RIBA Newsletter

Posted on: 2 March 2017
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RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2017 now launched!

RIBA and CAA-validated schools of architecture around the world are invited to nominate one student each for the 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship. The winner will receive £7,000 to travel anywhere in the world to research the future of cities and communities.

  RIBA President’s Debates:
Robots are Tomorrow’s Architects

The second debate in the series takes place on 28 February and proposes the motion Robots are Tomorrow’s Architects, inviting speakers to argue both sides of this 21st century issue about the future of architecture.

The event is free of charge but a suggested donation of £5 for the RIBA Student Hardship Fund is encouraged. Book your place online.

FREE tickets to see Amanda Levete at the Royal Festival Hall

The RIBA and the Hayward Gallery are giving 25 architecture students free tickets to an exclusive event with architect Amanda Levete, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of museum design. The event is by invitation only and takes place at the Royal Festival Hall on 2 March at 6.30pm. To enter the draw, email us by midday on 1 March with ‘FREE TALK’ in the subject line and your name in the message.

Interested in Studying in Denmark?

The Anglo-Danish Society is now welcoming applications for their postgraduate scholarships, which are open to architecture students and graduates. Find out how to apply and read what past recipients had to say on the society’s website. Deadline is 1 March.



  Mies van der Rohe + James Stirling: Circling the Square

The upcoming RIBA exhibition, opening 8 March, examines two architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London. Commissioned by architectural patron Lord Peter Palumbo, Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project is explored alongside its built successor, James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Associates’ Number One Poultry. The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of talks, curator tours, film screenings, courses and workshops.

  RIBA President’s Medals: Student talent goes on tour

We are delighted that, with the support of the RIBA Gulf Chapter, the 2016 President’s Medals exhibition is now touring throughout the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Our first hosting partner was the Dar Al Hekma University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with many more to follow.

Don’t forget, you can still catch the specially extended exhibition in London until 29 March.

  Calling all Curators!

The RIBA is looking to appoint a part-time, fixed-term Curator (Exhibitions) to research, plan and manage all stages of exhibitions for the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place.

The role contributes ideas to the RIBA’s artistic programme and will work across departments to plan and deliver a new commission to open in Autumn 2017.

  Brexit: What Do UK Architects Really Think?

The RIBA has published the most comprehensive post-referendum survey of architects this month, providing an insight into the major concerns and opportunities from architects across the industry.

Check out the report and the RIBA’s Brexit recommendations.

  Don’t Miss: 2017 Royal Gold Medal Student Crit

Didn’t get the chance to attend the 2017 Royal Gold Medal Student Crit? You can now watch it online via our YouTube channel.

Find out how 2017 Royal Gold Medallist and internationally acclaimed Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha responded to the work of the RIBA President’s Medals winners.

  Looking to start or develop your own practice? The RIBA Incubator can help

Managed by RIBA London, the RIBA Incubator is a new workspace in Central London, with a business development programme aimed at supporting emerging architecture practices. Members of the Incubator benefit from subsidised office space and workshops, networking opportunities and a programme of support form the RIBA to help grow business.

  Architecture: Where it’s at

Discover what our cultural partners have in store, with new events programmed at the Architecture Foundation and Royal Academy.

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