2018 Travel Scholarship winner announced

July 31, 2018

Jamie Hignett from The London School of Architecture has been chosen as ADAM Architecture’s 2018 Travel Scholarship winner and will study the large urban developments of Fernand Pouillon.

Jamie Hignett, a recent graduate from The London School of Architecture, was selected from five shortlisted applicants after an interview with the judges – Timothy Smith, Course Leader at Kingston University and co-partner of architecture practice Smith & Taylor; along with Hugh Petter and George Saumarez Smith, Directors at ADAM Architecture.

“We were particularly impressed with our five shortlisted entries but Jamie stood out as a worthy winner with a very interesting research topic.”

Jamie will travel to Paris, Marseilles and Algiers to study the large urban developments of Pouillon as well as buildings that had a large influence on his work such as the reconstruction of Le Havre and Le Thoronet Abbey.

Commenting on being awarded the Travel Scholarship, Jamie said, “this is an exciting opportunity to continue the design led research I began at the London School of Architecture. I hope to add to the small canon of research on Pouillon in the English language and help disseminate his methodology of architecture as urbanism."

Speaking about the Scholarship, ADAM Architecture Director Robbie Kerr, a former Travel Scholarship winner himself, commented, “The Travel Scholarship is a great opportunity for a student or recent graduate to travel abroad to engage in international research in architecture or urban design. It has a proven track record of supporting students to pursue a particular interest, and in many cases their research has had a major influence on their career choices.”

The Travel Scholarship is now in its 13th year and has a successful track record of supporting students and recent graduates to travel abroad to carry out research and develop a greater understanding of architecture and urban design.