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Weybridge students win the John Malyan Award 2018
20th September 2018

Two teams of from our Weybridge studio have been announced as joint winners of Broadway Malyan’s Student Competition for 2018.

After presenting to a panel of expert judges from across the industry, joint projects by Grant Ayers and Emily Dance and another by Zoe Reber and Rebecca Beer were selected as the joint winners of this year’s John Malyan Award.

The other students who presented to the judges were Lauren Francis, Amber Whetter, Jamie Wilkes and Audrone Rutkauskaite.

For this year’s competition, which is open to any colleague who is still in training from across the architectural and urbanism spectrum, the students were set a brief that was designed to elicit a conversation about current social and community issues. The aim was to make proposals for urban sites that could provide an opportunity to engage a community that could have become disconnected in the digital age.

Broadway Malyan Director Stuart Bertie, who organised this year’s competition, said: “We are seemingly more connected through digital media yet somehow we are more lonely and so in this year’s competition we tasked the students with looking at how we could translate the digital connection back into real connections.

Their task was to design a building, or the spaces between buildings that brings people together from different generations, communities and cultures which related directly to an identified social need within the town or city in which they were designing.

“We are seemingly more connected through digital media yet somehow we are more lonely”
Stuart Bertie, Director, Broadway Malyan

“As ever we had a fantastic response from our students who came forward with an array of thoughtful and creative ideas that covered current social agendas such as reviving the town centre, addressing unused spaces in 1960s housing developments, the regeneration of Canary Wharf, reviving the railway arches in Digbeth and the reuse of a disused power station in New York.

“The result was a lively and thought provoking dialogue that started to generate avenues of research and ideas beyond the limits of the competition. The two winning teams will have the opportunity to take their ideas further and both Broadway Malyan and the judges would support a future agenda to bring the ideas to a wider audience.”

The judges

The judges for the event were Roger Tyrell, Darren Bray, Russ Edwards and Lorraine Farrell. Roger is an architect and Principal lecturer at the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture, adjunct, associate professor at university of Aalborg department of architecture, design and media technology, Denmark and co-director of the Jørn Utzon research network (Jurn).

Darren teaches part-time at Portsmouth School of Architecture, and is a visiting critic at Brighton University and is Associate Director at Pad Studio Architects, RIBA Emerging Architects of the Year in 2014. Prior to joining Lendlease, Russ spent 4 years with innovative affordable housing developer Pocket Living as Design Director. Whilst at Pocket, he initiated their pioneering use of volumetric off-site housing. Russ is also a qualified architect with over 15 years in award winning architectural practice, including 8 years with RIBA Stirling Prize winning practice de Rijke Marsh Morgan Ltd.

Russ has been a visiting tutor/critic at the University of Portsmouth and Kingston University Schools of Architecture, and is currently serving as a trustee with ‘action-learning’ housing charity Commonweal Housing. He is also a speaker/mentor with the Speakers 4 Schools charity.

Lorraine is Head of Architecture at the University of Reading, UK. She is also the author of Representational Techniques and Construction and Materiality in the Basics Architecture series. Lorraine’s areas of interest include: Academic teaching and learning environments in Higher education, Representation and drawing techniques, Urban design and masterplanning, Innovative Materials in the interior environment an Housing relating to aspects of lifetime homes- live work environments- mixed use developments.

Darren added: “I was very honoured to be invited to judge the 2018 John Malyan Award for Broadway Malyan. I was incredibly encouraged, yet again that the young creative people in our industry are very passionate, energised about how they can play an important role of shaping communities and solving the fundamental challenges of the 21 Century, by engaging with social and political issues.”

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