Praise for RIBA prize winning students

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Architecture students

Four Oxford Brookes students have been presented with prizes by the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

James Palmer, Will Field, Tumem Khuram, and Lucy Reader won prizes for excellence from the prestigious institute. 

The prizes were awarded at the School of Architecture’s end of year show of student’s work, and recognise the high standard of work completed by the students.

Matt Gaskin, Head of the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University said, 'These awards highlight the passion and dedication shown by students in the School of Architecture. I'm incredibly proud of those students who have won awards, and their hard work has clearly paid off.'

Tumem Khuram won the prize awarded to BA students who demonstrate the most progress in built construction for his idea of a new pottery workshop for Cyprus’ capital. The workshop design focused on inclusivity, in order to remind the community of their shared past, which is overshadowed by memories of conflict.

Tumem said, ‘the new potter workshops represent what has been lost: a former homeland, a peaceful past, a way of life that is gone forever’.

I'm incredibly proud of those students who have won awards, and their hard work has clearly paid off.

Matt Gaskin, Head of the School of Architecture

The judges of the prizes included industry leaders Mark Shipton of Oxford Architects and chair of RIBA South, and Dan Wadsworth of Jessop and Cook Architects.

The Royal Institute of British Architects is a professional body for architects primarily in the United Kingdom, but also internationally, founded for the advancement of architecture.