The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and AHR have announced Jonathan Connerney as the 2015/16 beneficiary of the highly coveted RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship. The scholarship, will offer Jonathan personal academic mentoring by a member of staff at AHR and a £5,000 grant towards his studies.
Jonathan Connerney, who completed his Part 1 at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently working at Foster + Partners, and will be starting his MArch (RIBA Part 2) in September 2015 at Queen’s University Belfast, is an accomplished designer with a sensitive feel for place making, tectonics and materiality.
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The judging panel consisted of from Albena Atanassova (RIBA Education Committee), Stephen Hodder (RIBA President), Brian Johnson (Director, AHR), Caroline Gould (Education Trust Funds Committee), David Simister (Creative Director, AHR), Nick & Landyn Williams (representing the Williams family).
Director of AHR, Brian Johnson said:
“Jonathan becomes the eighth recipient of RIBA AHR Stephen Williams scholarship, with a total of £40,000 being awarded by AHR to support the education of young architects in the UK since we started the scheme. With a very high number of entries and an extremely high standard of submission the judging panel certainly had their work cut out this year. My thanks go to them for their valuable contribution, insight and tenacity. Jonathan emerged as a very worthy winner with an outstanding submission. We believe that Jonathan will benefit substantially from the scholarship and that he has a very bright future in the architectural profession.”
Images courtesy of Jonathan Connerney