The Welsh School of Architecture announces the 2022 prize winners for the Master of Design Administration (MDA) and the Diploma Professional Practice (DPP, the Part 3)
11 July 2022
The Welsh School of Architecture has announced the 2022 Society of Construction Law prize for the Master of Design Administration (MDA) and the Stanley Cox prize for the Diploma Professional Practice (DPP, the Part 3).
The Stanley Cox prize, given by Stride Treglown, for best overall performance in the DPP, has been awarded to Helen Flynn, Architectural Assistant at Air Architecture, who was also awarded the DPP with Distinction.
On receiving the award Helen said:
"The DPP at the WSA has given me the confidence to practice as an Architect. Now I have the knowledge of legal, procedural, and management matters relating to the practice of Architecture. It has certainly informed my day-to-day practice already! The blend of teaching methods including online seminars and workshops, face-to-face lectures, guest speakers, and weekly blog posts made the course engaging and kept us informed of current developments in the industry. I was delighted to have received the Stanley Cox prize; it was a lovely surprise and a great way to round off the course."
The Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture: Professional Practice is designed to be undertaken whilst in employment and may be taken on a blended learning or 100% distance learning basis. The programme enables students to acquire an in-depth understanding of the legal and economic aspects of architectural practice and construction procurement along with the related skills necessary to practice effectively on entry into the architectural profession.
The Society of Construction Law prize for best performance in the Construction Contracts module (common to the MDA and DPP), has been awarded to Haya Magdy Mohamed, an MDA student who is an Architect at BartonS-ASS Architekten in Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Haya’s essay was entitled: Risk Management: A Comparison of the JCT CE16 and NEC4 ECC.
"Though I was taught through distance learning, the programme was very interactive and engaging. I highly appreciated being taught by experts that abundantly shared valuable practice-orientated experiences. I enjoyed the various topics I was exposed to ranging from project procurement and design management to construction law. The construction contracts module has allowed me to explore a wide range of interesting subjects and it has been an honour to receive the Society of Construction Law prize for it. Most importantly, I highly appreciated the generous guidance and support provided by my Professors throughout the programme."
The MDA is designed to be undertaken while in employment, and may be taken on a blended learning or 100% distance learning basis. The programme aims to equip students with the necessary expertise for the successful administration and management of the design process in the procurement of buildings.
The Welsh School of Architecture is currently welcoming applications for the Master of Design Administration, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture: Professional Practice, both directed by Professor Sarah Lupton. For all enquiries please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org