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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...

Senior Lecturer in Transport Dr Rachel Aldred has made the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000: London’s most influential people 2016 – Transport list. The Progress 1000 list features leading figures in science technology, business, politics and arts, including notable figures such as Prince Charles and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Dr James Morgan CSEP, Senior Lecturer in Events, has been selected as one of the most influential event professionals on Twitter in 2016.

Andrew Bull, who graduated from the Urban and Regional Planning MA course in 2015, has been announced as one of the five finalists for The Royal Town Planning Institute’s Awards for Research Excellence in the Student Award category.

The 24-hour tube service will make London’s night time economy prosper, getting workers home safer and quicker, and making the capital even more attractive to international investors, yet there are some issues that need to be addressed, says Dr Enrica Papa, Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster.

Construction of the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College (UTC) has begun on the new site at Ebury Bridge, just a 5 minute walk from Victoria station, with University of Westminster Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoffrey Petts, and Evelyne Rugg, Director of HE Policy for the University, and Chairman and Trustee...

The University of Westminster’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has recorded an outstanding performance in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS), with particular highlights including 94% student satisfaction for undergraduate architecture courses, and 91% for undergraduate property courses.

Following the enormous success of the 2015-16 University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) sabbatical team who raised the UWSU’s NSS satisfaction score by 7 points in just one year, students have now voted in the new SU President and Vice Presidents for the upcoming year.

Westminster Architecture Lecturer Arthur Mamou-Mani was part of the team who brought the world’s first 3D-printing restaurant to life, with all the food, utensils and furniture 3D-printed from scratch.

Dr Lindsay Bremner’s Monsoon Assemblages project which received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme is offering two full-time PhD Studentships.

The editors of Town Planning Review have chosen ‘Measuring Sustainability’ by Professor Michael Neuman and Stuart Churchill, as the best paper in Volume 86 Issue four for 2015.

Professional Practice in Architecture RIBA Part III student Tom Haworth has won the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Student Competition 2016 for his essay “Work Placements For The Student’s Benefit, Not Their Employer’s.”

University of Westminster graduate Nicola Dougan has become West Lindsey District Council’s first female building surveyor.

Students from the Interior Architecture BA Honours course have won a number of high profile awards.

Two full-time University of Westminster PhD Studentships are available to candidates with Home fee status starting in January 2017, running full-time for four years, with £16,000 annual stipend plus fee waiver. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 26 August 2016.

The University of Westminster’s newly refurbished Architecture studios have been nominated in the AJ Retrofit Awards 2016.

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