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.”