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LOM launches travel bursary in memory of architect killed in cycle crash

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LOM architecture and design has launched an annual travel bursary in memory of architect Karla Roman who was killed last year in a cycle collision

The £2,000 bursary, open to UK-based architecture students, was established by the practice with the help of Roman’s family. 

The fund is aimed at students seeking financial support for travel in connection with their studies.

Roman, 32, was struck by a coach on Whitechapel High Street while cycling to LOM where she worked as an architectural assistant. Last month, driver Barry Northcott was jailed for 15 months after being convicted of causing death by careless driving.

During her two years at LOM, Roman qualified as an architect and worked on more than a dozen projects including a music academy in Hackney, a private house in Hampstead, a brain injury rehabilitation centre in Surrey and a community school in Ghana.

LOM director Richard Hutchinson said: ‘Karla was a real asset to the studio, bringing a wide range of skills, positivity, warmth and creativity to everything she did.

‘Although her life was sadly cut short, Karla’s light shone brightly as she travelled the world and achieved so much in everything she did. She studied for – and completed – her professional exams in Italy and was in the process of gaining her UK accreditation. It is a testament to her ability that she managed to do this whilst still being totally committed to projects in the studio.’

The deadline for bursary applications is 31 December 2018 with the successful applicant announced in January.  More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

The successful applicant should use the bursary between January and August and will then be invited to give LOM a short presentation outlining how their studies and associated travel have benefited from the bursary.

Lom maresfield gardens worked on by karla roman

Lom maresfield gardens worked on by karla roman

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