Watson Batty Architects are delighted to announce that one of our youngest staff members Daniel Lowe was last night awarded the Ibstock Brick prize for Best Portfolio at Sheffield Hallam’s Architecture Degree Show, receiving this for overall scheme / project and presentation.
Daniel joined the practice in 2014 as a Part 1 student placement and for the past three years has worked as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant whilst working towards his Masters qualification part-time. Whilst it has been challenging studying the course part time along with developing his career, Daniel is delighted to have his work recognised in such a way adding, “I have been supported whenever needed by the team at Watson Batty throughout and this is great way to finish my Part 2 university education!”
Daniels project was titled ‘Development by Disassembly’ and is based in Vilnius, Lithuania, focussing on a historical city-centre district formed from vernacular rural timber houses and the architectural contrasts between it and the city. The project aims to tackle the status-quo within the wooden district of Snipiskes, through the removal, re-use and re-engineering of materials, exploring the theme of autonomy within strong social and physical infrastructures through a series of designed interventions.
Sheffield Hallam’s Architecture Degree Show is a great celebration of the hard work put in by all the students across all architecture courses. Being held until Thursday 28th June, be sure to make a visit to see both Daniels and the others students inspirational architectural portfolios https://www.shu.ac.uk/campaigns/degree-show/visiting-information