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AJ Architecture Awards 2019 Winners Announced

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Congratulations to our twenty-one 2019 winners at last nights AJ Architecture Awards. The awards took place at a luxury gala dinner at the Exhibition London in Shepherd’s Bush last night (20th November 2019) and was hosted by comedian and actor, Miles Jupp.

The AJ Architecture Awards recognise excellence in Architecture. There are 18 categories to enter and a further 3 categories which are chosen from all entries. According to the Architects Journal “The juries visited all 125 of the shortlisted buildings in their search for the best new architecture in the country, looking at a wide range of schemes ranging from office buildings to social housing and unbuilt masterplans. The 54 judges included Amin Taha, Eva Jiricna, Biba Dow, Kirsten Lees and Edward Jones.”

These are some of the most sought-after awards in the industry. Winning an award is beneficial for so many reasons. On a business level it stands the practice in good stead when competing for business as an award-winning organisation. On a personal level it is great for your CV for as/when you are looking for new jobs in Architecture and it’s also a huge personal achievement.


According to the Architects’ Journal website, the biggest prize of the night was the ‘Design of the Year’ Award which went to Carmody Groarke for their Windermere Jetty Museum project which was described as “simple, thoughtful and pragmatic”. The full twenty-one winners are:

Winners will also be printed in the December 2019 issue of the Architects’ Journal magazine. For further information about the awards, visit the AJ Architecture Awards page.

(Image: Windermere Jetty Museum project – Carmody Groarke – Design of The Year Award)


A new prize called the ‘MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice’ has now been launched as part of the W Awards, run by the AJ and sister title The Architectural Review, which are free and open for entry until 2 December 2019. The prize is named in memory of inspirational Architect, Lecturer and Writer; Mary Jane (MJ) Long. The MJ Long Prize will be open to UK-based female architects working for UK-based practices, and will be judged on an overall body of work with an emphasis on a project completed within the past 18 months.

Entrants might be running a large project for a multinational client or focusing on more modest design interventions within a small practice – or even exploring new ways of working in architecture.

If you’re interested in entering then head to the application page here. Winners will be honoured at an event at Illuminate, The Science Museum, in London on Friday 6 March 2020. Architects Journal are also inviting entries for the renowned Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture.


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Architects Journal https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/aj-architecture-awards-2019-who-were-the-big-winners/10045373.article