RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary call for entries

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.


Notes to editors

  • For further information including images of Angela Brady, John McAslan, Richard Coackley and past bursary-winning projects please contact Howard Crosskey in the RIBA Press Office: 020 7307 3761 howard.crosskey@riba.org
  • To reserve your place on the guest list for the launch event for potential applicants please email joanna.scott@riba.org and include your name, the name of the RIBA or JBM-accredited course you are studying at, or have graduated from, and your dates of study. Members of the press should contact howard.crosskey@riba.org
  • For more information and to apply please visit the RIBA Education page at architecture.com
  • For all application enquiries: Joanna Scott +44 (0)20 7307 3678 joanna.scott@riba.org
  • The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. Visit www.architecture.com and Follow us on Twitter for regular updates all things architecture www.twitter.com/RIBA
  • John McAslan + Partners is a leading architectural and design practice based in London with offices in Manchester and Edinburgh. Their extensive portfolio of award-winning projects in the UK and overseas includes infrastructure, commercial, residential, education, cultural, heritage, urban design, and landscape sectors. Each project benefits from specialist sector-specific teams as well as cross-practice collaboration. The practice has a strong reputation for delivering new-build architecture, and giving vibrant and sustainable life to historic buildings through adaptive interventions; completed projects include the Grade I listed Modernist masterpiece, the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on the south coast of England, the renowned Roundhouse arts venue in Camden, London, and more recently the complete restoration of the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.Major ongoing projects include the £550m transformation of King's Cross station, Crossrail Bond Street station in London, and a number of significant projects in Doha, Qatar. Recently completed projects include the Charles Carter Building for Lancaster University, the redevelopment of the historic Stanislavsky Factory in Moscow, and the British Embassy in Algiers. Visit www.mcaslan.co.uk
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a leading source of professional expertise in transport, water supply and treatment, flood management, waste and energy. Established in 1818, it has over 80,000 members throughout the world including over 60,000 in the UK. For further information: Emily Beadon, ICE Media Manager, 0207 665 2104, emily.beadon@ice.org.uk
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