The RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary, worth £7,500 and generously funded by John McAslan + Partners, will open to entries on Wednesday 2 May.
The RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary gives recognition to innovative design projects and supports the energy, talent and creativity of architecture and engineering students, graduates, newly qualified architects and engineers.
The winning individual or team will use the bursary fund to develop an original design project that will cultivate positive and real change for the environment and communities involved. The bursary has been running since 2005, and has supported 16 successful projects by architecture and engineering students and graduates, awarding almost £80,000.
RIBA President Angela Brady said:
'I'm delighted that John McAslan + Partners are continuing to support students and recent graduates and are offering such a generous bursary alongside invaluable mentoring support. The bursary is a fantastic opportunity to do something different, and create a potentially career-transforming project. The winning team or individual will have the chance to design and deliver a truly unique project while working alongside one of the world's leading architectural practices.
I'm urging all students on RIBA or JBM-accredited courses and recent graduates to realise their dreams and apply for this life-changing bursary.'
John McAslan CBE, Executive Chairman + Founder of John McAslan + Partners, said:
'We look forward to receiving submissions from architecture and engineering students and graduates, for whom the bursary offers an excellent opportunity to explore and develop their talents and interests. This is essentially a collaborative process and the aspiration is that our knowledge and experience will help support the realisation of the winning project.'
ICE President Richard Coackley said:
'One of the biggest challenges facing the built environment today is the ever-pressing need to adapt and innovate, finding sustainable and new solutions to everyday problems. We must therefore engage young people early in their career, encouraging them to think in unorthodox ways, and be ambitious and creative from the outset. This initiative is a marvellous example of industry working together to recognise young engineers with talent and vision.'
An exclusive event for potential applicants will be held on Wednesday 2 May (6 - 8.30pm) at the William Road Gallery at John McAslan + Partners, 7 - 9 William Road, London NW1 3ER. Potential applicants should visit the Education page on architecture.com to register their interest.