The Davidson Prize is an annual design ideas competition recognising transformative architecture of the home. The prize exists to celebrate innovative design ideas, to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration and to promote compelling visual communication.

Each year entrants are asked to consider a different aspect of the home. The theme of the second annual prize is ‘Co-Living – A New Future?’.

See the 2022 winners here.

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2022 Theme:
Co-living – A new future?

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The theme of the 2022 Davidson Prize is ‘Co-Living – A New Future?’. The second annual prize for thought-provoking ideas around the design of the home will be awarded in June 2022.

The Davidson Prize looks for multi-disciplinary collaborative approaches but each team must include an architect registered with ARB (UK) or RIAI (Eire). The prize is free to enter.

Judges

Paul Monaghan
Chair of the 2022 Judging Panel.
Founding Director
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Paul is an internationally acclaimed architect whose work is focused on redefining the built environment in both the UK and abroad. He was appointed by the Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region as the city region’s first Design Champion. Paul is also an advisor for the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission; an independent body that will advise government on how to promote and increase the use of high-quality design for new build homes and neighbourhoods.

Mary Duggan
Founder Mary Duggan Architects

Founding director of Mary Duggan Architects, and a founding director of Duggan Morris Architects from 2004-2017. Mary is currently on the London Borough of Camden’s Design Review Panel and has served on many other design review panels for governing authorities including the RIBA Education Committee, the RIBA International, National and Regional Awards Panel and has judged the Stephen Lawrence Prize, the Manser Medal, the RIBA Bronze Medal.

Amy Frearson
Author, Editor, Journalist Dezeen

Amy Frearson is a London-based journalist and editor specialising in architecture and design. She is editor-at-large for Dezeen, the world's biggest and most influential design website, and co-author of All Together Now: the co-living and co-working revolution, published by RIBA Books. She is also a regular contributor to magazines including Elle Decoration, Grand Designs, Icon and Design Anthology.

Agnieszka Glowacka
Associate Director Haptic Architects

Part of the winning team in 2021, Home Forest. Agnieszka is a qualified architect and award-winning spatial designer. At Haptic she has worked on the design of a temporary, mobile photography exhibition for the Science Museum Group as well as the design for a new railway collection museum in Margate, Kent. Prior to joining Haptic Agnieszka worked on design projects for The Victoria and Albert Museum, RIBA and 100% Design show at Olympia. Agnieszka has run two BSc design units at The Bartlett, UCL and currently leads the architectural teaching for Haptic on the innovative, multi-disciplinary MEng course at Bartlett, UCL.

Yinka Ilori
Artist yinkailori.com

Yinka Ilori is a London-based multidisciplinary artist of a British-Nigerian heritage, who specializes in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design. Humorous, provocative and fun, every project that he creates tells a story. Bringing Nigerian verbal traditional into playful conversation with contemporary design, Yinka Ilori’s work touches on various global themes that resonate with different audiences all over the world.

Manijeh Verghese
Head of Public Engagement Architectural Association

Manijeh Verghese is the Head of Public Engagement at the Architectural Association, where she is also a Unit Master of Diploma 12, a seminar leader for the AA Professional Practice for Fifth Year course, and a member of the Senior Management Team. She was on the curatorial panel for the 2021 London Festival of Architecture, and is currently an External Examiner at Cambridge University. She also works on independent curatorial projects such as the new South Asia Gallery for the Manchester Museum in partnership with the British Museum, and is the co-curator of The Garden of Privatised Delights - the British Pavilion at the 17th International Venice Architecture Biennale - as well as co-founder of Unscene Architecture.

Alan Davidson's sketch of his last home

About the
Davidson
Prize

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The Davidson Prize rewards architecture that imaginatively rethinks the design of the contemporary home to keep pace with the times and people's lifestyle preferences.

The aim is to promote excellent design and wellbeing and the compelling communication of these solutions.

Each year the prize will address a different aspect of the home, starting with home/work. Three finalist teams will each receive an honorarium of £5,000 and the winner will receive a £10,000 prize.