RIAS announce new award

A new award -The James Miller Student Award - has been established by the Trustees of the Mabel Harper Charitable Trust to commemorate the work of the late James Miller, architect of many important buildings in Scotland, such as the mercantile buildings in central Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Gleneagles Hotel.James Miller’s work was the subject of a book published in 1991 by his daughter Mabel Harper, and it is fitting that the trust established in her name wishes to commemorate her father with this award.

The award, which will be up to £10,000 per annum, aims to support architecture students from the Scottish Schools of Architecture who are studying in full or part time education on an approved course. In particular, the Award is designed to assist students who are facing hardship issues, which affect their ability to complete all or part of their course.

Students will be able to use the money to purchase any support necessary such as books, equipment or to assist with field trips, but the Trustees will also consider applications from students for assistance in the period following their year-out. This may include full or part funding of course fees for this period. The amount of the award will be based on the assessment of each individual application.

Further details and an application form can be found on the student section of the RIAS Website. www.rias.org.uk

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