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Amanda Levete wins Jane Drew Prize for Women in Architecture

Amanda Levete wins Jane Drew Prize for Women in Architecture

2018 Jane Drew Prize, AL_A, Amanda Levete, Stirling Prize

British architect Amanda Levete has won the 2018 Jane Drew Prize, which recognises female architects’ contribution in raising the profile of women in architecture.

Levete is the founder of London-based practice AL_A, which she formed in 2009. She first gained acclaim as one half of Stirling Prize-winning practice Future Systems, which she had co-founded with her then-husband Jan Kaplický. Some of the duo’s most iconic works include Birmingham Selfridges and the Lord’s Media Centre, winner of the 1999 RIBA Stirling Prize.

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MAAT Museum, Lisbon

Subterranean gallery extension at Victoria & Albert Museum, London

AL_A’s most well-known works include the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, the Central Embassy Shopping Centre in Bangkok, the 2015 MPavilion in Melbourne, and the recent addition to the V&A museum in London.

Read DesignMENA’s recent report on Kazuyo Sejima’s appointment to 2018 Pritzker Prize jury

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