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RIBA announces recipients of 20 student bursaries and scholarships

24 September 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today announced 20 winners of four 2019 bursary and scholarship schemes – RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships, AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship and Part 1 and Part 2 Bursaries.

RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships

The five recipients of the 2019 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarship are:

  • Shawn Adams – Royal College of Art
  • Laura Keay – The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
  • Dor Schindler – Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • Declan Wagstaff – University of Edinburgh
  • Rosa Whiteley – Royal College of Art

David Stanford, Chairman of The Wren Insurance Association Ltd, said:

"The Wren Insurance Association is proud to have continued its sponsorship of five Part II students for a sixth year. This year the sum awarded to each student has been increased to £6,000. Our congratulations go to this year's winners who, in addition to their scholarship, will be mentored by one of the 66 architectural practices that make up the Wren. The winners will also be invited to a social event following the Association’s Annual General Meeting in March 2020, where they will have the opportunity of presenting a selection of their work to representatives from across the Wren. Applications for the 2020 Wren Scholarships will open in the New Year."

More information about the RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships can be found here.

RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship

The RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship has been awarded to Jacques Doody, who starting the second year of his Part 2 MArch at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University this September.

On receiving the scholarship, Jacques Doody said:

“The RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship allows a great weight to be lifted from my shoulders. I am humbled to be receiving this bursary, and thank the family of Stephen Williams, AHR and the RIBA immensely for their support of myself and all recipients of the fund, and their continued invaluable advocation for architectural education.”

On announcement of the 2019 recipient, AHR Director Gary Overton said:

“I am delighted that this year’s award had such a large number of applicants, many of which not only demonstrated high quality design work but also an amazing commitment and dedication to complete their studies. Jacques demonstrated both these qualities with engaging and thought provoking ideas and projects executed on a range of scales which impressed the judges. It is a real privilege to be able to award Jacques with this year’s scholarship and to support him with mentoring as he completes his studies.”

More information about the RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship can be found here.

RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 Bursaries

The winners of the RIBA Part 1 Bursaries are:

  • Jessica Gardner – Oxford Brookes University (Education Fund Bursary)
  • Amanzhol Kellett – University of Edinburgh (Education Fund Bursary)
  • Stephen Pearcy – RIBA Studio (Education Fund Bursary)
  • Vivian Wall – University of Brighton (Education Fund Bursary)

The winners of the RIBA Part 2 Bursaries are:

  • Callum Allison – University of Liverpool (Education Fund Bursary)
  • Rebecca Chim – Birmingham City University (Rosenberg Bursary)
  • John Doherty – Queen’s University Belfast (Education Fund)
  • Kathryn Goligher – The London School of Architecture (Education Fund Bursary)
  • Caitlin Latimer-Jones - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UAL (Rosenberg Bursary)
  • Stephen Massiah – London Metropolitan University (Education Fund Bursary)
  • Alex Morgan – Cardiff University (Ayyub Malik Bursary)
  • Signe Pelne – Royal College of Art (Education Fund Bursary)
  • Remi Phillips-Hood – Manchester School of Architecture (Rosenberg Bursary)
  • Stephen Smith – University of Cambridge (Education Fund Bursary)

More information about the RIBA Part 1 and 2 Bursaries can be found here. The RIBA depends on the generosity of its donors to fund these bursaries and continues to actively seek further funding to enable it to continue to offer support to students.

RIBA President Alan Jones said:

“I firmly believe in opportunity for all, and that scholarships and bursaries are a vital part of enabling the widest possible access to the architects’ profession. Through the generosity of the Wren Insurance Association, AHR, the Rosenberg Memorial Fund and the Ayyub Malik Trust, twenty students have each been given a boost to their trajectory into our profession, and I very much look forward to seeing their progress.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. For more information please contact: Emily.Stallard@riba.org or 020 7307 3813

2. Headshots of the 2019 recipients can be downloaded here

3. RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 Bursaries support students of architecture with £6,000 throughout two years of study; the second and third years of a Part 1, and the full two years of a Part 2. The schemes have been made possible by donations to the RIBA from the Walter Parker Trust, the Rosenberg Memorial Fund and the Ayyub Malik Trust; as well as monies raised through the RIBA Education Fund. The RIBA Part 1 Bursaries were launched in 2018, and support talented students enrolled in Part 1 courses who would benefit from financial assistance in order to complete this stage of study. The RIBA Part 2 Bursaries were instigated in 2014, to address student dropout rates by encouraging Part 1 graduates to continue onto their Part 2 courses and progress towards qualification. The RIBA depends on the generosity of its donors to fund these bursaries and continues to actively seek further funding to enable it to continue to offer support to students.

4. The RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship provides £6,000 to support one student for a period of postgraduate studies lasting up to 12 months in the UK or abroad. AHR also ensure that one of their senior architects is available to mentor the recipient throughout the scholarship period. The Scholarship was established in 2008 thanks to the generous support of AHR Architects. It is offered in memory of Stephen Williams, a past Director, and his commitment to his profession, the education of architects, and the importance of excellent design. This year, the RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship applications were assessed by Gary Overton, Director AHR; Roy Khatchadourian, member of the RIBA Education Development Group; Albena Atanassova, member of the RIBA Education Development Group; Nick Williams, son of Stephen Williams

5. Each recipient of The Wren Insurance Association Limited Scholarship (the architects’ professional indemnity insurance mutual) will receive £6,000 for the last year of their Part 2 course in architecture and the opportunity to be mentored by a member of the Wren. The 2019 judging panel for the RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarship was comprised of Aleksandrina Rizova (ALEKSA studio); Nicholas Szczepaniak (Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects); David Hills (DSDHA); Suzette Vela Burkett (Aukett Swanke), David Gloster (Director of Education at RIBA).

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