“Considered as colleagues in the design studio, 3rd year Interior Architecture and Design encourages students to explore their own design identity not only within the framework of academia but beyond as participants in professional practice. This year encourages students to identify themselves as graduates of BCU who have acquired the lifelong skills required to be a designer; creative problem solving, entrepreneurship, professionalism and internationalism.” 

Best Overall Student

Hannah Border has produced a consistent high standard of work throughout her time at BCU. Her projects are well researched, considered and  presented. Her final major project saw her take on the restaurant industry and try to create a new kind of dining experience.

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Best Portfolio

Alice Price produced a very good final portfolio for her Major Project – ‘The Ludlow Assembly Rooms’. Her dossier showcased a multi-disciplinary collection of work including her exploration of concept through sketch, diagram and models as well as a strong project narrative.

Alice Price

Most Significant Contribution to the Course

Winning by a landslide and voted for by the students; Huda Ali, a student rep, has been a key communicator between staff and students alike. Working diligently as the voice of the student group she represented, she is well deserving of this award.

Huda Ali

Best Academic Writing –

Literature Review

Natatsha Haling took the difficult subject of prison design with ease. Researching into how our built environment plays a role in rehabilitation she generated an insightful and reflective paper that went onto inform her final project ‘Life Beyond Bars’


BAA Award for IAD

Selected by the Birmingham Architectural Association for her Conceptual Continuity. 

“Catherine ensured the concept was realised throughout the whole project, including all elements from materiality to spatial planning. Catherine showed consistent themes, vision and sensible reuse in challenging site to create sensitive and exciting spaces and interior proposals” – BAA, 2020