Hamilton Architects’ own Jordan Beattie was awarded RSUA Best in School UU at Architecture Night, the annual extravaganza of the profession in Northern Ireland.
Jordan was presented with his award by Donal MacRandal with help from event host, Mark Simpson of the BBC, in front of 225 guests in the unique setting of the Banana Block in Portview Trade Centre, east Belfast.
“It is a great honour and privilege to have been awarded the Best in School prize and I am thankful for all the support thus far in my academic achievements,” said Jordan.
“I hope that recognition of the work helps to bring about increased awareness of the missed heritage, sustainability and economic opportunities within Belfast.”
Part one Architectural Assistant Rachel Murphy, who is currently on her placement year with Hamilton Architects, having just graduated from QUB with first-class honours in BSc Architecture, was an RSUA Bronze Medal finalist.
During the event, which was attended by the Hamilton Architects team, honorary RSUA membership was awarded to Clare McCarty, outgoing Group Chief Executive of Clanmil Housing Association.
The evening also saw the launch of the RSUA/JP Corry Open Belfast Design Competition in partnership with Belfast City Council. The competition challenges Early Career Architects to generate ideas for the meanwhile use of a key open space site in Belfast City Centre.