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Dr Colin Gleeson, Reader in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Westminster Business School Research Associate Melahat Sahin-Dikmen and Professor Linda Clarke from the Westminster Business School have been appointed for a two-year, ten-country research project on Vocational Education and Training for Low Energy Construction (VET4LEC).

Twenty Tourism and Event Management BA students from the University of Westminster visited the event agency Event Concept, based in London, to gain insight into the work of event agencies and the production of events.

Hundreds of students from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster were given the chance to travel across the globe gaining practical experience by exploring different countries’ architectural landmarks.

A design challenge, set up by the University of Westminster with a vision to transform 100 disused public spaces in South Asia, saw over 1500 local undergraduate architecture students make this vision a reality across 42 cities and towns.

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment hosted the sixth annual speed interviewing and networking event supported by Women in Property south east (WiP)

The Digital Construction Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) received the Premier Award for Innovation in Education & Training from the Chartered Institute of Building International Research and Innovation Awards.

Westminster Tourism Management student Paola Putzolu has won the 2016 Tourism Management Institute (TMI) Postgraduate Prize for her dissertation on medical tourism.

University of Westminster Senior Lecturers Dr Nasser Golzari, and Dr Yara Sharif along with Professor Murray Fraser from Bartlett UCL, received the RIBA President's Commendation Award of Research 2016 for their design projects at Palestine Regeneration Team (PART)/Golzari NG Architects, under the cities and community category.

Irish-born architect Angela Brady, who obtained her Architecture Postgraduate Diploma Professional Practice (RIBA Part III) at the University of Westminster in 1986, was announced as one of the recipients of Irish Diaspora Awards 2017.

Architect and Westminster alumnus Tim Francis has launched his own design practice, starting with a project to turn a 15 sq metre stone outhouse into a liveable home for his family of five.

Ten new bursaries for the Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture BA Honours course will be available to students starting their course in September 2017 with bursary applications opening on 11 January 2017. The bursaries will entitle ten students to receive financial support worth £2000 each.

Molly De Courcy Wheeler, Master of Architecture (MArch) (RIBA pt II) graduate from University of Westminster’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, received a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Silver Medal Commendation for her project More or Less, Bricks.

The University of Westminster alumnus Eric Agthe, who graduated from the Air Transport Planning and Management MSc course last September, has won the Helios prize for his dissertation about the impact of self-connecting passengers on the hub connectivity at Frankfurt Airport. He was presented with the prize by the Director...

A three-day seminar organised by the University of Westminster’s Centre for Urban infrastructures brought together leading academics and research students from Westminster, Peking (PKU) and other universities in China to discuss environmental, planning and transport issues relating to major cities such as London, Beijing and Shanghai.

We are delighted that Michael Neuman will be joining the University of Westminster in early 2017 as Professor of Sustainable Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

University of Westminster Architecture MA student Mihai Chiriac’s project Aquaponic Future Housing won an honorary mention in the International Biodesign Competition organised by Inhabitat Magazine.

Ambika P3 is proud to present ADAPT-r, a major exhibition exploring research processes of working artists, architects and designers – revealing the diverse approaches and how they do what they do. From digital designers to landscape architects, brand designers to design activists, painters to performance artists, and many different types...

Renowned British architect and award-winning academic Professor Dean Hawkes has been named Honorary Doctorate of Letters (DLitt) by the University of Westminster. The award was presented at the University’s autumn graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 21 November.

Duncan Bowie, Senior Lecturer in spatial planning and housing, gave an invited presentation on housing and planning in London at the Beijing Forum on 5 November in Beijing, China. This is an annual high-profile 3-day academic forum involving about 300 international academics as well as government officials.

Monsoon Assemblages (MONASS) was officially launched on 4 October at an event hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

The Palestine Regeneration Team (PART), co-founded by Westminster Architecture Senior Lecturer Nasser Golzari and Westminster Visiting Lecturer Yara Sharif, has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2016.

After winning a grant from the Burning Man Festival to DS10 tutor Arthur Mamou-Mani, a team of Westminster staff and students joined to develop and realise the project at the festival, the biggest celebration of interactive art in the world.

Having won a competition of a lifetime to venture to space, Astronaut-in-training and Westminster graduate Hussain Manawer took stage in Canada in the company of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Ambassador for UN Women and actress Emma Watson, to address the global population to unite against mental health issues.

On 13 September, Dr Andrew Smith (Reader in Tourism and Events, FABE) addressed the Greater London Authority’s Parks and Green Spaces Forum about his research concerning events staged in urban parks.

This year, the University of Westminster is helping London join people across the globe in New York, Betlehem, Haifa, Jerusalem, Beirut and Amman to inaugurate a unique event series called Qalandiya International (QI) where 100 international artists, architects, filmmakers and spatial designers will simultaneously and collaboratively explore the subject of...

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