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Denise Scott Brown Wins 2017 Jane Drew Prize

06:00 - 8 February, 2017
Denise Scott Brown Wins 2017 Jane Drew Prize, © Robert Venturi
© Robert Venturi

Denise Scott Brown has won the 2017 Jane Drew Prize, an award that recognizes an architectural designer who has “raised the profile of women in architecture” through their work and commitment to design excellence, as a part of The Architectural Review’s (AR) Women in Architecture Awards

Scott Brown’s receipt of the prize is a culmination of the grassroots drive to see her contribution to the profession adequately recognized – a movement that sprung from the Women in Architecture campaign in 2013–a quarter of a century after her partner Robert Venturi was awarded the Pritzker.

“Things have happened which have made me very happy in my old age and one of those is this prize,” said Scott Brown.

Previous winners of the Drew prize, named after advocate Jane Drew, include Odile Decq, Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, and Zaha Hadid.

Odile Decq Honored with 2016 Jane Drew Prize

12:30 - 25 February, 2016
Odile Decq Honored with 2016 Jane Drew Prize, Saint-Ange Residency / Studio Odile Decq. Image © Roland Halbe
Saint-Ange Residency / Studio Odile Decq. Image © Roland Halbe

Odile Decq has won the 2016 Jane Drew Prize as part of the Architectural Review's (AR) annual Women in Architecture Awards. Co-founder of Studio Odile Decq, the French architect was awarded for being a "a creative powerhouse, spirited breaker of rules and advocate of equality." Her diverse portfolio ranges from art galleries and museums, to social housing and infrastructure. She is best known for the Cargo incubator building in Paris and the Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum in Nanjing, China.

Jane Drew Prize Jointly Awarded to Grafton Co-Founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

00:00 - 11 February, 2015
Jane Drew Prize Jointly Awarded to Grafton Co-Founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Waterloo Lane / Grafton Architects. Image © Ros Kavanagh
Waterloo Lane / Grafton Architects. Image © Ros Kavanagh

Grafton Architects' co-founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have been jointly awarded the fourth annual Jane Drew Prize for their “massive influence” on the profession. The “hardworking” Dublin-based duo impressed the jury, which included Norman Foster and Patty Hopkins, for not being “afraid to speak in a language that is feminine” yet “produce buildings which are robust and full of conviction.”

“Grafton’s buildings are consistently high quality. Their approach is solid,” added the jury. “They are business-savvy.”

Jane Drew Prize Goes to Kathryn Findlay (1953-2014)

00:00 - 13 January, 2014
Jane Drew Prize Goes to Kathryn Findlay (1953-2014), Kathryn Findlay. Image Courtesy of Ushida Findlay Architects
Kathryn Findlay. Image Courtesy of Ushida Findlay Architects

Kathryn Findlay, educator and co-founder of Ushida Findlay Architects, has been named winner of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize. This announcement comes shortly after the news of Findlay’s death, which was unknown at the time of the jury’s decision. Known as “one of the most talented people in British architecture,” Findlay will be remembered for her “outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.”

Eva Jiřičná Awarded 2013 Jane Drew Prize

00:00 - 8 March, 2013
The Eva Jiřičná-designed Knightsbridge apartment in west London. © Flickr user mobilix. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
The Eva Jiřičná-designed Knightsbridge apartment in west London. © Flickr user mobilix. Used under Creative Commons

Czech-born architect Eva Jiřičná has been announced, by unanimous decision of the esteemed AJ Judging Panel, as the Winner of the 2013 Jane Drew Prize “for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.” Zaha Hadid, prize judge and winner of last year’s Jane Drew Prize, lauded Jiřičná’s for redefining the idea of retail space with her innovated use of industrial materials and famous steel and glass staircases.