Two Brighton architecture students have won awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Angharad Webber was awarded a prize for her “excellence” in designing a university campus where students learn about the fishing industry. Angharad, who is studying MA Architecture RIBA Part 2, received the Diploma Prize and is awarded by the local RIBA branch, representing nearly 800 architects across East and West Sussex.
Of her design, judge Paul Zara said: “It was very thorough in its exploration from community to materiality. It felt as if she’d enjoyed it – and that’s an important part of what architecture’s about.”
A second student, Jack Parker, studying BA(Hons) Architecture collected the Degree Prize for his design of a factory turning stinging nettles into fabric.
Judge Paul Zara said: “Jack’s work stood out for its exceptionally high-quality of presentation and for the thought behind the projects he presented. They had a strong political element, to do with how we have polluted our world in many different ways, combined with positive solutions that looked at mending the damage and helping the community. His work is full of the issues that architects of the future will have to manage.”