Top interior design award for Leeds Met graduate
Evie Sudlow, who will be awarded a first class degree in interior architecture and design as part of the university's graduation celebrations next week, picked up the IE award for Best Overall Presentation or Drawing,
sponsored by Laurence King, for her final major degree project, 'Requiem for Matter: A Future Cemetery'.
Joan Love, Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design, explained: "Evie has explored a sensitive and individual design approach communicated through a series of highly evocative design drawings describing the regeneration and re-animation of the ruined St Peters Seminary, Cardross, on the west coast of Scotland. Her award was thoroughly deserved and we are very proud of her achievement."
Evie's project reconceptualised the ruined cemetery to incorporate a memorial space whilst promoting a sustainable and responsible alternative to burial and cremation. It is conceived as a 'Future Cemetery'.
Interior Educators Free Range is the largest interior architecture and design graduate show in Europe, showcasing around 400 final degree projects from 31 UK courses. Free Range was launched in 2001 with the aim of providing new creative graduates with the opportunity to exhibit their work in fashion, art, graphics, photography and interior design, on an international level.
Leeds Metropolitan University is the only institution to successfully secure an award at the event each year since Interior Educators founded the Interior Week in 2009.
In addition to her Free Range award, Evie, who is originally from Dorset, has also earned a university award for outstanding academic excellence and the Faculty of Art, Environment and Technology 'Dean's Prize for Academic Achievement'. Her project has garnered interest from industry leaders and she has now accepted a position with the prestigious design practice, Imagination.