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On 26 October the University of Westminster held its annual Property and Construction Networking Careers Fair at the Marylebone Campus attracting a record number of participants.

University of Westminster Lecturer Arthur Mamou-Mani, now awarded with the RIBAJ Rising Star Award, says he came to the UK “to follow in the footpath of the great high-tech and ground-breaking architects, such as Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid.”

Congratulations to Construction students Hussain Tawanaee and Joshua Marshall, who were recently nominated by the Department of Property and Construction for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Certificate of Excellence Award.

Anna Malicka is one of the five scholars who received a financial reward of £5000 from the RIBA Wren Insurance Association to recognise their potential for making a significant contribution in the field of architecture.

On 25–26 October, the University of Westminster’s Department of Architecture hosted the National Energy Programme II Symposium offering discussions and exhibitions covering innovative sustainable building design and energy efficient technologies.

Westminster Professor Sadie Morgan’s architectural practice, dRMM, which she directs alongside Alex de Rijke and Philip Marsh, has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize 2017 for designing the new Hastings Pier after the old pier was devastated in 2010 by a fire.

Dagmar Zvonickova, studying on the Master of Architecture (MArch)(Riba Pt II) course, travelled to Sydney for the last round of the 6th International Student Tall Building Design Competition, where she was announced the winner of the first prize.

Ambika P3, an exhibition space at the University of Westminster, has been nominated for an Academic Venue Award in the ‘Best Exhibition Space’ category.

Dr Davide Deriu, Reader in the Department of Architecture and Joint Course Leader for the Architecture MA course, was part of the international research team, working on the “Architecture and/for Photography” project for the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

The University of Westminster’s Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment hosted for the first time in the United Kingdom a lecture where HABITAT contributors had the opportunity to share their ideas in the context of the Paris Agreement.

Daniel Anon, Building Surveying BSc Honours alumnus, has been named as the 2017 LABC Trainee of the Year.

The Hubb, which derives from the Arabic word for love, is the first project of AWMA Design Studio, established by four creatives from diverse backgrounds and fields.

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster, has recently published a research calling for more cycle tracks to combat London bus delays.

Five projects by Westminster Transport Planning and Management MSc students, graduates and staff have been showcased at the 14th annual Cycling and Society symposium, held on 7 and 8 September.

Two drawings by former students John Cook and Ben Pollock from Design Studio 18 will feature at international conferences and exhibitions in Michigan, USA and Toronto, Canada in September and October.

Emma Watson, a graduate from the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster, was appointed by architectural practice Hodder+Partners as it continues to strengthen its design and commercial capabilities.

Four Westminster students studying on the Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture BA Honours course, had the opportunity to take part in an international workshop on ‘Creative Towns’ taking place in Calabria, in the South of Italy. Organised by Senior Lecturer and Course Leader Giulio Verdini, the international study trip was...

‘Clearing’ and ‘stress’. Two words that, for most people, go hand-in-hand - but they don’t have to. In addition to the University of Westminster’s free Clearing Toolkit to help you organise your thoughts, here are some bits of advice from across the University to help to beat those Clearing blues.

Students from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment have drawn the 2016/17 academic year to a successful close earning recognition in a wide range of external awards.

Professor Michael Neuman, teaching Sustainable Urbanism in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, has co-developed the organisation of a two-week sustainable urban design workshop in Florence in June. He was joined by Westminster students who presented their ideas to local authorities in connection with sustainable urban developments for...

Pamela Jankowska, who graduated from the Interior Architecture BA Honours course this year, received two awards in the Architects for Health Student Design Competition, while a fellow alumna, Christina Matay, had her project Highly Commended in the London Design Award category.

Westminster alumnus Gautom Menon is among the 50 most influential Indians on GQ’s list of young innovators, who have challenged the status quo and led change in their country.

On 14 and 15 July, the University of Westminster hosted an interdisciplinary symposium focused on the relationship between ‘Tourism and the Night’.

Dr Andrew Smith, Reader in Tourism and Events at the University of Westminster, presented his research on commercialisation at a conference organised to discuss the crisis facing public parks.

Along with partner Valerio De Santis, Architecture BA Honours graduate Andrea Cappiello has been awarded first prize for their pavilion, which will debut at an upcoming music festival in Budapest, Hungary to an audience of thousands.

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