Yiangou Architects are proud to sponsor a significant annual scholarship award in association with INTBAU- the International Network for Traditional Buildings and Urbanism, which is based at The Prince’s Foundation The award is unique and innovative, giving the opportunity for students and young architects from around the world to research topics relating to issues of traditional architecture and urbanism.
In addition to this scholarship, the practice takes part annually in the Bath University student architects mentoring scheme where students interested in Yiangou projects are invited to visit the office, meet the team and learn about how we work. Trips to see projects under construction are organized to give students an insight into the practical aspects of being an architect.
Last year the award to a young architect from India allowed him to study a previously undocumented and fast disappearing group of houses in his native area of Kerala.
We were delighted that the award not only produced a beautifully presented document of these buildings, but allowed Sanketh and his University professor, Dr Shaila Bantanur, to travel to London to present his work at the Royal Society of Arts.
The scholarship has generated tremendous interest from around the world, and has given our practice the greatest pleasure to be promoting such worthwhile research.