Receives RIBA Goldfinger ScholarshipThis year's RIBA Goldfinger Scholarship has been awarded to Luca Csepely-Knorr, a landscape architecture graduate and PhD student at the Corvinus University of Budapest.
The Ł14,000 award will pay for her fees and support her research as she begins a year's MPhil at Manchester Metropolitan University next month. (Luca has already spent 6 months as a visiting tutor on the Landscape Architecture Programme at MMU, where she was able to develop her research interests, learn more about the programmes teaching methodologies and support staff in their studio teaching).
Her research will focus on the work of Béla Rerrich (1881-1932), Hungary's first town planner and one of the nation's founders of landscape architectural education, and Thomas Mawson (1861-1933), an English town planner and the Windermere-based garden designer.
The scholarship, which supports one young Hungarian architect a year during work experience or study in the UK, is funded by a donation from the family of Ernö Goldfinger.
The jury, which was unanimous in its decision, comprised Goldfinger's son Michael, James Dunnett, Kit Allsopp, Ben Stone and Alex Bancroft.
Csepely-Knorr said: "I am honoured that the jury of this prestigious scholarship appreciated my previous academic and design achievements and found my prospective research at Manchester Metropolitan University promising and worth supporting.
"I am especially grateful that as a landscape architect I am able to receive an architectural scholarship, which I hope will help make my profession more well-known and appreciated in my home country."
27 October 2010