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AJ Student Prize 2019: University of Reading

The student selected for the AJ Student Prize by the University of Reading  

About the School of Architecture

  • Courses BSc (Hons) Architecture
  • Location Reading 
  • Head of school Lorraine Farrelly 
  • Full-time tutors 10 
  • Part-time tutors 8
  • Number of students 155 
  • Staff to student ratio 1:12 
  • Fees UK/EU £9,250, international £19,815


Sam Bailey, BSc (Hons) Architecture, Greenham Common Ghost Train 

Undergraduate sam bailey

Undergraduate sam bailey

Project title The Bio Hive

Project description The project responds creatively to the possibilities of a new southern forest for the UK, working through all scales from the European pollination crisis, through tree species selection and distribution to encourage pollinators, to a Greenham Common area strategy. It works with local ecologies, the complex local history and specifically the oppositions embodied by the peace camp memorials and memories of the excavated runway, a long scar in the landscape. The proposal addresses the open plateau bringing the scale down incrementally to forest laboratories, bee, honey and rapeseed research, and a series of public spaces. 

Undergraduate sam bailey

Undergraduate sam bailey

Tutor citation ‘This project addresses the wide and challenging brief at every level, from UK scale plan, through area strategies, public spaces, building envelope and a range of carefully thought through and detailed interior spaces.’ Oliver Froome-Lewis