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RIBA President's Awards for Research

RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2021 shortlist announced

The President's Awards for Research celebrates research in the fields of architecture and the built environment. Once again, the awards have attracted interest from around the globe, with entries from China, Australia and Costa Rica and this year’s subject matter has even greater global representation than usual.

The scope of entries continues to illustrate a strong focus on people and community with ethics, social injustice and architecture in conflict zones being reoccurring themes, while colonialism continues to receive increasing attention. The impact of the pandemic also features under the annual theme of Education.

This year’s shortlist, chosen by our judging panel is detailed below.


History and Theory

Cities and Community

Design and Technical

Annual theme: Education

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