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Dezeen Awards 2023 judges

Christian Tubito, Neil Pinder and Diana Radomysler named Dezeen Awards 2023 judges

Christian Tubito of Kering Group, professor Neil Pinder, architects Diana Radomysler and Loata Debra Ho and design consultant Daniel Gava have been announced as Dezeen Awards 2023 judges.

Dezeen Awards 2023, in partnership with Bentley Motors, is open for entries. There are just two days left to submit your project before the entry deadline this Thursday 1 June at midnight London time!

Now in its sixth year, the programme has become the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere, with winners selected by a prestigious panel of international judges.

Read on to learn more about the five new names that have joined this year's judging panel:

Christian Tubito
Christian Tubito is the director of Kering Material Innovation Lab

Tubito is the director of French luxury group Kering's Material Innovation Lab (MIL). MIL supports the integration and implementation of sustainable and innovative solutions into collections and supply chains for brands like Balenciaga, Gucci and Bottega Veneta.

He has over fifteen years of experience in the field of material innovation managing consultancy addressed to companies, supporting services for public agencies and managing several international research and innovation textile projects funded by the European Union.

Diana Radomysler
Diana Radomysler is an architectural designer

Radomysler coordinates the interior design projects at São Paulo-based architecture practice Studio MK27.

Studio MK27 has won several accolades, including a Dezeen Award for its holiday resort on the Fari Islands archipelago in the Maldives.

Other projects by the studio include a vintage and contemporary apartment interior in São Paulo, an elevated concrete home in the Atlantic forest and a Brazilian seaside villa with wide openings to frame views.

Neil Pinder
Neil Pinder has taught in several inner-city schools for over 25 years

Pinder is the head of architecture at Graveney School in South London, where he introduced architecture to the curriculum, and an honorary professor at institutions including the Bartlett School of Architecture.

He has started a number of initiatives to improve access to architecture and the creative industries for people from marginalised backgrounds, including HomeGrown Plus, Celebrating Architecture, and GLAM (Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Architecture and Me). Recently he also launched the architecture exchange initiative NY-LON (New York-London).

Pinder has received numerous awards including Open House Teacher of the Year from charity London Open House and a recent Lifetime Award by Sound Advice. He was a guest speaker at the first Dezeen Day in 2019 and has been a guest speaker at numerous RIBA events.

Loata Ho
Loata Ho is an architectural designer for underrepresented communities

Ho is a feminist researcher and the founder of architecture studio WomenBuild. Of mixed iTaukei and Chinese heritage, Ho is also Fiji's only architecturally trained indigenous woman.

WomenBuild is a research-led architectural practice that seeks to empower women in the Asia Pacific to shape their own environments. The A I Tatadra project for the women of Cakaudrove province won an International Good Design Award and has represented the Pacific region at the Venice Biennale.

Ho has also worked as an in-country coordinator for Australia's non-profit Architects Without Frontiers and for award-winning commercial practices in Brisbane and Sydney.

Daniel Gava
Daniel Gava is a trustee, host, speaker, mentor and content creator

London-based Gava works as an independent advisor, helping companies to maintain their brand's relevance in the design industry. He has held roles in the marketing, public relations, sales and board of directors of international high-end furniture manufacturers in Europe and the United States.

Gava is a Design Patron of the Design Museum in London, an ambassador of the London School of Architecture and has been nominated as Testimonial for the International Italian Design Day 2022 by the Italian Consulate in Manchester.

Dezeen Awards 2023

Dezeen Awards celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design. Now in its sixth year, it has become the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the globe. The annual awards are in partnership with Bentley Motors, as part of a wider collaboration that will see the brand work with Dezeen to support and inspire the next generation of design talent.