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Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Posted Thursday 16 September 2021

Kingston University's Town House shortlisted for 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for best new UK building

Kingston University's flagship Town House building has made the final shortlist for the United Kingdom's most prestigious architecture award – the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects, the building, at the heart of the University's Penrhyn Road campus, is one of just six contenders to make the eagerly anticipated shortlist for the coveted accolade, now in its 25th year. The news comes after Town House last week secured a place on the Stirling Prize longlist, after being named one of 54 RIBA national award winners in recognition of its contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom....


Kingston University's flagship Town House building scoops coveted RIBA National Award for significant contribution to architecture

Posted Thursday 9 September 2021

Kingston University's flagship Town House building scoops coveted RIBA National Award for significant contribution to architecture

Kingston University's Town House has been named one of Britain's best new buildings, scooping a coveted 2021 RIBA National Award for architecture.

The Royal Institute of British Architects announced the flagship building as one of 54 winners from across the country in this year's awards, recognising its significant contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom. The winning projects will form the longlist for the Stirling Prize – the UK's most prestigious architecture award – with the shortlist due to be announced next week....


Kingston University named Client of the Year by RIBA London, with Town House and Mill Street Building receiving regional awards

Posted Tuesday 31 August 2021

Kingston University named Client of the Year by RIBA London, with Town House and Mill Street Building receiving regional awards

Kingston University's commitment to design excellence has been recognised in the annual Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) London Region Awards, which have seen it scoop the regional Client of the Year accolade along with individual awards for two of its buildings.

The flagship Town House project and the regeneration of Kingston School of Art's Mill Street Building were among 46 projects to receive RIBA London awards after the chairs of five expert juries were hosted at socially distanced visits of all 77 shortlisted schemes across the capital....


Kingston University's Dr Nicholas Freestone awarded National Teaching Fellowship for longstanding commitment to improving student experience

Posted Thursday 5 August 2021

Kingston University's Dr Nicholas Freestone awarded National Teaching Fellowship for longstanding commitment to improving student experience

An award-winning Kingston University biosciences lecturer whose approach to teaching has helped remove barriers and enhance outcomes for students from all backgrounds has been recognised with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.

Associate Professor for Physiology and Pharmacology Dr Nicholas Freestone is one of 55 academics from across the country to be named a National Teaching Fellow by Advance HE this year. The accolade recognises and celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education....


Kingston University team races to institution's best ever finish in annual Formula Student competition

Posted Wednesday 28 July 2021

Kingston University team races to institution's best ever finish in annual Formula Student competition

Kingston University's team of student engineers secured the institution's best-ever Formula Student finish after a fantastic effort in the endurance event at Silverstone.

The Kingston Racing team overcame several setbacks – from having to replace cracked components to nearly running out of fuel in the final stretches – to secure seventh place overall and fourth place for first-year cars in the annual international competition. It was the first time a Kingston entry had completed all events in the five-day contest, with the team placing third overall in the endurance event – a 28 lap, 22km drive that pushes the car to its limits over 40 minutes....


Kingston School of Art postgraduate student wins multiple awards for his illustrations

Posted Tuesday 20 July 2021

Kingston School of Art postgraduate student wins multiple awards for his illustrations

An international masters student from Kingston School of Art has won several coveted awards for his illustration work.

Jiatong Liu's Blue Things picked-up a Bronze Cube in The One Club's global Young Ones Student Awards, one of the world's most critically acclaimed competitions for design students. Blue Things also received a silver medal in the 3x3 Magazine International Illustration Annual Awards, a publication devoted entirely to contemporary illustration....


Kingston School of Art student's collection wins Black Excellence award at Graduate Fashion Week

Posted Monday 28 June 2021

Kingston School of Art student's collection wins Black Excellence award at Graduate Fashion Week

A Kingston University student's mixed-gender collection, inspired by the anti-SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) movement in Nigeria, has been crowned the winner of the Black Excellence Prize in the Graduate Fashion Week Awards.

The award is new for this year and aims to provide visibility to Black graduate talent in the industry. It was judged by an esteemed panel including award-winning designer Bianca Saunders, a BA fashion graduate from Kingston University....


Political protest and gender stereotypes among inspirations behind Kingston School of Art collections unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week

Posted Wednesday 16 June 2021

Political protest and gender stereotypes among inspirations behind Kingston School of Art collections unveiled during Graduate Fashion Week

The anti-SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) movement in Nigeria and challenging gender stereotypes were among the inspirations behind the collections by Kingston School of Art fashion students at this year's Graduate Fashion Week. 

The spotlight was on a group of 25 designers who shared their work with an audience of influential fashion industry professionals and journalists via live web stream. ...

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