ARCHITECT magazine's 2024 Architecture and Interiors Awards are poised to set new benchmarks in design excellence, thanks to an exceptional panel of judges who bring a wealth of experience and insight to the competition. As the evaluation process gets underway, the anticipation within the architecture and design community intensifies, with winners set to be revealed in March 2024.
Leading the jury is Ben Crawford, senior principal of design at HOK in Dallas, where he leads architectural practice in HOK's Dallas studio working with clients and peers to create award winning design. His expertise in integrating sustainable and forward-thinking design principles ensures that the awards will celebrate not only aesthetic excellence but also projects that embody innovation and environmental stewardship. For three decades, he has enjoyed guiding the creative process, remaining engaged from conceptual initiation to delivery of completed projects. His passion for crafting spaces that shape the human experience is a through line in his portfolio of commercial, corporate, and civic work.
Service to community and profession has been a continual thread in Crawford’s career through academic lecture and critique, speaking at professional panels and conferences and more personally, as board member for non-profits focused on community service through design and education. He currently serves as a board member of ACE Mentorship of DFW and AIA Dallas, as well as supporting Transform1012, a Fort Worth social justice coalition creating the Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing as Chair of the Building Committee.
Joining him is John Frane, design principal at HGA Architects and Engineers in Los Angeles, and previously a founding partner of Predock_Frane Architects. His work is deeply driven by research with a focus on visual and performing arts projects. He has regularly taught at USC School of Architecture as well as holding distinguished visiting faculty positions at UC Berkeley and Tulane. He has won numerous awards and international acclaim for his work and has been widely published, including recognition as an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York and eight AIA Honor Awards, making him a valuable asset to the judging panel.
Completing the trio is Brooke Horan, associate vice president and interior design director at HDR in New York, where she heads HDR’s international interior design studio out of NY to create meaningful and memorable places and experiences. Horan brings a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of how interior spaces can enhance human experiences. Known for both her creativity and her sensitivity to detail, she has worked with a variety of clients around the globe, including Asia, the Middle East and Europe, to create places that make a difference in how people live, work, learn, and heal. An ardent traveler, she incorporates her keen observations about place and culture to inform the-day-to-day touch points she designs that effortlessly engage people. Her commitment to creating interiors that are not only visually compelling but also highly functional and inclusive will guide the selection of projects that excel in interior design innovation.
Together, these distinguished professionals will evaluate submissions based on creativity, sustainability, and the ability to meet client needs, ensuring that the winners of the 2024 Architecture & Interiors Awards represent the very best in architectural and interior design. ARCHITECT magazine will spotlight the winning projects in March 2024,
Read here about the winners of last year's 2023 Architecture & Interiors Awards.
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