Rising Stars 2018: Enter now

RIBAJ, in association with Origin, is on the hunt for construction's Rising Stars, the people who are making a difference in architecture and the built environment.

Being part of the 2017 RIBA RS cohort gave me a fascinating insight into the architectural advances my own generation is forging. Our discussions were lively and frank, I learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed every part – Matthew Wilkinson, AL_A

Are you thinking strategically, pushing materials to the limits, designing better systems as well as buildings? If so, we want to hear from you.

Last year stellar judges identified 10 of the most talented, socially aware, promising practitioners of the rising generation to join the second cohort of RIBAJ Rising Stars (see judge Mary Duggan's comments below). From designing and project managing a women’s centre in Bangladesh and running the V&A extension, to planning urban design and making continuous client-side improvements, this award recognises design in its widest sense. 2017 showed us a brave and resourceful lot.

Thousands of architects, clients and influencers saw the Rising Stars’ stories in RIBA Journal, here on ribaj.com and through our social media channels, giving the talents of the Rising Stars a boost for the coming years. This year it could be you or someone you work with.

Stand tall. Be recognised for your talents. Put yourself forward or nominate your colleagues and collaborators now


The value of winning a place in the RIBAJ Risings stars cohort was feeling recognised for hard work; enabling conversations with peers on what the role of the architect really is; giving me confidence to speak about my work; invitations to take part in events as an emerging figure in the industry – Una Breathnach-Hifearnain, Rising Stars 2017 cohort

Once again, Origin is thrilled to be championing the RIBAJ’s Rising Stars.

One of the main reasons for our involvement is that the initiative resonated with us. Like the entrants, Origin is essentially in its infancy in its overall journey and potential. Since out establishment in 2001 we’ve certainly made our mark in the industry by rewriting the norm with our fresh thinking, innovative product developments, unparalleled lead times and unmatched support for our customers.

We believe the future for entrants and Origin alike will be filled with endless opportunities. So we want to embrace that, collaborating with those who share this enthusiasm and passion, and are looking to question the norm and excel from there. This has certainly been the case since we started working with Rising Stars, and I’m excited to see what this year’s entries will bring – as a very high benchmark has been set.

Ben Brocklesby, sales and marketing director, Origin

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 10 September 2018 

Help us uncover your talents. Original thinking and honest graft deserve recognition. Enter now.

Winners will be profiled in the RIBA Journal and on ribaj.com and invited to an exclusive Class of 2018 party and round table.

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 10 September 2018