The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and The Wren Insurance Association Limited (the architects’ professional indemnity insurance mutual) have announced five 2015 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships. We are pleased to announce that SSoA MArch Student, Lilly Ingleby, has been named amongst the winners. Each winner will receive £5,000 for the last year of their Part 2 course in architecture and the opportunity to be mentored by a member of the Wren.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to have won such a prestigious scholarship from the RIBA.
I’m really pleased that the RIBA are championing not just students committed to design excellence, but also those with strong research agendas, and developing the value proposition of the profession.
The scholarship was set up to support students with future potential to contribute to the profession, and was judged on a personal statement and a brief design portfolio, and then panel interviews. I used the interview as an opportunity to debate issues faced by students and the profession, which I hope to be able to contribute to, such as the diversity of the profession, and the relationship of architects to the UK land economy, particularly in sectors such as housing.
It’s great that the RIBA are recognising the value in students who set out to tackle the really big questions facing society, and are willing to support them to continue this questioning into practice.”
If you’d like to follow Lilly’s research progress, you can follow her on Twitter @lillyingleby
RIBA President Stephen Hodder said:
“I’m delighted that this scheme continues to recognise young, outstanding talent within our profession. Through a significant financial contribution to their studies, and the opportunity to be mentored throughout the last year of their Part 2, I have no doubt that these students will make the most of this exciting prospect and look forward to seeing how they progress in their future career.”
Richard Pullen, Chairman of Wren, said:
“I am delighted to announce that Ruxandra Maria Gruioniu, Lilly Ingleby, Johnny Liu, Alexander Mills and Charles Proctor are the winners of this year’s RIBA Wren Scholarships. Our insurance mutual, having enjoyed over 25 successful years, is continuing to mark its quarter century by making available a scholarship fund of £25,000 per year to Part 2 students at a time when the cost of qualification can be overwhelming. We are also offering the successful students the opportunity of being mentored by some of the UK’s leading architectural firms. The Wren Members, having helped each other for so long, feel it is appropriate to support and encourage the next generation of talented architects who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field of architecture.”