3DReid Student Prize returns for 2021
Architecture practice 3DReid has launched its annual Student Prize following a Covid-enforced break last year.
Returning with a rebooted format and judging criteria, the prize has given students and architecture schools a platform to show their best work and engage with the industry, raising profiles and improving job prospects.
The prize has now been running for 15 years and has seen winners from some of the top UK Architectural Schools including Findlay McFarlane from ESALA in 2019.
A spokesperson for 3DReid said: “We continue to be committed to supporting education and providing a platform to the next generation of architects.
“After taking a break last year due to Covid we have reassessed the prize and made some amendments to reflect the changes to society and our industry over the past couple of years.”
Nominations are sought from one Part II student (or group) whose work best responds to the new judging criteria:
- Impact– does the project have meaning? does it address societal concerns such as environment, culture, community, wellbeing, inclusivity and marginalisation?
- Innovation - does the project represent new ways of thinking? does it explore new technologies, materials, building methods, sense of place and environmental impact?
- Communication – does it speak to the viewer? are the imagery and words well-conceived and have they embraced new ways of communicating their ideas?
The deadline for nominations is June 25, with nominees then shortlisted down to five finalists who will present to a panel of judges during the week of July 19.