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July 19 2019

3DReid Student Prize 2019 – Winner!

ESALA University of Edinburgh, tops the UK’s best schools again in 3DReid’s 14th Student Prize

This year’s winner of the £1,000 3DReid Student Prize is ESALA Edinburgh School of Architecture graduate Findlay McFarlane for his ‘Blotting Ornithologics – The Calcutta Institute of Aviculture’. Competing against 5 other entries, Findlay won for the depth of his analysis and investigation which informed a creative and playful building. His permeable building reacts to the climate in Calcutta responding rather than fighting the environmental challenges of monsoons and flooding. His building welcomes both avian life and people in its many layered spaces.

Runner up was awarded to Carolyn Smith from the University of Cambridge with her indepth analysis and proposal for a new district in Venice.

In total 27 schools nominated students in this year’s event.

The 6 students shortlisted and shown above were (left to right):

  • Duzdabanian, Charles – Kingston School of Art
  • Hutchings, Mark – University of Lincoln
  • Fernandez, Charles – Northumbria University
  • Smith, Carolyn – University of Cambridge (Runner Up)
  • McFarlane, Findlay – ESALA University of Edinburgh (Winner)
  • Whittaker, Jennifer – Queens University Belfast

The judging took place in our London office where our colleagues were fortunate to be joined by Stuart Black from Summix, Chris Foges from Architecture Today and Alison Crofton from Redrow.


Findlay McFarlane’s winning entry:


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