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Two Leeds Beckett students commended for sketches of Leeds landmarks


Two Leeds Beckett students have been commended by the West Yorkshire Society for Architects for their intricate sketches of Leeds landmarks.

Sketches: Kate Hopkins's sketch of County Arcade (L) and Choon Wang's sketch of Kirkgate Market (R)

Choon Yuan Wang, a second year BA (Hons) Architecture student, and Kate Hopkins, who is in her third year, both received judges’ commendations in the Denis Mason Jones Student Award earlier this month.

The award was created to celebrate free-hand sketching and was created in memory of distinguished Leeds architect Denis Mason Jones.

Dr Claire Hannibal, Course Director of Architecture at Leeds Beckett, said: “We are extremely proud of Kate and Choon for receiving this prestigious commendation. Both have juggled their university work with this extra-curricular activity and achieved work of a very high standard which they should be very proud of”.

Both students said they were “extremely pleased” their efforts were recognised by the judging panel and expressed surprise to receive the commendations due to the high number of entries.

Broadcasting Place

The Leeds School of Architecture is based in the award-winning facility at Broadcasting Place in the City Campus and has a number of diverse studio spaces available to students, ranging from 3D workshops to printmaking, photography and architecture studios.

Claire added: “We would like to pass on our congratulations to both Choon and Kate for expanding their network of success within such a competitive discipline, having been a pool of entries from the North”.

The Leeds School of Architecture prides itself on providing an environment where students and staff can work together and learn from each other, with a wide range of specialisms and research opportunities for postgraduate and PhD students.

Find more information at the Leeds Beckett School of Art, Architecture and Design.

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