Results 2022

Architect of the Year

Christina Seilern

Senior Architect, Studio Seilern Architects

Studio Seilern Architects was set-up in 2006 by Christina Seilern. Her work regularly explores the theme of structural lightness. She explains that “light is to architecture as pulse is to music; the witness of time, the metaphor of life. The artistic life of the building is expressed through the way it produces and modulates its light...

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Elisabeth Rüthnick

Architect, SSP Rüthnick Architekten GmbH

Elisabeth Rüthnick started working as an architect after graduating in architecture from the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Bremen, Germany, in 1979. In May 1989, she founded the office Rüthnick Architekten in West Berlin. Since then, she and her partners have realized over a hundred building projects for public and private clients. Ove...

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Jenny Scherrer

Partner, Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Jenny Scherrer was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1980. She studied at the Ecole d'Architecture de Strasbourg and at the Saint Lucas School of Arts in Brussels. In addition to her Architect DPLG diploma, she pursued her studies with a Master in Modelling and simulation of Built spaces at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Since joining...

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Rossana Hu

Founding Partner, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

Rossana Ju-Shan Hu is regarded as one of the most significant female architects. She actively pushes the discipline beyond its preconceived boundaries of globalization and modernity, and urbanism and ruralism. Hu sets new standards through her distinguished design practice, deep commitment in education, and visionary community shaping....

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Suchi Reddy

Principal and Founder, Reddymade

Originally from Chennai, India, Suchi Reddy is a New York-based architect and artist who believes in the power or space and emotion. The strong belief that good design, calibrated carefully to the human, positively influences wellbeing, creativity, and productivity informs all her projects from conception to details. She founded her pr...

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Contribution to Architecture Award

Fokke Moerel

Partner, Architect, Director Studio Public, 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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Hazel Rounding

Managing Director, shedkm

shedkm has its roots in socially responsive design. Hazel has been with the practice for 25 years since its inception, working on pioneering, award-winning projects which have transformed urban placemaking in the UK. Hazel has overseen shedkm's growth and opened its second London studio. She became MD in 2020, a natural evolution of...

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Kerstin Thompson

Principal, Kerstin Thompson Architects

Kerstin Thompson is Principal and Design Director of Kerstin Thompson Architects. Committed to design-based research and education, she is also Adjunct Professor at RMIT and Monash Universities. She plays an active role not only within the profession, but also in promoting quality design in the wider community through her role as Panel...

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Sue Wang

International Design Director, Place Design Group

Sue Wang is Design Director of Place Design Group, overseeing the design operations across China, and leading the organisations International Investment team based in Queensland, Australia. Working closely with developers in Australia and across Asia, Sue has added her extensive design talents to projects across all regions. With ov...

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Emerging Architect of the Year

Alda Capi

Architect, AÇA

Alda Çapi is an Albanian-American licensed Architect and founder of AÇA, an architecture and design practice working across borders, project types, and scales. AÇA’s work threads the needle between pragmatic, innovative, and poetic design. The studio is creative, agile, and dedicated. The work strives for design excellence through proj...

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Brenda Izen

Founding Principal, Izen Architecture Inc

Brenda Izen is the founding principal of Izen Architecture, an all-female firm based in Toronto, specializing in modern residential design that is bold, boundary pushing and highly individual. The foundation of her practice is based on the firm belief that a great home leads to a better life. Brenda oversees all phases of design from c...

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Olga McMurdo

Founding Director, MOST Architecture Ltd

Olga McMurdo set up MOST Architecture in 2017, having previously worked for OMA as a graduate in London on the Commonwealth Institute, and then Grimshaw Architects where she designed for public projects including the Oman Botanic Gardens and the TRX Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur. She enjoyed a successful academic career, including six years...

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Innovation in Architecture Award

Amrita Mahindroo

Director, DROO - Da Costa Mahindroo Architects

Local to many cultures, Indian born/Australian raised Amrita Mahindroo’s formative years spanned several continents and influenced her way of understanding the built environment empathically through a diverse range of lenses. She founded DROO - Da Costa Mahindroo Architects with Michel Da Costa Goncalves, in London and Paris. Her exper...

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Natalie Telewiak

Principal, MGA | Michael Green Architecture

Natalie is a Principal at MGA | Michael Green Architecture, alongside founder and Principal Michael Green, leading a team of team of talented and experienced architects and designers who are bound by a shared drive to create meaningful projects that contribute to a better future for both people and planet. With an education in both a...

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Nermine Zahran

Senior Associate & Sustainability Manager, Koichi Takada Architects

Nermine Zahran is a Senior Associate and Sustainability Manager at Koichi Takada Architects. She has worked on a range of architectural typologies internationally, from multi-residential developments, commercial offices, retail, government and educational projects. Zahran joined Koichi Takada Architects in 2020, when the practice ac...

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Pioneering Award

Jenna Knudsen

Managing Principal, CO Architects

Jennifer Knudsen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a champion for equity and a pioneer in architectural practice, where she has empowered an inclusive style of collaborative and innovative team leadership that combines design, technology and project delivery to create sustainable and beautiful architecture. In 22 years of practice, 14 of them as ...

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Maliha Haque

Associate, LOM architecture and design

Maliha Haque is a British Bangladeshi architect and an associate at LOM architecture and design. Through her work and personal commitments, Maliha is championing a more inclusive, diverse and fairer industry. Enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgeable about architecture and interior design, she works closely with Universi...

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Paola Moya

CEO & Founder, Moya Design Partners

Paola Moya is the founder and CEO of Moya Design Partners. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from the Catholic University of America. At age 30, she became a partner at DC-based Marshall Moya Design and worked on several key projects in the urban fabric of Washington DC, including the renovation of the hi...

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Vickie Alani, AIA

AIA, Principal, CBT Architects

Vickie Alani is a Principal at CBT with 30 years of experience in architecture and interior design for projects nationally and internationally. An expert in multi-family residential and hospitality design, Vickie approaches her work with the fluidity and interconnectivity with which people live today. Regarded for her forward-thinking ...

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Social Change Award

Heidi Creighton

Vice President of Sustainability, Skanska USA Commercial Development

Heidi Creighton is a registered architect, a LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty, and a Fitwel Ambassador. Her work focuses on sustainability and wellness strategies and certifications for academic, healthcare, commercial, and residential projects. As the National Head of Sustainability for Skanska USA Commercial Development, she leads strategic...

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Jia you

Co-Founder, Principal Architect, Beyond Architecture

Jia You is one of the founders of Beyond Architecture (BA) China. She engaged in a broad range of projects including multi-story residence, high-rise residence, villa, office building, hotel in her early career. After founding BA in 2014, she devoted herself to rural housing development. Jia has found her passion in new Chinese rural...

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Mahsa Majidi

Principal Architect, Persian Garden Studio

Hanna Boutique Hotel is one of the six iconic houses which was constructed in 1930 in Lolagar Alley. The building is one of the first Tehran examples of modernist, outward-looking architecture. The principle concept that highly effected the space planning and the overall restoration of the building was to identify and preserve every ex...

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Team of the Year

22 Bishopsgate Team

PLP Architecture

22 Bishopsgate stands as the tallest tower on the City of London skyline. Unusual for a project of this scale and location, many key roles in its creation were female-led. From defining the brief to realising its construction, the cross-disciplinary team of passionate professionals collaborated across different organisations, fields of...

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Housing for women, by women

546 W 13th Avenue, Vancouver

Non-profit organization Soroptimist International of Vancouver and developer Purpose Driven have partnered on this innovative housing redevelopment and brought GBL Architects on board to assemble a team that includes experienced female leads in 14 different disciplines. The team brings a gender-based approach to key areas of design ...

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IBI Group

Fifth in 2021’s WA100 survey, IBI Group is committed to creating a culture where everyone has an equal opportunity to grow, develop, succeed and be their truest self. We’ve introduced new cross-business initiatives to increase gender representation and diversity, including further targeted support for growing our existing Global Women’...

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The Chuan

Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

For over a thousand years Mount Emei has persisted as one of the most deeply spiritual places in China and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The revered ground upon which our site sits has a rich history itself – through the centuries, this land was once an impressive monastery, the site of several historic battles, and a...

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Warwick Court Delivery Team

Mari Samuelsen - Lead Project Architect, Fletcher Priest Architects

Associate Mari Samuelsen leads Fletcher Priest’s Warwick Court delivery team. The predominately female team includes Riddhi Parakh, Project package lead; Alexandra Antonescu, project architect; and Seetul Ghattaora, Egke Chint and Prakash Varsani who managed the interface between interior and architecture providing an integrated and co...

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Spotlight Award

Martha Tsigkari

Senior Partner, Design Systems Analyst, Foster + Partners

Martha Tsigkari is a Senior Partner, architect and Design Systems Analyst at Foster + Partners, with two decades of industry experience. Martha’s professional background spans the disciplines of architecture, engineering and computer science. During her time at the practice she has worked on hundreds of projects at a variety of scales ...

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Nicole Cullinan

Writer Photographer Architecture, A Poetic Point of View

Nicole has an established career in the architecture and arts industry in content creation, photography and writing. Her studio has the privilege of working with many prominent Australian creatives. She enjoys discovering what makes the architect or artists work unique, with a passion for place-making and the built environment. A numbe...

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Wenchian Shi

Partner, Urban Planner & Architect, Director Studio Asia, MVRDV

Partner, Architect and Urban Planner, Wenchian Shi (CH) is the driving force behind MVRDV’s Asia Studio. Shi joined MVRDV in 2004 and became a Project Leader in 2008 overseeing the office’s broad body of work in China, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore, and Partner in 2016. Before MVRDV, Wenchian worked at OMA, contributing to the design of ...

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Yasmin Rehmanjee

Partner and Co-Director, Buro Happold

Yasmin Rehmanjee, PE, SE, LEED AP, is a noted structural engineer at Buro Happold, widely viewed as a preeminent global voices in innovative structural design. Her nearly two decades of experience in the building industry encompasses projects in the U.S., Middle East, and Asia, and in typologies as diverse as entertainment, commercial ...

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Interior Designer of the Year

Dr. Carol Bentel

Partner, Bentel & Bentel/ Chair of Interior Design, School of Visual Arts NYC

Dr. Carol Bentel FAIA, FIIDA, ASID, LEED AP, CID is Chair of School of Visual Arts NYC’s BFA Interior Design: Built Environments Department and is an architect/interior designer/partner at Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners, Fulbright Scholar, American Academy Rome Prize Fellow, 2008 national Chair of the AIA Committee on Design, fell...

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Jane Maciver

Creative Director - ID, Buckley Gray Yeoman

Jane Maciver has designed award winning interior spaces for over 18 years, working internationally and across a commercial scope from revered luxury brands to boutique and independent projects. She is currently leading the design and development of the dedicated Interior Design studio at Buckley Gray Yeoman where her current project...

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Sarah Townson

Director, Anthology

Sarah Townson is an Australian interior designer and Director of Anthology, an all female design practice established to push and challenge the design quality and creativity of hospitality and residential projects. With design as her life purpose, Sarah created Anthology to provide a point of difference in the global market where bespo...

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Virginia Lung

Design Director, One Plus Partnership Limited

Virginia Lung is co-founder of One Plus Partnership & Pulse On Partnership. After she was graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelor in Interior Architecture, she has been dedicated herself into interior design industry. After working as a interior designer in industry for several years, she decided to open up her interior des...

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Workplace of the Year

Anthology Australia Workplace


Anthology is a female owned international design studio, established to be an employment leader in the industry for women whilst embracing a strong attitude to work-life balance. The practice has organically attracted an all female staff base, not by choice, but more by word of mouth that Anthology offers a fresh perspective on how to ...

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JTP is an award-winning international placemaking practice of architects and masterplanners with extensive experience of delivering successful projects throughout the UK, Europe and Russia. From our studios in London and Edinburgh, we undertake placemaking projects at every scale, from cities and towns, to neighbourhoods and streets, s...

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