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AJ/Curtins Inspiring graduate winner announced

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Vanessa Lee, a Part 2 graduate at BuckleyGrayYeoman, has won the inaugural AJ/Curtins Inspiring graduate prize

Lee was chosen from a seven strong shortlist with graduates from Architecture PLB, Assael, Darling Associates, John Robertson Architects, K2 Architects and a rival from her own practice all in the running for the £1,000 Bursary (see below).

The prize recognises Part 1 or Part 2 graduates working towards their Part 3 who have made a significant impact on an architecture practice’s business or have demonstrated good business sense on an independent project.

The shortlisted candidates presented to an expert judging panel, including Denise Bennetts (Bennetts Associates) Roger Hawkins, (Hawkins\Brown) Teresa Borsuk (Pollard Thomas Edwards) and Michál Cohen (Walters and Cohen) at Curtins’ London office.

The judges praised Lee’s ability to work in and lead teams, her use of research to open up new work streams for her practice and her understanding of finance as demonstrated by her work for an NGO in India.

The prize was awarded at last friday’s AJ120 Breakfast at Claridges in London ahead of the keynote speech by Peabody chairman Bob Kerslake. Curtins CEO Rob Melling, who presented Lee with the prize, praised all the shortlisted candidates for their ‘poise and professionalism’.



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