2012 RIBA President’s Research Awards

Staff and students at the University of Westminster were nominated for three out of four categories in the 2012 RIBA President’s Awards for Research. The awards promote and champion high-quality research and encourage its dissemination and incorporation into the knowledge base of the profession. They contribute to raising the profile of architects and academics engaged in research, and raise awareness of the need for research across the profession to foster innovation and strategic thinking. The University of Westminster was nominated in :

Outstanding Master’s Degree Thesis

Silviya Ilieva: Living Architecture: An Experiment in Biomimicry

Tutor: Richard Difford

Outstanding PhD Thesis:

Jon Goodbun: The Architecture of the Extended Mind: Towards a Critical Urban Ecology

Nicholas Beech of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and member of staff at the University of Westminster: Constructing Everyday Life: An architectural history of the South Bank in Production, 1948-51

Outstanding University-located Research

James Madge of the University of Westminster (posthumously) : Sabbioneta Cryptic City