RIBA President's Awards for Research 2012

RIBA President's Awards for Research 2012

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for entries for the 2012 RIBA President's Awards for Research.

In this the seventh year of the awards, the RIBA has introduced a new award for the best Masters Degree Thesis.

Entries are now invited in the following four categories: Masters Thesis, PhD Thesis, University-located Research, and Professional Practice-located Research.

Entries will be judged on their contribution to architecture, using the criteria of originality, significance, rigour and communication, the winning entries must be regarded as making an exceptional contribution to architectural knowledge.

"These awards promote and champion high-quality research and encourage its dissemination. They contribute to raising the profile of architects, practitioners and academics engaged in outstanding research, and raise awareness of the need for research across the profession to foster innovation and strategic thinking," said Anne Dye, RIBA Head of Technical Research.

"We look forward to adjudicating this wide ranging competition, learning from the entries, and ultimately sharing with our profession the most thought-provoking, challenging and useful research taking place today."

The deadline for submissions is May 14, 2012.

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