The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and John McAslan announced the recipients of the RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary 2007/08 at a reception held on 11 June 2008 at the RIBA.
Thirty nine applications were received from architecture and engineering students, graduates and newly-qualified practitioners committed to the progress of environmental and community issues in economically deprived areas in the UK or abroad.
The six recipients were allocated a total of £20,350, the highest amount since the scholarship was launched in 2004.
The bursaries were awarded to:
Dr Heather Cruickshank, who received £2,000 for the project "Community Infrastructure in Rural Nigeria"
Sophie Handler, who received £2,500 for "Alternative Seating Arrangements (for pensioners in East London)"
Ripin Kalra, who received £6,000 to revisit three sites in India affected by earthquakes and cyclones in the 1990s.
Asif Khan and Julia King, who received £3,000 for their project "Mass Sustainability: Zero Carbon Chair and School Desk".
Nikki Linsell, Article 25 who received £6,850 to work alongside The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
The judging panel was extremely impressed by the quality and professionalism of the projects submitted and gave awards to 5 projects, where the focus is on improving or modifying the physical environment to enhance the quality of life for a local community.
John McAslan, who started the Bursary scheme in 2004 in partnership with the RIBA, said, "I am delighted to work with the RIBA and ICE once again to promote research in the field of Architecture in areas of the world that will see direct practical benefits by the tremendous hard work by these individuals and teams."