RIBA Honours Architecture's Brightest New Stars

RIBA Honours Architecture's Brightest New Stars

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the prestigious RIBA President's Medals Student Awards 2010.

Jonathan Schofield, from the University of Westminster, won the Silver Medal for his project Creative Evolution - Silvertown Ship Breaking Yard and Jack Hudspith from the Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow School of Art) won the Bronze Medal for his project Cook School. Clare Richards from the University of Westminster won the Dissertation Medal for her work Happy Communities.

Creative Evolution - Silvertown Ship Breaking Yard
Jonathan Schofield

Cook School
Jack Hudspith

The RIBA President's Medals Student Awards promote excellence in the study of architecture, rewarding talent and encouraging architectural debate world-wide. This year, a record 270 Schools of Architecture from over 60 countries were invited to nominate two of their best student design projects at Part 1 (first degree), two at Part 2 (second degree) and one dissertation. The Silver and Bronze Medals are awarded to the best Part 2 and Part 1 design projects respectively, and the Dissertation Medal is awarded for the best exploration of different subjects, methodologies and presentations.

The winners will be presented with their Medals by RIBA President Ruth Reed at a ceremony held at the RIBA on Wednesday 1 December 2010. The recipients of the Presidents Awards for Research, and the Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education, will also be awarded their prizes at the ceremony.

"The annual celebration of the President's Medals reward the outstanding young talent in schools of architecture in the UK and across the world, and this year is certainly no exception," said Ruth Reed, President of RIBA. "Education is an area of great importance to me, and I warmly congratulate this year's winners for their excellent work."

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