6th December 2001




A Hull architecture student has been awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects award at a prestigious ceremony in London.


Hull School of Architecture student David Hall (31) from Driffield, who works at Hodson Architects in Grimsby, was judged by an international jury of distinguished architects, theorists and academics.


Out of 61 RIBA validated schools from 15 countries, David was awarded the runner-up dissertation award for his work ‘Destructive Development: The Representation of Place as an Effective Tool of Resistance in Britain and India’, and won £250.


“It was great to meet winners from both inside and outside the UK and to meet the judges who read my work,” commented David. “It’s good to have the professional acknowledgment of RIBA for my career as an architect.”


Prof Neil Leach, who teaches at the Architects Association, judged David’s work as: “Worthy. Really thought through. I rated it very highly.”


Paul Hyett, President of RIBA, who presented the prizes, commented on the awards: “They represent a tiny glimpse of the rich and diverse work going on across our schools of architecture… it should signal to the architectural profession that the energy, imagination and vitality of our project-based teaching remains alive and dynamic.”


Dr Carl O’Coill, David’s dissertation tutor at the Hull School of Architecture, added: “There was strong international competition and obviously we’re delighted that David has received this honour.”


“The postgraduate dissertation programme at the Hull School of Architecture has gone from strength to strength,” added programme co-ordinator Dr Kathleen Watt. “This is the second time in four years that one of our students has received a RIBA dissertation award.”


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