The RIBA is now welcoming entries for the 2016 RIBA President’s Awards for Research, which includes the RIBA President’s Medal for Research.
The RIBA President’s Awards for Research promote and celebrate the best of research in the field of architecture and the built environment that contributes to new knowledge and understanding in architecture and the practice of architecture. The Awards are for research completed between 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. There are four categories for the Award and awards will be made in each category from three shortlisted entries. All shortlisted papers will be published by the RIBA.
History and Theory
Submissions are invited from historians, theorists and practitioners whose work has relevance to the history and theory of the practice, culture and profession of architecture most broadly conceived.
Design and Technical
Submissions are invited under either or both headings of Design and Technical. Research should concern an investigation addressing
the influence or impact of design, form and/or technology on the use, quality and/or performance of a space or buildings.
Cities and Community
Submissions are invited from those investigating the relationship between the built environment and the people who live in it. Distinct
from the historical category above, submissions here should focus on contemporary city and rural environs, their challenges
and communities.
Annual Theme – Learning from Projects
Submissions are invited from those investigating the results of a construction project or process to develop new insight for use by clients, architects, engineers or other members of the construction industry.
The RIBA welcomes collaborative projects between academia and practice and others in the construction industry. All submissions will be submitted online. The main body of the application requires the submission of:
• 300 word Abstract
• 1,000 word Research Statement
• 5,000 to 10,000 word research document

Submission deadline: Thursday 30 June 2016, 12pm GMT

Notification of shortlist: Mid-August 2016
Notification of winners: November 2016
Award ceremony: December 2016
The Research and Innovation team at the RIBA may be contacted
using or by telephone on 020 7307 3749


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