LSBU students win leading UK architecture awards

27 February 2024

The exceptional work of two London South Bank University (LSBU) Architecture Apprenticeship students who work at the international design firm, Scott Brownrigg, was recognised at the WCCA Architecture Apprentice Awards 2024 in two categories, with:

  • Jess Fuller, LSBU BA Level 6 Architectural Assistant Apprentice, winning the ‘WCCA Part 1 Apprentice Employee of the Year’ award for her outstanding performance during her apprenticeship at Scott Brownrigg. The judging panel highlighted Jess’ views on widening access to the architecture profession and her work with charities and schools to promote wider access to architecture apprenticeships.
  • Jack Taafe, LSBU MArch Level 7 Architecture Apprentice, being awarded a WCCA Certificate of Commendation for his work on residential, film studio, life science and education projects and his positive approach to his apprentice work, at Scott Brownrigg.

Scott Brownrigg are ranked in the top 20 UK architectural practices and top 100 global architectural practices. They are one of the largest architectural practices in the UK and their work has included designing: Heathrow Terminal 4 and the BBC Headquarters in White City.  Less than two years ago, LSBU BA Level 6 Architectural Assistant Apprentice, Steve Jell, won the ‘WCCA Apprentice of the Year Award’ for his outstanding dedication to academic studies at LSBU and commitment to his employer.

Professor Igea Troiani, Head of the Division of Architecture at LSBU explained, “We, the LSBU Architecture staff and students in LSBU's Division of Architecture, are thrilled with Jess and Jack’s success. It is a testimony of their hard work, innovation and commitment to learning across the university and industry. The support offered by Scott Brownrigg in collaboration with the academic teaching team, Course Leaders and LSBU apprenticeship must also be commended. We have no doubt that Jess and Jack will make important contributions to bettering the built environment throughout their future architecture careers and see this as the first of, what we hope are, many other recognitions of their excellence.”

Sammy Shummo, LSBU Group Director of Apprenticeships, said, “This new national architecture award and commendation only adds to the many examples of how LSBU students learn and develop during our apprenticeships because they are working for leading employers, from global businesses like Scott Brownrigg to public sector organisations like the NHS. The experiences our students get from LSBU apprenticeships and the chance to work for industry leaders means they learn the skills to build successful careers when they graduate.”