Congratulations to Keith Diplock, winner of the 2014 RIBA Wren Insurance Scholarship

KSA MArch student Keith Diplock has been award the 2014 RIBA Wren Insurance Scholarship. Keith has been selected along with four students from other institutions who will each benefit from a £5,000 bursary and invaluable mentoring from an architecture member of Wren.

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said:

“Congratulations to our fantastic five architecture students on securing a RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarship. The standard of work submitted this year was incredibly high and it was with great difficulty that the judging panel made their decision. The funds and unique mentoring experience now available to Keith, Thomas, Lucy, Rebecca and Victoria will undoubtedly help set them apart from their peers as they advance in their promising architecture careers.”

Keith is currently working at Architecture Project (AP) which is a leading Maltese Architectural practice. He said ‘I am thrilled and appreciative to learn that I have been selected as a recipient of the Wren Insurance Association scholarship. Currently, I am working on Renzo Piano’s City Gate project for a new entry to Valletta; the project includes the new Maltese Parliament building, now nearing completion, for which AP are the conservation and executive architects. I also write the foreign architectural supplement for Design and Lifestyle magazine Vamp. This year I have also contributed the new photography for Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin’s book Bleak Houses which was published last spring by the MIT Press’.

‘Thanks to the generous award of this Wren scholarship, my financial burden has been significantly lightened, and that means that I can focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. The Wren Insurance Association’s generosity has already inspired me to help others and one day I hope to secure a teaching assistant position at the University of Kent, so that I can pass on the knowledge that I have learnt, in my various work placements, to new students. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as I have been helped myself’.

For more information about the Scholarships, please visit the RIBA website.