Sofie Pelsmakers, a PhD student at UCL-Energy, has received a commendation in the RIBA President’s Awards for her book The Environmental Design Pocketbook. Sofie’s book, published in March 2012, was nominated within the Outstanding Practice-located Research category.
The RIBA President’s Awards for Research scheme was established in order to reward and encourage outstanding research in architecture carried out by students, academics and practitioners.
The awards promote and champion high-quality research and encourage its dissemination and incorporation into the knowledge base of the profession. They contribute to raising the profile of architects and academics engaged in research, and raise awareness of the need for research across the profession to foster innovation and strategic thinking.