The close association between Architects for Health and the Bartlett Real Estate Institute with generous support from the Noble family, was celebrated recently with the presentation of the 3rd Ann Noble Research Award.
Dr Ann Noble was a prolific researcher, teacher, architect practitioner and Chair of Architects for Health for ten years, followed by her becoming Joint President together with Professor Ray Moss. Ann’s contribution to and leadership of Architects for Health through her energy and determination took the society to new heights: she corralled her wide range of contacts into events and debates as well as increasing membership and the influence and fortunes of the society.
Ann passed away a couple of years ago and the Ann Noble Research Award has been set up to celebrate her work and research interests. The award is made to a student taking the Bartlett Real Estates Institute Healthcare Facilities MSc and is specifically to be used for the furtherance of an MSc dissertation.
The third annual award was presented by the evaluation panel to BREI Masters student Eunsil Yang for her dissertation proposal entitled “The Implications of Immersive Technologies in the Healthcare Sector and its Built Environment”.
The BREI Master course is now in its third year. Six proposals were submitted from the current cohort studying MSc Healthcare Facilities and Architects for Health will be allocating mentors from among our professional members to support all 6 students as they develop their dissertations.
AfH and BREI/UCL are developing a close relationship across a range of areas and there will be an opportunity for Eunsil to present her completed research as part of a future AfH event.