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Rafael Viñoly and Virginia San Fratello among final judges announced for Dezeen Awards 2021

Architects Rafael Viñoly and Virginia San Fratello will be joined by designers Mpho Vackier and Jay Osgerby as judges for this year's Dezeen Awards.

The four are among the final set of 25 industry-leading professionals added to this year's panel, joining previously-announced judges Kelly Wearstler, Cecil Balmond, Olafur Eliasson and Sumayya Vally.

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Moshe Safdie
Top: Jay Osgerby, Virginia San Fratello, Rafael Viñoly and Mpho Vackier. Above: Moshe Safdie

Dezeen Awards, now in its fourth year, has quickly become the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers worldwide.

You can save 20 per cent on entry fees until 31 March. Standard entry for Dezeen Awards 2021 closes on 2 June.

Uruguayan-born architect Rafael Viñoly and Virginia San Fratello, who leads the Oakland-based architectural studio Rael San Fratello, will be judging the architecture categories alongside Austrian architect Chris Precht, Argentine-born American architect Susana Torre and Juan Pablo Cepeda Restrepo of Mexican architecture studio CPDA Arquitectos.

They will also be joined by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie and founding partner of São Paulo-based Studio Flume Noelia Monteiro.

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Aline Asmar d'Amman
Aline Asmar d'Amman will be judging the Dezeen Awards 2021 interiors categories

Joining Mpho Vackier on the interiors jury is Dutch designer Piet Boon, founder of Culture in Architecture Aline Asmar d'Amman, founder of London-based studio Dauley Design Alexandria Dauley and interior designer Susie McLaren.

Amit Gupta and Pramiti Madhavji of STIR, Patrick Abrams of London-based Applied Studio, New York-based interior designer Martin Brudnizki and Duan Tran of KAA Design will be assessing the interiors categories alongside them.

Patrick Lam of Hong Kong-based Sim-Plex Design Studio, which won small interior of the year 2020 with their project Smart Zendo, is also a judge this year.

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Lucille Tenazas
Lucille Tenazas will be judging this year's design entries

Forecaster Lisa White and designers Lukhanyo Mdingi and Charlotte McCurdy will be scoring design projects with Osgerby. They will be joined by design curator, writer, and consultant Jane Withers as well as artist and designer Omer Arbel.

Graphic designer and educator Lucille Tenazas will also be looking at this year's design entries.

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