‘Year Out’ Student Lara Bandoni awarded Ryder Bursary

‘Year Out’ Student Lara Bandoni is awarded a Bursary from international award winning design practice Ryder Architecture

Now in its 18th year, the Ryder Bursary is open to all year out students working across the practice.  It is awarded for outstanding work in both university and in practice, based on assessment following an interview and examination of portfolios.  It provides a stipend of £15,000 for the following two years of study for a Master of architecture degree.

Our close ties with local and international practices are strengthened through the recognition by the profession of the high standard of students emerging from Strathclyde. This is evident in the number of Strathclyde alumni working in and leading practices locally and internationally. 

The panel commended the candidates saying: The candidates were all very professional in their approach to the interview process and it was encouraging to see such a high standard and broad range of work undertaken during their time at Ryder.  Each candidate has clearly made a positive contribution to each of their respective teams and should be commended for that.  It is also interesting to compare how this is impacted upon by the content and approach of the various courses from which the students have arrived – Bath, Hong Kong, Liverpool, Northumbria, Nottingham and Strathclyde. Whilst the panel were agreed on Lara as the most comprehensively outstanding student, the marking for all students was very close. 

Our congratulations goes to Lara on her achievement.