Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA awards)

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Adelaide wharf, a sustainable development and 2008 RIBA award winning design in Hackney, North-East London, UK.
Adelaide Wharf, a sustainable development and 2008 RIBA award-winning design in Hackney, North-East London, UK. (Photo by BuildPix/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)

The RIBA has been awarding the President’s Medals annually since 1836, making them the Institute’s oldest prizes and probably the oldest awards worldwide in architecture. The Institute runs several other awards, including the Stirling Prize for the best new building of the year; the Royal Gold Medal (first awarded in 1848), which honours a distinguished body of work; the Stephen Lawrence Prize, funded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, for projects with a construction budget of less than ยฃ1,000,000, and the President’s Awards for Science.

The RIBA European Award was inaugurated in 2005 for work in the European Union outside the UK. The RIBA National Award and the RIBA International Award were created in 2007.

Since 1966, the RIBA also judges regional awards given locally in the UK regions (East, East Midlands, London, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South/South East, South West/Wessex, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire). Inaugurated in 2001, the Manser Medal was renamed the RIBA House of the Year prize in 2014.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, February 24). Royal Institute of British Architects. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:17, February 24, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Royal_Institute_of_British_Architects&oldid=1008718019

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