Kerry Watton (centre) being awarded the RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship 2012 by Brian Johnson, chairman of Aedas Architects, and Angela Brady, President, RIBA
Kerry Watton was awarded the 2012 scholarship to support her in the final year of her Part II at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. Brian Johnson, who is Chairman of Aedas Europe and was on the judging panel said:
'Since starting the RIBA Aedas Scholarship four years ago, we've seen a tremendous amount of design talent and we were particularly pleased with the quality of this year's entrants. We place creativity at the heart of everything we do and the scholarship reinforces this design philosophy.'
Kerry Watton completed her Part I studies at Glasgow School of Art in 2009, and took two years out before continuing with her Part II studies. During this time she untook a range of professional experience placements, including in an architectural thinktank and a small architectural practice in Paris. On being awarded the RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship, Kerry has said:
'To be selected as the recipient of the RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship has been a huge encouragement. This support will allow me to complete my education without the major financial concerns that have limited my studies in the past and allow me to devote the time and energy required to realising my full potential.'
RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship transforms professional prospects for talented student. Press release, June 2012