The Davidson Prize 2024 theme is: Rethinking Home – Adapt and Reuse

The Davidson Prize is an annual £25,000 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.

The 2024 theme is: Rethinking Home – Adapt and Reuse.

Registration is now closed, but team submissions are open until Thursday 07 March 2024.

Our 2024 headline sponsor: Total Synergy

2024 Theme:
Rethinking Home – Adapt and Reuse

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The 2024 theme is: Rethinking Home – Adapt and Reuse.

The full theme brief and entry requirements are now live here. Teams have until 18:00 GMT on Thursday 07 March 2024 to submit their Stage 1 submissions.

Judges

Amandeep Singh Kalra ARB
Associate Director, Be First


Amandeep is an Architect and Urban designer. He is an Associate Director at Be First (LB Barking & Dagenham’s regeneration company), working at the intersection of public and private practice. He leads a team that is responsible for strategic visions, brief writing, research, design, and project management, while actively engaging with residents, planners, policy makers, developers, and politicians to bring these ideas to the table.

He is trustee at the charity London Neighbourhood Scholarship where he continues to champion equality by providing scholarships for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. He is a Design Council Expert, member of the Bromley, Harrow, Kingston (Vice-Chair), Croydon (Chair) and Hackney (Chair) Design Review Panels and was invited to join the Open City Accelerate advisory board. He also sits on the Retrofit & Heritage NLA Expert panel.

He has served as a guest critic at Kingston, Westminster, UCL, LSA and Sheffield University and mentors with Future of London.

Amandeep has grown up in social housing where his passion for delivering equitable housing for all was ignited.

Miles Mitchell
Commercial Lead, Total Synergy

Miles Mitchell is Commercial Lead for Total Synergy, his role is to spearhead the business’ operations in the EMEA region. Miles has over six years of invaluable experience in helping architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) design clients to successfully execute projects and streamline their business operations. Miles is committed to providing unparalleled support to both new and existing clients by offering insights into best-of-breed technologies within the industry.

With a solid educational foundation in Business Management and Marketing, Miles has cultivated a genuine passion for understanding the intricate dynamics of business strategy, innovation, and technology. This curiosity translates into a commitment to delivering candid and articulate consultations, whether guiding clients through strategic purchases or navigating the complexities of internal change management.

Alice Finney
Design Editor, ELLE Decoration UK

London based editor Alice Finney specialises in writing about design, photography and art, with a particular focus on underrepresented creatives. She is currently the design editor at ELLE Decoration UK.

Alice began her career in public relations working for clients in the built environment industry before becoming a journalist. She spent three years living in Berlin writing freelance for international titles including British Journal of Photography, iGNANT, Mixmag, gal-dem and SLEEK and brands such as Meta and BMW before joining the world’s leading online magazine for architecture and design, Dezeen, as a design reporter. Previously, she was a judge for the MM Award, an international creative award.

Alice holds a foundation degree in performing arts from Central School of Ballet and graduated with a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Sussex University.

Alexander Turner
Founding Director, Studio MUTT

Alexander is founding director of Liverpool-based art and architecture practice Studio MUTT. Established in 2017, the studio won the 2023 Davidson Prize with its proposal, Helping Hands. Other projects include: Hallyu! The Korean Wave, the first major exhibition celebrating Korean culture at the V&A; Stratford Workshops, a refurbishment of 19C printworks into creative light industrial workspaces, and Royal Albert Dock, the reworking of the Grade I listed warehouses to create new workspaces.

Alexander also co-runs Studio NOW, an undergraduate architecture unit at the University of Liverpool that challenges how we think, alter, and conceive buildings to create long life adaptable vessels for now and the future.

Prior to founding MUTT, Alexander worked as a Senior Architect at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris where he designed and delivered the residential element of Television Centre, White City, and with architect and developer Roger Zogolovitch developing split-level housing typology Solidspace.

Alexander studied at the RCA and in 2013 was awarded the NLA / RCA Student Prize for Architecture.

Annalie Riches
Co-founder, Mikhail Riches

Annalie Riches co-founded Mikhail Riches in 2015 to focus on providing housing and neighbourhoods that are inherently sustainable and joyful places to live.

Prior to establishing Mikhail Riches was founding director of Riches Hawley Mikhail, a practice that set the bar for low-carbon social housing with Clay Field and Goldsmith Street. Annalie has worked for a number of practices including the celebrated engineer Peter Rice, in Paris. Annalie went ‘on the tools’ in 2002, building her own house, Whatcotts Yard.

Annalie contributes across all the scales of architectural practice; she is recognised for her masterplanning and strategic abilities, as well as her ‘hands on’ expertise in architectural design and detailing. Her projects include Velocity; the winning entry to the 2018 NIC Competition for providing 400,000 new homes between Oxford and Cambridge. She is also leading on Park Hill Phase 4, and the Bridgewater masterplan in the Olympic Park.

Duncan Campbell MEng BEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE MIMechE
Director, Atelier Ten London

Duncan Campbell is a director at Atelier Ten, a global engineering firm that is recognised internationally as leaders in the field of MEP engineering, environmental and lighting design. As a creative building services designer with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, Duncan has worked on projects at a range of scales and across many sectors.

Duncan is a design-focussed engineer specialising in using an in-depth technical background to assist clients and architects in delivering their vision for a project. His strong communication skills and passion for good engineering enable him to lead his team effectively and ensure a thoughtful and considered approach to design.

Throughout his career he has worked on a range of adaptive reuse projects including the Royal Hospital, Chelsea with Wren and Soane and the redevelopment of 65 Gresham Street with Squire & Partners.

Alan Davidson's sketch of his last home

About the
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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.