Now in its second year, the AJ Student Prize provides a unique platform to showcase the next generation of talent, from architectural schools across the UK.
Every RIBA-accredited UK school is invited to select their top student project in the undergraduate category, postgraduate category and new for this year – the sustainability award.
As a founding partner, Marley believes in recognising and celebrating some of the best upcoming student talent from UK universities.
" The Prize is an extension to the ways we already work alongside AJ and the universities across the country to support the thousands of architectural students who train here.
Sponsoring the AJ Student Prize is an important step in showcasing future architectural talent, and highlights the critical role roofing plays in innovative construction design.
By building long-term partnerships with architects, we can work with them throughout their careers to help turn their exciting roofing visions into reality. "
Paul Reed, Marley Managing Director.
Undergraduate Award winner
Architecture student, Cardiff University
Project: The Town Architect
"Tatiana's project is simultaneously heroic and understated. It subverts the language of conservation and planning to create new spatial possibilities and complexities. It presents a new way of working as an architect, opportunistic rather than reactionary; a project that is contextually in tune, but unapologetic in its departure from conventions."
Michael Corr, Tutor.
Courtnay Ives & Yiting Zhou
Postgraduate Award winners
MArch, University of Manchester
Project: Rochdale Bath House
"Courtnay and Yiting have used their complementary skills and abilities to explore and explain every architectural solution in rich, rigorous detail. Their work epitomised the sensitive, creative application of architectural intervention within a historic setting."
Sustainability Award winner
MArch, Canterbury School of Architecture
"Morgan's analysis of the technologically driven productivity achievable under the Dutch system is far more compelling than merely returning the land to fields, resting as it does on clear precedent and an understanding of the potentials of the extant service grid. A modest proposal, which eschews formal rhetoric for strategic rigor, it has a elegiac character, retaining key elements of Detroit's past while situating them in an optimistic future, which chimes with the city's industrial heritage."
Celebrating the Sustainability category, we've decided to showcase a selection from the 2019 shortlist, which highlight the diversity and breadth of entries seeking to understand how sustainability and architecture can successfully intertwine.