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RIBA Annie Spink Award

​​RIBA Annie Spink Award

The RIBA presents the Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education biennially to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the ‘advancement of architectural education’ in a school of architecture anywhere in the world that offers courses validated by the RIBA.

The £10,000 award is financed by the Annie Spink Trust Fund, which was established in 1974 by architect Herbert Spink FRIBA. He bequeathed the trust to the RIBA as a lasting memorial to his wife Annie, who died in 1938, and conceived it as an honour for the “advancement of architectural education”.

Eligibility criteria

  • The nominee(s) should have made a substantial contribution to architectural education over a number of years on a course validated by the RIBA.
  • The nominee(s) do not need to be RIBA members, however, preference will be given to nominees who are RIBA members.
  • The award can be made to an individual teacher or to a group of individuals.
  • The nominee must have been involved with the process of teaching and learning.
  • The nominee(s) may have been involved in the development of architectural education
  • Nominations can be made by a third party or can be made directly by the individual/group nominee.
Who is not eligible to receive the award
  • Employees of the RIBA or close family members.
  • The RIBA Vice President Education, Education Award Advisors and current Annie Spink judges.

How to apply:

Nominees must provide the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae including full details of RIBA validated courses where the nominee(s) have taught
  • Statement of Eligibility which describes how the nominee(s) meet the nomination criteria. (One side of A4 only)
  • up to 6 letters of citation from employers, work colleagues, distinguished architects or academics or other bodies relevant to the application
  • between 4 -10 letters of support from past students
  • any supporting information that the nominee considers relevant to the application.
  • The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Annie Spink Award has now passed.

Past winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award

2014: Professor Florian Beigel

2012: Professor Nigel Coates

2010: Professor Dean Hawkes

2008: Joint award to Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein

2006: Professor Dalibor Vesely

2004: Shared award to Peter Salter and Wolf Prix

2002: Joint award to Professor Peter Cook and Professor David Greene

2000: Professor Elia Zenghelis

For more information, please contact:

John-Paul Nunes
Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3604
Email: john-paul.nunes@riba.org

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