The winners of the 2024 Jane Drew and Ada Louise Huxtable Prizes

We are excited to announce that Iwona Buczkowska and Angela Davis are the winners of the 2024 Jane Drew and Ada Louise Huxtable Prizes.

Jane Drew Prize for Architecture 2024

The Polish-French architect Iwona Buczkowska designed the largest timber housing complex in France, the Cité Pierre Sémard – a social housing project of 225 units completed in 1992 in Seine-Saint-Denis. Founding her practice Atelier Iwona Buczkowska in 1980, Buczkowska has completed several radical social housing projects and public buildings in France.

‘Iwona Buczkowska is both a pioneer of timber construction and a fierce defender of the right to good housing. Rejecting standardisation, she prefers arcs and oblique planes to create intimate and brightly lit homes, and encourages us to think of architecture’s contribution to social ecology. Buczkowska’s buildings need to be preserved, and her ideas celebrated.’ Manon Mollard, Editor, The Architectural Review

Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for Contribution to Architecture 2024

Political activist, philosopher and writer Angela Davis is a leader of the movement for abolition of the prison system as well as an important voice in other fields of civil rights activism. Davis’s latest book Abolition: Politics, Practices, Promises, Volume 1 is due to be published by Penguin in March.

‘Angela Davis’s activism and leadership is as relevant and pertinent to architecture as it has ever been. Her work highlights the complicity of architecture as a tool of violence and encourages architects to advocate for spatial justice. Davis continues to speak truth to power, setting an example for architects around the world.’ Eleanor Beaumont, Deputy Editor, The Architectural Review.

To check out our past winners, you can find more details here.