Faculty of Engineering

More success for our Students in the RIBA President's Medals Awards


Claimed by the Royal Institute of British Architects to be the most prestigious prizes in architecture globally, the RIBA President’s Medals are awarded annually and recognise outstanding student design work. The Bronze Medal is awarded to the best Part 1 student project, and with over 400 schools of architecture eligible to submit up to two entries each, competition to catch the eye of the judges is intense. Sam Kerin, working with tutor Farida Makki and her team in studio 3B, managed to do just that, receiving the 2019 Bronze Medal Commendation for his project ‘The Coventry Ring Road Press’.

Sam’s success continues a remarkable series of results in the President’s Medals with 4 awards and commendations in the last 5 years. Nottingham students have won the Bronze Medal (2017) and received no fewer than 3 commendations (2015, 2018 and 2019). This is a performance bettered by only one School of Architecture over this period and outperforms any School of Architecture outside of London.

The Department would like to congratulate Sam on his success and acknowledge the work of its staff and students in sustaining a creative community that delivers educational excellence and strength across all its programmes.

Posted on Friday 20th December 2019

Faculty of Engineering

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