The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the shortlists for the 2013 President's Awards for Research.
"This year's shortlists were drawn from a large number of interesting and unusually diverse entries," commented Greg Penoyre of Penoyre & Prasad, Chair of the Judging Panel.
"It was pleasing to see that the relatively new Outstanding Masters Award is now becoming established, and particularly good to receive so many submissions in the Outstanding Professional Practice-located Research category. The panel now have some excellent reading to do over the summer and it will no doubt be a challenging task to select the award winners in October."
RIBA President's Award for Outstanding Master's Degree Thesis
Isabelle Priest of University College London: Coming Clean: In search of Le Corbusier's cleaners in his Parisian domestic architecture, 1922-1934
Kirsty Baker of Oxford Brookes: Immigrant led suburban regeneration: Vietnamese Australian place making and its contribution to the regeneration of Australian suburbs
Fay Al Khalifa of the University of Sheffield: An urban healing agenda for reform in Bahrain: Where the dweller falls into the urban gap and the sailing boat hits the skyscraper
RIBA President's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis
Ricardo Agarez of University College Dublin: Regionalism, Modernism and Vernacular Tradition in the Architecture of Algarve, Portugal, 1925-1965
James Brown of Queen's University Belfast: A Critique of the Live Project
Yara Sharif of the University of Westminster: PhD by Design Searching for Spaces of Possibilities and Spaces of Imagination within the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict
RIBA President's Awards for Outstanding University-located Research
Iain Borden of University College London: Drive: Journeys through Film, Cities and Landscapes
Adrian Forty of University College London: Concrete and Culture, A Material History
Wayne Forster of the University of Cardiff: Affordable Housing system from locally grown softwoods: Ty Unnos
Flora Samuel of the University of Sheffield: Sacred Concrete: The Churches of Le Corbusier
RIBA President's Awards for Outstanding Practice-located Research
Mike Tonkin of Tonkin Liu: Shell Lace Structure
Robert Adam of ADAM architecture: The Globalisation of Modern Architecture: The Impact of Politics, Economics and Social Change on Architecture and Urban Design since 1990
Irena Bauman of Bauman Lyons Architects: Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.
Bill Dunster of ZEDfactory: ZEDlife
Photo: Shell Lace Structure by Tonkin Liu