King is crowned

Cass PhD Candidate Julia King wins Architects Journal's prestigious Emerging Woman Architect of The Year Award.
Date: 10 February 2014

Julia King, architect and PhD candidate at The Cass has won the Emerging Woman Architect of The Year Award 2014 which is run by Architects Journal Magazine.

She saw off fierce competition to scoop the award for architects and architectural designers who have been in their current role for less than five years and was described by the judges as ‘truly inspiring’

Judge and V&A director Moira Gemmill said: ‘Her work has great resonance internationally. She came across as someone who is very driven, very smart and very capable of getting things done often in very difficult circumstances.’

Julia's work focuses on the future of urban development. She is doing a PhD in the Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources department and is establishing a practice in New Delhi and London. King designed and built a sewer for 322 low-income houses in New Delhi and is regenerating the Taj East Drain, which runs through slum areas. She is one of nine UK practitioners engaged in a 10-day lab to explore the theme ‘Future Cities’ for UnBox, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Council, and the Science & Innovation Network.

Read more and an interview at AJ Julia King.

Two other women who have studied at or teach at The Cass were also  in the running for the award.

Daisy Froud who teaches at The Cass co-founded AOC in 2003 and took up the role as the practice’s head of participation in 2010. During 2013 the practice has completed a new build extension to St Saviour’s & St Olave’s Secondary School in Southwark and gained planning for housing and a community centre in Nunhead, as well as a cultural centre in Willesden Green. Froud sits on two London borough design review panels and is a built environment expert for CABE

Read more and an interview at AJ Daisy Froud.

Hana Loftus, who studied Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA part 2) at The Cass as part of the Free Unit,  founded Essex-based practice HAT Projects with Tom Grieve in 2007. In the past year the practice has completed a number of commissions including the £3.5 million Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, temporary structures for the reopening of the Olympic Park and a new-build development of affordable artists’ studios as part of High House Production Park in Purfleet, Essex. Loftus was also runner up in the inaugural AJ Writing Prize in 2011.

Read more and an interview at AJ Hana Loftus.

The winner was announced at the AJ Women in Architecture luncheon at the Langham Hotel on 7 February, where co-founder of Hopkins Architects, Patty Hopkins gave the keynote address.

This year’s jury included the winner of last year’s Jane Drew Prize, Eva Jiricna, alongside an 11-strong jury including Doreen Lawrence, Laura Lee, Martha Thorne and Peter Rees.

News details

Website: architectsjournal.co.uk
Full article: AJ Magazine

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