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Final year Architecture student wins internship at Architecture North

Final year BArch (Hons) Architecture student, Lucas Spence, has won a 6-week paid internship at Architecture North, as part of the Northern Lights design competition.

‘An Axial Demonstration of Stature’ by Lucas Spence

Launched at the Architecture Exchange at Home virtual events, the competition tasked students with submitting a visual design communication of Nottingham Trent University’s Newton building.

Run by Lewis North of Architecture North, the Northern Lights competition was facilitated by the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment’s employability team, to allow students the opportunity to put forward their designs to industry links.

The judging panel featured Lewis North (Architecture North), Hollie Mills (Senior Lecturer at NTU) and Maryam Al-Irhayim (RIBA National Council).

Shortlisted entries included Ben Smallwood’s ‘An Institution Built On…’, Zara Gravett’s ‘Transition’ and Maddie Rutherford-Browne’s ‘Highlighting Newton’, and the winning entry was from Lucas Spence with ‘An Axial Demonstration of Stature’ (pictured above).

Student work submitted for the competition will be displayed on the RIBA Future Architects online platform.

Winning student, Lucas Spence, said: “The competition was an exciting and creative experience that allowed me to push boundaries and challenge myself in parallel with my year 3 project. I look forward to meeting Lewis and the firm to delve into their approach to architecture.”

The school is thrilled that links within the industry continue to provide brilliant opportunities for students.