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Alistair Wood Wins Presidents Silver Medal Commendation

Student: Alistair Wood
Tutor: Tim Barwell, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Many congratulations to Tim and Alistair!


Unit J’s Jack Clay and Dougal Sadler in Blueprint!

Many congratulations to Jack and Dougal for featuring in the August addition of Blueprint.
"The often-profiled Unit J at Oxford Brookes, helmed by Sara Shafiei and Aleksandrina Rizova, presented the work of Dougal Sadler and Jack Clay.
They revelled in the unit's focus on making both in their personal work and especially in the unit's standout group project. A space just off camera in Jacques Tati's Playtime is investigated, imagined and reinhabited by a chain-smoking cleaner. Portrayed through delicately coloured renders and sketches, the space expands and contracts, whilst always remaining just out of view of the camera."
Article by Hugh McEwen

For full project please visit:http://www.saraben-academia.com/p/lsa-projects-yr2-barch-2010.html


RIBA Bronze Medal Nominee 2014-Dougal Sadler

RIBA Bronze Medal Nominee 2014- Dougal Sadler
Oxford Brookes University
Tutors: Sara Shafiei & Aleksandrina Rizova
Technology tutor: Ricardo Assis Rosa

For full project visit: http://www.saraben-academia.com/p/lsa-projects-yr2-barch-2010.html



MATTHEW WEB wins the prestigious 3DReid award 2014... Many congratulations Matt.
The 3DReid prize attracts entries from the UK’s top architecture schools and is judged by leading figures from the industry.
Tutors nominate each year’s top Part II students for the competition and judges included RIBA president Jane Duncan and Andrew Fullerton, head of design development at the BBC.
Matthew Webb, a Part II student, impressed judges with his MArch design project The Kennermerland Visitor Centre and Conservation Laboratory in the Netherlands. Matt was delighted to win the competition. He said: “It has been an honour to be shortlisted for this award, let alone come away as the winner. “I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my architectural education, and specifically my tutor Ben Cowd.”

For full project please visit: http://www.saraben-academia.com/p/lsa-projects-yr2-barch-2010.html


Legatum Institute Conference

Sara Shafiei and Ben Cowd at 'Prosperity, Community and Identity: The built environment and creative capacity,' conference at the Legatum Institute.

As part of the legatum Institute's 'Architecture of Prosperity' series, the seminar explores the role of urban landscapes in shaping our wellbeing and creativity. Many thanks to the organisers and participants for a fantastic day.
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WINNER: Berman Guedes Stretton Architects Prize

WINNER: Unit J's BARYDAN BARRETT is awarded the 'Berman Guedes Stretton Architects Prize' for creative originality and design in BA. 
Student: Barydan Barrett, Year 2
Tutors: Sara Shafiei and Aleksandrina Rizova
technology Tutor: Ricardo Assis Rosa 


Winner: Ramboll UK Prize

Unit J's Henry Gibbon has been awarded the Ramboll UK Prize for 'excellence in integrated structural design' in BA.
Student: Henry Gibbon Year 3 BA architecture
Tutors: Sara Shafiei and Aleksandrina Rizova
Technology Tutor: Ricardo Assis Rosa 


Oxford Brookes Summer Show London

Unit J will be exhibiting in the Oxford Brookes Summer Show in Clerkenwell Gallery, 20 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DP. Opening times are Wednesday18 June 2014 to Saturday, 28 June 2014

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