Japanese Renowned Architect Sou Fujimoto Joins the Judge Panel for "Dezeen Awards 2022"

Dezeen Awards 2022 is revealing the industry professionals who will be judging the entries this year. At this point 84 judges out of 93 have been announced, such as  Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto, Italian Architect Benedetta Tagliabue, and industrialist Alberto Alessi to name a few. The Dezeen Awards is open for submissions through June 8, with discounted entry fees in effect through March 30. The NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) proudly supports the awards again this year as a media partner.adf-web-magazine-dezeen-awards-2022-judges-final-13

In its fifth year, the programme has become the ultimate award for architects and designers, with winners selected by a prestigious international judges. Read on for the first to third of the announcements introducing the 93 industry experts who will judge the entries this year.adf-web-magazine-dezeen-awards-2022-judges-1stadf-web-magazine-dezeen-awards-2022-judges-5th

Architecture Category Judge Panels

  • Neal Shasore: Chief Executive and Head of School at the London School of Architecture
  • Eran Chen: founding principal and executive director of ODA
  • Annette Fisher: practising international British/ Nigerian architect, with her practice FA global operating in London and Lagos
  • V. Mitch McEwen: public architectural designer and the co-founder of Atelier Office
  • Tom Kundig: an owner and design principal of Olson Kundig
  • Jonathan Tuckey: founder of Jonathan Tuckey Design
  • Vicky Richardson:  architectural curator with a wide range of experience in the UK and overseas
  • Li Xiangning: dean and full professor in history, theory and criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist: Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, Senior Advisor at LUMA Arles, and Senior Artistic Advisor at The Shed in New York
  • Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi: co-founders of Cave Bureau, a Nairobi based bureau of architects and researchers
  • Yasmeen Lari:  the first female architect in Pakistanis, one of the best-known architects in the country, as well as an architectural historian, heritage and environmental conservationist, humanitarian worker and philanthropist.
  • Zhang Ke: founder of ZAO/standardarchitecture
  • Rozana Montiel: founder and director of Mexico-based architectural firm Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura
  • Tosin Oshinow: Lagos-based Nigerian architect and the founder of cmDesign Atelier (cmD+A)
  • Stefano Boeri: architect, urban planner and full-time professor at Politecnico di Milano
  • Joseph Henry: designer and urbanist whose practice involves working closely with institutions to be more progressive in how they shape our urban environment.
  • Mariana Pestana: Lisbon based architect, researcher and curator specialising in the field of contemporary design and architecture.
  • Fabio Novembre: founder of Novembre Studio, a multidisciplinary studio
  • Willo Perron: French-Canadian designer and creative director. Co-founder and co-partner at Los Angeles based design studio Perron-Roettinger.
  • Gonzalo Herrero Delicado: curator, architect and educator based in London
  • Benedetta Tagliabue: Internationally renowned Italian architect. Co-founder of studio Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, now Benedett.a Tagliabu
  • Paloma Strelitz: Head of Product & Creative Director of Patch
  • Sou Fujimoto: Japanese architect, founder of Sou Fujimoto Architects
  • Amin Taha: Chairperson of Groupwork
  • Zahira Asmal: urbanist, entrepreneur and director/founder of The City, a research, publishing and placemaking agency.adf-web-magazine-dezeen-awards-2022-judges-2nd

Benedetta Tagliabue

Interior Category Judge Panels

  • India Mahdavi: architect, designer and scenographer based in Paris
  • Jo Nagasaka:  Schemata Architects establisher
  • Akshat Bhatt: Principal Architect at Architecture Discipline, a New Delhi-based multi-disciplinary architecture practice founded by himself.
  • Dara Huang: founder of Design Haus Liberty, an international architecture, interiors and design practice established in London
  • Sergey Makhno: architect, designer, ceramist, and collector.  founder of Makhno Studio, a Kyiv-based studio of Ukrainian contemporary design, architecture, and ceramics.
  • Patcharada Inplang and Thongchai Chansamak: Sher Maker Studio founders.
  • Jacu Strauss:  Creative Director of Lore Group in London.
  • Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto: design and architecture agency "Studiopepe"'s co-founder.
  • Danielle Brustman: designer who's work incorporates a rich syntax of colour to conceive interiors and furniture.
  • Jonghwan Baek:  founder and designer of WGNB, a spatial design studio based in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Nelson Chow:  founder and design director of NC Design and Architecture (NCDA).
  • Slava Balbek: Ukrainian architect, and founder of architecture and interior design practice Balbek Bureau
  • Ksenia Starikova: creative strategist specialising in brand management and marketin.
  • Adi Goodrich:  artist and spatial designer who specialises in large-scale set design, site-specific art installation, sculpture and interior.
  • Noelia Monteiro: founding partner of Estudio Flume
  • Li Xiang:  founder of Shanghai-based studio X+Living Architectural Design
  • Polina Sandström: architect and co-founder of ASKA, based in Stockholm.
  • Rossana Hu: Co-founder of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai.
  • Vincent De Graaf: Founder & Principal Architect of AIM Architecture.
  • Nthabi Taukobong: One of the first black interior designers in South Africa with career spanning 25 years in the industry working on a range of residential and leisure projects.
  • Harry Nuriev:  Russian-born, New York-based artist, architect, furniture designer. Founder of Moscow  architecture and design firm Crosby Studios.
  • Alex Holloway and Na Li: Co-founder of London-based design consultancy Holloway Li.
  • Charlotte Taylor: London-based interior designer and creative director and founder of Studio Charlotte Taylor.
  • Sanjay and Sanchit Arora: Father and son duo who leads the architecture and interiors practice Renes, based in New Delhi, India.



Charlotte Taylor

Design Category Judge Panels

  • Jeremy Offer:  Chief Design Officer at Arriva
  • Marjan van Aubel: award-winning innovative solar designer 
  • Suhair Khan:  designer and technologist based in London
  • Maria Porro: president of Assarredo, first woman to take on this role
  • Alice Stori Liechtenstein: contemporary design specialised curator
  • Chila Kumari Burman:  radical feminist artist working across a wide range of mediums including printmaking, drawing, painting, installation and film.
  • Hassan Rahim: artist from Santa Ana, California currently working in New York City.
  • Nifemi Ogunro:  Nigerian American designer based in Brooklyn, New York
  • Gitta Gschwendtner: Head of an independent London design studio specialising in design for exhibitions, furniture and installations.
  • Naomi Davenport:  Head of Programme and Content at London Craft Week
  • Min Wang: professor at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing
  • Meneesha Kellay:  contemporary programmes curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London,  co-curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023.
  • Marcel Wanders and Gabriele Chiave: Leads the creative direction of Marcel Wanders Studio, a leading product and interior design studio in the creative capital of Amsterdam.
  • Lara Bohinc: Bohinc Studio Founder
  • Dominique Petit-Frère: founder and creative director of Limbo Accra, a collaborative spatial design studio.
  • Nifemi Marcus-Bello: designer based in Lagos, Nigeri
  • Moran Munyuthe: architect, furniture designer and founder of Saba Studios. a design lab and light manufacturer.
  • Priyanka Sharma and Dushyant Bansal:  co-founders of Studio Raw Material
  • Alia Al-Senussi: Princess Alia Al-Senussi, PhD, is an active member of the contemporary art world with a focus on cultural strategy and patronage systems.
  • Mario Eskenazi: Graphic Designer living and working in Barcelona
  • Rosey Chan:  virtuoso pianist and composer who works closely with the design world.
  • Rolf Hay: Co-founder of renowned Danish furniture and homeware brand.
  • Alberto Alessi: president of Alessi Spa and head of marketing strategy
  • Paula Scher: one of the most acclaimed graphic designers in the world.



Alberto Alessi

Sustainability and Media Category Judge Panels

Filmmaker and architect Liam Young and sustainable design expert Katie Treggiden will lead the judges for the Dezeen Awards 2022 sustainability and media categories.

Liam Young: designer, director and BAFTA nominated producer who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and future.

Katie Treggiden: environmental design writer, author and consultant.


Liam Young


Katie Treggiden

Dezeen Awards 2022 will be judged by a panel of 93 industry-leading professionals. The media and sustainability categories will have their own judging panels, which will be announced soon.