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Dezeen Awards 2020 judges

Patrik Schumacher and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg are judges for Dezeen Awards 2020

Architect Patrik Schumacher and TV presenter Michelle Ogundehin will be joined by artist-designers Jaime Hayon and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg to judge the third edition of Dezeen Awards.

The four are among the latest 25 names to be added to this year's star-studded panel, joining Norman Foster, Paola Antonelli, Joyce Wang and Michael Anastassiades, who were announced as judges last week.

Standard entry for Dezeen Awards 2020 closes on 2 June, with discounted entry fees available until 31 March.

Receiving over 4,500 entries last year, Dezeen Awards has quickly become the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers around the world.

Dezeen Awards 2020 judge Eva Franch i Gilabert
Architectural Association director Eva Franch i Gilabert will judge Dezeen Awards 2020

Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher and Dezeen contributor Michelle Ogundehin will judge the architecture categories alongside Architectural Association director Eva Franch i Gilabert and Mexican architect Fernanda Canales.

Poet, spoken word artist and BBC radio presenter LionHeart will also be judging architecture projects with White Arkitekter CEO Alexandra Hagen, Chinese architect Sun Dayong and Diller Scofidio + Renfro partner Charles Renfro. They will be joined by executive director of MAAT Beatrice Leanza and WOW Architects design director Maria Warner Wong.

Dezeen Awards 2020 judge Rhael Cape
Rhael Cape, also known as LionHeart, will judge architecture categories

Yabu Pushelberg founders George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, and New York designer Rafael de Cárdenas, will judge the interior design categories alongside Spanish designer Jaime Hayon. They will be joined by Alex Mok, co-founder of Linehouse, which was named emerging interior designer of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019.

Isabelle Sun and Tim Kwan, founders of Dezeen Awards-winning studio Office AIO, will also look at interior design entries with Chinese architect Lyla Wu, design curator and consultant Valentina Ciuffi and Ukrainian designer Victoriya Yakusha.

Dezeen Awards 2020 judges George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg
George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg are among those to judge interior design entries

Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout and Rhode Island School of Design president Rosanne Somerson will be scoring design projects based on the three Dezeen Awards criteria – beautiful, innovative and beneficial – alongside Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.

Brazilian designer Humberto Campana will also judge design categories alongside Specific Generic founder Andreas Bozarth Fornell and Pentagram partner Eddie Opara. South African textile designer Sindiso Khumalo is the last of the design judges to be announced today.

We'll be announcing the final set of 2020 judges to complete the panel of 75 industry-leading professionals soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

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