RIBA's President's Award for Research shortlist names 12 pieces of work that contribute to architectural knowledge

The Bartlett and Cambridge university are the big winners in the 2009 RIBA’s President’s Award for Research shortlist.

They each have two pieces of research up for one of the awards: Ana Araujo’s work at the Bartlett which compares architecture with textile-making and Kristen Kreider’s thesis at the same university looking at the “poetics” of architecture.

Meanwhile, Cambridge’s Irina Davidovici is up for an award for her work on Swiss architecture between 1980 and 2000 and Alan Short, also at Cambridge, is nominated for studying sustainable health buildings.

Edinburgh, Oxford Brookes and Westminster are all also nominated.

Twelve pieces of work were selected for the judging in three categories:

PhD thesis: for the best PhD Thesis from an RIBA-validated School of Architecture

University-located research: for a completed research project based or initiated in an RIBA-validated School of Architecture

Professional practice-located research: for a completed research project initiated by an RIBA member or RIBA Chartered Practice

The winner will be judged on the exceptional contribution it makes to architectural knowledge.