The winner will receive an inscribed bronze medal featuring a relief portrait of Nicholas Hawksmoor based on the bust of the architect by John Cheere. The medal will be presented at the Society's Annual Lecture with a cash prize of £400. The winning essay will also be considered for publication in the Society's journal, Architectural History.
It is the second time in recent years that a member of the History of Art and Architecture Department has won the medal, with Otto Saumarez Smith winning it in 2011.
For more information see The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB).