Four of our exceptional students have been recognised in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire Student Awards for their outstanding, imaginative and well resolved schemes.
The 2015 RIBA Yorkshire Student Awards celebrate and reward the talent and excellence of the region’s architecture students. Winners were announced at the prestigious RIBA Yorkshire awards ceremony held Thursday 23 April 2015 in Leeds. Undergraduate and Postgraduate work from architecture students at various universities in the region were entered into the awards which were judged by a panel of industry leaders.
There are two entry classes for the awards. We submitted design projects by our top two Part 1 and Part 2 students and this year all of our entries won an award.
Part 1 (undergraduate)
Silver Winner: Stefania Tsigkouni – ‘Urban [Re]Generator, Northern Quarter, Manchester’
Gold Winner: Cameron Clarke – ‘Alzheimer’s Plant Science Centre, Liverpool’
Part 2 (postgraduate)
Bronze Winner: Joanna Beal – ‘The Heeley Energy Hack Farm’
Silver Winner: Neil Michels – ‘Civic School’
Emma England, Director RIBA Yorkshire said
“The standard of work this year was very impressive with some highly ambitious, accomplished and challenging projects which shows that these students are at the top of their game. 2015 has seen some of the best pieces of drawing and model making we’ve had in the competition. I was especially pleased to celebrate the student’s success alongside that of the RIBA Yorkshire Awards, by bringing both schemes together at the dinner in Leeds. We hope that this will help foster links between students and the wider architecture profession.”
The RIBA Yorkshire Student Awards 2015 were presented by David Smith, Chair of the WYSA (West Yorkshire Society of Architects), who sponsored the awards. Members of the judging panel were Peter Cartwright, Cartwright Pickard, Ben Elliot, Northumbria University, Mark Hodson, Hodson Architects and Liz Peck, Director of LPA Lighting and President Elect of the Society of Light & Lighting, chaired by David Saxby of 00 Architecture.