In honor of American architect, writer, and lecturer MJ Long, the MJ Long Prize is awarded to a UK-based female architect that has excelled in practice. This year, the W Awards announces Alice Brownfield as the 2021 winner. Brownfield is the associate director of Peter Barber Architects and was recognized for her work on the London infill housing project, Kiln Place.
The Judges for this year’s prize discuss Bronwfield’s work and her success as a practitioner. “Despite the project’s high degree of complexity, there’s a true sense she goes above and beyond what could be required of the brief. Even a number of these small moves make an enormous difference in people’s lifestyle . Being so committed to the difficulty of housing requires tons of rigor. it’s also refreshing to ascertain research undertaken with organizations like Part W and Action on Empty Homes being brought into practice. Brownfield may be a real force.”
Brownfield was one of 4 architects shortlisted for the prize. Below is the full list of shortlisted architects.
- Winner: Alice Brownfield of Peter Barber Architects, for Kiln Place, London
- Hannah Anderson of Walters & Cohen, for the St Paul’s School extension, London
- Ingrid Petit of Feilden Fowles, for the Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral
- Naila Yousuf of Wright & Wright, for the Museum of the Home, London