02 October 2008: PhD student wins prestigious Essay Medal
Maxwell Stevenson, a PhD student in the Department has been awarded the Architectural Historians Society’s Essay Medal for his essay which examines Le Corbusier's analogies between the city and the human body, and how they were influenced by his friend and physician, Dr. Pierre Winter and the eugenics movement.
To encourage young or new architectural historians the Essay Medal, featuring a relief portrait of Nicholas Hawksmoor based on the bust of the architect by John Cheere, is awarded annually to the author of the best essay submitted in competition and judged by a reading Sub-Committee. The judges look for evidence of originality of thought and high academic and literary quality. The Medal is accompanied by a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay is considered for publication in the Society's journal, Architectural History.