Flexible Housing wins 2007 RIBA President’s Award for Research

Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider honored for newly published study

Oxford, UK 19 November 2007 – Architectural Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is pleased to announce that Professor Jeremy Till and Dr Tatjana Schneider of the University of Sheffieldhave been awarded the 2007 RIBA President’s Awards for Research for Outstanding University-located Research for their book, Flexible Housing.

Published by Elsevier in August 2007, Flexible Housing investigates ways of planning housing that can adapt to different uses and technologies over time. The team collected over 150 historical examples for their research that demonstrate the economic, environmental and social benefits of flexible housing.

The RIBA President’s Awards for Research encourage and reward outstanding research in architecture. The judges’ citation for the winner of the Outstanding University-located Research called Flexible Housing, “An exemplary body of architecturally-relevant research…,offering comparative design plans, well-researched historical referencing, a new classification system and a practical manual/tool kit. An innovative and brave approach...”

Commenting on the honor, Alex Hollingsworth, publisher for Architectural Press said, "Architectural Press has been at the forefront of publishing essential content for architects for decades. This award is a reflection of not just the success of this book but a tradition of publishing the very best information and research for the profession. We are delighted that Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider have won this award for their work on Flexible Housing, and we are honored to have published their book. “

Architectural Press author Andre Viljoen and Katrin Bohn of University of Brighton, UK were runners up for the Outstanding University-located Research category for their work on Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes (CPULs): Designing urban agriculture for sustainable cities.

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Note to Editors:
Flexible Housing
ISBN: 978-0-7506-8202-2
ISBN10: 0-7506-8202-7
Book/Paperback
Measurements: 216 X 276 mm
Pages: 256
Imprint: Architectural Press
Publication Date: August 2007
Price: £34.99

About the Authors
Jeremy Till
is Professor of Architecture and Director of Architectural Studies at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of several books that explore the interface between practice and theory, broadening the scope of architectural discourse by bringing cultural, philosophical and political issues to inform the design process. He has lectured and taught worldwide, including studios at the Technical University of Vienna, Aarhus School of Architecture and the University of Pennsylvania and is one of only two architects to be awarded the Fulbright Arts Fellowship.

Dr Tatjana Schneider has been working both in academia and in architectural practice. She taught Architectural History & Theory and Design Studios at schools in Germany , the University of Strathclyde and at the School of Architecture in Sheffield and is currently working as a Research Associate on the AHRC funded research project ‘The Past, Present and Future of Flexible Housing'.

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