Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah is the proud supporter of the RIBA President’s Medal Exhibition which is being hosted by us for the second year in a row from the 7th – 25th April 2018 at the Amricani Cultural Centre. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards the RIBA President’s Medals annually as a way to celebrate and promote excellence in the study of architecture, reward talent and encourage architectural debate worldwide. First awarded in 1836, the President’s Medals are the RIBA’s oldest awards (preceding the Royal Gold Medal, established in 1848) and are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in architectural education worldwide. In 2018, the RIBA invited a record 376 schools of architecture in 74 countries to submit one dissertation for the RIBA Dissertation Medal, up to two design projects for the RIBA Bronze Medal, and up to two design projects for the RIBA Silver Medal. The entries were judged anonymously over three days in September and October 2018 by three independent panels comprising architects, academics, designers and artists. After viewing thousands of images, hundreds of portfolios, and dozens of films, the judges agreed the Medal winners and Commendations in each category. RIBA in partnership with the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait University and Pace | Architecture, Engineering + Planning has successfully developed an exhibition to feature the winning projects and a selection of entries submitted by schools of architecture across the world for the 2018 awards.