The Bartlett School of Architecture


Bartlett Research shortlisted for the 2018 RIBA President's Awards

21 September 2018

An impressive collection of research projects by Bartlett academics have been shortlisted for this year's RIBA President's Awards for Research.

Cartographic drawing that exposes systems underpinning Los Santos by Luke Pearson

The shortlist for RIBA President's Awards for Research 2018 includes five entries from The Bartlett School of Architecture in the Ethics and Sustainable Development, Cities and Communities, Design and Technical, and History and Theory categories. 

In the Ethics and Sustainable Development category Reflect Critically and Act Fearlessly: A Survey of Ethnical Codes. Guidance and Access in Built Environment Practice by Dr David Roberts has been nominated. 

Opague Architectures: Urban Sites of Refuge in Cape Town (1990 – present) by Dr Huda Tayob was nominated in the Cities and Communities Category.

A Machine For Playing In: Exploring the videogame as a medium for architectural agency by Dr Luke Pearson (drawing above) was nominated in the Design and Technical Category. 

In the History and Theory category, both May Mo(u)rn: transitional spaces in architecture and psychoanalysis – a site-writing by Professor Jane Rendall has been nominated and The Advent of Architecture in China by Dr Edward Denison, and, independent researcher Guang Yu Ren. 

Read the full shortlist 

About the RIBA President's Awards for Research

The awards celebrate the best research in the fields of architecture and the built environments. This year, 43 entries were received and provided a glimpse of just some of the research being undertaken across the globe by architects, built environment professionals, academics and students. This includes fieldwork and case studies from New Zealand, Pakistan, Germany, the USA and Chile to name a few. 

Image: Cartographic drawing that exposes systems underpinning Los Santos by Dr Luke Pearson