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LSBU Architectural Technology students through to CIOB Bright Futures final

The Bright Futures Challenge final is sponsored by VolkerFitzpatrick and will take place on one of their sites in central London on 6 March 2019

Three teams from LSBU competed in the regional stages of the Chartered Institute of Building's (CIOB) Bright Futures Challenge on 6 February 2019. ‘LSBU 2’, a team of three second year architectural technology students (Lauren Webster, Ben Clark and Luke Stanley), were the competition winners.

CIOB’s Bright Futures Challenge is an annual event that gives students the opportunity to excel and stand out in the crowd. Regional heats take place in London, Maidstone and Southampton Hubs. The winning team from each heat competes in the final on 6 March in London.

There were 3 stages to the regional heat in London. Firstly, students were asked to design a community on a particular site with specific challenges, for example a river in close proximity or a railway. The second stage was to present the community they had created and, finally, the third stage saw students take a quiz based on sustainable buildings around the world.

The event was a fun and challenging experience for students and provided them with the chance to network with top industry professionals and other students from around the London and Southern region.

Speaking about the event, winning student Lauren Webster noted: “It was a fantastic night and a brilliant opportunity to not only talk to other universities but also professionals in the industry.

"We are all excited to see what the Final will be like and what challenges we will face."

The final is sponsored by VolkerFitzpatrick and will be taking place on one of their sites in central London on 6 March 2019.

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