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RIBA President's Awards For Research

​​RIBA President's Awards For Research

The Shortlist for the RIBA President's Awards for Research 2017 has now been finalised and is detailed below. The winners in each category and the winner of the President's Medal for Research 2017 will be announced at the President’s Medals ceremony on 5 December, 2017.

Shortlisted for the Annual Theme - Housing:
  • Toward healthy housing for the displaced
    Dr Dima Albadra, Prof. David Coley & Dr Jason Hart, University of Bath, UK
  • Housing as Housing: The SAAL Process and São Victor Brigade
    Michael Cohen, Architecture Brigade, USA
  • Learning from Increments: Towards a Sustainable Design Strategy for Housing
    Dr Aliki-Myrto Perysinaki & Dr Joanne Hudson, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Shortlisted for 'Cities and Community'
  • London’s Local Character and Density
    Jane Manning, George Garofalakis, Antony Rifkin & Geoff Noble, Allies and Morrison LLP
  • Architecture for Politics: Designing Collectivity in Medellín’s Library-Parks
    Dr Caue Capille, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sovereignty on Stilts, Drawing a Genealogy of Extra-Territorial Urbanization along the Mud flats of the Tropical Belt
    Gabriel Muñoz Moreno, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, USA
    Santiago Serna González, Harvard University, Chile
Shortlisted for 'Design and Technical'
  • Emergency Talks: Designing for Team Communication in Hospital Emergency Departments
    Dr Lucio Naccarella, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Associate Prof Bernice Redley, Deakin University, Monash Health Partnership, Australia
    Michaela Sheahan & Kieren Morgan, HASSELL, Australia
  • The Development of the Building Envelope Using Welsh-Grown Timber: A study Through Prototyping
    Dr Steven Coombs, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK
  • Losing Myself: Spatial Perception and Architectural Design
    Eimear Arthur & Niall McLaughlin , Niall McLaughlin Architects, UK
    Yeoryia Manolopoulou, AY Architects
Shortlisted for 'History and Theory'
  • Architectural Models and the Professional Practice of the Architect, 1834–1916
    Matthew Wells, Victoria & Albert Museum / Royal College of Art, UK
  • Ultra Modernism in Manchuria
    Dr Edward Denison, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK
    Guang Yu Ren, Independent Researcher, UK
  • Reinventing the Prison: the Redevelopment of HMP Holloway, 1968-1978
    Miranda Critchley, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK

The awards celebrate the best research in the fields of architecture and the built environment. In 2017 51 submissions were received from 11 countries, again, with a significant number of practice-based entries. The work submitted provides a glimpse of just some of the research being undertaken across the globe by architects, built environment professionals, academics and students and includes fieldwork and case studies from the USA, Singapore, China, Brazil and across the UK. The 2017, RIBA President's Awards for Research Book of Abstracts is now available at the link below along with details of this year's judges and submission guidelines.

Book of Abstracts 2017

Judging Panel 2017

Submission Guidelines 2017

If you have any queries about the awards, please email or call +44(0)20 7307 3714.

Sovereignty on Stilts, shortlisted in 2017, explores the evolution, value and resilience of costal communities’ in Latin-America and examines their response as they struggle to survive in the face of increasing pressures from the natural environment and the encroaching 'modern' world. © Gabriel Muñoz Moreno & Santiago Serna Gonzalez

The publications from the President's Awards for Research 2016 are available below:

Winner of the 2016 President's Medal for Research and 'History and Theory' category: Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination. Edward Denison (pictured centre), Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage Project, Eritrea

Winner of the 2016 President’s Medal for Research and winner of the category ‘History and Theory’
Shortlisted for 'History and Theory'
Winner of the Annual Theme – ‘Learning from Projects’ and highly commended
Shortlisted for the Annual Theme
Winner of the category ‘Cities and Community’
Shortlisted for 'Cities and Community'
Winner of the category ‘Design and Technical’
Shortlisted for 'Design and Technical'

Winner of the Design & Technical category: Supertall Timber: Design Research for the next generation of natural structure. Dr Michael Ramage and Dr Rob Foster, University of Cambridge, UK Simon Smith, Smith and Wallwork, UK. Kevin Flanagan and Ron Bakker, PLP / Architecture, UK. © PLP Architecture
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