• Friday , 19 October 2018

RIAI Student Award Winners Announced

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The RIAI announced the winners of the four RIAI Student Awards 2018 for students of Architecture and students of Architectural Technology at the RIAI Annual Conference. The first prize winners were presented on stage by David Browne, RIAI President, accompanied by a representative of each of the award sponsors, on Day 2 of the RIAI Annual Conference on Saturday 6 October.

RIAI Scott Tallon Walker Student Excellence Award in Architecture – Prize fund €5000
This award is sponsored by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in memory of the firm’s three founding partners, Dr Michael Scott, Dr Ronald Tallon and Robin Walker.

The award aims to promote the study of contemporary Architecture, encourage and foster architectural excellence among the student body, encourage and facilitate communications between the schools and provide a basis for growing awareness of the Architecture in society through exhibitions and publications supported by the RIAI. This is the third year of this award in its current format. It seeks to recognise and reward excellence in final year architectural studies and create a platform to showcase the work emerging from Irish schools of Architecture.

WINNER Stephen Gotting (UCD)
2nd PRIZE Christopher Olden (CCAE)
HIGHLY COMMENDED Rachel Tiong Jin Hin (WIT)
HIGHLY COMMENDED Andrew Yeoh (WIT)
HIGHLY COMMENDED Ferdia Kenny (UCD)

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RIAI Rising Star in Architectural Technology sponsored by Soprema – Prize fund €5000

The RIAI Rising Star Award in Architectural Technology Award, sponsored by Soprema, recognises an individual Third Year student of Architectural Technology who exemplifies academic excellence and dedication to the field of Architectural Technology in the national context of Architectural Technologists’ education. Recipients have demonstrated a quality of performance indicating that they are likely to continue to develop into a distinguished member of their profession.

WINNER Cathal Devine (LyIT)
HIGHLY COMMENDED Fahad Alotaibi (IT Carlow)
COMMENDED Nabi Ghnewa (DIT)

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RIAI Student Award for Sustainable Design sponsored by Dulux – Prize fund €2500

The RIAI Student Award for Sustainable Design, sponsored by Dulux, aims to recognise the awareness and integration of sustainable design principles by students as an inherent part of their design approach to a project or projects regardless of scale or complexity.

WINNER Eoin Carney (DIT)
HIGHLY COMMENDED Lorena Dondea (DIT)

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RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize sponsored by Forbo – Prize fund €2500
The RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize offered by the editorial board of Architecture Ireland and the RIAI, with support from Forbo, is open to all students of Architecture and Architectural Technology on the island of Ireland. The objective of the prize is to nurture and recognise the importance of writing in Architecture. Students are invited to contribute an article of no more than 1000 words on a theme of their choice – whether a building or a book; an Architect or a movement; both contemporary and historic subject matters will be considered.

WINNER Poppy Van Dijk (UCD)
2ND PLACE Ryan Dempsey (DIT)
3rd PLACE Patrick Brennan (DIT)
COMMENDED Muireann Dolan (CCAE)
COMMENDED Emily Jones (UCD)
COMMENDED Grainne Smith-Muldowney (SAUL)
COMMENDED David Weldon (CCAE)
SPECIAL MENTION Photo Essay Robert John James Hamilton (DIT)
SPECIAL MENTION Technical Essay Ian Kavanagh (DIT)

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The RIAI Student Awards are open to students from all the recognised programmes of Architecture in Ireland and RIAI accredited programmes in Architectural Technology and the wide spread of participation this year is most welcome. The RIAI wishes to thank the juries, sponsors and Schools of Architecture and Architectural Technology for their support in the successful delivery of the awards this year.

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