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Meet the BA 2021 Judges - Tatiana Von Preussen

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Tatiana has worked on a number of vPPR housing projects for Croydon Council as well as leading Otts Yard and Vaulted House, both of which won RIBA Awards. She has a particular interest in the intersection of landscape and building and she worked previously in New York on the High Line park for James Corner Field Operations. She is currently teaching a design studio at Columbia University in the City of New York with her partners Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds researching the relationship between arts institutions and artists' housing.

‘I am very excited to be on the judging panel for the Brick Awards again this year. I continue to be amazed by some of the experimental brick design coming out of Iran and this year I am hoping that we will find some projects that can do something as extraordinary in the UK, given our differing climate and building codes.

Brick is ever popular in the UK because of its durability, versatility and its contextual relationship to historic urban fabric, so it's a wonderful creative challenge for architects to keep finding new variations in how to express and detail brick and to become ever more experimental with this universal material.’

vPPR Architects was set up in 2009 and is an award-winning practice known for bold designs that work intelligently in complex locations. “We believe that architecture can and should be brave through simple, honest clarity, while still responding to local history and context. We design buildings that find opportunities in constraints, responding with elegant yet striking forms that playfully negotiate between private and communal spaces.” These motivations complement perfectly that which the Brick Awards represent and Tatiana’s vision is welcomed backed to the 2021 proceedings.