School of Art, Design & Architecture students reap awards

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:20:00 BST

‌In the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Yorkshire Awards 2013, Schools of Architecture from across the region competed against one another.  These included the University of Huddersfield, Leeds Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.  Each school was asked to nominate two student design projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

RIBA Waqar Hussain Our University of Huddersfield Architecture students achieved the following awards:

RIBA Part 1:

Silver Medal: Waqar Hussain, University of Huddersfield. Project title: ‘Dance and Cultural centre, Mu Shan, China’ (pictured left).

RIBA part 2:

Gold Medal: Chris Trunkfield, University of Huddersfield. Project title: 'Exposure of a Dying Religion, Mumbai, India'.‌ (pictured below right).

Representation prize:

Chris Robinson, University of Huddersfield. Project title: 'Cemetery for Forgotten Books, Iona, Scotland'. 

RIBA Chris Trunkfield Gerard Bareham, Master of Architecture Course Leader at the University of Huddersfield said:

“We are extremely proud of the tremendous achievements of our students and the deserved recognition of the School, which continues to demonstrate our preeminent position. The success of Waqar Hussain, Chris Robinson and Chis Trunkfield, follows immediately upon the success of Masters student Jen Cogley winning the WYSA (West Yorkshire Society of Architects) Bedford Travelling Scholarship and is imminently travelling within Vietnam.”



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