Alan Davidson Award for Storytelling

This new award is for a project that is being powerfully communicated, engaging audiences across different storytelling platforms using a range of mediums (still, motion, interactive, immersive/extended reality, physical models, installations, audio etc).

Judges will be looking for examples of compelling storytelling that is pushing project communication in new and exciting directions.

They would like to see evidence of collaboration between different disciplines, such as design teams working together with filmmakers or local people to craft a narrative about a building or place

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

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.

From the outset Hayes Davidson’s imagery changed the way people perceived architecture.

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.

Alan died in 2018 from Motor Neuron Disease. All entry fees for this category will be donated to the Alan Davidson Foundation which supports a a wide range of causes with a strong focus on MND research.

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Entry Fee: £75.00 + VAT


Creativity Consider the level of creativity involved whether from a technical perspective or otherwise. How does the story unfold ? What media are you using and why? How is the audience being engaged?
Impact How are people accessing the project story? Is it being told across different digital platforms? Is the user experience seamless and intuitive? What is original about the way you are telling the project story?
Measurement How are you measuring success? Are there tangible outcome such as planning permission ? Has it built relationships with the local community and/or other stakeholders?


  • Ben Davies

    Ben  co-founded The Neighbourhood, a creative communications agency and now works as a consultant. He is a Non-Exec Board Director of Hayes Davidson.

  • Rob Fiehn

    Rob organises events and helps practices communicate both internally and with the outside world – from large offices to small bespoke studios.

  • Sarah Akigbogun

    Sarah is an architect, filmmaker and founding director at multidisciplinary practice Studio Aki. She is Vice Chair of Women In Architecture, and founder of the XXAOC Project.

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