Fittingly announced on International Women's Day, it has been revealed that Zaha Hadid Architects is partnering with the Women in Architecture initiative, in association with the Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review.
At the 2012 Women in Architecture awards, Zaha Hadid received the Jane Drew Prize for her contribution to the status of women in architecture. Subsequent winners are Eva Jiřičná, Kathryn Findlay, Grafton Architects, Odile Decq and the 2017 recipient, Denise Scott Brown. Jane Drew’s work throughout the 20th century fostered diversity and innovation in architecture.
“Women architects need some support from others who have made that journey,” explained Zaha Hadid on receiving the 2012 Jane Drew Prize. “You now see more established, respected female architects all the time. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sometimes the difficulties are incomprehensible.”
“Zaha Hadid did so much to support these awards, and indeed was a recipient herself. It is more important than ever to mark the significant contribution of women,” explains Christine Murray, editor-in-chief of the Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review.
For more on the role Dame Hadid has played in transformative the profession, read our special feature on How Zaha Changed Architecture.
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