AA student work is the School’s greatest asset. In recognition of this, the AA awards prizes and distinctions at all levels. The list of prizes for the end of each academic year is announced at the Graduation Ceremony preceding the opening of Projects Review. In 2015/16 the prizes were awarded as follows:
Mark Fisher Scholarship 2016
This award was set up in memory of Mark Fisher, an AA graduate and inspiring teacher who designed huge music performance events for some of the world’s best-known rock bands. It will support a student interested in the intersection of architecture and performance.
BODO NEUSS, Fourth Year
Henry Florence Studentship
This annual award was established in 1916 in the name of the AA President from 1878-1879. Henry Florence is known for building hotels, among them the Connaught in Mayfair. And he donated his library to the AA.
ALBANE DUVILLIER, Diploma Unit 5
Alex Stanhope Forbes Prize
This annual prize is for work in the field of colour and named for William Alexander Stanhope Forbes, a ‘brilliant student’ at the AA who ‘excelled as a colourist’.
FREDERIQUE PARASKEVASl, Diploma Unit 8
AA Travel Prize
This award was established in 1881 to provide a ‘travelling studentship to enable travel in the UK or abroad to make drawings of public and other buildings and otherwise improve their knowledge of their profession as an architect’.
KERRY DICKINSON, Diploma Unit 16
Jane Chu Travel Award
This award offers financial assistance to a student to ‘enhance their architectural experience’. It was set up by AA alumna Margaret Chow both to honour her mother and to enable students to travel for their studiesSIMONPIETRO SALINI, Intermediate Unit 2
Howard Colls Studentship
This award is for best drawings at the end of 4th year. It comes from a bequest made in 1911 intended for 'the furtherance of architectural education'.LAURENCE LUMLEY, Fourth Year
Alexander Memorial Travel Prize
H. J. W. Alexander was the Secretary of the AA from 1937-1962. This fund was established to ‘assist a student or a group of students of architecture, to travel abroad to study architecture’.
& NENA ARU,
William Glover Prize
This award was established in 1913 for William Glover who was based in Newcastle and was the President of the Northern AA from 1899-1901.
JAKE PARKIN, Intermediate Unit 12
Henry Saxon Snell Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1909 ‘to encourage the study of the improved design and construction of hospitals, convalescent homes, and asylums for the aged and infirm.’
ALEXANDRA BUTTERWORTH, Diploma Unit 13
Ralph Knott Memorial Prize
This award was established in 1931 for the benefit of necessitous architectural students.
RALUCA BEZNEA, Diploma Unit 4
Holloway Trust Prize
This award was set up by Sir Henry Holloway on behalf of the building contractors Holloway Bros. Ltd ‘for the promotion and encouragement of architectural education’ for work related to the building industry.
RAPHAEL FOGEL, Intermediate Unit 7
Julia Wood Foundation Prize
This prize was established in 2004 in recognition of Julia Wood’s dedication and contribution to the success of the Foundation Course.
ALEXANDER ZIKANOV, Foundation
For significant contributions to the AA
SABRINA MORREALE Diploma Unit 9
Beverly Bernstein Prize
An annual award for the best final submission within the Housing & Urbanism MA and MArch Courses, to help disseminate the ideas and conclusions to address housing and urban development issues in the developing world.CHARITA KISHORE
The Student Choice AA Diploma with Honours Award
as voted for by the AA student community
PANOS DEMIRIS, Diploma Unit 5
Nicholas Pozner Memorial Fund Prize for Single Best Drawing
This prize was established in 2009 in memory of AA Graduate Nicholas Pozner. It was set up in tribute to Nick’s talent and the precision and beauty of his drawings.
ELEONORE AUDI Fifth Year
Denys Lasdun Award for Excellence in Architecture
Awarded at 3rd Year level in memory of Denys Lasdun, for work of outstanding merit.
LUCA GAMBERINI, Intermediate Unit 3
The History and Theory Studies Writing Awards
Aims to encourage students to have greater ambitions for their written work in First, Second and Third Year.
Dennis Sharp Prize for Excellence in Writing
Established in 2010 in memory of Dennis Sharp, this prize celebrates the craft of architectural writing and critique and is awarded for outstanding writing in the Diploma School.
Technical Studies Awards
Are for 3rd and 5th Year students for outstanding technical work.
Best Technical Project in the 3rd Year:
HENRY SI YUAN NGO, Intermediate Unit 9
Best Technical Thesis in the 5th Year:
LENA EMANUELSEN, Diploma Unit 11
The Media Studies Awards
Are for 1st and 2nd Year students for outstanding work in Media studies.
RAN BEN SHAYA, First Year
ALIX MARIE BIEHLER, Intermediate Unit 15
Foster + Partners/ Architectural Association Prize
For an outstanding project dealing with issues of infra-structure and sustainable architecture.
SHO ITO, Diploma Unit 1