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Read more at: Former student Emily Penn, co-founder of eXXpedition, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List

Former student Emily Penn, co-founder of eXXpedition, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List

6 January 2021

Emily was a student in the Department from 2005-2008. Since graduating Emily co-founded eXXpedition, "a series of pioneering all-female sailing voyages to raise awareness of, and solutions for, the devastating environmental and health impacts of single-use plastic and toxics in the world’s oceans". During her time as a...


Read more at: Alumnus Tom Emerson of 6a Architects has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List

Alumnus Tom Emerson of 6a Architects has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List

5 January 2021

Tom Emerson BSc(hons) DipArch(Cantab) RIBA ARB studied architecture at the University of Bath, the Royal College of Art and the University of Cambridge. He has taught at the Architectural Association and the University of Cambridge and published articles on architecture, literature and art. In 2010 he was appointed...


Read more at: Sanchez Benton listed in AJ 2020's 40 architects under 40

Sanchez Benton listed in AJ 2020's 40 architects under 40

5 January 2021

The AJ 40 under 40 practice, formed by Carlos Sanchez and Tom Benton who both teach second year studio, produces work that while deceptively low-key is materially rich


Read more at: The Department would like congratulate PhD student Maria Paz Gutierrez on being shortlisted for this year’s RIBA President’s Awards for Research in their annual theme of Climate Change

The Department would like congratulate PhD student Maria Paz Gutierrez on being shortlisted for this year’s RIBA President’s Awards for Research in their annual theme of Climate Change

5 January 2021

Maria's research is entitled 'Fantasy Island the other Amazon' and a full synopsis can be read here: https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-presidents-awards-for-research/2020/fantasy-island-the-other-amazon


Read more at: The Department would like to congratulate PhD student Yasmina El Chami on winning the Hawksmoor Essay Medal by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

The Department would like to congratulate PhD student Yasmina El Chami on winning the Hawksmoor Essay Medal by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

16 December 2020

The winning essay is entitled "Industrialism, Philanthropy, Architecture: The ‘Total’ Project of American Missionaries in Nineteenth-Century Beirut"


Read more at: The Department would like to congratulate MAUD student Joanna Leigh-Bedford on winning the 2020 RIBA President’s Dissertation Medal - Commendation for 'Peace in the Pipelines: Hydro-Social Infrastructure Development in Bosnia’s Urban Borderland'

The Department would like to congratulate MAUD student Joanna Leigh-Bedford on winning the 2020 RIBA President’s Dissertation Medal - Commendation for 'Peace in the Pipelines: Hydro-Social Infrastructure Development in Bosnia’s Urban Borderland'

14 December 2020

On the 25th Anniversary of Bosnia’s peace agreement, this research investigates how Sarajevo’s water infrastructure contributes to efforts of long-term peacebuilding in the splintered state. As maintenance and development of the dilapidated water network has become a burgeoning sector for international investment, the...


Read more at: The Department would like to congratulate student Nabil Haque on winning the 2020 RIBA President’s Bronze Medal - Commendation for Part 1 student design proposal 'Mono No Aware'

The Department would like to congratulate student Nabil Haque on winning the 2020 RIBA President’s Bronze Medal - Commendation for Part 1 student design proposal 'Mono No Aware'

14 December 2020

'Mono No Aware loosely translates as an 'empathy towards non-human things.' It is also understood as the 'sensitivity to ephemera', meaning an awareness of impermanence and the transience of life. Built within the ruins of a nineteenth-century locomotive shed, the project proposes a setting for the rehabilitation of people...


Read more at: AUM2020 Global Workshop (online) - weblink for call for abstracts

AUM2020 Global Workshop (online) - weblink for call for abstracts

3 December 2020

We are delighted to confirm the call for abstracts for the AUM2020 Global Workshop (online). This invitation is extended to all academic and professional disciplines of the applied urban modelling community – there are no restrictions in terms of the topics for discussion, except that we would encourage contributions that...


Read more at: BBC iPlayer – ‘Animated Thinking’ – A Room in Mumbai

BBC iPlayer – ‘Animated Thinking’ – A Room in Mumbai

24 November 2020

The department is thrilled to announce the release of ‘ A Room in Mumbai’ , a film collaboration between us, Calling The Shots, AHRC and BBC Arts. This film us part of AHRC ‘ Animated Thinking ’ film series, combining research and professional animation. This film is about today’s slums in India. In Mumbai, the Slum...


Read more at: Alumnus Wesam Al Asali's practice IWlab has been shortlisted for the Middle Eastern Architectural Personality of the Year (the Mohamed Makiya Prize)

Alumnus Wesam Al Asali's practice IWlab has been shortlisted for the Middle Eastern Architectural Personality of the Year (the Mohamed Makiya Prize)

23 November 2020

The award is given to individuals and organisations who have promoted, encouraged, campaigned or influenced (directly or indirectly) the advancement of architecture and the built environment in the Middle East between 2017 and 2020. Part of the Tamayouz Excellence Award programme that champions the best of architecture in...