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”.
- 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
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