It is great to see Adam Rich, one of our Part 1 Architectural Assistants and Sheffield Hallam University architecture graduate, getting recognition for his design work. Last month he picked up two prestigious design awards. He was a winner of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Young Designers Competition for his research project into the Architectural Applications of Auxetics. And later in the month was given the Silver Award in the RIBA Yorkshire Student Awards for his final year project at Sheffield, the Blackburne Blood Centre, which he designed with the purpose of encouraging more people to donate blood and provide a more comfortable environment in which to do so.
"It's fantastic to be recognised for your hard work so I'm delighted to have won these awards. For the RIBA award, I used the experience I have had in giving blood in the past, in which the buildings haven't been the most inviting. I thought a new architecture to encourage donation could assuage the discomfort that people might experience when they go to donate blood."
We say, well done Adam, the awards are well-deserved!