2023 President’s Medal and Awards for Research

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2023 President’s Medal and Awards for Research Winners

post updated 16 February 2024

RIBA announces 2023 President’s Medals Judging Panels

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the judging panels for the 2023 President’s Medals. Awarded to work produced by architecture students, RIBA’s President’s Medals celebrate talent and promote excellence in architectural education, with entries welcomed by invitation from schools of architecture across the globe.

Established in 1836, they are the institute’s oldest awards and are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in architectural education globally. This year, a record number of 503 institutions located in 100 countries have been invited to take part in the awards.

Presented at RIBA’s headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London, the recipients of this year’s medals will be announced in December.

The full list of judges for the Dissertation Medal, Bronze Medal, and Silver Medal is as follows:

17 July 2023

2023 President’s Medal and Awards for Research Winners List

Dissertation Medal Panel:

2023 President’s Medal and Awards for Research Dissertation

  • Samir Pandya (chair) – Architect, and Assistant Head of the School of Architecture and Cities at the University of Westminster (UK)
    • Patti Anahory – Architect, and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York City (USA)
  • Richard Anderson – Head of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of the University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Katy Beinart – Artist, and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Brighton (UK)
  • Luca Molinari – Architect, curator, and critic; Professor of Theory of Architecture at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (Italy)
    • Belgin Turan Özkaya – Professor of Architectural History in the Department of Architecture at the Middle East Technical University (Türkiye)

Bronze Medal Panel

2023 President’s Medal and Awards for Research Bronze

  • Elena Marco (chair) – Professor of Teaching and Learning of Architecture and Built Environment; and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts, Technology and Environment at the University of the West of England (UK)
  • Oya Atalay Franck – Professor of Architecture, Dean, and Managing Director of the School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur (Switzerland); President of the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE/AEEA)
  • Grace Choi – Director at Grace Choi Architecture (UK)
  • Oli Cunningham – Architect, and Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
  • Jonathan Hagos – Co-director at Freehaus Design (UK)
  • Hamza Shaikh – Artist, and Architect at Gensler (UK)

Silver Medal Panel

2023 President’s Medal and Awards for Research Silver

  • Mina Hasman (chair) – Sustainability Director & Climate Advocacy Lead at SOM (UK)
  • Shawn Adams – Architect, writer, and lecturer; Co-founder of the POor Collective (UK)
  • Nana Biamah-Ofosu – Architect, researcher, and writer; Director at YAA Projects; Lecturer in Architecture at Kingston University (UK)
  • David Hills – Founding Director at DSDHA (UK)
  • Helen Iball – Reader and Departmental Education Lead at the Manchester School of Architecture (UK)
  • Albert Williamson-Taylor – Co-founder and Principal Design Director of AKT II; Engineering Tutor at the Architectural Association (UK)

The RIBA President’s Medals were established in 1836 and are the RIBA’s oldest awards. presidentsmedals.com features all nominations made since 1998. The site includes a comprehensive visual archive of tens of thousands of images and statements produced by students, as well as photographs and films of the judging of entries, the awards ceremonies, and interviews with the winners.

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Previously on e-architect:

7 December 2022

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The RIBA Silver Medal for the best design project produced at RIBA Part 2 or equivalent, is awarded to Annabelle Tan at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, for A Journey through Past, Present and Post-Tropicality.

2022 President’s Medal and Awards for Research winners
Starting from top row, left to right: Mohsin Ali, Dario Biscaro, Inka Eismar, Thomas Faulkner, Mary Holmes, Kieran Ka Ming Tam, Chon Kei Lam, Nadir Qazim Mahmood, Oliver Reynolds, Annabelle Tan, Nathan Tipping-Stevenson, Felix Wilson.

2022 President’s Medal and Awards for Research

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image courtesy of Nathan Tipping-Stevenson

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RIBA President's Medals Student Awards 2020 Silver Medal winner Robert Beeny
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