Charlotte Skene Catling

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Charlotte Skene Catling

Architect Charlotte Skene Catling is director of the architectural practice Skene Catling de la Peña.

Skene Catling has developed an approach to architecture she calls geoarchaeology, using research as a basis for design with a particular interest in the borders between architecture and other disciplines. Her practice has won numerous awards including the RIBA House of the Year 2015 and has been extensively published internationally. She was named Debrett's 500 People of Influence in Architecture & Design in 2016 and was shortlisted for the 2016 Architectural Review Women in Architecture award.

Skene Catling has written about architecture in The Burlington Magazine, Architectural Review and ARCH+, and in 2018 she wrote a monthly column for DOMUS magazine. In 2017, she and Manuel Toledo-Otaegui launched the biennial architectural film festival, ArchFilmFest, in London. She ran a post-graduate architecture unit at the Royal College of Art for five years, taught at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and is an Ambassador for the London School of Architecture (LSA). She lectures in the UK and abroad and for the last five years she has been on the jury of the World Architecture Festival (WAF)


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