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DIT student wins RIAI Sustainable Design Award

Posted: 10 October, 2018

DIT is delighted to announce that Architectural Technology student, Eoin Carney, has won the 2018 RIAI Student Award for Sustainable Design. Overall, seven DIT Architecture and Architectural Technology students won awards at the ceremony which took on Day 2 of the RIAI Annual Conference on Saturday, 6 October.

The Sustainable Design award recognises the awareness and integration of sustainable design principles by students as an inherent part of their design approach to a project or projects regardless of scale or complexity. Eoin was joined on the winner's podium by Architecture student Lorena Dondea who received the Highly Commended award in the same category. 

DIT was also represented in the RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing category with Ryan Dempsey (Architectural Technology) and Patrick Brennan (Architecture) winning second and third place respectively. The objective of the prize is to nurture and recognise the importance of writing in Architecture. Students are invited to contribute an article of no more than 1000 words on a theme of their choice – whether a building or a book; an Architect or a movement; both contemporary and historical subject matters are considered. Nabil Ghnewa was also commended in the RIAI Rising Star in Architectural Technology Award 2018. 

The full list of DIT winners at this year's RIAI Student Awards are as follow:

RIAI Student Award for Sustainable Design 
WINNER Eoin Carney (DIT)
HIGHLY COMMENDED Lorena Dondea (DIT)

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize
2ND PLACE  Ryan Dempsey (DIT)
3rd PLACE Patrick Brennan (DIT)
SPECIAL MENTION Robert John James Hamilton (DIT)
SPECIAL MENTION Ian Kavanagh (DIT)  

RIAI Rising Star in Architectural Technology 
COMMENDED Nabil Ghnewa (DIT)