The Alan Davidson Award 2020

The Alan Davidson Award 2020 ​is calling for entries, judges are looking for visualisations that immerse the viewer, with their own character that allow for more informed and richer conversations about the built environment.

The Award

The Award is open to architectural visualisers and architectural visualisation studios and images must be available to view online.

Alan Davidson pioneered the art of architectural visualisation and Hayes Davidson, which he set up in 1989, was the first studio dedicated to producing computer-generated imagery for architectural studios. From the outset Hayes Davidson’s imagery changed the way people perceived architecture. Alan died in 2018 from Motor Neuron Disease and with the support of the Alan Davidson Foundation, this Award has now been re-named in his memory.

Judges are looking for visualisations that immerse the viewer, with their own character that allow for more informed and richer conversations about the built environment. The Award is open to practices and architectural visualisation studios. Images must be available to view online. The submitted imagery must have been created within 2019-2020.

Criteria
Impact

Does the image have an immediate impact? Does it make you want to know more?

Mood

Does the visualisation have character and is it distinctive?

Clarity

Is the visualisation helping to inform or explain a project, for example to planners?

Technology

Is the studio playing with techniques and varying the representation?

The judging panel
Roger Black

Roger is an award-winning strategic and creative director in real-estate development. He has had long association with Ballymore and was co-founder of PegasusLife.

Ben Davies

Ben co-founded The Neighbourhood, a creative communications agency and now works as a consultant to various creative companies. He recently joined Hayes Davidson as a Non-Exec Board Director.

Nick Taylor

Nick is Co-Founder and Creative Director at Squint/Opera. He specialises in visualising large masterplans, and complex public projects.

About the Archiboo Web Awards

The Archiboo Web Awards, now in their fifth year, are the only awards to highlight and celebrate the creative use of technology to communicate great architecture.

Organised by architecture platform, Archiboo, the awards recognise outstanding digital performers from engaging content and impactful design to those pushing the boundaries with the latest technologies.

Judged by a panel of experts, the 2019 awards saw amazing growth and recognition by the architectural community attracting entries from some of the world’s most respected practices and web designers.