FX Awards 2021 Judges


We announce the 28 judges for the 2021 FX Awards


Andrew Barraclough
Vice-president of design, GlaxoSmithKline

Barraclough has been at GSK for over ten years, and has set up design teams across the globe. He has 30 years’ experience working across all aspects of design and innovation, across many fast-moving consumer goods sectors.
gsk.com

Annelie Kvick Thompson
Partner, Grimshaw


A highly skilled member of Grimshaw’s international design team, Thompson’s role involves the direction and leadership of large and complex projects, often incorporating transport with mixed-use regeneration.
grimshaw.global

Beverley Bayes
Creative director, Sparcstudio Design


Sparcstudio is an award-winning spa, wellness and hotel designer, based in London. The team has a reputation for delivering superlative atmospheric and theatrical spaces with real warmth, light and ‘heart and soul’.
sparcstudio.co.uk

Carlos Virgile
Design and branding consultant


Having founded, in 1990, design agency Virgile + Partners, Virgile has worked for many global luxury retail and hospitality brands, and is now an independent consultant on design and branding.
virgileandpartners.com

Catherine van der Heide
Associate, interior design, Hassell Studio


Van der Heide is a workplace specialist and leading light in delivering award-winning, complex, agile projects. As a designer at Hassell, she has worked in the UK, Australia and Asia, and thrives in the creation of great workplace experiences.
hassellstudio.com

Charlotte Harris
Co-creative director, Harris Bugg Studio


Harris Bugg Studio is an energetic, multi-award-winning landscape design practice with a range of residential, public, commercial, botanic and show gardens across the UK and Europe.
harrisbugg.com

Cressida Toon
Partner, Sonnemann Toon Architects


Toon is a founding partner of Sonnemann Toon Architects, and a champion for design quality – particularly in the healthcare sector.
st-arch.co.uk

Elena Kella
Director, Manea Kella


Manea Kella’s projects are international, operating across hospitality, residential and service industries. The studio delivers the highest standard of architecture. Kella’s ambition is to maintain a rigorous attention to detail, regardless of project scale.
maneakella.com

Georgia Burt
Creative director and founder, Georgia Burt Architecture


Burt is an award-winning architect and specialist healthcare interior designer, with over 24 years of experience. In 2020, she established her own design studio where she continues to follow her passion for designing buildings that positively impact well-being within the healing environment.
georgiaburtarchitect.com

Hannah Chalmers-Stevens
Associate director, Barr Gazetas


Barr Gazetas is an award-winning architecture practice in London with experience in a variety of sectors. Chalmers-Stevens joined the team in 2007, and became an associate director in 2019. She has notable interiors experience, and is currently leading the fit-out sector of Barr Gazetas.
barrgazetas.com

James Owen Webster
Director, Alexander Owen Architecture


As an award-winning design studio and creative agency, AO has a simple passion: to enhance everyday experience through design.
aoarchitecture.co.uk

Jane Lawrence
Head of interiors, Knight Dragon Developments


Design is at the heart of Knight Dragon’s Greenwich Peninsula transformation. It is also developing and creating over 17,000 new homes in the coming years.
greenwichpeninsula.co.uk

Jill Entwistle
Executive editor, Lighting – Illumination in Architecture


Entwistle is the executive editor of Lighting – Illumination in Architecture, and the author of three books on lighting, including Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design (Laurence King), and the editor of the first BCO Guide to Lighting.

Jon Tollit
Architect, Jon Tollit Architects


Tollit has a wide experience in project types, size and location, and has a focus on how new design processes can unlock opportunity.

Julie Gaulter
Associate, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


Gaulter works across all sectors at FCBStudios. The practice promotes a collaborative approach to all projects, and has an international reputation for design quality and for pioneering environmental expertise.
fcbstudios.com

Levent Çaglar
Chief ergonomist, FIRA International


Çaglar is the key UK expert in the design evaluation of furniture. He works with designers, architects and specifiers to create eff icient work environments for the wellbeing of people.
fi ra.co.uk

Luis F Rueda
Director, LFR Design Studio


LFR helps brands bring experiences and ideas to life in spaces that promote human interaction – in special environments, retail and the workplace. From strategy to architectural design, it collaborates with clients to inform and delight, capturing a brand’s essence.
lfrueda.com

Maria Cheung
Director and head of interior design, Squire and Partners


Cheung is a director and head of interior design at award-winning architecture and design practice Squire and Partners.
squireandpartners.com

Nick Searl
Joint managing partner, Argent LLP


Searl is managing partner for Argent, the developer behind King’s Cross, and partner of Argent Related, the company that is delivering Brent Cross Town and the regeneration of Tottenham Hale.
argentrelated.co.uk | argentllp.co.uk

Paul Traynor
Principal director, Light Bureau UK


Paul loves, lives, breathes and occasionally teaches lighting design. Purpose and joy are mantras in his and Light Bureau’s design approach.
lightbureau.com

Peter Karn
Creative director, MET Studio


As global creative director of experiential design agency MET Studio, Karn creates highly innovative, interactive and immersive projects that connect audiences with stories.
metstudiodesign.com

Richard Alexander Bridges
Director, Alexander Owen Architecture


As an award-winning design studio and creative agency, AO has a simple passion: to enhance everyday experience by design.
aoarchitecture.co.uk

Richard Parr
Founder, Richard Parr Associates


Richard Parr Associates is a leading architecture practice, specialising in the reinvention and creation of luxury, often historically significant, residential and hospitality buildings – in the country and in the city. It believes that sustainability, longevity and locality are all important elements in the creation of the ultimate family home.
richardparr.com

Roxanne Quesnel
Director, Turner & Townsend


Quesnel is the occupier sector lead for Turner & Townsend, a global programme, project and cost management consultancy that makes the difference for its clients in property.
turnerandtownsend.com

Shane Kelly
Principal director, tp bennett


Kelly is expert at translating client aspirations and business objectives into inspiring interior concepts, from boutique hospitality projects to international headquarters.
tpbennett.com

Simon Jackson
EMEA interior design practice leader, AECOM


Jackson is a respected and award-winning interior designer who champions best practice in design. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the interior design industry, and is passionate about how design improves productivity and encourages creativity in workplace, hospitality and retail environments.
aecom.com

Smaro Kirmelidou
Senior project architect, SHH


Kirmelidou is an esteemed member of the commercial team of award-winning architecture and interior design practice SHH. The practice is vastly experienced at working globally across sectors – residential, hospitality and commercial – and across disciplines – architecture, interior design and FF&E.
shh.co.uk

William Poole-Wilson
Managing director, Will + Partners



Will + Partners specialises in workplace design and consultancy. Founded by Poole-Wilson, the studio is recognised for its progressive research on wellness and the impact it has on people, well-being and workplace performance.
willandpartners.com








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