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THE £75,000 LSA BURSARY FUND

One of the rewards for the crowd-funding campaign: a limited edition print of La Folie Divine in Montpellier, France, by Farshid Moussavi Architecture
One of the rewards for the crowd-funding campaign: a limited edition print of La Folie Divine in Montpellier, France, by Farshid Moussavi Architecture

The London School of Architecture has awarded £35,000 in bursaries so far this year and has just been granted a further £40,000 to award by the Garfield Weston Foundation over the coming two academic years

The London School of Architecture has been founded with a mission to widen access to the profession of architecture. We have developed a ‘cost-neutral’ programme, where tuition fees are balanced with the salary provided by a part-time work placement within our Practice Network.

However, students still have to contend with living costs, which are particularly high in the capital. As we are a new institution, we are not yet eligible to apply to the Higher Education Funding Council for England to go onto the register to allow our students access to the state package of support, including maintenance loans for living costs.

Over the interim period, the school is seeking to offer bursaries to support our students, and we have been fundraising to achieve this. The LSA is very pleased to say that, in the academic year 2016/17, we have already awarded £35,000 to students. The following students have been awarded Named Bursaries:

  • Claire Seager – Davina and Philip Mallinckrodt Bursary
  • James Hignett – The Coffey Bursary
  • Frazer Haviz – Elsie Owusu Bursary / Lawrence Foundation
  • Raphael Arthur – Elsie Owusu Bursary

 

We are incredibly grateful to the Mallinckrodts, Phil Coffey of Coffey Architects and Elsie Owusu for their extremely generous support. The LSA also made bursaries from its own reserves to the following worthy recipients: Phoebe Nickols, Nick Keen, Duncan McNaughton, and Lloyd Martin.

 

Science Museum Research Centre, London by Coffey Architects, which donated a Named Bursary this year
Science Museum Research Centre, London by Coffey Architects, which donated a Named Bursary this year

Our trailblazing students have also been active in the fundraising efforts. They ran a successful crowdfunding campaign for bursaries through Hubbub, securing donations of over £10,000. These funds have helped to support Second Year students Chiara Barrett, Fearghal Moran, Maeve Dolan, Aleks Stojakovic and Frazer Haviz.

The school would like to express our huge gratitude to all of those who donated a reward for the campaign: Will Alsop, Assemble, Cullinan Studio, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Farshid Moussavi, Nigel Coates, and Niall Hobhouse.

Furthermore, we are of course incredibly grateful to everyone who contributed to the crowdfunding campaign, and we wish to recognise the following:


Angel Donors

  • Alasdair Ben Dixon
  • Annabel Crowley
  • Arthur Kay
  • Beth McHattie
  • Dusanka Stojakovic
  • John Crowley
  • John Whiles
  • Karen Hill
  • Louis Hall
  • M. Afoakwa
  • M.H. Roe
  • Marga Pelli
  • Martin Neild
  • Nicolas Kemper
  • Red Deer
  • Russian for Fish
  • William Haggard


Founding Friends

  • Charles Thompson
  • Crispin Kelly
  • Davina Mallinckrodt
  • Diana Rice
  • E.L. Barlow
  • EPR Architects
  • Ivan Jobb
  • John McRae
  • K. Gilgan
  • Karl Lindstedt
  • Niall Hobhouse
  • Roland Oakshett
One of the rewards for the crowdfunding campaign: a limited edition print of 'Mt. Elsie' project in Swansea by Turner Prize-winning Assemble
One of the rewards for the crowdfunding campaign: a limited edition print of ‘Mt. Elsie’ project in Swansea by Turner Prize-winning Assemble

 

Finally, the LSA is thrilled that in November 2016 the Garfield Weston Foundation awarded the school a grant of £50,000. This will be used primarily for bursaries, with £40,000 to be awarded to students in the academic years 2015/16 and 2016/17. We are very grateful for the support of the Garfield Weston Foundation and the difference their support will make to the lives of our students.

 

If you would like more information on how you may be able to support the school during the next phase of its foundation period, please contact our Director Will Hunter at will@the-lsa.org. The London School of Architecture is a charity registered in England and Wales with registered number 1159927