The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and AHR have announced Peter Howle as the 2017 beneficiary of the highly coveted RIBA AHR Stephen William Scholarship. The scholarship will offer Peter personal mentoring by an AHR architect and a £5,000 grant towards his studies.
Peter will use the scholarship for his MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) at the University of Cambridge this September, following on from his first-class BArch (Hons) in Architecture from the University of Nottingham.
During his studies at the University of Nottingham, Peter tutored third year Architecture students and worked as the sole Part 1 Architecture Assistant for an architectural practice in Bristol.
His work has been featured in the Architectural Review, in departmental handbooks and been presented across several lecture series at the University of Nottingham.
On hearing the news he had been selected for this prestigious scholarship Peter said: “I am immensely thrilled and humbled by the decision of the judging panel to award me the 2017-18 RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship. I will use the generous funding to help pursue my Part 2 studies at Jesus College, University of Cambridge - hopefully continuing areas of discussion which were of seminal interest to the late Stephen Williams. I thank the family of Stephen Williams, as well as AHR and the RIBA. Thank you ever so much for the extremely generous scholarship. It is a great honour indeed.”
The judging took place in July by judges, Jane Duncan (RIBA President), Albena Atanassova (RIBA Council Member, RIBA Vice President for students and associates) and Brian Johnson (AHR Director and Past Chairman)
Brian Johnson said: “We’re delighted to award this year’s scholarship to Peter Howle. The standard of entries was exceedingly high, which makes it even harder to choose. Peter's dedication to his architecture career shone through his entry portfolio. I am sure Peter will succeed in his career and his Part 2 at the University of Cambridge. It really is a privilege to be a judge and award The RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship."