The President's Medals are the RIBA's international student awards scheme, celebrating the talent of students nominated by schools of architecture throughout the world. This programme, with its origins in the 1850s, has attracted entries from over 100 schools this year, coming from a larger group than has ever been invited. A panel of internationally renowned judges selects the award winners, including the Bronze Medal for Part 1, Silver Medal for Part 2, and the Dissertation Medal. The winning projects in this supplement offer a unique insight into the best student work in architectural education. The institute strongly believes in investing in the future through championing architectural education. With a growing group of now over 7,000 student members involved in validated professional architectural education, the institute is continually supporting members to develop the capacity to join and lead the chartered architects of the future. By highlighting the excellent work done by students in professional architectural education, these awards present an exciting and provocative picture of the future of architecture. The RIBA works closely with partners and I am very grateful to those who have generously contributed to all stages of this programme.
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