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AJ/Curtins inspiring graduate prize shortlist announced

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The inaugural AJ/Curtins Inspiring graduate prize shortlist has been revealed

Seven architecture graduates have been shortlisted for the inaugural AJ/Curtins Inspiring graduate prize. 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 are demonstrating good business sense on an independent project. Graduates from Architecture PLB, Assael, Buckley Gray Yeoman, Darling Associates,John Robertson Architects and K2 Architects are all in the running for the £1000 bursary. 

The shortlisted candidates will present to an expert judging panel, including Denise Bennetts (Bennetts Associates) Roger Hawkins, (Hawkins\Brown) Teresa Borsuk (Pollard Thomas Edwards) and Michal Cohen (Walters and Cohen) at Curtins London office on 28 October. The winner will be announced 20 November at the AJ120 Breakfast Club at Claridges.

Rob Melling, chief executive of Curtins, said: ‘We have been delighted by the response to this award. Not only have we seen a great uptake in terms of the number of submissions received, but more importantly the quality of the entries has been most impressive. I’m pleased to see senior members of practices not only recognising the contribution graduates can bring to their teams, but actively supporting them to do so.’

The shortlist in full:

Darren Wilson of Architecture PLB


Niralee Casson of Assael


Vanessa Lee of Buckley Gray Yeoman


William Hei of Buckley Gray Yeoman


Guy Adams of Darling Associates


Yiannis Proestos of John Robertson Architects


Robert Jones of k2 Architects



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