Rhys Jones, Second Year Tutor wins RIBA 'Rising Star Award 2016'

UCA design lecturer Rhys Jones has this week won the RIBA Rising Star Award. The competition sought to recognise the talents of practicing architects early in their careers that are already making their mark in the field.

'I see teaching as an essential ingredient in my practice, and practice an equally essential ingredient in the way I teach - gaining such recognition for doing something 'other' than practicing is especially rewarding'

Rhys was nominated in recognition of his work both in and out of his role as a project leader at Jestico+Whiles Architects in London. The RIBA judging panel in particular commended his dedication towards teaching at UCA.

Rhys has been our long time and much valued, through thick and thin, Architecture Stage 2 studio teaching team member and CSA school advocate. He has nurtured the legacy of the year, its role as an experimental platform of a middle degree year, driving to establish and propel further investigations via his commitments to students' learning experiences and involvement with his various projects, especially the the Rope House, for the Secret Garden Party.

A hugely deserved award of recognition.
Many congratulations!

Kristina Kotov, Stage 2 Convener.