BAL ANCE
REL E VANCE
EQUAL I TY
AC CES SI BIL I TY
ROLE  MOD ELS
VOIC ES  OF  WOM EN
VAL UES
AP PROACH
FAIR NESS
TOL ER ANCE
FE MALE  PROFES SION ALS
RE SPECT
EQ UI TY
TRANS PAREN CY
COL LAB O RA TION

About

DIVERSITY IN ARCHITECURE IS THE PLATFORM TO PROMOTE A PRIZE FOR WOMEN ARCHITECTS
THIS AWARD IS DEDICATED TO

THE CELEBRATION OF WOMEN ARCHITECTS BY RECOGNIZING AND HONORING THEIR WORK

THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY BETWEEN FEMALE AND MALE ARCHITECTS

PROVIDING ROLE MODELS FOR A YOUNGER GENERATION OF WOMEN ARCHITECTS

WHY

The visibility of women in architecture and in the broader field of urban planning goes hand in hand with their public recognition. Awards specifically for women could well accelerate this development. The goal of OUR PLATFORM is to make women architects visible, to recognize and honor their work, to promote equality between male and female architects, and to raise awareness of role models for young women architects.

WHO

Dr. Ursula Schwitalla BDA a.o.
Chair & Founder
studied history, geography, politics, and art history, works as an exhibition curator and art consultant, Germany. Lecturer at the University of Tuebingen and Humboldt University Berlin. Curator of the lecture series ‚ Architecture Today‘ at the Tuebingen University and editor of Women in Architecture, 2021 Hatje Cantz, based in Tuebingen, in Germany.

Christiane Fath BDA a.o.
Deputy Chair & Founder
studied architecture and cultural management, works as a curator and publisher. Founder of the gallery framework in Berlin/Vienna. Co-Curator of BDA ARCHITEKTINNEN BERLIN, 2021 Jovis, based in Berlin.

Dr. Dirk Boll, Co-Founder
studied law and cultural management, Professor at the Institute for Cultural Management and Media Management at the University of Music and Theater Hamburg, based in London.

Sol Camacho, Co-Founder
studied architecture and urban design, works at the interface between practice and research, Director of the Instituto Bardi/Casa de Vidro, Coordinator of the Archive Lina Bo Bardi, based in São Paulo.

Odile Decq, Co-Founder
studied architecture and urban planning, runs her own studio; founder of the alternative architecture school Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture, based in Paris.

Angelika Fitz, Co-Founder
studied comparative literature with a focus on cultural studies, works for international museums, ministries and cultural institutes, Director of the Architekturzentrum Wien, based in Vienna.

Anna Heringer, Co-Founder
studied architecture at the University of Art and Design Linz, lectures & works internationally, co-initiated the LAUFEN MANIFESTO, which outlines principles for a humane design culture, based in Laufen.

Marc Kimmich, Co-Founder
studied business and international management. Initiated sustainable  architecture projects in Berlin and Stuttgart. supports the gender equity in architecture and planning, based in Berlin.

Structure

Jury

Sol Camacho
studied architecture and urban design, works at the interface between practice and research, Director of the Instituto Bardi/Casa de Vidro, Coordinator of the Archive Lina Bo Bardi, based in São Paulo.

Odile Decq
studied architecture and urban planning, runs her own studio; founder of the alternative architecture school Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture, based in Paris.

Rahul Mehrotra 
has a Master’s Degree in Urban Design from Harvard University. He is Founding Principal of RMA Architects and divides his time between working in Mumbai and Boston. He teaches at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where he is Professor of Urban Design and Planning, and the John T. Dunlop Professor in Housing and Urbanization.

Itohan Osayimwese
is an architectural and urban historian. She is Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the renowned Brown University. She engages with theories of modernity and postcoloniality, focusing her research on German colonial architecture. She is the recipient of the 2020 Schelling Award for Architectural Theory.

Martha Thorne
is an architectural academic, curator, editor, and author. She studied urban affairs and city planning, is the former executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and currently Dean of IE School of Architecture & Design in Madrid.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Julia Albani
is a trained Art and Architecture historian. The Lisbon-based curator, critic and communications strategist specializes in facilitating exchange between individuals and institutions within the fields of architecture, urbanism, and design. She is currently leading the press and public relations for the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Anne-Laure Cavigneaux
is a trained graphic designer. She is Founder of and Creative Director at March.Studio based in Melbourne. Renato Turri & Editors World-Architects holds master’s degrees in advanced studies in leadership and management, and in applied ethics, is CEO

Rodney Eggleston
studied at RMUT University, is Founding Principal of March.Studio and the winner of the Australian Institute of Architects’ prestigious National Emerging Architect Prize. He is based in Melbourne.

Elena Fabrizi
is an architect and designer from Florence, Italy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Università degli Studi di Firenze and is the Institutional Secretary and Co-Curator at the creative collective RebelArchitette.

Julia Gamolina
studied architecture at Cornell University. Followed by a career as a designer, she currently works in business development. Based in NYC, she is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the successful online platform Madame Architect.

Martin Jasper
grew up in Latin America and studied architecture at the UdK, Berlin. Based in Buenos Aires, he is Founding Director of Jasper Architects with offices in Buenos Aires, Vienna, and Berlin.

Mariam Kamara
studied computer science and architecture, is Founding Principal of atelier masōmī in Niamey and a founding member of the global collective of architects united4design. She is based in Niamey, Niger.

Eduard Koegel
studied architecture, runs his own studio, working on the development of architecture and urban planning in non-European countries. He is a lecturer regular at Berlin Institute of Technology and at Bauhaus-University
Weimar. He is based in Berlin.

Kathrin Moore
studied architecture in Hannover and urban planning at the prestigious Yale University, worked as Associate Partner Director of Urban Design & Planning at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for 27 years until she opened her own studio MooreUrban Design in 2000. She is based in San Francisco.

Otobong Nkanga
is a Nigeria-born visual and performance artist. She has a master’s degree in the performing arts and is the winner of the Yanghyun Prize. Her work has been featured, among others, at Tate Modern in London and at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. She is based in Antwerp.

Francesca Perani
is an architect and an instigator based in Bergamo. She is Founder of Francesca Perani Enterprise and Founding President of the creative collective RebelArchitette.

Werner Sobek
is an architect and structural engineer with a degree from the University of Stuttgart. He founded the Werner Sobek sustainable design and engineering company in 1992, which he leads as chairman of the supervisory board and as a creative mastermind.

Brinda Somaya
is an architect and urban conservationist.She studied architecture in Mumbai and in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is Founding Principal of Somaya & Kalappa Consultants. In 2014, she was awarded the Indian Institute of Architects – Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement. She is based in Mumbai.

Renato Turri & Editors World-Architects
holds master’s degrees in advanced studies in leadership and management, and in applied ethics, is CEO and Partner at World Architects. He is based in Zurich. W-A Editors are located all over the world.

CHAIRS

Dr. Ursula Schwitalla
studied history, geography, politics, and art history, works as an exhibition curator and art consultant, Germany. Lecturer at the University of Tuebingen and Humboldt University Berlin. Curator of the lecture series ‚ Architecture Today‘ at the Tuebingen University and editor of Women in Architecture, 2021 Hatje Cantz, based in Tuebingen, in Germany.

Christiane Fath
studied architecture and cultural management, works as a curator and publisher. Founder of the gallery framework in Berlin/Vienna. Co-Curator of BDA ARCHITEKTINNEN BERLIN, 2021 Jovis, based in Berlin.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Stella Lee
holds a master’s degree in architecture and is the recipient of the Lowenfish Memorial Prize from Columbia University. She is Co-Founder and former Principal of Bureau V Architecture, an award-winning architecture and design practice based in New York City. She runs her own studio Stella Lee Projects in Berlin. 

Francesca Ferguson
is a curator, Founder and CEO of Make_Shift agency, working with clients within cultural heritage, urban planning, and regeneration. She is based in Berlin.

Marc Kimmich, Co-Founder
studied business and international management. Initiated sustainable architecture projects in Berlin and Stuttgart. supports the gender equity in architecture and planning, based in Berlin.

Nicola von Velsen
studied literature and art history in Bonn and in London, is Publisher and Managing Director at Hatje Cantz Publishing. She is based in Berlin.

Harriet Harriss
is a British architect, historian, and writer. She is Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture and holds a doctorate in architecture from Oxford Brookes University. She is based in New York.

AMBASSADORS

Annabelle Selldorf
holds a degree in architecture, is Principal of Selldorf Architects, serves as Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is the recipient of the 2016 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. She is based in NYC.

Regine Leibinger
has a master’s in architecture from Harvard University, is Co-Founder of Barkow Leibinger and Member of the Architecture Section at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, where she is based.

Melodie Leung
holds a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University, is Associate Director at Zaha Hadid rchitects and Architecture Editor at Large for Ala Champ Magazine. She is based in London.

Dr. Dirk Boll
studied law and cultural management and is Professor at the Institute for Cultural Management and Media Management at the University of Music and Theater Hamburg. He is based in London.

Angelika Fitz
studied comparative literature with a focus on cultural studies, works for international museums, ministries, and cultural institutes. Based in Vienna, she is Director of the Architekturzentrum Wien.

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