Currently in its seventh year, The Architecture Drawing Prize continues to celebrate the art of drawing in three categories: hand-drawn, digital and hybrid.

The Prize has attracted a record number of entries with nearly 250 drawings from around the world. As in previous years, the majority of these are in the hand-drawn category. 

Both the winning and shortlisted drawings will make up the exhibition, based in the Museum's Foyle Space. You can take a closer look at the three category winners, including the overall winner of the Prize, below.

Free exhibition events

29 Jan Webinar: meet the category winners and winner announcement | 5pm

25 Feb Tour of the exhibition with curator Erin McKellar with shortlisted artist Luke Pajovic | 3pm, register to join

3 Mar Tour of the exhibition with curator Erin McKellar with shortlisted artist Tom Chan | 3pm, register to join

The Architecture Drawing Prize is sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group and is co-curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and World Architecture Festival (WAF).

Image: The Glasgow School of Art Fire by Alan Dunlop, shortlisted in the hand-drawn category.

Category winners


Ben Johnson
Independent artist, UK

Grundtvig, 2017–2022
Ink on paper

This drawing depicts Grundtvig's Church, Copenhagen, completed in 1940 by architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint. The completed building used six million bricks, several thousand of which have been individually drawn here. Following many hours of photography and study of the building in situ, the artist compared the built reality with the architect’s original drawings. The resulting drawing celebrates not only the architect but also the craftsmen who realised his concept by placing each brick.

Ben Johnson is best known for his paintings based on architectural spaces and his large-scale cityscapes. He has exhibited internationally, and his work is held in several public collections, including Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Southampton City Museum; Pompidou Centre, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; British Museum; V&A, London as well as many major corporate collections. He lives and works in London.

Hybrid and overall winner

Eldry John Infante
Mede Architecture, Philippines

(Re)membering the See Monster, 2023
Ink on paper, Adobe Photoshop

This composition explores the potential of line and drawing to prompt discussions that transcend a structure’s physical qualities. Here a decommissioned North Sea oil rig has been transformed into the ‘See Monster’, a public installation promoting sustainability, regeneration, and creativity for the 2022 Unboxed festival in Weston-super-Mare, England. The structure’s narrative is conveyed through frames composed of lines and parts of the initial manual drawing. The act of image creation is intended to mirror the project’s adaptation method and story.

Eldry John Infante is a Filipino illustrator, architect and designer. His architectural drawing practice blends observation, documentation and collaboration. He highlights narrative, material composition and the development of line work. Infante is a founding partner and principal architect of Mede, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm in the Philippines.


Eugene Tan
National University of Singapore / Park + Associates, Singapore

The Archatographic Map of the Incomplete Landscape on Pedra Branca, 2023
Adobe Illustrator

Pedra Branca, Singapore, has historically been a disputed island and inaccessible to the public. This drawing proposes a new, public use for Pedra Branca. Inspired by medieval mappae mundi, or world maps, Tan presents multiple perspectives – aerial views and elevations – that depict the island and its context. The drawing invites viewers to imagine themselves at the centre of the map, looking out toward the neighbouring islands. Simultaneously, the map also presents the seasonal and cyclical nature of the island and its rich ecology.

Eugene Tan holds an MArch from the National University of Singapore and a BSc in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. He is interested in the intersection of art and architecture, where he sees drawing not just as a tool for documenting, but as a means of sparking conversation on sensitive topics such as the value of land in land-scarce Singapore. 

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