So­phie in line for awards

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

A THIRD-year ar­chi­tec­ture stu­dent from the Univer­sity of Dundee is up for two na­tional awards.

So­phie Cur­ran, orig­i­nally from Auchter­arder, has been nom­i­nated for the Royal In­sti­tute of Bri­tish Ar­chi­tects (RIBA) Pres­i­dent’s Medal — re­garded as the most pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional award in ar­chi­tec­tural ed­u­ca­tion — which cel­e­brates out­stand­ing de­sign work.

She has also been short­listed for the Women in Prop­erty Awards fi­nals in Lon­don next month.

These nom­i­na­tions come after a se­mes­ter of suc­cess at the univer­sity in which So­phie was awarded the Dundee Plus award in April, the Michael Spens award for best de­sign The­ory and the JT McLaren award for high­est marks at her third-year de­gree show.

She said: “It’s quite un­be­liev­able to be up for these awards.

“I’ve wanted to be an ar­chi­tect since I was seven.

“We lived in Lon­don and I used to walk over the trans­formed Put­ney bridge.”

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