RIBA Research Trust Award Winners announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today announced the winners of the Research Trust Awards. The annual honour, which funds independent architectural research, has been awarded to the following recipients:

  • Alison Killing and Kate Crawford from Killing Architects, (Re)constructing the city: integrating urban design into humanitarian response (£10,000)
  • Lesley McIntrye, based at the University of Dundee, Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model (£10,000)
  • Stephen Walker, based at Sheffield University, Understanding the Architecture of the Travelling Street Fair (£9,928)
  • Steve Wolstenholme, from Stanhope Wilkinson Associates, The design of Health Buildings in a time of austerity (£9,500)
  • Walter Menteth, from Walter Menteth Ltd, Pathways towards achieving Construction Procurement Reform and Intelligent Commissioning (£9,350)
  • Suzi Winstanley, from Penoyre & Prasad LLP, ThinkSpace: Designing For Changing Reader Needs In The Contemporary University Library (£8,500).

RIBA President Angela Brady said:

'The RIBA Research Trust Awards serve as a wonderful reminder that independent architectural research is vital for enabling British architects to stay at the cutting edge of the profession.

It was great to see that four of the six awards this year are for practice-based research, and that the RIBA has the funding structures in place to encourage submissions from practitioners.'

RIBA Research Grants sub-committee Chair, Professor Murray Fraser said:

'The funds provided by the RIBA's Research Trust Awards each year are an invaluable aid to those who are pursuing new knowledge in architecture. There is intense competition to get them, yet it's also the case that a good many of our best scholars and practitioners have benefited from this source of financial support at some point in their careers.'


Notes to editors

  • For further press information contact Howard Crosskey in the RIBA Press Office:
    020 7307 3761 howard.crosskey@riba.org.
  • The RIBA Research Trust Awards are offered annually to support independent architectural research. The awards scheme is open to applicants interested in a wide range of subject matter relevant to the advancement of architecture and the connected arts and sciences. The research can be practice-led or academic research. All the applications are assessed by the independent RIBA Research Trusts Awards Committee.
  • For further information about the 2012 winners and how to enter for 2013, please visit www.architecture.com/researchfunding.
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