March 29, 2019 - World Architecture Festival - Jury for the 2019 World Architecture Festival Awards announced
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March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

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WAF 2019 Judges.

Jury for the 2019 World Architecture Festival Awards announced
December 4–6, 2019

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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced some of the most influential names in international architecture as the members of the jury for its 12th awards programme, which is to be held in Amsterdam from December 4-6, 2019.

WAF’s judging panel will consist of 148 architects, critics and industry professionals. Below are just some of the judges already confirmed for this year’s awards programme:

Shirley Blumber, Partner of KPMB Architects
Peter Cook, Architect, Professor, and Writer
Tom de Paor, Architect, dePaor
Francine Houben, Founding Partner and Creative Director, Mecanoo
Lesley Lokko, Head of Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg
Sanjay Puri, Principal Architect, Sanjay Puri Architects
Christina Seilern, Principal, Studio Seilern Architects
Yui Tezuka, Lead Architect, Tezuka Architects
James Timberlake, Partner, KieranTimberlake
Shanwei Weng, Director, AN Design

See the full list of confirmed judges here.

WAF is the only architecture awards programme where all shortlisted architects pitch their projects live. On the first two days of the festival, shortlisted entrants will present their projects in front of the WAF judges and audience. Each category has its own judging panel who decide on category winners at the end of each day. On the final day, category winners will present again to a Super Jury, who will decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year Awards.

Entrants for the WAF awards programme are advised to enter the awards by Friday, April 12 to receive the discounted early-bird rate, saving 10%. The final entry deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

WAF and its sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will welcome more than 2,200 architects and designers to Amsterdam for three days of conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.

For more details on how to enter the WAF Awards please visit

@worldarchfest #WAF19

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