The Alan Davidson Award

Alan Davidson pioneered the art of architectural visualisation and Hayes Davidson, which he set up in 1989, was the first studio dedicated to producing computer-generated imagery for architectural studios. From the outset Hayes Davidson’s imagery changed the way people perceived architecture. Alan died last year from Motor Neuron Disease and with the support of both the Alan Davidson Foundation and Hayes Davidson, this Award has now been re-named in his memory Judges are looking for visualisations that immerse the viewer, with their own character that allow for more informed and richer conversations about the built environment. The Award is open to architectural visualisers and architectural visualisation studios and images must be available to view online.

Sarah Gaventa

Sarah is director of the Illuminated River Foundation, a scheme to light central London’s bridges along the Thames. An expert on public space, Sarah was previously Director of CABE Space at the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment where she was also Director of Seachange, a £40 million capital programme for the cultural regeneration of seaside resorts. 

David Bullock

Joint Managing Partner at Hayes Davidson, David leads the art director and artist teams.  A 3D Design graduate, David has led a wide variety of visualisation projects, collaborating closely with many major practices including Zaha Hadid Architects, RSHP, Daniel Libeskind and Renzo Piano.

Amy Frearson

Amy is editorial director of Dezeen, joining the magazine in 2011 as architecture reporter. Amy was highly commended in the specialist editor category at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards 2017.  She has previously contributed to The Architects’ Journal, FHM and Stuff, and judged numerous architecture prizes.

Past winners

2018 winner

2017 winner