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Historian builds reputation

Architecture’s Dr Alex Bremner has received a prestigious American award recognising his published work in architectural history.

Dr Alex Bremner

The Senior Lecturer in Architectural History was presented with the 2011 Founders’ Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Young talent

The award is given annually to a young scholar at the beginning of his or her career who has published in the Society’s peer-reviewed publication, the ‘Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians’.

The journal is considered the world’s foremost scholarly periodical in the history of architecture.

Former Gates Scholar

Dr Bremner received the award for his work on the history of colonial church architecture in Britain’s empire during the 19th century.

The architectural historian has been with the University since 2005.

Prior to coming to Edinburgh, he was a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where he read for a PhD in the history and theory of Victorian architecture (2004).

This is the most prestigious award available to a young architectural historian and a ringing endorsement of Dr Bremner’s research excellence from the foremost international journal for architectural history.

John LowreyHead of Architecture