The Architecture Drawing Prize welcomes entries from architects, designers and students from around the world while celebrating the significance of drawing as a tool in capturing and communicating architectural ideas.

Entrants will be invited to submit work in three categories: hand-drawn, digital and hybrid and a special lockdown prize was awarded to a drawing relating to the changes that Covid-19 will bring to architecture.

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Winners of The Architecture Drawing Prize 2021 were announced on Tuesday 30 November.

Chaired by Paul Finch, World Architecture Festival the winning entrants discussed their work with members of the 2021 judging panel, including Ken Shuttleworth (Make Architects), Louise Stewart (Soane Museum), Lily Jencks (Lily Jencks Studio) and Narinder Sagoo (Foster & Partners).



Bronstein's work encompasses drawing, painting, film, performance, installation and writing, with a focus on architecture and the decorative arts. In 2021, Bronstein will have a major solo exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, which will be accompanied by a book co-published by Walther Koenig. Solo exhibitions and major projects include OGR, Turin, RISD Museum, Rhode Island, Tate Britain Commission (Duveen Galleries) London, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, Museo Marino Marini, Florence; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; REDCAT, Los Angeles, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, ICA, London, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Lenbachhaus, Munich. He is represented in numerous public collections including the British Museum, V&A, Tate, Government Art Collection, Pompidou, Paris, Metropolitan Museum, NY, MFAH, Houston, Lenbachhaus, Munich. Publications include among others, Pseudo Georgian London, A is Building B is Architecture, Gilded Keyholes, Ornamental Designs, and Postmodern Architecture in London, all published by Walther König.

Senior Partner
Foster + Partners

Narinder Sagoo is the Art Director at Foster + Partners. He joined the practice in 1996, and in 2000, became the youngest-ever associate at Foster + Partners. He was made a project director the following year, was promoted to partner in 2004 and to senior partner at the start of 2018. Today, Narinder heads the practice’s Design Communications team, and is most well-known for his perspective drawings and his unique ability to grasp and visualise architectural visions. Working alongside Lord Foster and other senior partners, Narinder has been personally involved in all of the practice’s projects over a period of two decades. Responsible for all artistic representations of projects, from sketch and drawing, digital painting through to photorealistic representation, Narinder’s team of artists continue to push boundaries, translating not just the built reality but the essence of a building, whilst exploring sensory relationships with the built and natural environment. For him, the act of listening to a client is the beginning of a collaborative process that involves sketching and drawing as an integral part, working as part of a larger team together with the client as a partner. Beginning with conceptual art, which provides an initial feel of the project, to photorealistic images that take us forward in time to the point of reality, his team of artists create a large variety of artwork throughout the design process.

Equity Partner

Robin Brodie Cooper is a Partner at Gleeds and a Director of the Cost Management team he is also a Director for Health and Safety and Building Surveying groups. During his career with Gleeds, he has dealt with most standard and non-standard forms of contract and worked on projects in a variety of fields, including towers in the City of London, offices, mixed use, leisure schemes, shell retail schemes, residential and urban regeneration. Robin has worked in the London market for over 30 years and has been involved with British Council for Offices (BCO) for over 15 years. He is currently President of the BCO and was Chairman of the London and South East judging panel for four years. He heads up BCO Management Board and Management Executive Board. Robin is also the Honorary Treasurer for the City Architecture Forum.

Langlands & Bell

Artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell have been collaborating since meeting at art school in London in 1978. Their work explores the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture and the coded systems of communication and exchange that surround us. They have exhibited widely internationally, including Tate Britain & Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, V&A and British Museum in London; MoMA, New York, and the British Art Center at Yale; The Hermitage, St Petersburg; CCA Kitakyushu, Japan. In 2002 Langlands & Bell were commissioned as “War Artists” to travel to Afghanistan. They won a BAFTA and were shortlisted for the Turner Prize for "The House of Osama bin Laden" the trilogy of art works that resulted from their visit. “The Past is Never Dead…” a major solo exhibition exploring the architecture of the Slave Castles of Ghana will be at Gallery 1957, Accra, from 17 October – December 3, 2019 From 26 February until 25 May 2020 Sir John Soane’s Museum, London will present “Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth”. The Soane museum’s most extensive exhibition of contemporary art to date, it will feature works borrowed from private and public collections across the UK, together with new works made specially for the exhibition.

Lily Jenks Studio, JencksSquared

Lily Jencks is the cofounder of JencksSquared. The offices’ passion is to make content-driven forms that create strong identities for meaningful public interaction through architecture, landscape and landart projects in the UK and abroad. Her work spans the scale from intimate courtyards to large public parks. Lily is on the board of Maggies Centres UK, Hong Kong, and previously was on the board of Maggies UK. Lily herself worked on the gardens of the Maggies centres in Glasgow, and Hong Kong. Lily studied at Columbia University and holds a Masters in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches an experimental design unit at the Architectural Association in London, currently investigating ecological principles in the design of museums. Lily is the recipient of a Grace Humanitarian Award from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, an honour award from the American Institute of Landscape Architects, a Silver Medal Arthur Spruy Brooke Memorial Prize for Architecture Design. Recent awards for her architectural work include the Glasgow Institute of Architects “Supreme Award”, and the RICS “Design through innovation Award”.

Make Architects

Over the course of his 40-year career, Ken Shuttleworth has worked on numerous groundbreaking architectural landmarks, earning the nickname “Ken the Pen” for his fluid draftsmanship. In 2004, Ken founded Make Architects, an award-winning employee-owned practice with studios in London, Sydney and Hong Kong. Prior to this he built up a remarkable portfolio of experience as a partner at Foster + Partners. Ken oversees the design development of every scheme at Make and acts as a guardian to its 150-strong staff. Among the practice’s recently completed schemes are a five-star hotel in Chengdu, a new student amenities building at the University of Nottingham and a flagship office scheme for The Crown Estate in Westminster. Projects currently on site include new residential developments in Hong Kong and Mumbai, the redevelopment of a key transport hub in Sydney, and two major mixed use schemes in London’s West End. Ken is Past President of the British Council for Offices, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the UK Government Advisory Group on Professional and Business Services. In 2013 he set up the Future Spaces Foundation to advance research and debate about the spaces we live in.

Sir John Soane's Museum

Louise Stewart is Curator of Exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum. Stewart studied Art History at the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford and was awarded a PhD in Art History from the University of Nottingham in 2016. She has worked at various museums, galleries and arts organisations including Nottingham Contemporary, The National Centre for Craft and Design, Ordinary Culture and the National Portrait Gallery where she was Curator of Sixteenth-Century to Contemporary Collections. Stewart joined Sir John Soane’s Museum in March 2020.

World Architecture Festival

Paul Finch is programme director of the World Architecture Festival; deputy chair of the Design Council and editorial director of the Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal. Born London in 1949 he took a history degree at Selwyn College, Cambridge, before going into journalism. He was deputy editor of Estates Times (now Property Week), 1976-1983; editor of Building Design, 1983-94; editor of the Architects’ Journal, 1994-1999, and editor of The Architectural Review 2005-2009. He was a commissioner and deputy chair at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, 1999-2005, and chair, 2009-2011. He chaired Cabe’s Olympic Design Review panel from 2006-2012. He has been joint editor of Planning in London since 1992. He received an honorary FRIBA in 1994; an honorary doctorate from the University of Westminster, 2004; and an honorary fellowship from University College London, 2006. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland; an honorary member of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales; and an honorary member of the British Council for Offices. He was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in 2002.


The judges will be looking for: 

  • Technical skill
  • Success in conveying a design idea, be it a general concept or a specific proposal
  • Originality of approach
  • Quality of drawing irrespective of the project it may represent (built, unbuilt or purely conceptual)
  • Extent to which the drawing makes a proposition about architecture, rather than simply recording it

Drawings must have been completed over the past 18 months. 

Entries may not be submitted by individuals working for the same organisation as any of the judges.


  1. Hand-drawing
  2. Hybrid
  3. Digital (must be a still image, not animated)

Each category offers a discounted student prize.

The finalists are asked to kindly leave originals with The Architecture Drawing Prize team until February 2023 so that these can be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum throughout January and February 2023.

Standard: £165 (+VAT where applicable)

Students and under 30s: £20 (+VAT where applicable)