The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for entries for this year's RIBA President's Awards for Research. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 16 May 2011.
This is the sixth year of the awards, which are presented annually to reward and encourage outstanding research in architecture.
Entries are invited in the following three categories:
- PhD Thesis: for the best PhD Thesis by an RIBA Chartered member or from any school of architecture in which the department has a course validated by the RIBA.
- University-located Research: for the best completed research project carried out in any school of architecture in which the department has a course validated by the RIBA.
- Professional Practice-located Research: for the best completed research project initiated by an RIBA Chartered member or RIBA Chartered Practice.
Entries will be judged on their contribution to architecture, which is assessed using the criteria of originality, significance, rigour and communication and the winning entries must be regarded as making an exceptional contribution to architectural knowledge. The judges may also award commendations to one or more other shortlisted submissions in each category. The judging panel, composed of practitioners and academics, is appointed by the RIBA Research and Development Committee and approved by the President of the RIBA.
This year's awards follow the success of the RIBA President's Awards for Research 2010. Victoria Perry of the Bartlett School of Architecture was awarded the RIBA President's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis for her work 'Slavery, Sugar and the Sublime'. Albena Yaneva of the University of Manchester was awarded the RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research for her work 'An Ethnography of Architecture'. The RIBA President's Award for Outstanding Professional Practice-located Research was awarded to Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton Architects for the project 'Stadthaus, Murray Grove'.