Awards

AMPS UCL Press Journal Award

The AMPS UCL Press Journal Award is an annual recognition of academic scholarship.

It is presented to authors of articles published in the journal Architecture_MPS.

As the UK’s first fully open access academic press, UCL Press publishes both traditional peer-reviewed scholarly works and innovative research outputs. It currently publishes over 50 open access books a year and 14 academic journals, including the Amps peer-reviewed scholarly journal Architecture_MPS, ISSN 2050-9006, available on the Science Open platform.

THE AWARD

To highlight the importance and quality of the research work published in this UCL Press journal, the AMPS UCL Press Journal Award is bestowed by Amps and the Press on authors whose work has been published in any given calendar year. Awarded authors are judged on criteria including scholarship, originality, relevance, objectivity and depth of analysis.

The award is given to authors from any discipline or country. The written language of the paper must be English. The selection Committee has included: Dr. Georgios Artopoulos, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus; Jason Montgomery, City University New York, USA; Dr. Rachel Isaac-Menard, Adelphi University, USA; Dr. Maciej Stasiowski, WSZOP, Poland; Mohamed Elkaftangui, Abu Dhabi University, UAE; Dr. Andy Buchanan, Purdue University, USA; Dr. Michail Galanakis, Aalto University, Finland; Lohren Deeg, Ball State University, USA; Dr. Silvio Carta, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Recent Winners

Dr Uli Linke, Rochester Institute of Technology; New York, USA, 2021; Dr. Allan W. Shearer, University of Austin, Texas, USA, 2020; Dr. Todd Levon Brown, City University New York, USA, 2019; Dr Michael Saker , City-University of London, UK and Dr Jordan Firth, University of North Texas, USA. 2018

 

Amps Routledge Pedagogy Award

The Amps Routledge Pedagogy Award and Fellowship is conferred on academics who have presented or published with Amps as part of its Teaching + Research programme. The main criteria are engagement with pedagogical theory and the practice of teaching.

Teaching + Research is a platform for disseminating best practice research and teaching by academics internationally, whether they are focused primarily on their teaching; carrying out research independently of their teaching; researching pedagogical methods in the classroom; embedding research in their teaching.

THE  AWARD + FELLOWSHIP

To further support for academics engaged in innovative and impactful teaching Amps, together with Routledge, have set up this Pedagogy Award Award + Fellowship aimed at celebrating best practices in teaching and learning. Recipients are expected to demonstrate excellence in either pedagogical theory or practice. Other criteria include impact, inclusivity and cross-disciplinarity.

The fellowship or award can be bestowed on academics from any discipline or country. Selections come from Amps conferences, publications in its journal and submissions to the Focus on Design Pedagogy book series by Routledge. The selection committee has included: Dr. Charlie Smith, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; Sally Stone, Manchester School of Architecture, UK; Zain Adil, Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan; Lina Ahmad, Zayed University, UAE; Dr Kelly Anderson, Monash University, Australia

Recent Winners

Milagros Zingoni, University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Magnus Feil, Arizona State University, 2021; Sean Burns, Ball State University, USA, 2020

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The Mediated Cities Award

The Mediated City Award is given to selected academics who have either presented or submitted films to Amps Mediated Cities conferences or have published with Amps as part of its Mediated Cities Series with Intellect Books.

The key output of this research programme is its book series with Intellect. In broader terms, it is an on-going project aimed at building up a major resource on architecture and the city and their relationship with medias and technologies. By positioning the city as a dual physical and mediated phenomenon it aims to instigate dialogue between researchers and practitioners in diverse fields.

THE AWARD

To expand research publication opportunities in the cross disciplinary realm of architecture, urbanism, medias and technologies, and to celebrate excellence in research publications in this field, the Mediated City Award is bestowed on delegates whose work is capable of instigating dialogue, engagement and interaction between thinkers, researchers and practitioners from diverse fields.

Awarded authors are judged on general criteria and criteria relevant to their presentation mode: scholarship, originality, relevance objectivity and depth of analysis, narration, cinematography, writing quality. The award is given to authors from any discipline or country. The written language of the paper must be English. Films should have English subtitles. The selection committee has included Dr. Ayşegül Akçay Kavakoğlu, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey; Dr. Graham Cairns, Amps, UK; Dr. Rachel Isaac-Menard, Adelphi University, USA; Dr. Maciej Stasiowski, WSZOP, Poland; Dr. Silvio Carta, University of Hertfordshire, UK; Dr June Jordaan, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Recent Winners

Dr David Harris Smith et al., McMaster University, Canada, 2021; Zlatan Filipovic, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2020; Shana Sanusi, Taylor’s University, Malaysia, 2019; Fani Vavili-Tsinika, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Dr. Angeliki Malakasioti, University of Thessaly, Greece, 2018

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Amps Critical Futures Award

The Critical Futures Award is given to academics who have presented or published with Amps as part of its Critical Futures programme of conferences and publications.

Critical Futures is an overarching programme that draws in a number of research agendas supported by AMPS: housing, health, cities, communities and sustainability. In each of these areas we support research on issues such as affordable housing, accessible design, healthy cities, urban growth, community design, social and racial justice and environmental sustainability.

THE AWARD

The aim of this award is to highlight the importance and quality of the research work presented by academics involved in Amps Critical Futures Programme. Winners are expected to have demonstrated excellence and dedication in a number of areas: Social Awareness; Societal Impact; Inclusivity & Diversity. Secondary criteria includes: timeliness, originality, innovation, communication.

The award can be bestowed on academics from any discipline or country. Selections are drawn from presentations at Amps conferences, publications in its journal, Architecture MPS, and submissions to it UCL Press journal, ArchitectureMPS.  The selection committee has included: Marco Sosa, Zayed University, UAE, Mohamed Elkaftangui, Abu Dhabi University, UAE; Dr. Graham Cairns, Amps; Dr Kelly Anderson, Monash University, Australia; Susannah Dickinson, University of Arizona, USA; Jason Montgomery, City University New York, USA; Dr.Rama Subrahmanian, Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Bengaluru, India

Recent Winners

Dr. Jennifer D. Russell et al. Virginia Tech et al., USA, 2021; Dr. Katriina Heljakka and Dr. Annika Blomberg, University of Turku, Finland, 2020; Dr. Elizabeth Donovan, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark and Sofie Pelsmaker, Tampere University, Finland, 2019; Marantha Dawkins, University of Virginia, 2018

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Amps YouTube Channel Award

The Amps YouTube Channel Award is presented to academics who have submitted and had films accepted for the Amps Academic YouTube Channel.

The Amps Academic YouTube Channel was initiated in 2014 and has since then shared over 400 pre-recorded presentations and films from delegates at its conferences. These are specially produced videos are made permanently available to scholars internationally. The present cutting edge research, innovative pedagogy, and globally recognised engaged scholarship..

THE AWARD

The aim of this award is to support academics presenting research through film or video presentations. Awards are given to delegates who submit a short film or compilation of short films, as well as delegates who submit a ‘powerpoint’ type presentation of excellent quality and with cinematographic traits in its presentation.

The award can be bestowed on academics from any discipline or country. Selections are drawn from films and pre-recorded presentations at Amps conferences. They are not awarded to delegates who present live and have their presentation recorded on Zoom unless these are ‘performative presentations’. The selection committee has included: Dr. Gul Kacmaz Erk, Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Dr. Eusebio Alonso García, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain; Dr. Graham Cairns, Amps, UK; Dr. Rachel Isaac-Menard, Adelphi University, USA; Dr. Ayşegül Akçay Kavakoğlu, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey; Irena Latek, Université de Montréal, Canada

Recent Winners

Fidelia Lam, University of Southern California, USA, 2021; Marika Snider, University of Memphis, USA, 2020; George Themistokleous, De Montfort University, UK, 2018

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Acknowledgements: Amps awards are supported by a group of scholarly publishers and a committee of established academics and various selection panels.

Dr. Gul Kacmaz Erk, Queen’s University Belfast, UK; Dr. Eusebio Alonso García, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain; Dr. Graham Cairns, Amps, UK; Dr. Rachel Isaac-Menard, Adelphi University, USA; Dr. Ayşegül Akçay Kavakoğlu, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey; Irena Latek, Université de Montréal, Canada; Marco Sosa, Zayed University, UAE, Mohamed Elkaftangui, Abu Dhabi University, UAE; Dr Kelly Anderson, Monash University, Australia; Susannah Dickinson, University of Arizona, USA; Jason Montgomery, City University New York, USA; Dr.Rama Subrahmanian, Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Bengaluru, India; Dr. Maciej Stasiowski, WSZOP, Poland; Dr. Silvio Carta, University of Hertfordshire, UK; Dr June Jordaan, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa; Dr. Charlie Smith, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; Sally Stone, Manchester School of Architecture, UK; Zain Adil, Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan; Lina Ahmad, Zayed University, UAE; Dr. Georgios Artopoulos, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus; Dr. Andy Buchanan, Purdue University, USA; Michail Galanakis, Aalto University, Finland; Lohren Deeg, Ball State University, USA