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Westminster Architecture students win prestigious prizes

Architecture and Interiors 11 August 2017

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. 

Interior Architecture BA Honours students were particularly successful this year winning a number of outstanding reputed architecture prizes.

Out of 450 graduates exhibiting across the UK, Westminster graduate Nabil Benelabed won the Best Model 2017 prize for his work at the Interior Educators show, while student Alycia Ivory was shortlisted for the Best Student Award 2017.

The Architects for Health Student Design Awards, aimed at challenging students of architecture and design to explore innovative and compassionate design for health and social care settings, also recognised Westminster students’ works with rewarding Pamela Jankowska for the Best Project and the Best Drawing Overall in the ‘London Award’. Pamela’s project was designed as a cloud tethered above Great Ormond Street Hospital providing children a distraction from their everyday hospital routine as patients.

Student Christina Matay was successfully chosen as runner up for the Best Project award for her design providing a therapeutic journey for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital with cervical vertebra injuries.

Finally, Master of Architecture second year student Andre Kelly and first year student Ryan Hinson have been shortlisted in the RIBAJ Eye Line 2017 drawing competition in partnership with the renowned architecture firm AVR London

Professor Harry Charrington, Head of the Department of Architecture, commented on the successful end to the academic year: “I am very proud of our students, and their achievements. The importance of design and the environment in promoting health and well-being are now being recognised, and it is testament to our students that they have taken on such challenging projects with such care and such skill.”

Find out more about available courses in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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