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Gus Astley Student Award 2018

3 April 2019

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Two MSc Sustainable Building Conservation students have received high commendations for the Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s (IHBC) Gus Astley Student Award 2018.

The Gus Astley Student Award, which is presented annually, was founded in memory of Gus Astley, former Membership Secretary of the IHBC. It is presented for an outstanding item of taught-coursework accepted as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Katerina Tzivelopoulou was recognised for her dissertation ‘Lost Brutalism: An investigation into the commercial brutalist architecture’ and Marianna Fotopoulou for her dissertation into ‘Historic cob buildings in Wales - Conservation approaches to meet contemporary needs and demands’. Both pursued the MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation at Cardiff University after graduating from the National Technical University of Athens. They will be presented with their certificates at the IHBC Annual School, which will take place in Nottingham from 4-6 July 2019.

Dr Oriel Prizeman, MSc Sustainable Building Conservation course leader, said: “We are immensely proud to be associated with this prestigious achievement and are indebted to our esteemed colleagues at the National Technical University of Athens, whose excellent prior training contributed to our students’ work and these commendations.”

Learn more about the MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation.

For more information on Katerina and Marianna’s dissertation projects, please visit the IHBC News Blog.

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