Mr. Roven Rebeira, a Final Year student of the City School of Architecture (CSA), was awarded a commendation in the Silver Medal category at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Presidential Awards 2016.
John-Paul Nunes, Head of Education Projects of the RIBA sent his congratulations on this outstanding achievement, which makes the design project, ‘Centre for Ethno-Elephantology: A cross-species design initiative’, one of the best out of 275 entries received from 87 Schools of Architecture in 33 countries. The only other two entries which received commendations in the Silver Medal Category were from The University of Westminster, UK and Aalto University in Finland.
During these awards the RIBA also gives credit to the design tutors, who tutored the winning student, and Tamara Wijepala and Samanthika Piyasena from CSA, accompanied Mr Roven Rebeira to London on 6th Dec 2016 to receive the award from Jane Duncan, President of RIBA.
At the Award ceremony RIBA President Jane Duncan said, Quote: “congratulations to each of the medal winners. I am delighted to see the breadth of talent from across the globe recognised through these awards, now celebrating their 180th anniversary. The students’ ability to detail complex ideas and present them beautifully is outstanding. Tonight’s winners are talent to watch - I can’t wait to see what else they will go on to achieve”