Royal Institute of British Architects Awards

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Medals are an annual award given to the best student in three categories: Bronze Medal (RIBA Part 1 student), Dissertation Medal and Silver Medal (RIBA part 2 student). Open to students from over 100 Schools of Architecture worldwide, they are seen as the most prestigious of any student architecture award.

University of Westminster's Department of Architecture has been particularly successful, with a distinguished history of winning both The Dissertation Medal and the Silver Medal, often seen as the highest of all awards.

This accomplishment is furthered by another outstanding achievement in the RIBA President's Awards for Research, with Westminster staff winning or being shortlisted in these awards over many years.

Roll of honour University of Westminster winners

RIBA PRESIDENT'S SILVER MEDALS

  • 2014 Yannis Halkiopoulos, Commended: 'Brooklyn Co-operative'
    Tutors: Anthony Boulanger, Guan Lee and Stuart Piercy
  • 2010 Jonathan Schofield, Winner: 'Creative Evolution: Silvertown Ship Breaking Yard'
    Tutors: William Firebrace, Gabby Shawcross
  • 2009 Nicholas Szczepaniak, Winner: 'A Defensive Architecture'
    Tutors: Susanne Isa, Sasha Leong, Markus Seifermann
  • 2008 Mark Rist, Commended, Serjeant Award: 'Communes for Urbanites'
  • 2006 Gillian Lambert, Winner: 'House at Gallions Reach'
    Tutors: Susanne Isa, Simon Herron
  • 2005 Yew Choong Chan, Winner: 'V.En (Vertical Energy)'
    Tutors: Susanne Isa, Simon Herron

RIBA PRESIDENT'S DISSERTATION MEDALS

  • 2015 Marie Price, Winner: ‘The Overlooked Back Garden: Voyeurism In The English Back Garden’
    Tutor: Harry Charrington
  • 2011 Julianne Cassidy, Commended: 'Arka pana: the church in the city without god'
    Tutor: Julian Williams
  • 2010 Clare Richards, Winner: 'Happy Communities'
    Tutor: John Bold
  • 2009 Rebecca Gregory, Winner: 'The art of skew bridges'
    Tutor: Richard Difford
  • 2008 Dominic Severs, Winner: 'Rookeries and No-go Estates'
    Tutor: John Bold
  • 2007 Joanna Rapp, Winner: 'A Geometrical Analysis of Multiple View-point Perspective in the Work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi'
    Tutor: Richard Difford
  • 2006 Tim O'Callaghan, Winner: 'Centerparcs'
    Tutor: Murray Fraser

RIBA PRESIDENT'S RESEARCH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY BASED RESEARCH

  • 2011 Winner: Tatjana Schneider (University of Sheffield) Jeremy Till: Spatial Agency
  • 2010 Shortlisted: Kester Rattenbury + Murray Fraser: Archigram Archival Project
  • 2009 Winner: Jeremy Till: Architecture Depends
  • 2008 Winner: Murray Fraser: Architecture and the 'Special Relationship'
  • 2007 Winner: Tatjana Schneider (University of Sheffield) Jeremy Till: Flexible Housing

RIBA PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PHD THESIS

  • 2015 Isis Paola Nunez Ferrera, commended: ‘Territories of Scarcity and Creativity: A Critical view on Informal Settlements and Emerging Tactics under Conditions of Scarcity in Nairobi, Kenya and Quito Ecuador’.
    Supervised by Professor Jeremy Till and Jon Goodbun
  • 2013 Yara Sharif, commended: PhD by Design 'Searching for Spaces of Possibilities and Spaces of Imagination within the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict’
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