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​RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship

In 2007, Mrs Margot Auger donated funds to the RIBA for the administration of a scholarship scheme for architecture students and graduates in memory of her late husband, the architect and civil engineer Boyd Auger.

Since then, the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship has honoured Boyd Auger’s belief that the work of architects benefits from being exposed to foreign cultures by supporting 21 talented young scholars undertaking imaginative and original research during periods of travel abroad.

This scholarship of £6,000 supports one student or graduate or a group of students or graduates intending to develop or initiate research on a clearly defined architecture topic over a period lasting between six and twelve months, that involves travel to locations of their choosing. The scholarship may also support graduates for a period of international work experience and travel.

Note: This scholarship is currently on hold. Further updates regarding the continuation of the scholarship will be made here in due course. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact us at

Photograph courtesy of Matthew Eberhard, Lucy Paton, Benedetta Rogers, and Anthony Staples, RIBA Boyd Auger Scholars 2015

Previous RIBA Boyd Auger Scholars


Shared recipients:

  • Simon Feather: Re-Foresting: Strategies for Production within our Forests
  • Christian Swallow: Stretchmarks


  • Aida Rodriguez-Vega: The Village People Go West - an architectural analysis for the reuse, restoration, and adaptability of abandoned villages within depopulated areas of Western Europe for the promotion of rural retiree communities


Shared recipients:

  • Marie Braithwaite: Fluid Urbanism
  • Luka Pajovic: In Pursuit of Venezianità: Uses and interpretations of the urban iconography of Venice in the maritime town of Perast, Montenegro (1420-1797)


  • Imogen Softley-Pierce: Adapt, Demolish, Rebuild - rapid transformation in Ho Chi Minh City


  • Laura Evans: Portico and Patio - response to climate and tradition in Cuban Modernist architecture


  • Matthew Eberhard, Lucy Paton, Benedetta Rogers and Anthony Staples: Learning from Accra and the Global South (joint recipients)


  • Matthew Lucraft: Resurget Cineribus - the nascent revival of Detroit


  • Laura Minca: On the Move - an architectural model exploring transportable and improved living networks for Roma communities


  • Jo Ashbridge: The role of earth architecture and construction within a disaster risk reduction framework for areas at risk of flooding across Bangladesh


  • John Killock: Is cohousing a suitable housing typology for an ageing population within the UK?


Shared recipients:

  • Isona Shibata: International volunteer participation in Moroccan restoration efforts
  • Roderick Bow: Placement with Lacaton & Vassal, Paris
  • James Patterson Waterson: 12-month post Part 1 Professional placement at Ove Arup & Partners in Shenzhen


  • Stefanie Rhodes, Bo Tang and Shamoon Patwari: Art, Urbanism, Architecture: Cultural space-making in Bosnia (joint recipients)

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