Architecture grad named ‘emerging star’ with new award nomination

Stefanie Rhodes has been shortlisted for the 2020 Moira Gemhill Prize, a global award for women in architecture.

Date: 27 January 2020

London Met graduate Stefanie Rhodes has been named as an ‘emerging star’ in the field of architecture, having been shortlisted for this year’s Moira Gemhill Prize.

Rhodes has worked in architectural practices in South Korea, Paris and London, most recently as Project Architect for a number of large-scale housing projects at Karakusevic Carson Architects, including the regeneration of the Colville Estate in Hackney. Stefanie has taught postgraduate design at the Korea National University and has been an undergraduate studio tutor at the Cass. She is a RIBA chartered Architect and a member of the RIBA schools of Architecture Validation Panel.

She studied Architecture at the Cass with colleagues Richard Gatti and Tom Routh, who together founded architecture practice Gatti Routh Rhodes in 2013 upon completion of their studies. The firm previously won the Young Architect of the Year award in 2019.

The Moira Gemhill Prize recognises excellence in women designers anywhere in the world with a bright future under the age of 45. The award was renamed in memory of the late Moira Gemmill, director of design at the V&A and latterly director of capital programmes at the Royal Collection Trust, and has a £10,000 first prize. The accolade forms part of the W Awards, which celebrate exemplary work of all kinds; from the design of the world’s most significant new buildings to contributions to wider architectural culture, from lifetimes of achievement to the work of women with bright futures ahead.

The international award is an initiative from Architect’s Journal (AJ), whose editor, Emily Booth said: “This year’s shortlist provides a wealth of architectural talent from Niger to Italy to the UK. It is a privilege and pleasure to celebrate the work of these outstanding architects.”

The winner will be honoured at the W Lunch at Battersea Arts Centre in London on Friday 6 March.

All members of Gatti Routh Rhodes, with Stefanie Rhodes on the left.