Student Health Design Awards 2009

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The Architects for Health Third Student Health Design Award, in association with Brookfield, was presented at The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London on Thursday 27 August 2009.Eight students from the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Germany and China where short-listed for this international competition with the final stage of the judging process taking part on the evening of the 27 August 2009.

Architects for Health invite you to attend the awards ceremony of the 2009 Student Design Award at the RIBA in London. All Students and Non-Members Welcomed – Refreshments provided.

Winner: tba

Second Place: tba

Third Place: tba

The 2009 AfH Student Design Award Judging Panel

John Cooper (Chair)
John studied architecture at Cambridge University from 1969-1972 and 75-77 and in his early career taught on a part time basis at the universities of East London, Brookes Oxford and De Montfort, Leicester. He formed Avanti Architects with four colleagues in 1982. After twenty years at Avanti, John joined Anschen and Allen. In seven years John directed twelve major projects. These span the full range of health care from complex tertiary hospitals for oncology, paediatrics and maternity to innovative community facilities. He has completed designs for new types of hospitals which have 100% single rooms, migrating many of their ambulatory services into the community. He has worked in Ireland, Norway, and Australia and collaborated with his colleagues in the USA. John is the current Chair of Architects for Health.
Dr Sam Everington
Sam is a GP in the East End of London’s Bromley by Bow Centre. The Centre is used by the government as a model for “healthy living centres” and NHS Lift premises. It was formally designated by Government as a ‘healthy living centre’ in 2000 and achieved Beacon Status in 2001. In 2003 it was designated by government as a national “children’s centre”. Sam is a qualified Barrister and a member of BMA and GMC Council. In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care and in 2006, The International Award of Excellence in Health Care. He is a Director of Community Health Partnerships (NHS Lift) and an Ambassador for Social Enterprise (Cabinet Office)
Dr Patrick Hutt
Patrick Hutt is a newly qualified GP who has written extensively on General Practice. He is author of Confronting an ill Society, a biography of David Widgery, a radical East End GP. At University College London he is currently researching the evidence for differing health centre configurations, motivated by the recent proposals for polyclinics. Other areas of interest include the Japanese Healthcare system, looking at the role primary care plays in this. He is Junior Editor of InnovAIT – the journal for GP trainees. He lives in and is from Hackney.
Elaine Neish (2008 Winner)
Born in Aberdeenshire; qualified (Bacholeor of Architecture), Mackintosh School of Architecture Glasgow School of Art 2001. Took 4 years out working as an architectural assistant in practice working for Dunwoodie Architecture and Design, where the interest in design for Healthcare emerged. Qualified (B.Arch) University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 2008, Children’s Language and Speech Clinic won the Architects for Health Student Award 2008. Current projects include the redevelopment of South Tyneside District Hospital Accident and Emergency Services, whilst also undertaking Part 3 at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Francesca Pont
Francesca is currently a Project Architect at Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture in London, where she has gained varied experience on a range of projects including a Community Centre in Newham, a Homeless Shelter in Southend and a Secondary School in Lewisham. Francesca graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2004 where she received her Diploma in Architecture. Following her diploma, she has maintained strong links with the university and is a currently co-tutor a Post-Graduate Unit in the Department of Architecture & Spatial Design.
Paul Serkis (Brookfield – Sponsor)
Paul has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, having held senior positions in the delivery of construction projects together with SPV Director/Bid roles in PFI. He began his career at John Laing Construction as a sponsored undergraduate completing his Quantity Surveying degree at LJMU. His learning and experience continued holding a number of commercial positions on a variety of projects including MOD, Health, Laboratories and Retail facilities. He became a member of the RICS in 1996 and completed a diploma in law in 1999. Paul moved to Wates in 2001 to drive forward the PFI Education Business until joining Brookfield in 2005 to focus initially on closing Peterborough hospitals. Paul’s is Commercial Director- Infrastructure responsible for the PFI/Infrastructure business unit in both strategic positioning and bidding for new opportunities.
Thomas Gardner
Thomas Gardner is currently project architect and key Sustainability Group member at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, following work for Urban Salon, Meadowcroft Griffin and Wilkinson Eyre. He has wide project experience from masterplanning to interior refurbishment, including leading the completion of Sunshine House, an RIBA award-winning Child Healthcare centre in Southwark. He is a studio teacher at Cambridge University, with studio briefs focused on integrating physical production with political life, and has previously won an RIBA East student award. He and his work have featured in journals including Building Design, the Architect’s Journal and the Guardian.

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