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Students invited to travel the world in 2015: RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship – call for entries

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for applications for the 2015 RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship. The generous scholarship, awarded since 2008, supports the personal, professional and academic development of its recipients by contributing towards their imaginative and original research and travel.

In 2015, one scholarship worth £5,000 is available to individuals or groups of students and graduates for a period of international travel (which can coincide with international work experience). Applications for funding international travel associated with architecture-related work in non-governmental organisations or as part of broader research at postgraduate level (namely towards Masters or PhD/MPhil programmes) are also welcome.

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2015.

For more information, head to the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship.

 

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Notes to editors

1. For further press information contact Callum Reilly in the RIBA Press Office: callum.reilly@riba.org 020 7307 3757

2. For more information, visit: http://www.architecture.com/RIBABoydAugerScholarship

3. Interested applicants should contact Hayley Russell hayley.russell@riba.org 020 7307 3678 if they require help with their applications.

4. In 2007, Mrs Margot Auger made a donation to the RIBA in memory of her late husband, the architect and civil engineer Boyd Auger, for the creation and administration of a funding scheme to reward a student or group of students of architecture. Since it was first awarded in 2008, the scholarship has funded nine talented students.

5. Boyd Auger achieved international fame in 1968 when he used computer programming to address a difficult housing problem in Italy. Even though the project was never built, Auger’s proposal was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and his radically innovative methods (which maximised light, view and privacy in housing design) were featured in the BBC television programme ‘Cities of the Future’. In 1969 he won the Reynold Memorial Award by the American Institute of Architects for best use of aluminium in his Gyrotron project, a 200-foot space-frame structure built in 1967 for the Montreal Expo. His was the second ever British project to receive the Reynold Memorial award, following James Stirling and James Gowan in 1965 for their engineering block at Leicester University.

6. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members www.architecture.com

7. Follow us on Twitter for regular RIBA updates: @RIBA www.twitter.com/RIBA

 


Posted on Monday 9th March 2015

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