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Call for entries to RA Summer Exhibition

Lend Lease, in partnership with the AJ, will once again award £10,000 to the best submission to the Architecture Room at the 2011 Royal Academy of Arts (RA) Summer Exhibition

In contrast to previous years, there is no theme for the 2011 Summer Exhibition. However Piers Gough of CZWG and Alan Stanton of Stanton Williams, who are exhibition co-coordinators for the Architecture Room, said they were ‘particularly interested in receiving submissions relating to Berlin’. The Selection and Hanging Committee includes Nicholas Grimshaw and Norman Foster.

The overall winner will receive a £10,000 Grand Award and there is also £5,000 on offer for the best submission by a first-time exhibitor - an award which has previously been won by architecture students.

Last year, the Grand Award went to sSteven Chilton from Marks Barfield Architects who exhibited his model Hyper Tower, and the first-time exhibitor prize was won by London practice 6A Architects, for its Mines Park Model: A New English Country House (pictured below).

First time entrant award winner 2010: 6A architects

Source: Roel Paredaens

First time entrant award winner 2010: 6A architects

The Summer Exhibition will run from 7 June to 15 August 2011 and the AJ will publish winning and commended entries in the summer.

Entrants can submit two works, with a fee of £25 per work. Entry forms can be downloaded from and must be returned to the RA by 15 March. Entrants for the Architecture Room will submit their work to the RA on 28 April.

For more information, telephone 020 7300 5929/5969 or email

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