Dalibor Vesely wins 2006 Annie Spink Award
DALIBOR VESELY WINNER / ANNIE SPINK AWARD Former AA and Cambridge University design teacher Dalibor Vesely has won the Annie Spink Award, the RIBA’s biennial award which recognises excellence in architectural education. Born in Prague, where he studied architecture and art history, Vesely has taught for more than 30 years. His interests include the poetics and hermeneutics of architecture and his research and publications reect a systematic attempt to restore the humanistic understanding of the subject. This culminated in the publication in 2005 of Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation (MIT), which won the 2005 CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award presented by the International Committee of Architectural Critics and the inaugural RIBA Trust Book Award.
ANNIE SPINK JUDGES Simon Allford, RIBA vice president for education Professor David Dunster, University of Liverpool Jessica Hrivnak, RIBA dissertation medallist 2005 Samantha Hardingham, University of Westminster Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects Speaking on behalf of all the judges, David Dunster, architecture professor at the University of Liverpool and one of the judges for the award, said: