Students win prizes for design proposals

Representatives of the two winning teams: Robert Elrick and Kathy O'Reilly

Students from the School of the Built Environment have been awarded prizes for their design proposals for office and hotel developments for the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh.

Masterplan and placemaking workshop

Design solutions for the site were developed by groups of year  four students from disciplines across the School and were competitively judged during a presentation.

Skills development and collaboration with external partners, as exemplified by this project, yield mutual benefit and continue to represent core strengths of the School's new Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.
Professor Lynne Jack

From this, the best two development proposals were selected and awarded a prize at the €˜Masterplan and Placemaking Workshop ' hosted by the EDI Group on Saturday 2 November.  The cash prizes were donated by the EDI Group and presented to the students by Councillor Frank Ross.

Professor Lynne Jack, who introduced the students at the event, said "These students did exceptionally well. They were set a challenging design brief, the outcome of which required excellent professional and technical knowledge, as well as interdisciplinary teamwork. Skills development and collaboration with external partners, as exemplified by this project, yield mutual benefit and continue to represent core strengths of the School's new Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. We could not ask for a better way in which to showcase our students' talents; both groups should be justifiably proud of their design proposals".