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Judges revealed for the Brick Awards 2018

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The Brick Development Association (BDA) is delighted to announce this year’s judging panel for the 42nd annual Brick Awards, which celebrate the most exciting examples of brick architecture in the UK and across the world.

New Panel

Hilary Satchwell (Head Judge) – Director, Tibbalds

Nicola Kelly – Commercial Director, Skanska

Fiona Scott – Director, Gort Scott Architects

Tatiana von Preussen – Co Founder and Director, vPPR architects

Jelena Cousins – Owner of Cousins & Cousins

Miranda Maclaren – Associate Director, Duggan Morris Architects

Pat Furr (Former MD of Carlton)

Andrew Taylor – Director and Head of Planning, Countryside Properties

Lee Marley – MD, Lee Marley Brickwork (specialist brickwork contractor)

Tom McGuire – MD, Grangewood Brickwork (specialist brickwork contractor)

Michael Driver – Brick expert and Affiliate Lecturer, Christ's College, University of Cambridge

David Cole Adams (Brick expert)


“You will notice that the judging panel has a different make-up this year with a majority of women judges and includes a breadth of experience in design with, and the use of brick. I hope that this move towards increasing diversity will be a positive indicator to the wider construction industry, which still has some way to go. It is very exciting that the Brick Development Association are able to make such a positive first step and I hope to see this approach evolving further in future years.” - Hilary Satchwell, Director, Tibbalds and Brick Awards 2018 Head Judge.


This year’s ceremony will consider fifteen categories, celebrating clay brick’s role in housing, commercial and public projects to name a few, in addition to acknowledging exceptional technical prowess in brickwork. Domestic categories are open to UK-based projects that specify clay bricks and pavers manufactured by the Association’s members, complemented by a Worldwide category, which considers brick projects from across the globe.


Last year the title of Supreme Winner was awarded to Maccreanor Lavington’s South Gardens, a Lendlease development, which also picked up the title of best Large Housing Development. The first phase of Elephant Park, a major regeneration project in Elephant and Castle that sees the demolition of the former Heygate Estate, the project has been praised for its wide range of expressive detailing, contextual sympathy and exceptional brickwork, all of which reinforces the sense of certainty and comfort synonymous with brick-built homes.


The processes of planning, design and construction are considered by the judging panel, which seeks to find the best examples of the value this most humble of building components adds to our built-environment. The 2018 Brick Awards will be held at the Hilton, Park Lane, London on the 8th November 2018.


To enter the Brick Awards 2018 click here

For further information about the event click here