Formerly known as Women in Architecture, the W Awards celebrate exemplary work by women and non-binary people.

Renaming the awards in 2020, along with the associated W Programme, reflects an evolution in how we think about identity, how we understand our gender structures and systems of categorisation, as well as the myriad intersectional challenges that marginalised groups face. We hope to make room for multiple identities and complex conversations, and will continue to celebrate the exceptional work of people who are systemically undervalued by the society in which we live.

The W Awards will open for entries on 30 September. You can submit your own work or nominate a talented architect – we have noticed that women and non-binary people are less likely to put themselves forward for awards.

Nominations and entries are both free, the deadline is 11 November and winners will be honoured at the W Lunch on 3 March 2023 at Battersea Arts Centre in London. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

We need role models for every young woman out there. The more you are able to see yourself reflected in the wider culture, the more impactful it becomes: the W Awards are a platform, and we can’t ever assume that this work is over.

Lesley Lokko, winner of the 2021 Ada Louise Huxtable Prize