The Dublin School of Architecture celebrates student excellence and engagement and presents awards and scholarships at the end of each academic year. These include

Students of the Dublin School of Architecture also win external competitions such as the RIAI Sustainable Design and Architectural Technology Rising Star Awards, and the Wood Marketing Federation Wood Awards. Students have also competed and won medals in the IrelandSkills and WorldSkills competitions, including the WorldSkills 2019 BIM Gold Medal.

Congratulations to all our graduates of the 2020-2021 academic year. 


Sir Richard Morrison Prizes 2020-21

Architectural Technology

  • First Year: Dean Harte
  • Second Year: Killian Markey
  • Third Year: Conor Bean
  • Fourth Year: Padraic Prendergast


  • First Year: Conor Drinane
  • Second Year: Alex Dillon
  • Third Year: Aibhlinn Clabby
  • Fourth Year: Caoibhe Power
  • Fifth Year:  Orla McKeever

Timber Product Technology

  • First Year: Daniel McEntegart
  • Second Year: Daniel Cash
  • Third Year: Alan Moore

The Sir Richard Morrison Scholarship

The Sir Richard Morrison Scholarship Scheme was established by Lieutenant Colonel Charles Colquhoun Morrison who bequeath a sum of money ‘to provide scholarships for students of Architecture’ in memory of his relation, Sir Richard Morrison. The scholarships were awarded to students of proven engagement and academic excellence and ran for a final time in June 2019.

To mark the end of the Sir Richard Morrison Scholarship Scheme in 2021, the Dublin School of Architecture will award a 500 euro Prize for Student Excellence to a student in each year of the architecture and architectural technology programmes. Each prize will be awarded with regard to academic performance combined with a record of engagement based on the judgment of the year team. These prizes will be called the Morrison Student Excellence Prize in recognition of Sir Richard Morrison Scholarship Scheme.

The Mont Kavanagh Scholarships and Awards 2020-21

Architectural Technology

  • Final Year Award: Liam Deguara
  • First Year Scholarship: Kelly Conway


  • Final Year Award: Stephen Allen
  • First Year Scholarship: Breena Breheny

The Mont Kavanagh Scholarships and Awards for Architecture and Architectural Technology

The Mont Kavanagh Scholarship is open to current first year students of the Architecture and Architectural Technology programmes.  Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement in their first year but also show that they truly value and appreciate their learning experience. The award panel looks for students who have gone above and beyond both in the class and also extra-curricular activities. Each Scholarship is valued at a total of €2,500 with the scholarship payments spread annually across subsequent years of study. Applicants must have a high level of academic achievement with a record of extracurricular engagement.

The Mont Kavanagh Award is open to final year students of each programme. The Award aims to celebrate and recognise commitment, talent and academic excellence.  It also aims to recognise a high-achieving ‘one to watch’ graduate who will make their mark in the world of Architecture. The Mont Kavanagh Award is valued at €2,500. All applicants must have demonstrated excellence in academic work as well as extra-curricular activities/engagement.

Submissions for the Mont Kavanagh Scholarships and Awards will be in May each year. Applicants must submit a written statement outlining why they think they deserve to win. There is no requirement to submit a portfolio of work and the awards will be made based on the written submission in combination with performance over the year.

The winners will be announced at the online Dublin School of Architecture end of year event on Friday 11 June 2021.

 Moy Materials Scholar 2021

  • Mitchell Carroll

 Moy Scholarship for Architectural Technology 2020-21

This is part of Mitchell's winning submission:

Moy Materials is an established waterproofing full system provider for the roofing sector and fund a TU Dublin scholarship programme to support Architectural Technologists of the future.

MOY are delighted to partner with the Dublin School of Architecture, TU Dublin and its 3rd year BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology students. The scholarship arises from and builds upon an affiliation MOY have had with the Dublin School of Architecture over the past 20 years through industry presentations, site visits and architectural technology graduate engagement initiatives. 

“The MOY scholarship is our way to support future talent and help alleviate some of the financial hardship students experience especially in these unprecedented pandemic times.  Alongside this will also be onsite training in specialised roofing systems with us at MOY, additionally we will look to partner with a leading architectural firm who will mentor the chosen student providing invaluable insight to the sector. We really look forward to developing our affiliation with TU Dublin who we’ve established strong links with over the past number of years through presenting our industry CPD’s to students of architecture and architectural technology” said Cathal Quinn Global Commercial Director. 

The Moy Materials Scholarship for Architectural Technology aims to support a 3rd year Architectural Technology student who has demonstrated a combination of steady academic achievement and engagement with a clear sense of their future role as an Architectural Technologist in practice. The scholarship is worth €3,000 and is open to current third year students of the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology. 

The winner of the Jack O'Keeffe Medal for 2020 was

  • Sorcha Maguire

The winner of the Jack O'Keeffe Medal for 2021 was

  • John Flynn

Since 2012, in memory of the former Head of School, Jack O’Keeffe, the O’Keeffe Silver Medal for Academic Excellence in Professional Practice is awarded each year to the best graduate of the programme. Not only is this an important element of the programme which recognises and celebrates the work of exceptional students, it also serves as a guide for future exemplars within the profession. Transforming a 3 year part-time VEC architecture course to a 5 year full time, well respected, internationally recognised architecture programme, Jack O’Keeffe was also passionate about developing international standards in architectural education and was an early initiator in this regard at the Council of Europe. He recognised the vast amount of expertise gained through the life-long learning of architecture and how ‘as a generator could contribute enormously to society’. As such we invite the medal winners to return to the school and to re-join our examination team.

Congratulations to TU Dublin Bachelor of Architecture fourth year student Bebhinn Smith who has won the RIAI Student Award for Sustainable Design 2020 for her project ''Healthcare Re-imagined - Landscape strategy and sheltered housing in Carlow''

And congratulations also to fellow fourth year Bachelor of Architetcure student Juliette Bosschaert who was awarded third place in the competition.

See all the awards on this RIAI Rising Stars of Irish Architetcure video.

Congratulations to Shane Nelson on his winning entry to the RIAI Rising Star award 2020.‌

This is Shane's winning submission:

The RIAI Rising Star Award in Architectural Technology Award recognises an individual Third Year student of Architectural Technology who exemplifies academic excellence and dedication to the field of Architectural Technology in the national context of architectural technologists’ education. 

The recipient shall have demonstrated a quality of performance that would be an indicator that they are likely to continue to develop into a distinguished member of their profession.

The aim of the award is to:

  • Promote the study of architectural technology.To encourage and foster architectural technological excellence among the student body.
  • To encourage and facilitate communication between the Institutes of Technology delivering to both the RIAI Standards of Knowledge Skill and Competence for Practice as an Architectural Technologist and the QQI standards - Architectural Technology.
  • To provide a basis for growing awareness of architectural technology in practice through exhibitions and publications supported by RIAI.

See all the awards on this RIAI Rising Starts of Irish Architecture video: