29 September 2020

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Tuesday 29 September) announced the recipients of the 2020 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships, worth a total of £30,000.

Pictured clockwise from top left: Amber Godfrey, Richard Aina, Cora McLean, Hunter Doyle, Ayanna Blair-Ford

The scholarships support outstanding Part 2 students who have the potential to make a significant contribution in the field of architecture.

The five recipients are:

  • Richard Aina – Architectural Association School of Architecture (completed RIBA Part 1 at The Bartlett School of Architecture)
  • Ayanna Blair-Ford – Royal College of Art (completed RIBA Part 1 at Oxford Brookes University)
  • Hunter Doyle – Architectural Association School of Architecture (completed RIBA Part 1 at the Architectural Association School of Architecture)
  • Amber Godfrey – Royal College of Art (completed RIBA Part 1 at Oxford Brookes University)
  • Cora McLean – The London School of Architecture (completed RIBA Part 1 at the University of Bath)

Each student will receive £6,000 to support their Part 2 study and mentoring from an architect member of the Wren Insurance Association.

Chairman of The Wren Insurance Association, David Stanford, said:

“The Wren Insurance Association is delighted to continue its sponsorship of some of the very best students entering the final year of their Part 2 courses. The standard of entries this year was, if anything, even higher than previous years and I would like to congratulate the five winners and wish them continued good fortune as they commence their final year studies in difficult circumstances.”

RIBA Director of Education, David Gloster, said:

“Students need support arguably now more than ever, as they navigate their way through a particularly volatile period. Scholarships and bursaries are an important part of our ongoing commitment to support students and student talent, and we are very grateful