- Location Worldwide
- Sector Arts and culture
- Client Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum, World Architecture Festival
The Architecture Drawing Prize celebrates drawing as a tool for sharing ideas and engaging people in discussions about our built environment. The Prize was established in 2017 as a collaboration between Make, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival. Students and architects from around the world submit drawings to be judged in one of three categories: hand-drawn, digital and hybrid. An overall winner is also selected.
Entrants are assessed on the originality and quality of their work, the technical skills displayed, and how successfully they’ve communicated their idea, concept, or proposal. Past and present judges include Make founder Ken Shuttleworth, artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, and Foster + Partners’ head of design communication Narinder Sagoo.
The winning and shortlisted work is displayed at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and at the World Architecture Festival (WAF). In 2021, works were once again exhibited at the Soane and at WAF. They were also displayed in the Vault of Contemporary Art (VCA), a virtual gallery designed by Make, as part of a five-year retrospective commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Prize and showcasing all of the extraordinary talent we’ve seen over the years.
I am really attached to the fact that art and architecture can interweave, and The Architecture Drawing Prize recognizes and emphasizes that notion.