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Rising Stars 2022: the longlist

Eleanor Young

Meet the next-generation talents in the running for this year’s cohort

Window at the Red House by David Kohn Architects, project architect Jennifer Dyne has been longlisted for RIBAJ Rising Stars in association with Origin Doors and Windows.
Window at the Red House by David Kohn Architects, project architect Jennifer Dyne has been longlisted for RIBAJ Rising Stars in association with Origin Doors and Windows. Credit: Will Pryce

The 23-strong longlist for Rising Stars 2022 has been announced. It is a lens on a profession of great and varied talents. This crop of dedicated and interesting architects on the list for RIBAJ Rising Stars, in association with Origin Doors and Windows, shows a wide variety of expertise from complex façade calculations to engagement.

You will see their completed work winning competitions and awards – some already have such as Jennifer Dyne’s Red House with David Kohn Architects. Some of them have already personally secured multimillion-pound projects for their fledgeling practices. Others are contributing significantly to a wider organisation.  Read on for the full list. 

Dominik Arni, director, Stiller Projects
Delving into multi-generational living

James Brindley, architect, Design Haus
Home designer using VR to inform clients

Drew Carr, senior architect, John Gilbert Architects
Strong independent project architect

Abhi Chauhan, senior architect, Grimshaw
Coping with technical challenges on major projects

Margo Chomka, architect, ADP Architecture
Going beyond practice with mentoring support

Georgia Collard-Watson, associate, Grimshaw
Putting wellbeing to the fore

Jennifer Dyne, associate, David Kohn Architects
Practice lynchpin and project architect extraordinaire

Josh Foster, chartered architect, Foster Architecture & Design
Supporting students

Yohance Harper, senior associate partner, Quadrant Estates
Impactful property entrepreneur

Daniel Innes, Part 2 architectural assistant, Dominic McKenzie Architects
Asking all the right questions as a queer and neurodiverse designer

Farhana Jiwa, architect, JTP
Practising for inclusive place

Richard Keys, architect, ByOthers
Masterbuilder with ambition

Steve McCloy and Bongani Muchemwa, directors, McCloy + Muchemwa
Fun, exciting public projects, designs to watch

Michelle Martin, architect, Live Site Learning CIC
Generating live site experiences in conservation

Jennifer McLoughlin, associate principal, Grimshaw
Smoothing the way with project management

John Naylor, architect, Grimshaw Architects
Making regenerative materials mainstream

James O'Brien, co-founder and director, O'Brien Van der Steen Workshops
Sensitive projects, strong ideas

Betty Owoo, architectural designer, Be First London
Making good things happen on the local and city-wide scale

Charlie Palmer, director, Incremental Urbanism
Empowering communities with design and strategy

Dan Renoso-Urmston, architect, O-RU
Striking out courageously in practice

Anthony Richardson, senior designer, Brinkworth Design
Addressing Part 3 knowledge with aplomb

Jo Sharples, architect / director, Editional Studio
Pioneering research-led engagement

Jordan Whitewood-Neal, architectural researcher, assistant and educator
Building awareness and community through disability campaigning

Rising Stars was assessed by Hiba Alobaydi, assistant editor Foster + Partners, Rising Star 2021, Angela Crowther, associate director, Arup, Fergus Feilden, co-founder, Feilden Fowles, Selina Mason, director of masterplanning, Lendlease, Matt Rumble, strategic head of regeneration and development, London Borough Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Eleanor Young, editor RIBA Journal (chair).

For the final winning cohort of RIBAJ Rising Stars in association with Origin check back at on 1st November. 


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