managing Director has developed the Stuttgart-based design practice from a two-person office to a global undertaking, to one of the leading designers in the field of scenography worldwide. ATELIER BRÜCK...

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Sally Mackereth

Studio Mackereth

Sally Mackereth, who founded Studio Mackereth in 2013, has spent the past 25 years exploring how architecture and design can positively impact our lives and environment, recalling the rich narrative of the past, whilst also embracing the future.As a graduate of the Architectural Association, she co-founded Wells Mackereth in 1995 and h...

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Jan Norman

23+GS/318

Having studied at Strathclyde University and then the Bartlett School of Architecture I joined 23+GS/318 in 1998, working with directors, Stuart Robertson and Guy Stansfeld. As the company has grown and projects have become larger and more complex, so too has my experience, responsibility and ability.The majority of the work we do is r...

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Yingfan Zhang

Atelier Alter Architects

Yingfan Zhang, founder of Atelier Alter Architects, received her Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, her Master of Architecture in Urban Design form GSD Harvard University. She is a registered architect in the State of New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects, as well...

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Wenchian Shi

MVRDV

Partner, Architect and Urban Planner, Wenchian Shi (CH) is the driving force behind MVRDV’s Asia Studio. Shi joined MVRDV in 2004, and after four years of demonstrated successes, she became a Project Leader overseeing the office’s broad body of work in China, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore, and in 2016, Partner. Prior to joining MVRDV in ...

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