The RIAI have announced the winners of the RIAI Future Award and the RIAI Student Awards 2021. Architects are making an important contribution to our built environment, our culture, society and economy and the RIAI is delighted to support and promote the next generation through our awards schemes. We were delighted to celebrate the Winners in person at the RDS.
RIAI Future Award
Awarded in association with the RIAI Journal, Architecture Ireland, the Future Award seeks to recognise new talent in Irish architecture. This is an award for emerging architects who have been RIAI registered members for ten years or less. The jury was delighted to see entries that showed exceptional skill and talent in a wide range of areas relating to architecture, such as: design, practice, public engagement, research, writing, and education. Thank you to sponsor Graphisoft who supported the award with a prize fund.
Winner: Laurence Lord
Commended: Sarah Mannion
Commended: Raymond Higgins
RIAI Scott Tallon Walker Student Excellence Award
This award fosters architectural excellence among the student body and is open to students of architecture enrolled in their final thesis year. Supported by Scott Tallon Walker Architects.
Winner: Harry Lloyd – School of Architecture, TU Dublin
Highly Commended: Lasairiona Power – School of Architecture, TU Dublin
Commended: Seamus Sorensen – School of Architecture, TU Dublin
RIAI Student Award for Sustainable Design
This award recognises the awareness and integration of sustainable design principles by students as an inherent part of their design approach, regardless of scale or complexity. The award is open to all students who are currently enrolled in the programmes of Architecture or Architectural Technology. Supported by WICONA.
Winner: Lasairiona Power – School of Architecture TU Dublin
Highly Commended: Charlotte O’Donnell – School of Architecture, TU Dublin
Commended: Juliette Bosschaert – School of Architecture, TU Dublin
Commended: Rachel Murphy – School of Architecture, Queen’s University Belfast
RIAI Rising Star Award in Architectural Technology Award
This award 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 the architectural technologists' education. Supported by SIKA.
Winner: Kierran Godfrey – Architectural Technology, IT Carlow
Highly Commended: Mitchell Carroll – Architectural Technology, TU Dublin
Highly Commended: David Faulkner – Architectural Technology, IT Carlow
Commended: Laura O’Toole – Architectural Technology, TU Dublin
Commended: Sheenagh Byrne – Architectural Technology, IT Carlow
RIAI and Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize
The aim of the Student Writing 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. Supported by VELUX
Winner (joint): Joe Hartnett, School of Architecture, University of Limerick
Winner (joint): Aisling Duffy – School of Architecture, University of Limerick
Highly Commended: Anna Blair – School of Architecture, University of Limerick
Highly Commended: Ailbhe Beatty – School of Architecture, UCD
Commended: Jack Donovan – School of Architecture, TU Dublin
Further detail regarding each of the awarded entries may be found on the RIAI Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqy3JcIqvig&t=6s