RIBA scholarship for architecture student
Monday, 29 July 2013
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and international design practice Aedas have announced Mick Scott is to be the recipient of the 2013/14 RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship. The award offers Mick academic mentoring by a member of Aedas staff and a £5,000 grant towards his studies.
The scholarship was established in 2008 with the support of Aedas Architects and is offered in memory of Stephen Williams, a past Director of Aedas.
Mick, who is studying for an MPhil, is interested in vernacular architecture, risk, vulnerability, human rights, armed conflict, and international humanitarianism.
RIBA President Angela Brady said:
"We are delighted to be able to award this scholarship to a really compelling candidate. Mick’s work on the spatial and architectural nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is admirable, and we commend the direction of his research."
Chairman of Aedas Europe, Brian Johnson said:
"In the past five years the RIBA Aedas scholarship has attracted some of the most talented students across the country. We are pleased to offer a scholarship that helps cultivate design and innovation and promotes engagement and education within the industry, all of which are paramount to Aedas' ethos. We have seen a tremendous increase in design capability and talent and are impressed with Mick Scott's entry which presents thought provoking research into built environment areas rife with communal, social and human rights issues.
"This year the judges were particular impressed by candidates participating in social engagement work outside of their studies."