Part I Student Dominik Lizut from our Bristol studio shortlisted for a RIBA President's medal

Chapman Taylor's RIBA Part I student, Dominik Lizut, has been shortlisted for the esteemed RIBA President's Medals Award. The RIBA President's Medals Student Awards are considered the most prestigious and long-lasting awards in architectural education in the world. The Silver, Bronze, and Dissertation medals are awarded to the world's best student architecture projects.

Designing for social capital | Addressing the growing demand

As the oldest accolade of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), preceding even the Royal Gold Medal, established in 1848, the President's Medals reflect RIBA's steadfast dedication to architecture and the broader educational mission of instilling an understanding of architecture's profound societal impact.

Re-imaging urban living for active living | Transforming the urban hub

Each year, every architectural university nominates two students for consideration, and for the 2023 Awards, Dominik was selected as the University of West of England's (UWE) representative. Chapman Taylor's Bristol studio maintains a strong connection with UWE, supporting their students through annual summer prizes and establishing collaborations, including sponsorship of their BIM Masters Post Graduate Diploma course.

Creating lifetime health and satisfaction | A collaborative design process

Dominik's submitted project for the President's Medals revolves around a Health and Well-Being District. In light of the growing significance of health and well-being in the UK's cultural, environmental, and economic spheres, especially accentuated by the global pandemic, Dominik's design focuses on the pivotal role well-designed public spaces play in enhancing community well-being and fostering connections.

Harmonising with nature | Bridging sports, culture and economy

Acknowledging that our physical and social environments exert a more substantial influence on health than individual habits or healthcare, Dominik's project aligns with the widespread support from UK citizens and the government for urban development prioritising health and well-being. His proposal envisions spaces that not only encourage community gathering but also support physical, mental, and social well-being, contributing to an urban environment that promotes unity, collaboration, and a genuine sense of belonging.

Building for the future | Past, present and future

At its core, the scheme emphasises placemaking, prioritising the creation of healthy and inclusive spaces. By facilitating lifelong health, satisfaction, and growth through education, entertainment, and opportunities for future generations, Dominik's project champions the creation of strong, resilient communities.

Congratulations to Dominik for this well-deserved recognition. The winners of the RIBA President's Medals will be announced on the 14th of December.

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