Sadie awarded AJ100 ‘Contribution to the Profession’ 2019
The award celebrates her role as a design champion at the highest political levels, including pivotal positions with the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two, Commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), Chair of the NIC’s Design Group and Mayor’s Design Advocate.
It also acknowledges Sadie’s contribution, with fellow founding directors Alex de Rijke and Philip Marsh, in pushing the boundaries of design through projects like Sliding House, One Centaur Street, Kingsdale School, Trafalgar Place, Maggie’s Oldham and the Stirling prize winning Hastings Pier.
I’m honoured to be recognised for my contribution to the profession, especially as this award has been voted for by my peers. When Alex, Philip and I founded dRMM, we set out to create architecture that was innovative, high quality and socially useful, bound by an aspiration to improve people’s lives. The belief that good design can be transformative has been integral to both my professional practice and advisory roles. I am incredibly grateful and privileged to work in a profession where you can make a genuine difference in people’s lives. By helping government to think creatively, to question the norm, the profession can regain the initiative and build an environment that is fit for purpose, designed for the needs for all and are not wasteful of the world’s resources.
Sadie joins an illustrious list of previous winners which includes David Adjaye, Zaha Hadid and Thomas Heatherwick to name a few!
To read the Architects’ Journal article on Sadie award, click here.