Stu­dent’s award for out­stand­ing pro­ject

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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