Royal Institute of British Architects invites nominations for the 2014 Riba President’s Medals Student Awards

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the call for nominations for the 2014 RIBA President’s Medals student awards. This year, the Institute is inviting 310 schools of architecture in 62 countries to nominate up to two design projects for the Bronze Medal (RIBA Part I or equivalent), up to two design projects for the Silver Medal (RIBA Part II or equivalent), and one dissertation for the Dissertation Medal from student work produced during the 2013/14 academic year.

Awarded for the first time in 1836 for the best architectural essay, and from 1855 for the best drawings, the RIBA President’s Medals are the RIBA’s oldest awards and most prestigious architectural education awards in the world.

The deadline for submitting dissertations is Monday 14 July and for design projects is Monday 15 September. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the RIBA HQ, 66 Portland Place in London on Wednesday 3 December 2014.

This year’s judging panels include:

Bronze Medal

  • Chair: David Gloster, RIBA Director of Education
  • Roz Barr of Roz Barr Architects, RIBA Vice-President Education
  • Professor Zeno Bogdanescu, ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture & Urbanism, Romania
  • Mary Duggan, Duggan Morris Architects
  • Stephen Witherford, Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Silver Medal

  • Chair: David Gloster, RIBA Director of Education
  • Roz Barr of Roz Barr Architects, RIBA Vice-President Education
  • Odile Decq of Studio Odile Decq and Confluence: Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture
  • Professor Sean Griffiths, RIBA President’s Dissertation Medal winner 1992, Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster, Visiting Professor Yale University
  • Smiljan Radić, architect and designer of the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

Dissertation Medal:

  • Chair: Dr Alexandra Stara, Kingston University
  • Professor Peter Carl, London Metropolitan University
  • Professor Gordana Fontana-Giusti, Kent University
  • Professor Florian Urban, Mackintosh School of Architecture

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said:

“Since their inception, the aim of the RIBA President’s Medals student awards has been to promote excellence in the study of architecture, encourage architectural debate, and reward the outstanding talent demonstrated in projects emanating from schools of architecture worldwide.

“The Medals nurture student development, embrace creativity and innovation – I’m proud to be part of a global programme which will ensure the quality of architecture continues to grow.”

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