4th September 2002

 

  IT’S A WHITE ROSE FOR HULL STUDENT

 

A student from the University of Lincoln in Hull has received recognition by the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for his work on a Hull project.

 

Andrew Robson - who has just received a first-class honours degree in Architecture from Hull School of Architecture – received a Highly Commended accolade in the RIBA White Rose Student Medal Awards.

 

The awards are presented to the top third-year architectural students from recognised schools of architecture within the Yorkshire region.  Awards and commendations are considered for any building completed within the last three years by a member of the RIBA.

 

Andrew (23) from Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire, received his commendation for his final-year project which focused on the Archaeological Research Centre (ARC) in Hull.

 

“The judges noted a very high standard of presentation from all entrants,” said Gwen Bennett, Regional Director of the RIBA. “The schemes all reflected the enthusiasm of their designers.”

 

Presentations of the awards will be taking place at the start of next month at a venue as yet to be confirmed.

 

Award winners from Yorkshire and Humberside will be put forward to compete for the major architectural prize – The Stirling Prize – as well as the Stephen Lawrence Prize and the Client of the Year sponsored by the Arts Council of England.

 

The RIBA is one of the most influential architectural institutions in the world.  A member organisation, with 30,000 members, its remit is to further the cause of architecture in politics and culture, both in the UK and internationally.

 

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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

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

 

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