Architecture student wins AJ Student undergraduate prize
28 September 2019
Tatiana Light, a Part 1 architecture student at Cardiff University has won the 2019 AJ Student Prize in the undergraduate category.
Tatiana’s project ‘The Town Architect’ was referred to as a ‘simultaneously heroic and understated’ project that questions planning, place, the role of a town architect and regulations in the town of Hay-on-Wye, which straddles the border of England and Wales.
Judges described it as ‘a well-judged and beautifully put together set of pages that are very convincing, as well as being a mature piece of work with good clarity in architectural design.’ They added that ‘the project had its own identity while responding to its context and broader history’.
Now in its second year, the Architects’ Journal invites UK-based architecture schools to enter the AJ Student Prize, which is open to all students on RIBA-accredited architecture courses.
Tatiana’s project was part of a design unit led by lecturer in the School Michael Corr. Head of School, Professor Chris Tweed said:
“Many congratulations, this is an excellent result for Tatiana, Michael and the School, we are very proud of their achievement.”