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RIBA opens nominations for President’s Medals Student Awards 2011


Jonathan Schofield (university of Westminster), Creative Evolution - Silvertown Ship Breaking Yard, RIBA President's Silver Medal 2010 

The RIBA is welcoming nominations for this year's President’s Medals Student Awards.

The Institute is inviting 300 schools of architecture in over 60 countries to nominate up to two design projects for the Part 1 (Bronze Medal), up to two design projects for the Part 2 (Silver Medal), and one dissertation for the Dissertation Medal.

The deadline for submitting dissertations is Monday 18 July, and design projects can be submitted by Monday 12 September. The Medallists and commendation winners will be awarded their prizes at a ceremony at the RIBA on Wednesday 7 December. The RIBA Journal will publish a supplement of this year’s awards in their capacity as media partner.

This year's judging panel for the Bronze and Silver Medals includes: Oliver Richards – RIBA Vice-President Education (ORMS) and Chair; Jorge Ayala ([Ay]A Studio); Alison Brooks (Alison Brooks Architects) and Edouard Francois (Edouard Francois Architecte).

This year’s dissertation Medal judging panel includes: Professor Peter Blundell Jones - Professor of Architecture (University of Sheffield) and Chair; Professor David Edgerton - Hans Rausing Chair, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Imperial College London); Dr Peg Rawes - Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) and Dr Teresa Stoppani - Reader in Architecture (University of Greenwich.

The RIBA President’s Medals DVD is here!

The President’s Medals 2010 interactive DVD is available to purchase from the RIBA.

Containing QuickTime movies, all the dissertations in downloadable PDF format and interactive galleries of images for each project, the DVD is bigger and better than ever before!

If you wish to purchase the President’s Medals 2010 DVD, please send a cheque of £10 per copy, payable to ‘RIBA’, and posted to the address below, with your delivery address.

President’s Medals DVD
Education Department
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD

For inquiries, please email


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UIA - Young Architects International Award

Stops: Urban Intersection Areas in 2023

The Chamber of Architects of Turkey and its Antalya regional branch launch an international award programme that aims to reveal ideas on urban intersection areas: stops. They will serve as the basis for discussions during the international young architects meeting, planned in Antalya, in October 2011.

Urban stops, locations for crossings, form an intersection between the city and the cityfolk. Participants are invited to design a stop area as a socialising location that plays a strong role in the dynamics of the city of their choice.

The award has been approved by the International Union of Architects.


Architects born after 1972 and who are members of the professional organisation in their country are invited to participate. There is no registration fee. Registration takes place online at the time of transmitting entries. The award languages are Turkish and English.


The international jury is composed of the following architects: Andrei Kaftanov (Russia), Tomaz Kancler (Slovenia), Okan Kologlu (Turkey), Josef Saller (Austria), Ertug Uçar Aysun (Turkey). Kemal Reha Kavas (Turkey) and Taymour Senbel (Egypt) will sit as deputy jurors.


A total amount of 6.500 euros will be awarded. 1st prize 2.500 euros; 2nd prize 1.500 euros; 3rd prize 1.000 euros. Prize awarded by the participants in the international young architects meeting 1.500 euros.


  • Deadline for registration and transmisson of entries: 12 August 2011
  • Jury meeting: 27 August 2011
  • Exhibition of entries and awards ceremony: 29 October 2011

Contact & information
Tél. + 90 242 237 86 92
Fax. + 90 242 237 58 20


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The James Dyson Award 2011 – Call For Entries

The James Dyson Award 2011 is now open for entries. The brief is to design something that solves a problem and the prize is £10,000 to you and £10,000 to your university department.

The James Dyson Award is an international student design award open to product design, industrial design and engineering university level students (or graduates within 4 years of graduation) who have studied in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to encourage the next generation of design engineers to be creative, challenge and invent.

The deadline for receipt of entries is Tuesday 2 August 2011.

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Blue Award 2012 – International Student Competition for Sustainable Architecture

The Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design at the Vienna University of Technology is holding an international contest with a prize worth €20,000.

The aim of this contest is to promote the subject of sustainability, to introduce it in the education of future architects, regional planners and urbanists, and to support the efforts of teachers and students in this field.

The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2012.

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Competition to Design a New Capital for Australia

In the lead up to Canberra’s Centenary celebrations in 2013, CAPITheticAL invites you to look back at the big ideas that shaped Australia's national capital and look forward to the big ideas that will shape our future cities in the 21st century and beyond.

Artists, graphic designers, architects, urban planners and environmentalists are invited to review Canberra’s history and imagine how a hypothetical national capital might be created today.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2012.

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Competition to Re-Imagine New York City's Public Spaces

The Institute for Urban Design is inviting architects, planners, artists, designers, and students around the world to participate in a collaborative re-imagining of New York City’s public realm.

By the City/For the City is different from other design competitions in that participants are invited to define their site across New York’s five boroughs.

The deadline for submissions is 14 July.

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Follow RIBA Education on Facebook and Twitter!

We have created pages on Facebook and Twitter so that you can find out firsthand about FREE benefits and news for you!

Join thousands of other students to find out about useful benefits such as scholarships, bursaries, awards, competitions, architectural news, etc.

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Travel funding now available from the RIBA!

We are currently seeking applications for two travel scholarships.

The RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship will provide up to £5,000 to support a current student or recent graduate to undergo a period of imaginative and original research and travel.

The RIBA Goldfinger Scholarship designed in honour of the Hungarian-born architect Ernö Goldfinger and open to Hungarian students and graduates, will provide up to £2,500 to fund UK-based research and travel of the applicant's choosing.

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Urban SOS competition

AECOM is seeking submissions for their third ‘Urban SOS’ competition. The theme of this year’s competition is 'water'.

AECOM is seeking integrated design, planning, environmental restoration and engineering proposals in any urban context that relates to or improves the relationship between water and urban development worldwide. Entrants must submit a creative urban design, landscape, architectural, environmental restoration or engineering project where water is planned responsibly and effectively. Proposals should be on urban sites currently adversely affected by water-based conditions or facing water challenges now or in the near-future. Proposals should be implementable in the short-term as we will be engaging a charity to help implement the proposed project.

The most successful responses will be those that are well presented, combining the points of view of more than one discipline – architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, economics, planning, ecological restoration, and climate science, and are realistically able to be implemented given pre-existing, city-specific conditions, and socio-economic and political-cultural realities.

In making their submissions to the Urban SOS: Water competition, teams are encouraged to consider partner groups that could benefit from their proposal. These partner groups could be a humanitarian, charitable or relief organization or agency, a related research institution, or a community action group that would be in a position to further develop or implement the design.

The partner group of the winning design will receive an AECOM donation of US$25,000 in cash and in-kind staff time to further develop and implement the project. Furthermore, an additional US$15,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winning team.

The competition will culminate with an event in November 2011 at the NLA, the centre for London’s built environment in the UK.

All applicants must pre-register their interest by 29 July 2011.