Congrats to 2022 Smart Thinking Winners from UU & QUB!

The Smart Thinking Award is not necessarily for the ‘best’ overall project, but rather it aims to commend innovation, creativity and smart thinking in some aspect of the student’s work for the final degree project. We purposely keep the brief quite wide – it could perhaps be a clever concept or idea for a particular site, an inventive presentation style or innovative use of technology!

Congratulations to all graduating students this year there was some excellent work on display at your end of year shows and we really enjoyed our look around!

Queens University Winner: Zoe Mangan – Place Matters – The Hostel:

Through the use of process models, Zoe’s project provided a clear demonstration of steps taken within the design process from initial concept through to the delivery of the final design.

University of Ulster Winner: John Manlapaz – Digital Museum – Transport House Retrofit:

Johns project was carefully curated to ensure every visualisation, diagram or drawing was used to further inform the key ideas behind his proposed retrofit design.