RIBA Award for Design Drawing

Awarded to: Sara Eggers
Presented by: Prof. Kate O'Riordan - Dean of the School of Media, Arts & Humanities, University of Sussex

It is apparent from Sara’s project that she excels at design thinking and problem solving. She takes a rigorous approach to design development. She looked extensively at other buildings to understand the impact of forms, light and materials, in addition to site and user analysis. She also explored the demands of hospitality on the space throughout the day. I particularly liked the way she overlaid her design on original sections of the Royal Festival Hall. I’d like to see her having the opportunity to explore this route further stylistically in her final designs.