The winner of the inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize has been announced, following 166 entries and 38 shortlisted entries from architects, designers, and students from around the world.

The Architecture Drawing prize was created in recognition of the continuing importance of hand drawing, whilst also embracing the creative use of digitally produced renderings. Submissions have been evaluated on the basis of their technical skill, originality in approach, and ability to convey an architectural idea, whether for a conceptual or actual building project. This is in the spirit of many great architects of the past from Palladio through John Soane to Le Corbusier and Cedric Price, who developed the device of drawing in different ways to advance the art of architecture. How is this happening now in our highly visually driven culture and with the many new tools available to us?

As the winner of the category for Hybrid images, Jerome Ng’s drawing Memento Mori: A Peckham Hospice Care Home was selected for the top prize over the winners of the other two categories: Christopher Wijatno’s Deepwater Purgatory in the Digital category, and Dimitris Grozopoulos’ Scenarios for a Post-Crisis Landscape from the Hand-drawn category.

Our Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education Owen Hopkins commented: “In the end, three drawings emerged which we felt demonstrated a perfect unity of both subjects, technique, and media - and these were our winners. The competition has shown that the art of architectural drawing is well and truly alive”.

The winning and shortlisted entries were exhibitied at the Architecture Drawing Prize stand at the World Architecture Festival which took place in Berlin from 15-17 November 2017, and will later be here at the Museum from 21 February – 14 April 2018.

For more information, visit the prize website.


The Architecture Drawing Prize was judged by artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell; Narinder Singh Sagoo, Head of Design Communication at Foster and Partners; Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects; Owen Hopkins of the Sir John Soane’s Museum; and Jeremy Melvin of the World Architecture Festival.

The Architecture Drawing Prize is curated by Make, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and the World Architecture Festival.