Measuring Up

Shortlist announced for Georgian Group’s International Architectural Measured Drawing Prize


Five shortlisted entries have been announced for the Georgian Group’s International Architectural Measured Drawing Prize. Open to artists and architects under 40, the competition sought hand-drawn elevations, plans or sections showing the interior or exterior of Georgian-style buildings completed between 1660 and 1840, anywhere in the world.

Supported by the Traditional Architecture Group, a linked society of the RIBA, the award is being held to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Georgian Group, which was set up in 1937 to protect historic buildings in England and Wales. The competition was last held in 2008. The jury comprises Georgian Group chair Christopher Boyle, vice-chair Hugh Petter of ADAM Architecture, Traditional Architecture Group former chair Alireza Sagharchi, Russell Taylor of Russell Taylor Architects, and John Wilton-Ely, a professor at the University of Hull.


Top: St George’s Bloomsbury, Half-plan and Cross-Section (2017), by Joseph Huang, a post-graduate student of architecture at Kingston.
Above: Elevation of Russborough House, Wicklow (2017), by Conor Lynch, student at Dublin School of Architecture.

Elevation of Ralph Allen’s Townhouse, Bath (2017), by Michael Paul Lewis, architectural assistant at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

School at Winchester College, Elevation (2017), by Robert Cox, associate at ADAM Architecture.


Elevation of Buntingsdale Hall, Market Drayton (2017), by Edmund Browne, Part II draftsman and architectural assistant at Craig Hamilton Architects.

The overall winner will be announced at the 2017 Georgian Group Awards to be held at the RIBA on 30 November 2017. First prize is £1,000, the second prize is £500.


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