Student’s award for outstanding project
AN ARCHITECTURE student has won a prize for excellence for a project on the vast wetland habitat of the Everglades National Park.
Alexander McDow, 28, originally from Macclesfield and a Masters student at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture, received the honour from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The former King’s School pupil was awarded the prize at the university’s End of Year Show. It’s awarded to a postgraduate student for excellence by the local RIBA branch that represents more than 600 architects across Oxfordshire.
A spokesman for RIBA said the judges were impressed with Alexander’s project for Everglades National Park in Florida, the largest subtropical wilderness reserve on the planet, with diverse flora and fauna.
He said: “Alexander proposed ways of strategically relocating and archiving the Everglades’ unique ecosystem.”
Alexander studied Architectural Engineering at the University of Leeds and a four-year Masters degree with an overseas exchange program at Penn State University, Pennsylvania.
He is about to join Hawkins Brown Architects in London.
●● Alexander McDow