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Dean wins prestigious international architecture research prize

1 December 2009

Dean of the University’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment (SABE), Professor Jeremy Till (pictured), has become the first person to win a prestigious international award twice from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for his university-based research.

Prof-Murray-Fraser Professor Till’s book Architecture Depends has been awarded the 2009 RIBA Presidents’ Award for Outstanding University-located Research - just two years after he won the award for a previous work.

And it follows last year’s success in the same award category by the University’s Professor Murray Fraser to complete a hat-trick of success for Westminster.

The 2009 judges commented: “This is a timely book that questions many assumptions about the practice of architecture and the position of the architect in contemporary society. The book is a delight to read, gliding effortlessly through social, ethical, political and philosophical arguments to prove the contingent nature of architecture’s varied and restless practices.”

Professor Till said: “With Professor Murray Fraser from our Department of Architecture also winning the award in 2008 for his book Architecture and the Special Relationship, this makes an unprecedented hat-trick of wins for Westminster staff, consolidating our position as one of the world’s leading centres for the study of architecture.”


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