The University of Westminster’s Department of Architecture have awarded 23 students with over £6,000 worth of prizes.

The awards, which took place during the department’s OPEN 2017 end of year exhibition, celebrated the achievements of the outstanding pupils from Architecture, Interior Architecture and Architectural Technology courses.

Many of the awards have been made possible by generous alumni and supporters of the University who have set up prizes for students to recognise their extraordinary commitment, enthusiasm and talent for architecture and design.

Chris Smith, Director of Development and Alumni Relations said: “I am delighted that our alumni and friends continue to provide this kind of support to our students. End of year prizes provide a well-deserved reward for students who have excelled on their course and motivate them as they begin careers in their chosen fields.”

VOLA UK, a luxury sanitary fittings company, increased the number of prizes available to students on the Interior Architecture BA course, awarding five students, Freya Osbourne, Alyssa Elvare, Yuliya Pisna and Maria Zlatareva with prizes for best end-of-year portfolio and Abigail Hinchley for best portfolio model or material investigation.

The Shoaib Rawat Mahmad Prize, set up by his family in memory of Shoaib, a student on the RIBA part III and an ambitious and talented architect who sadly died in 2008, have similarly renewed their support.  This year the prizes were awarded to Sam Giles, Keaton Howes and Alexander Somerville for the three best design project on the Architecture MA.

Other awards included the DETAIL award which was won by Polina Novikova, Samar Green, Yasemin Evmez, Enioreoluwa Majekodunmi, Keaton Howes and Christopher Waters and the James Phillips Architectural Travel Prize which was awarded to Christian Peel for the best study strip and travel photography proposal.

Guests had the opportunity to explore the design studios filled with works and models created by students across both undergraduate and postgraduate Architecture courses in the company of students, alumni, and supporters of the University.

OPEN 2017, the Department of Architecture’s end of year exhibition of student work, continues daily for public entry until Sunday 2 July.

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