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16 August 2013

IARD graduate shortlisted for RIBA award

IARD graduate shortlisted for RIBA award

Kirsty Baker, a graduate of the International Architectural Regeneration and Development (IARD) MA programme, has been shortlisted for the RIBA President's Award for Outstanding Master's Degree Thesis.

The Royal Institute of British Architects has chosen Kirsty’s thesis - titled 'Immigrant led suburban regeneration: Vietnamese Australian place making and its contribution to the regeneration of Australian suburbs' – to be among three finalists competing for the overall prize. Her study was supervised by Dr Aylin Orbasli, Programme Lead of the IARD course.

Yara Sharif, Associate Lecturer for School of Architecture, has been shortlisted for a RIBA’s President’s Awards for Research 2013. Her thesis titled, 'Searching for Spaces of Possibilities and Spaces of Imagination within the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict' is in contention for Outstanding PhD Thesis.

The RIBA’s President’s Awards for Research praise high quality research and those engaged in it, encouraging its incorporation into the wider Architecture profession.

Accolades are awarded for Master's, PhD, university and practice-led research.

Congratulations to both Brookes finalists! Award winners will be announced in October.

The Masters of International Architectural Regeneration and Development at Oxford Brookes returns architectural focus to human needs and requirements. Places should be made for the people who inhabit and use them. Not through a prescriptive approach, but through collaboration with users, designers, stake holders and local governing bodies. When this is achieved, everyone and everything benefits.