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Two Westminster Architecture Students nominated for AJ Student Prize Competition

Architecture and Interiors 10 August 2018

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The students from the School of Architecture have been announced as two of the nominees running in the Architect’s Journal Student Prize Competition.

Each RIBA-accredited Architecture school in the UK were invited by Architect's Journal to select their top undergraduate and postgraduate student projects. This totaled 78 entries from 44 different schools. The University of Westminster are pleased to have nominated Signe Pelne for the undergraduate category and Ruth Pearn for the postgraduate category.

The competition is run in association with the AJ’s founder partner and roof systems manufacturer Marley Eternit. Paul Reed, managing director at Marley Eternit, said, “We’re delighted to be the sole sponsor of the new Architects’ Journal Student Prize, which is an extension of the work we already do with universities across the country to support the thousands of architectural students who train here.

“Our sponsorship of the AJ Student Prize is an important step in building long-term partnerships with architects. As well as recognising the achievements of students and their exciting design ideas that will shape our future built environment, we want to raise awareness of the support we have available to help them turn their exciting visions into reality.”

An expert jury including Graeme Nicholls, Roz Barr, Harriet Harriss and Hanif Kara will meet in September to select the two overall winners, one at undergraduate and one at postgraduate level. The winners will be announced at a special event in London where all nominated students can meet to celebrate their talents, achievements and success.

Find out more about the Department of Architecture and Interiors at Westminster.

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