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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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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Contribution to Architecture Award

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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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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Emerging Architect of the Year

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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