Christopher Christophi wins scholarship to India

Final year student Christopher Christophi wins an international scholarship to travel to India as a representative of De Montfort University at their International Exhibition in Dehli.

Above: Christopher Christophi's drawing showing the distribution of algae in Venice's Lagoon.
Tutors: Sara Shafiei and Ben Cowd


Upcoming Exhibition in Delhi

The Stainless Gallery, Delhi, India
29th January - 1st February 2011

saraben>academia will be exhibiting in Delhi as part of De Montfort University's Faculty of Art + Design international show.
LSA students exhibiting: Ashley Clayton, James Flynn, Christopher Christophi, Richard Bailey and Victoria Bennett
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Royal Academy work published in Arena Magazine

James Flynn and Ashley Clayton's project 'The Ethusiasts Folly' was published with Sara Shafiei and Ben Cowd's work in this months Arena Magazine.

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.Horhizon Workshop: Dietmar Koering

Horhizon member Dietmar Koering delivers a 5-day workshop "Nurbs to Mesh-ups" in Rhino and Cinema 4D for 5th Year BArch students at The Leicester School of Architecture


Exhibition: Art for Change Leicester

LSA students exhibit models and drawings at a Pop-up Exhibition in the Malcom Arcade Leicester to support Art for Change.

Colin Hall the Lord mayor of Leicester opened the exhibition in the City Centre on 22nd November. The exhibition will be on show until 22nd December and then travel to other regional venues in the New Year.

LSA Students Exhibiting: Christopher Christophi, Richard Bailey, Ashley Clayton, James Flynn, Robert Symonds and Christopher Vansittart

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First year Barch student Robert Symonds is awarded first prize in the International TECU competition. The award distinguishes architecturally outstanding built and conceptual projects from around the world and runs every three years. A high ranking international jury evaluated the submitted work.

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Mapping Project Final Show

Mapping project final hand in and exhibition.
Congratulations to all 1st year Barch students on a great show!


LSA Trip to Pisa Florence and Venice

LSA students travel to Pisa, Florence and Venice for their final year projects.
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London Festival of Architecture Exhibition

Spontaneous Schooling Exhibition
London Festival of Architecture Event
3.01 Tea Building, 5 - 13 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6JJ

The exhibition showcases workshops conducted by Horhizon members at Leicester School of Architecture, Architectural Association and Royal College of Art.

Congratulations to LSA students featured in exhibition:
BAILEY, Richard, CHRISTOPHI, Christopher, FERNANDEZ, Paula, SYMONDS, Robert, SIMONE, Gianni, FOXWELL, Paul, BENNETT, Victoria, RUSSELL, Alexander, FRADELLOU, Chrysi, XYPOLIA, Christina, CLAYTON, Ashley, FLYNN, James, GRICE, Adam, DAVIES Simon, VANSITTART, Christopher, ARNOLD, Richard, PARAMANANTHAM, Thavatheepan


The Inventors Emporium featured in BD magazine

Christopher Christophi's Project: The Inventors Emporium in Edinburgh was featured on the back page of BD magazine.
See more images of this project in 'student projects: Layers and Lairs >


LSA students design & build exhibition stands

The model stands for the Leicester School of Architecture travelling exhibition was designed and built by LSA students in 3 weeks out of oak, steel and water-jet cut brass. The exhibition stands will be on display at LSA until October 2010.

BIG thank you to all the students and staff at DMU who contributed to the exhibition including the Dean Dr Gerard Moran, and Head of School Prof David Dernie and all staff including the workshop.
A special thanks to all the students including Alex Taylor, Ashley Clayton, David Monney, Mathew Spencer-Smith, James Flynn, James Watson, Rob Symonds, Adam Grice, Chrysi Fradellou, Peter Greeves, Chris Okoro, Victoria Bennett, Athina Sallam, Alex Russell, Chris Vansittard, Chris Christophi, Richard Bailey, Gianni Simone and Simon Davies for all the hard work and late nights..!

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Ashley Clayton and James Flynn Exhibit at The Royal Academy of Arts: Summer Exhibition

Leicester School of Architecture students Ashley Clayton and james Flynn exhibit their polyark project at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2010. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition runs untill Sunday 22nd August 2010.


saraben>studio featured on the culture show

Sara Shafiei and Ben Cowd's project 'The Crown of Esfahan' was praised by Rachel Cook in a special episode of the Culture Show about this years Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. The Summer Exhibition runs untill August 22nd 2010.


LSA Student Prizes 2010

Students tutored by Sara Shafiei and Ben Cowd win Leicester School of Architecture student prizes:

Leicester and Rutland Society of Architects Prize:
Best Graduating Part 2 Student: Richard Issleib
Best Performance by a non graduating student:
5th Year: Simon Davies & Ashley Clayton

Peter Elderfield Award
This award is given to a student who has investigated in a design project or thesis with a focus on housing, issues of sustainability, re-definition of the housing type, the notion of 'home', spatial quality within dwelling and it's connection within urban context, and to have offered a critique of current theories and orthodoxies.
6th Year:
Richard Issleib
Manpreet Bassan
Joseph D'Abbro
5th Year:
Richard Bailey
Ashley Clayton
3rd Year:
Rebecca Smith
Gareth Patrick
Adiyan Prize:
Simone Plassard
Ibstock Award for best use of digital technology:
Alex Taylor

Ibstock Award for best model/drawing:
James Flynn and Ashley Clayton

RIBA east midland student low carbon award:
Richard Issleib


LSA Summer Show 2010

The Leicester School of Architecture Summer Exhibition 2010 opens Friday 18th June and runs until Friday 25th June.


3D Reid Prize nomination 2010

Ashley Clayton's project: The Magicians Workshop and Practice Hall, George VI bridge, Edinburgh was nominated by Leicester School of Architecture for the 3D reid prize 2010. See more images of this project in 'student projects: layers and lairs' >


Polyark project in BD magazine

Christopher Christophi and Richard Bailey's Project on the Great Central Railway for Polyark II was published on the back page of BD magazine. See more images of this project in 'student projects: polyark II' >


.Horhizon Workshop: Dietmar Koering

.Horhizon member Dietmar Koering delivers workshop in Rhino and Cinema 4D for the Leicester School of Architecture.
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.Horhizon Workshop: Eva Sommeregger

.Horhizon member Eva Sommeregger comes to Leicester School of Architecture to give LSA students a workshop in Adobe After Effects.
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