Congratulations to alumnus Henry Aldridge (Class of 2017) who has recently been awarded one of five RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships. 

Henry (above, right) left Trinity to study Architecture at Cambridge, where he gained a First. He is currently enrolled at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, one of the most influential, exciting, and innovative architecture schools globally. 

The RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are enrolled onto the RIBA Part 2 professional qualification course and who demonstrate the potential to make a significant contribution to architecture. Each student receives £7,500 and the opportunity to be mentored by an architect member of the Wren Insurance Association. 

Henry says: “I am honoured to have been selected as a RIBA Wren scholar; an opportunity that will surely advance both my academic and professional careers in architecture. 

“The scholarship will allow for much more ambitious physical and digital experimentation in the development of my final project and thesis. I hope to undertake comprehensive field studies in my research into equitable and exciting proposals surrounding sea level change, climate policy, and resilient architecture. 

“After graduation, the funding and mentoring offered will be invaluable in furthering my ambitions, both in architectural practice and education.” 

Many congratulations Henry! 


Henry used 3D virtual reality technology in his ultimate presentation at Cambridge University and after graduating, his lecturers there invited him back to teach students how to use Enscape3d, a real-time rendering and virtual reality plugin.  

Before starting his Master’s course in 2021, Henry entered and came second in an international architecture competition, organised by the Los Angeles Mayor’s office, to redevelop a site previously occupied by the house of film director Josef von Sternberg. He competed against experienced architects and designers, who were mostly working in teams, while Henry worked on his own. 

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