11 July 2012
The Bartlett School of Architecture has picked up the highest number of finalists’ places in the four categories of this year's RIBA President’s Awards for Research.
The awards promote and champion high-quality research and encourage its distribution and incorporation into the wider profession. They also raise the profile of those architects and academics engaged in research.
RIBA President Angela Brady said: "Our President’s Research Awards group has shortlisted 16 very promising pieces of research across a range of categories from an exceptional number of applications. This is always a challenging but enjoyable process and I know the panel are looking forward to reading the research work over the coming months."
Bartlett students and staff shortlisted are as follows:
RIBA President's Award for Outstanding Master's Degree Thesis
Amy Thomas of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: 'Mart of the World': An architectural and geographical history of the London Stock Exchange
RIBA President's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis
Nicholas Beech of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: Constructing Everyday Life: An architectural history of the South Bank in Production, 1948-51
Edward Denison of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: Architecture and the Landscape of Modernity in China up to 1949
William Tozer of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: A Theory of Making: Architecture and Art in the Practice of Adolf Loos
RIBA President's Awards for Outstanding University-located Research
Jonathan Hill of the Bartlett School of Architecture: Weather Architecture
Winners are due to be announced in October 2012. Visit the RIBA website for the full shortlist.