Alan Davidson Award for Storytelling

How are you communicating your project in a way that does it justice?

Judges are looking for compelling, cross-platform storytelling that is pushing project communication in new and exciting directions. How are the client and architect’s vision being brought to life in ways that are helping to stimulate conversation and debate?

Entries are welcome from visualisation studios, branding agencies, communication agencies and others involved in telling engaging stories about future places and buildings.

If you would like to enter but require a discounted rate as an individual, community group, charity or small non-profit organisation, please get in touch [email protected]

About Alan 

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

He was a brilliant sketcher, and would rapidly draw idea after idea, building the story, exploring and testing ideas about how it might be told.


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Story What is the story you are telling? How does it unfold ? What media are you using and why? What is original about the way you are telling the project story?
Audience How are people accessing the project story? How does the story appeal to different audiences? Is the user experience seamless and intuitive?
Impact How are you evoking a feeling in the viewer? How is the story stimulating debate and conversations?


  • Nick Searl

    Nick is a partner of Argent Related. An architect by training, he spent almost 10 years working on the King’s Cross development and now leads Argent Related’s 10 million sq ft Brent Cross South mixed-use development in north-west London.

  • David Bullock

    David leads the art director and artist teams at Hayes Davidson where he is joint managing partner A 3D Design graduate, he has led a wide variety of visualisation projects, collaborating closely with many major practices including Zaha Hadid Architects, RSHP, Daniel Libeskind and Renzo Piano. 

  • Prudence Ivey

    Prudence Ivey is the editor of Homes & Property at the Evening Standard.

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Best Use of Video

Judges want to see films that are inspiring and informative so it becomes a compelling and engaging experience. This category is for films over 2 minutes 30 seconds.

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Best Digital Community Engagement

Judges are looking for the creative use of online tools (websites, apps, social media, podcasts, video) that give communities a more meaningful voice in the development process.

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Best Use of Social Media

Practices whose social media presence is creative, memorable and impactful using static images, video or other engaging assets.

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Best Overall

The Best Overall Award is presented to an entrant who s deemed particularly exemplary this year.

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