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AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize shortlist unveiled

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Graduates working at BDP and FaulknerBrowns are among the four contenders for the 2017 AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize

The award recognises an entrepreneurial Part 1 or Part 2 graduate who has had a major impact on an architecture practice’s business or has demonstrated exceptional business thinking on an independent project.

The winner will be profiled in the AJ and will receive a £1,000 bursary.

The four shortlisted graduates are:

  • Ben Robinson Hawkins\Brown (top left)
  • Irina Korneychuk FaulknerBrowns Architects (top right)
  • Robyn Poulson BDP (bottom left)
  • Reggie Reynolds Mitzman Architects (bottom right)

They will present to a judging panel in London next Monday (9 October) including Emma Cariaga, British Land’s project director for Canada Water, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios managing partner David Stansfield, and representatives from Curtins and the AJ.

The winner will be announced at the AJ100 Breakfast event held at Claridge’s on Friday 3 November.

The Inspiring Graduate prize is supported by engineering firm Curtins and inspired by the ethos of its late founder Bill Curtin.

As he once said of the firm he founded: ‘Youngsters can run this company. All they need is a guiding hand, to be encouraged, enthused, and then to be given their heads.’

Last year the prize was jointly won by Charlotte Knight of FCBS and Jayne Rosen of Tony Meadows Associates. The previous year it was won by Vanessa Lee of BuckleyGrayYeoman.

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