Architects for Health Success
Two students from The Cass have won awards in the Architects for Health Student Design Awards 2018
Date: 02 August 2018
Two architecture students from The Cass have won awards in the prestigious Architects for Health (AfH) Student Design Awards 2018
Rachel Buckley who studies BA Architecture (RIBA Part 1) won the undergraduate Open Design Award category with her Brunel Bath House and Water Garden design. Jessica Philips who studies with Unit 14 on the Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA Part 2 (now Architecture RIBA 2 MArch) won the best drawing prize in the postgraduate open design category for her Queen Alexandra Terraces design.
Now in it's 11th Year the annual AfH Student Design Awards challenge students of architecture and design to explore innovative and compassionate design for health and social care settings. As well as promoting good design, AfH is also committed to encouraging the next generation to remain passionate about the quality of design for health and social care settings. Their goal is to celebrate the opportunities in health and social care for innovation and experimentation and to bring together students from different disciplines to share fresh thinking. The theme for 2018 was 'Wellbeing' and specifically exploring environments in an emerging model of healthcare combining diverse community based forms delivery and the more centralised 'hospital' or hyper centre.
Entries were judged by a panel of leading practitioners and clinicians. Rachel and Jessica were rewarded withcash prizes, a chance to exhibit their project work at national conferences, complementary AfH membership for 2018 and an opportunity to discuss their work with others including architectural and design leaders in healthcare. A selection of student entries is captured in a specially designed booklet celebrating the students work.
Image: Queen Alexandra Terraces by Jessica Philips