The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) ‘President's Award for Outstanding University-located Research’ has been awarded to academics from the university’s College of Arts and Humanities, Professor André Viljoen, Research Initiatives Leader, and Katrin Bohn, Senior Lecturer and recent Guest Professor at the Technical University of Berlin.
The award was presented at a gala evening at RIBA’s headquarters in London on 2 December.
The award-winning research is centred on the academics’ concept of Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) which bridges a gap between sustainable thinking and lifestyles and current urban design debates.
Katrin Bohn and Professor Viljoen are leading figures researching the urban and architectural design implications of sustainable urban food systems. Much of this research is cross-disciplinary, engaging with artists, design researchers, planning and development practitioners and the public. Both actively use their research to inform teaching and learning in design at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
From left to right Karin Jaschke, Professor Viljoen, Professor Gillian Youngs, Howard Lee (Hadlow College), Katrin Bohn, Professor Anne Boddington, Mikey Tomkins (Brighton PhD Graduate)