Construction Student Highly Commended at International Architectural Awards

28 September 2018 | Construction & the Building Trades

City College Plymouth construction student, Simone Gray, has been ‘highly commended’ at the CIAT Architectural Technology awards.
Presented by CIAT President Alex Naraian, the awards recognise outstanding achievement and celebrate excellence in architectural technology globally.

Simone received the Highly Commended Student Award for ‘Excellence in Architectural Technology’ for her report ‘Special Educational Needs Facilities – An Analysis of the Necessities for Inclusion’. Her research focused upon inclusivity and wellbeing linked to special needs facilities and the design of spaces for people who would benefit from such an environment.

Simone said: “This report is something I am incredibly passionate about. Getting to research and explore architectural solutions to help those with special needs is something I never thought I would be able to do but studying at City College Plymouth has allowed me to do this.

“I can’t quite believe I was shortlisted let alone being highly commended in an international competition. It’s great to have all my hard work recognised and have this accolade on my CV.”

City College Plymouth’s Programme Leader in Construction and Built Environment and Simone’s project supervisor, Dr Gursewak Aulakh, said: “We are very proud of Simone. This is a fantastic achievement and goes to show the high quality of the work produced by students here at the College. Simone’s report is fantastic and could make a real difference to young people with special needs. She is very worthy of this recognition.”

Those interested in a career in construction can find out about the full range of full and part-time study programmes, adult education courses and Apprenticeships at one of City College Plymouth’s Course Information and Enrolment Sessions, every Wednesday in September from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Kings Road. Visit or call 01752 305300 to register your interest.

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