Rhiain Bower

Winner of the RIBA Dissertation Medal for ‘Baricsio: The Slate  Quarrymen’s Barracks in North West Wales’ (tutor: Harry Charrington)


Kate Jordan

Shortlisted for RIBA Presidents Award for Research (History and Theory) for ‘Spotless Lilies and Foul Smelling Weeds: Moral Cleanliness in Victorian Magdalen Convents’.

Shahed Saleem

Nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2016.


Students associated with the research group have been the recent recipients of awards, as follows.

Marie Price 

Awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Dissertation 2015 for her outstanding analysis, ‘The Overlooked Back Garden: Voyeurism in the English Back Garden’ (tutor: Harry Charrington).

Marie Price and John Cook (‘Lingotto’)

Joint recipients of the Banister Fletcher award for their dissertations.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Robin Partington and Partners, students working on making, materials and crafts for their dissertations were awarded grants in 2015 to enable research and travel. The four recipients were: 

  • Irina Ghiuzan
  • Peter Lynn
  • Kathryn Mackrory
  • Elin Parry


Davide Deriu in collaboration with Josephine Kane

Wellcome Trust Grant in the Medical Humanities for Vertigo in the City: Conversations between the Sciences, Arts & Humanities.


Yara Sharif

Searching for Spaces of Possibilities and Spaces of Imagination within the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

Commendation, RIBA President’s Award, Outstanding PHD Thesis, 2013


Davide Deriu

Picturing Modern Ankara: 'New Turkey' in Western Imagination

AHRC Fellowship, Early Career, 2011-2012

James Madge

Sabbioneta:  Cryptic City. London: Bibliotheque Mclean, 2011

Commendation, RIBA President’s Award, University-located Research, 2012

Jon Goodbun

The Architecture of the Extended Mind: Towards a Critical urban Ecology

Nominated, RIBA President’s Award, Outstanding PHD Thesis, 2012

Nicholas Beech

Constructing Everyday life: An architectural history of the South Bank in production, 1948-1951

Nominated, RIBA President’s Award, Outstanding PHD Thesis, 2012

Silviya Llieva

Living Architecture: An Experiment in Biomimicry

Nominated, RIBA President’s Award, Outstanding Masters Thesis, 2012

Harry Charrington

Awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Outstanding University-based Research, 2012 for Alvar Aalto: the Mark of the Hand, (Helsinki: Rakennustieto, 2011).