10th May 2002

 

HAT-TRICK FOR UNIVERSITY DESIGNERS

 

Museum and Exhibition Designers from Hull have won a major international design award for three years running.

 

Daniel Powell, a final-year student at the Hull School of Architecture, will travel to Berlin next month to collect his Young Designer of the Year award at TiLE (Trends in Leisure and Entertainment), a leading forum for the museum and exhibition sector.

 

Daniel’s success made it a hat-trick of wins for the Museum and Exhibition Design course at the Hull School of Architecture - Paul Innes from North Ferriby was the winner in 2000 and last year Jamie Hickson from Glasgow picked up the award.

 

“I’m very, very happy that I’ve won – I was very busy at the time I entered but all my hard work seems to have paid off,” said Daniel, who comes from Blyth, Northumbria.

 

“I’ll be taking my portfolio to the event and my tutors have told me that winning this award could open a lot of doors for me.”

 

Daniel’s winning entry was a design for an exhibition stand for guitar maker Ibanez.

“I entered my final-year project which was I thought it would be an exciting thing to do as I had to do quite a lot of research into the firm,” he explained.

 

Dick McConnell, course leader in Museum and Exhibition Design, said the hat-trick of successes was proof of the quality of the course.

 

“The Museum and Exhibition Design course has something unique to offer as it’s the only one of its kind anywhere in the world,” he said.

 

“We’re delighted with the award as it shows that we’re internationally respected and that we can compete successfully with designers from all over the world.”

 

The judging panel commented that Daniel’s work was “well presented, very clear and showed flair and imagination as well as demonstrating a high standard of research.”

 

Daniel (22) will attend the TiLE event in Berlin from 11th to 13th June 2002.

 

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University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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