12th August 2002




Students from the University of Lincoln in Hull have been nominated for awards from the oldest and most influential architectural institution in the world.


The four Hull School of Architecture students, Gary Kelly (26), Leszek Marszalek (23), Saleem Al-Mennan (24) and Russell Everton (21) have all been nominated for two silver and two bronze awards – respectively - from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).


In last year’s awards - in the category for The Dissertation Medal - BA (Hons) Architecture student David Hall won a dissertation certificate cash award for his work which looked at destructive development.


The RIBA – which has been awarding the President’s Silver Medal since the 1850s - reaches a world-wide audience of individuals and organisations interested in the development of architecture, design and the built environment.  It has 33,000 members internationally including 4,800 student members.


Work selected by the judging panel – distinguished international architects, designers and artists – is expected to demonstrate a comprehensive, rigorous and coherent treatment of the student’s chosen subject.


CD-ROM, 35mm slides, A3 portfolios and video submissions will be viewed by the judges during the 28th and 29th October.  Work selected will be presented in a two-month exhibition held in the Florence Hall at the RIBA on Portland Place in London and the winners will receive their awards during a prestigious ceremony held on 3rd December.


“It is a great achievement for the students to be nominated for such an esteemed award,” said Alan Latham, programme leader for Architecture, “We are of course hopeful of repeating the success of last year.”




For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk


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