Architecture Ireland has announced the shortlist of its inaugural Student Writing Prize, which is supported by Forbo.
Architecture Ireland received close to 50 entries from Schools of Architecture and Architectural Technology throughout Ireland. There was strong competition for this new prize, devised to nurture and recognise the importance of writing in architecture.
The shortlisted authors, who will receive their prizes at the RIAI Annual Conference on 4 October 2015, are in alphabetical order:
Andrew Howell (UCD), ‘Finding Wilderness in the Concrete Jungle’
Colin Mac Suibhne (DIT), 生闘学舎 ‘Seitogakushi School’
Sarah Mannion (SAUL), ‘Kalambaka and the Monasteries of Meteora’
Eoin P. Murphy (DIT), ‘Between Two Glens’
Mathew Webb (DIT) ‘A Journey to Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Feldkapelle’
With the support of Forbo, AI have established a Prize Fund of €1,000 for the winning article and €500 each for two runners up. There will also be two book voucher prizes for the commended entries.
The Judging Panel are: Stephen Best, architect, educator and writer; Dr Ellen Rowley; architectural historian, writer and editor; Michael Hayes, architectural graduate; AI online editor and editor of 2ha; and Dr Sandra O’Connell, editor of Architecture Ireland.