Created: Thursday, 12th December, 2013 - 12:15

James Young, MArch student at UCA Canterbury School of Architecture, was selected as the winner of the ReardonSmith Student Award 2013 at the European Hotel Design Awards last month.

Organised by ReardonSmith Architects the competition was open to all students on a full-time architecture or interior design course at a college in Europe. The brief was to create a masterplan for a new hotel and marina development on the Southern Adriatic coast.

Patrick Reardon, executive chairman at ReardonSmith said: “James’ submission stood out for its sensitive interpretation of the brief and also for its regard toward the surrounding landscape, cleverly merging the development into the topography of the land.”

James attended the European Hotel Design Award dinner and received his award in front of 800 influential industry figures. He will now get press coverage in Europe’s leading hotel and design publications.

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