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Cash handout for RIBA research award winners

The RIBA has handed out funding to the winners of two of its most-coveted research awards – the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship and the RIBA Trust Awards

The £5,000 RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship has been available since 2007 and helps to support travel for students, or qualified architects, completing professional experience or research. This year, three part 1 students have received the award:
- James Iain Patterson-Waterson (Part 1 Liverpool 2008 and Msc Construction and Management UCL 2009) is completing a 12 month placement in the Shenzhen office of Arup Associates
- Isona Shibata (Part 1 and MEng Structural Engineering Sheffield 2009) is completing a seven month research project on the rehabilitation of the Casbah of Algiers with a view to establishing an NGO
- Roderick Bow (Part 1 Central St Martin’s 2009) is completing a six-month placement with NGArchitects on the self-built housing research project for the recontruction of the Gaza strip
Meanwhile the RIBA Research Trust Awards are awarded to four architecture graduates to help develop their interest and abilities as researchers. The 2009 funding has been awarded to:
- Joseph Bedford: Architecture as Real Object and as Media Object: Stirling and Gowan’s Leicester Engineering Building
- Matthew Barac: Slow Topography: Informal Urban Order in an Age of Global Change
- Emily Greeves: 1960/70s practice Neylan & Ungless
- Tanis Hinchcliffe: An Architectural History of Gentrification in London, 1965 – 1975

Speaking today, John-Paul Nunes, Head of Education Projects, said: “The diversity of research topics and methodologies this year was outstanding and we are happy to be able to support these seven very exciting architectural research projects at a time of lack of funding opportunities.

‘We are particularly grateful to donors such as Mrs Margot Auger whose continuous support of the work of the RIBA has allowed us to provide funding for students and their research projects towards the development of the future of the profession.”

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