We were delighted once again to welcome Chris Brandon, founder of Pringle Brandon, to judge and present awards to the winners of the VOLA Prize for Interior Architecture. We would like to thank Pringle Brandon for their support of the exhibition, and VOLA for providing the prize and offering our students the opportunity to display their work in their offices later this year.
On behalf of his family, Bilal Rawat presented prizes to the three winning students for the best design project in the newly renamed Master of Architecture (previously Graduate Diploma in Architecture). The Shoaib Mahmad Rawat Award was set up in memory of Shoaib with generous support from the Rawat family, Grimshaw Architects where Shoaib spent most of his professional life, and friends and fellow alumni. The appeal to keep the award continuing in the future is still open.
Detail Magazine continues to generously support the Department of Architecture with free subscriptions for the students with the Best Architecture Design Detail in each year of the Architecture BA and the Master of Architecture courses.
With thanks to PRP Architects, a new award was presented this year to one student for the Best Drawing in Show and Harris Calnan Construction provided support for the presentation of Design Studio 17 in the exhibition.
Open 2012, the department of architecture’s end of year exhibition of student work, opened on 14 June and will remain on display until 30 June 2012 (open daily between 10am and 9pm).