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RIBA President's Awards For Research RIBA President's Awards For Research

​​RIBA President's Awards For Research

The 2017 President’s Awards for Research will be open 1 May to 31 May 2017

Submissions are welcome across four categories:

  • Design + Technical
  • Cities + Community
  • History + Theory
  • And the 2017 Annual Theme: Housing

Submissions can be made via the following link:

RIBA President's Awards for Research 2017 - Submissions Form

Please read the Submissions Guidelines thoroughly in order to complete your submission form correctly and maximise your chance of success.

Submission Guidelines 2017

Judging Panel 2017

If you have any queries about the awards, please email or call +44(0)20 7307 3714.

Winner of the 2016 President's Medal for Research and 'History and Theory' category: Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination Edward Denison (pictured centre), Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage Project, Eritrea

The annual awards celebrate the best research in the fields of architecture and the built environment. In 2016 a record-breaking 75 submissions were received from 14 countries with a significant number of practice-based entries. The winners of the President's Awards for Research 2016 were announced at the President’s Medals ceremony on 7 December, 2016.

The work submitted provides a glimpse of the global workings and interactions of architects, students and academics and includes field work and case studies from Lagos, Asmara, Melbourne, London, Hong Kong, Taipei, Gaza, Margate, Gujarat, Birmingham, Lillehammer, Sofia, Jakarta, Oxford, Athens, Delhi, Chicago, Harlow, Yeruham and Brussels.

The breadth of topics are just as diverse and you can read about all of them in the Book of Abstracts.

President's Awards for Research 2016 publications:

Winner of the 2016 President’s Medal for Research and winner of the category ‘History and Theory’
Shortlisted for 'History and Theory'
Winner of the Annual Theme – ‘Learning from Projects’ and highly commended
Shortlisted for the Annual Theme
Winner of the category ‘Cities and Community’
Shortlisted for 'Cities and Community'
Winner of the category ‘Design and Technical’
Shortlisted for 'Design and Technical'

Winner of the Design & Technical category: Supertall Timber: Design Research for the next generation of natural structure. Dr Michael Ramage and Dr Rob Foster, University of Cambridge, UK Simon Smith, Smith and Wallwork, UK Kevin Flanagan and Ron Bakker, PLP / Architecture, UK. © PLP Architecture
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