Cornwall Architects’ first award for work experience has gone to Oliver Laity of Truro College, who undertook his project at Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects in their St Ives office. The award is open to all school students who carry out their work in architects’ offices in Cornwall.
The announcement of the new award, named after distinguished architect Inette Austin-Smith, was made by Cornwall Architects chairman Tim Hancock at the recent Cornwall Architectural Trust Lecture in Truro.
Oliver won the award for his concept design for an RNLI beach lifeguard station. With the award goes a prize of a kit model of “Fallingwater”, an iconic house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Runners-up were David Speare working at Catchfrench Design and Eliza Burnard at Parkes Lees Architects.
“We have supported the school work experience programme for many years,” remarked PBWC’s student manager Carol Rouncefield. “The new award recognises the effort and enthusiasm which the students put into their projects.”
The organisation of the award was carried out by Sue Blake of Catchfrench Design.