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2022 Serjeant Award for Excellence in Architectural Drawing
9 December 2022
Cornish Mining Museum Design Nets A Prestigious RIBA Award For Falmouth University Graduate
Falmouth Graduate Nathan Tipping-Stevenson has been named as a recipient of one of the RIBA’s prestigious President’s Medals – winning a Serjeant Award for Excellence in Architectural Drawing.
RIBA Serjeant Award for Excellence in Architectural Drawing
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the winners of the 2022 President’s Medals during its annual awards for the world’s best architecture student projects.
BA Architecture graduate Nathan, who grew up in Bristol and attended Backwell Secondary School, has already been making his mark in his field. He was a recipient of two Falmouth University awards for excellence and was also nominated for The Architects Journal student prize. RIBA judges were impressed by his new proposal for a Museum of Mining within a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cornwall.
His submission Leow Keskorra ha Dyski: A Place to Assemble and Learn was selected for the award by RIBA’s Bronze Medal judging panel, with RIBA stating that his Serjeant Award for Excellence in Architectural Drawing was among the most accomplished out of all entries received from across the globe.
Nathan’s entry was one of a record number of entries for the President’s Medals, following RIBA’s call for nominations to 500 Universities in 100 countries.
Speaking of his award win, Nathan Tipping-Stevenson said:
“The scale of the competition and the publicity surrounding it served as a great source of inspiration. My only aspiration was that my work would hold up among what looked like brilliant nominations. The news that I’d won came as a very welcome surprise.
“I’ve always been drawn to the creation of physical things. Falmouth afforded me the time and resources to explore and experiment with my work and take ownership and care over whatever process I used. It never felt as though my passions were in jeopardy. The ideas I presented were valued and treated with respect and as a result it was great to feel the confidence in both myself and my work grow.”
Since graduating, Nathan has undertaken freelance work and is now working full-time with Cornwall based-start-up. In a bid to balance his requirements for flexibility and commitment to a charity in Calais, he has since joined forces with fellow Falmouth graduates who have founded a creative Community Interest Company ‘Social Designs CIC’. He shares:
“As a CIC (Community Interest Company) the studio strives to achieve participatory design and climate resilience within its projects – we are currently developing plans for a multi-use community building at Loveland, Penryn, to be crafted from salvaged materials. The trust and autonomy they afford me within Social Designs’ commissions is fantastic….”
Tom Ebdon, Course Leader for Falmouth University’s BA Architecture and MArch attended RIBA’s ceremony to support Nathan. He added:
“Unique and meaningful architecture is derived from and informed by a deep reading of a place through research, observation and behaviours more akin to that of an artist. Nathan has excelled in this approach and his hard work and determination is evident throughout his work.
“We wish Nathan all the best for his next endeavours, which will include volunteering in Calais to help with the challenging situation of the migrant crisis.
“Thanks and appreciation is also extended to the whole Architecture BA(Hons) course team that have worked tirelessly to embed the course with guided principles that consider people, place and the climate emergency as the defining issues for the future of architecture. And finally, a special mention to the enthusiasm, skills and hard work of Tanya Griffiths, Tiago Costa and Mark Innes who tutored Nathan for this project.”
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2022 President’s Medal and Awards for Research
RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2021 Winners
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RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2020
RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2018 Winners
RIBA Silver Medal winner Sonia Magdziarz, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL:
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RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2016 Winners
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The RIBA President’s Medals were established in 1836 and are the RIBA’s oldest awards. presidentsmedals.com features all nominations made since 1998.
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