Our judges sum up the 15 talented young professionals they've chosen so far – find out more over the next few days
Fifteen talented professionals have made it through to the shortlist as potential Rising Stars.
They show their energy and expertise in a wide range of areas, from bringing people together to designing huge stadia and building their own distinct practices.
RIBA J Rising Stars, in association with Origin Doors and Windows, are selected from a strong field by a panel of judges from across the industry: Peter Morris, founding partner and managing director, AHMM, Kieren Majhail, Rising Star 2018 and architect associate, BDP; Sarah Prichard, UK managing director, Buro Happold; Simon Henley, principal, Henley Halebrown; Louise Wyman, director of design and development, West Midlands Combined Authority; and the RIBA Journal’s Eleanor Young.
Here we summarise what most impressed the judges about each entrant.
The winning cohort of Rising Stars 2019 will be profiled from 23-25 October here at ribaj.com and in the November issue of the magazine.
Director, EBBA Architects
Tipped for success – and now he's achieved it with innovative thinking
Chartered architect, Roberts Limbrick
Rare balance of big ideas and drive
Architect, Bennetts Associates
Agility and professionalism – and a vegetarian cookbook for meat-eaters
Architect, Architecture initiative
Changing the world brick by brick
Architect, MawsonKerr Architects
Successful design with non-traditional procurement
Joanna Asia Grzybowska
Associate, Powell Tuck Associates
Challenging designers to experience a differently abled life
Associate architect, Haptic Architects
Infrastructure and delivery and the human web around them
Associate Principal, Populous
Talented designer of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Partner, Office S&M
Using colour as a material
Associate, Scott Brownrigg
Change-maker who is co-opting digital technology
Architect, McGurk Architects
Innovation and enthusiasm on his Belfast projects
Associate, Woods Bagot
Bringing making to practice, making the most of US connections
Architect, Asif Khan Studio
Visionary research opens up whole new worlds for architecture
Architect, Transition by Design
Cooperative and collaborative community problem solving
Associate director, Pattern Design
Bringing sophisticated geometries to stadia concepts
RIBAJ Rising Stars is produced in association with Origin Doors & Windows