RIBA Welcomes Nominations for Inspiring Teaching Award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is welcoming nominations for the Annie Spink Award of inspiring teaching.

The award recognises outstanding contributions to architectural education and is financed by the Annie Spink Trust Fund, passed on to the institute by architect Herbert Spink in 1974.

The award honours the development of architectural education is a long-standing tribute to Herbert’s late wife Annie.

Over the years, winner of the award have included Elia Zenghelis, Dalibor Vesely, Peter Salter, Wolf Prix, Isi Metzstein, Andre MacMillan, Dean Hawkes, David Greene, Peter Cook, Nigel Coates and Florian Beigel.

The Annie Spink Award is presented once every two years and can be given to any individual or group who teach a RIBA recognised course in either UK or international schools.

To be nominated, teachers must show that they have contributed substantially to architectural education for many years, be engaged in the process of learning and show an involvement in architectural education development.

Nominations are to be submitted by Thursday 15 September 2016 at 5pm.

The winner will be presented with the Annie Spink trophy by RIBA President Jane Duncan and will also secure the prize fund of £10,000 on December 6 2016 at a London ceremony.

The judging panel will be chaired by RIBA’s Director of Education, Professor David Gloster and will also feature RIBA Vice President of Education, Alan Jones who is also Queen’s University Belfast’s Director of Education Architecture.

Also on the panel are: Zeno Bogdanescu (Professor of Architecture at Romania’s Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism), Susannah Hagan (Professor of Architecture at University of Westminster), Basmah Kaki (Director and tutor of Saudi Arabia’s Architectural Association Visiting School Jeddah; RIBA Bronze Medallist 2011) and Alan Penn (Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment (UCL); Professor in Architectural and Urban Computing).


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