2018 Edition Winners
The jury panel is intentionally all-female to celebrate women in positions of leadership in the construction industry. They will assess all the received projects according to the rules and differentiating between innovation feature and overall design.
Immy Kaur, Melodie Leung and Beatrice De Carli will judge the innovation, while Susan Le Good, Daisy Froud and Cristina Diaz will team up to judge the overall winner.
Cristina Díaz Moreno
Cristina Díaz Moreno is an architect and founder of the Madrid-based office amid.cero9.
She is a visiting professor at SOA Princeton, visiting professor in the GSD Harvard, Städelschule Frankfurt and she was in the IKA Vienna. She has taught at both ETSAM and ESA in Madrid during more than 10 years and she has been lecturer throughout Europe, Asia and the US.
Her projects and writings from the past 15 years are documented in Third Natures, a Micropedia (AA Publications, 2014), and more recently, in a monographic El Croquis (no 184). Her work, Breathable, is an eye-opening and refreshing collection of her works, which is compiled in this catalogue. Breathable explores how air, the atmosphere and our physical surroundings work and reflect on the individual and society.
The works of Cristina Diaz have been frequently accredited; her 99 single-family houses project for Äijalaränta in Jyväskylä (Finland) won the European 6 competition, followed by the same success in the Ópera Prima competition (COAM 2010). She then proceeded to win the Palacio del Cerezo en Flor (Valle del Jerte, Cáceres 2008) competition, which explored the radical approach of nature and its surroundings through the construction of a unique chapel of a complex structure, conceived for the celebrations that take place during the blossoming of the cherry trees in the valley.
Susan Le Good
Allford Hall Monaghan MorrisArchitectLONDON
Susan was made an Associate Director of AHMM in 2005 and now takes the lead in having a practice-wide view of project resources and recruitment requirements while having formal responsibility for co-ordinating the work-load of the practice’s model-making workshop.
Susan joined Allford Hall Monaghan Morris as a Part I student in 1994 and is the practice’s longest serving member of staff.
She has played a key role in many of the practice’s award-winning projects over the past 12 years including Walsall Bus Station, the Broadgate Health Club and Jubilee Primary School.
Among other projects Ms. Le Good is currently responsible for directing Westminster City Academy along with the second phase in the practice’s masterplan for the redevelopment of Barking Town Centre.
She was made an Associate Director in 2005 and now takes the lead in having a practice-wide view of project resources and recruitment requirements while having formal responsibility for co-ordinating the work-load of the practice’s model-making workshop.
She lectures on professional practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture and to professional groups elsewhere.
Zaha Hadid ArchitectsSenior Associate LONDON
Melodie Leung is a Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects and Architecture Editor at large at Ala Champ Magazine. She has been with the practice for over a decade and assisted Zaha Hadid on many product, furniture, interior and architectural designs.
Melodie Leung joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2005. In addition to designing products, furniture, interiors, and architecture, she assisted Zaha Hadid in designing and creating the Zaha Hadid Gallery (London) where she also oversees the installation of new exhibitions. She has worked on many daring installations, investigating new techniques for fabrication, as well as having designed interiors for residential and retail clients and a number of key products in the collection of Zaha Hadid Design.
Melodie Leung was born in Chicago, Illinois. She studied architecture at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and proceeded to obtain a Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning at Columbia University, New York. She contributes as Architecture Editor at Large to Ala Champ Magazine.
London School of ArchitectureTutor LONDON
Daisy is a strategist who specialises in devising tools and processes that enable diverse voices to meaningfully contribute to design decision-making, and that make this decision-making more deliberative and transparent.
For 11 years she was a co-founding director of architecture practice AOC, during which time she was shortlisted for the AJ’s Emerging Woman Architect of the Year award, and now runs her own agency offering community engagement and participatory design services to architects, clients and local communities.
She has a degree in languages from Cambridge, an MA in Cultural Memory from University of London, and in 2011 completed a visiting professorship at Yale School of Architecture. She regularly advises government on community built environment issues, which currently includes sitting on the Design Panel for High Speed 2, and is a Built Environment Expert for Design Council CABE.
Daisy has been a History & Theory Teaching Fellow at The Bartlett School of Architecture since 2007, focusing on spatial politics and participatory practice. Daisy teaches Urban Studies at the LSA with Tom Holbrook.
Imandeep Kaur Bensal (MSc International Development, 2011) is Co-founder of Impact Hub Birmingham and Curator of TEDxBrum. A crowd-funded social enterprise, Impact Hub Birmingham is part of the global Impact Hub network and is made up innovative and diverse makers, doers, entrepreneurs and activists committed to building a better city and world.
Immy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2016 she was named one of the ten most influential people in the West Midlands from the world of business lobbying in the Birmingham Post's 'Power 250'.
Beatrice De Carli
Architecture sans FrontiersBoard MemberLONDON
Beatrice completed her architectural studies at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, including a PhD in Architecture and Urbanism developed in collaboration with the University of Leuven (2011). She has worked with NGOs, local governments, and higher education institutions in a range of contexts internationally, recently focusing on urban areas in Brazil, South Africa, and the UK. Beatrice’s research and teaching concern questions of uneven geographical & urban development through design thinking and practice, with a focus on issues of equality, diversity, and participation in cities. Her current work develops through participatory action methods and examines the self-organised tactics enacted by citizens to re-appropriate urban space, and their capacity to produce transformative meanings, spaces and social relations vis-à-vis dominant urban narratives and planned interventions. She addresses some of these questions through her engagement with ASF-UK, where she contributes to the programmes Change by Design and Challenging Practice.