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An Update from QUB ArcSoc: Awards, Events and Achievements

An Update from QUB ArcSoc: Awards, Events and Achievements

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We welcome in the new year with a huge list of achievements from both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Congratulations everyone!

ArcSoc have planned a variety of online lectures and other online events for the spring semester. The best way to stay informed is to follow the Instagram account @arcsoc_qub for updates.

Awards and Achievements 

Congratulations to:

Kayleigh Colgan (MArch I Student) won the design competition to “Reimagine Bundoran”, where PlanQUB partnered with Discover Bundoran to run this competition.

Kayleigh Colgan

Bundoran Laneways Scheme: Kayleigh Colgan

 

MArch Students Aisha Holmes and Juliette Moore were both asked to host the @women_in_architecture_ni Instagram account for a week, talking about their experiences in architecture and architectural education.

Aisha Holmes

Aisha Holmes

Juliette Moore

Juliette Moore

 

The Queen’s Climate Action Network (QCAN), headed by two MArch II Students, Jessica Scott and Christopher Connolly, were part of this month’s RIBA Journal article ‘Grassroots activism will give power to climate action‘.

Stage III student, Ayshwarya Madhu’s work was featured on the ‘RIBA Education’ Instagram Platform that showcases extraordinary work from students across all architecture schools.

Ayshwarya Madhu

Ayshwarya Madhu

 

Stage I student, Alena Romanovskaya, came first in a business idea competition.

Comment from Alena Romanovskaya:

“What’s the Big Idea’ is the competition for the best business idea within 11 categories, such as ‘Best Green Business Idea’ and ‘Best Business Idea from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences’. For this competition, I came with the idea of the No Rain Lane. The No Rain Lane is a symbiosis of enclosed street furniture and sustainable technologies, constructed by upcycling timber pallets. That aims to provide shelter and communication hub. This rentable shelter can be used access to fast Wi-Fi and charging sockets; consume very own food and beverages. As well as to arrange meetings or work schedules in a private enclosed environment. One of the key benefits is that it allows for pets, children and other needs.”

Alena Romanovskaya

“No Rain Lane” by Alena Romanovskaya

 

Stage II student, Gosia Migut, was one of 15 recipients of the RIBA Bursary in 2020 – the RIBA states “The RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 Bursary programme provides long-term financial support to students who demonstrate talent and commitment to their studies, and who might struggle to cover the costs of living and study expenses”.

Gosia Migut

Recipients of the RIBA Bursary – Gosia Migut is featured left of the middle row

 

Student Initiatives 

Rudai Objects  (Instagram: @rudai_objects):

“Rudaí- meaning objects (Irish) Based in Belfast, Rudaí create unique hand cast models for home decor. Inspired by architecture- these interlocking cube shapes sit beautifully alone and together. A series of 7 geometric shapes replicate the ‘soma cube’ puzzle, all 7 objects can form to create a larger cube.”

Rudai Objects

Rudai Objects

Rudai Objects

Rudai Objects

 

Kayla’s Sketchbook (Instagram: @kayla.sketchbook): 

Comment from Kayla Enos:

“I’ve always loved painting in my spare time. Over the summer I decided that taking commissions would be a good way to give myself some direction with what to paint. I mainly focus on watercolour and acrylic painting and subjects have ranged from landscapes, to pets and portraits. It’s been a great way to experiment with different styles and it has really helped me to explore designs in architecture.”

Kayla Enos

Kayla Enos

 

Rachel Murphy Arts (Instagram @rachelmurphyart):

Comment from Rachel Murphy:

“I have always loved drawing and painting in a realistic style. I started selling my art under the brand Rachel Murphy Arts at the age of 16 at Christmas craft fairs and to people I knew. My business started to expand, and I began to take commissions. This included an acrylic painting of a harbour, historic monuments, and graphite pencil portraits. During summer 2020, I set up an Etsy store to sell my mini acrylic paintings which were quite popular. I continued to take commissions through my Instagram and Facebook, with a new focus on watercolour pet portraits. Commissions came from across the world to countries including Canada, USA, Australia and UK. I have a passion for my wee business and continue to do commissioned paintings during my holidays.”

Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy

 

Follow QUB students’ architecture accounts on Instagram:

 MArch:
@aishaarch (Aisha Holmes)
Stage III:

@ash.dwg (Ayshwarya Madhu)
@ellen.mckeag_design (Ellen McKeag)
@meabhis.arch (Meabh Minnis)
@studioab26 (Arjun Bharj)
@natanders0n.design (Natalie Anderson)
@kayla.sketchbook (Kayla Enos)
@rachelmurphyart (Rachel Murphy)
Stage II:

@laurengonsalves_arch (Lauren Gonsalves)
@nat_archiworld (Natalie Cha)
@happytecture (Sara Sokołowska-Katzer – who also has a youtube channel ‘Sara S. Katzer’ to document life as an architecture student and a student at Queen’s in general)
@cameron_archi (Cameron Morris)
@niamh.ryan.arch (Niamh Ryan)
@rm.arch (Ryan McCracken)
@tiny_a_diary (Egle Dinapaite)
@archi.tecturestudent (Jiaxin He)
@mmw_architecture (Maddie Weymouth)
Stage I:
@charlytecture (Charlotte Henrich)
@deimante_arch (Deimante Keturakyte)
@ezzitecture (Esraa Hamido)
@arvic.tecture (Alena Romanovskaya)

Follow QUB students’ art and photography accounts on Instagram:

Stage III:
@kayla.sketchbook (Kayla Enos)
@rachelmurphyart (Rachel Murphy)
Stage II:
@frankiehomar_t (Frankie Homard)
@alexpaintsart (Alexandra Judd)
@immy_art (Imogen Miller)
@architecture_when_bored (Seamus O’Leary)
@r.a.mccracken._photography
Stage I:
@capturedday (Charlotte Henrich)
@helga_foto_di (Helga Beshiri)


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