Ben Hayes wins prestigious architectural award

Ben Hayes (R96-06), after 7 years of architectural qualification, has been awarded the prestigious RIBA Silver Medal prize at a ceremony on 4 December 2013. It is awarded to postgraduate students of architecture worldwide and Ben won this for his project Kizhi Island, which proposes the reconstruction of 250 wooden Orthodox churches on a six-kilometre-wide isle in northern Russia.

You can read more here and his work is on exhibition at RIBA in Portland Place for two months, along with a number of the other projects entered.

Ben says “I feel very lucky I made the right choice of career path, when leaving Framlingham. I have been in London for most of it, but I have also worked in China for one and a half years, which was a truly amazing experience. Currently, I have been working at Niall McLaughlin Architects for 3 months now and I am really enjoying it.”


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