Jack Glasspool was presented with The John Malyan Award by his widow Pauline at a ceremony at the practice’s Weybridge studio which was also attended by his daughters, Group Chairman Stuart Rough and director Jeremy Salmon, who organized the event.
The award was created following the death of practice founder John Malyan MBE in 2016 and celebrates design excellence by the practice’s student architects and urban designers.
Jack became the first winner of the award after he won the practice’s most recent student design competition – Passenger 2069 – where entrants were asked to imagine touristic travel 50 years from now.
A shortlist from submissions from the practice’s Birmingham, Singapore, Lisbon, Warsaw and Mumbai studios was chosen by a panel of directors with the winning students then flying to Miami where they presented their ideas to a panel from Broadway Malyan client Royal Caribbean.
Jack’s winning submission was entitled ‘How Green is Your Passport?’ and imagined a world where carbon credits earned through sustainable living bought you a place on a drifting network of vessels, each with their own evolving eco-system.