May 2016

Peter Clegg to lead RIBA new-look research awards

Peter Clegg is to lead the 2016 judging panel for the new-look Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Awards for Research.

The re-launched awards are designed to promote and celebrate the best of research in the field of architecture and the built environment.

There are four new categories: History and Theory, Design and Technical, Cities and Community and a special Annual Theme – Learning through Projects, that is designed to recognise the growing importance of post-occupancy and building performance evaluation.

Kat Martindale, RIBA head of research and innovation, said: ‘This new approach aims to capture the wealth of existing research activity and strengthen collaboration between practice and academia’.

Other judges are: Shumi Bose, senior lecturer at Central St Martins and director of REAL Foundation; Amica Dall of Assemble; Hattie Hartman, sustainability editor at The Architects’ Journal; Professor Robert Mull, former director of architecture at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design; Aylin Orbasli, reader in architectural regeneration at Oxford Brookes University; and Professor Christopher Platt, head and professor of architecture at Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.

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Peter Clegg to lead RIBA new-look research awards