Winners of the 2014 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships Announced

Five talented students of architecture each receive £5,000 and mentoring from leading architectural practices

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and The Wren Insurance Association Limited (the Wren), the architects’ professional indemnity insurance mutual, have announced five 2014 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships. Each winner will receive £5,000 for the last year of their Part 2 course in architecture and the opportunity to be mentored by a Member of the Wren.

The 2014 winners are:

  • Keith Diplock from the University of Kent
  • Thomas Glover from the Royal College of Art
  • Lucy Moroney from the Architectural Association
  • Rebecca Muirhead from University College London
  • Victoria Slater from the University of Liverpool

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said:

“Congratulations to our fantastic five architecture students on securing a RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarship. The standard of work submitted this year was incredibly high and it was with great difficulty that the judging panel made their decision. The funds and unique mentoring experience now available to Keith, Thomas, Lucy, Rebecca and Victoria will undoubtedly help them as they advance in their promising architecture careers.”

Richard Pullen, Chairman of Wren, said:

“I am delighted to announce that Keith Diplock, Thomas Glover, Lucy Moroney, Rebecca Muirhead and Victoria Slater are the winners of this year’s RIBA Wren Scholarships. Our insurance mutual, having enjoyed over 25 successful years, is continuing to mark its quarter century by making available a scholarship fund of £25,000 per year to Part 2 students at a time when the cost of qualification can be overwhelming. We are also offering the successful students the opportunity of being mentored by some of the UK’s leading architectural firms. The Wren Members, having helped each other over the last 25 years, feel it is appropriate to support and encourage the next generation of talented architects who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of architecture.” 


Notes to editors

  1. For further press information please contact Howard Crosskey in the RIBA Press Office or 020 7307 3761
  2. To download images of this year’s recipients and copies of their portfolios please visit:
  3. The scholarship scheme was created in 2013. The recipients of funding were selected after an initial shortlisting stage followed by individual interviews with a judging panel.  
  4. The judging panel consisted of:
    • Andy Beard, (Chair of the RIBA Education Trust Funds Committee)
    • David Coyne (Benoy Ltd and a Member of the Wren)
    • Jonathan Hall (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Ltd and a Member of the Wren)
    • Clare Richards (RIBA Education Trust Funds Committee)
    • Ken Shuttleworth (Make Architects Ltd and a Member of the Wren)
    • David Gloster, (Director of Education at RIBA) was present as independent moderator of the judging process
  5. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members  - follow us on Twitter for regular architecture updates    
  6. The Wren is an architects’ professional indemnity insurance mutual that was set up in 1987 by a group of architects in order to provide the broadest sustainable cover to its Members. Fifty six of the UK’s major architectural practices are currently in Membership, employing over 2,000 architects. For further information contact Jane Carpenter of Wren Managers 0207 407 3588


Posted on Thursday 31st July 2014