Marc Miller and Chris Wiseman win the 2018 National Urban Design Awards

Marc Miller and Chris Wiseman from our MSc in Urban Design (2016-17) have won the National Urban Design Student Award 2018 with their project ‘Milton: back from the edge’, a proposal for the urban renewal of a portion of the North West of Glasgow.

They worked alongside colleagues on a challenge set by Glasgow Housing Association to the Urban Design Studies Unit: to develop long term strategies, detailed masterplans and place design that would transform Milton into an attractive, well served and connected district enhancing the lives of current and new residents.

Their sensitive and visionary proposal was selected from entries by a judging panel composed of past winners of the prize, private and public sectors, academics and other leaders in the field. This is the third time that students of our MSc in Urban Design have won the prize since 2011.

This year’s victory is special, being the 40th anniversary of the Urban Design Group, and the 25th anniversary of Francis Tibbalds’ seminal publication, ‘Making People Friendly Towns’. The Urban Design Group was established in 1978 to promote high standards of performance and inter-professional co-operation in planning, urban design and architecture, landscape design and all other aspects of the built environment. It educates relevant professions and the public in matters relating to Urban Design.

Being recognised at the top of our game is wonderful, proving that Strathclyde University is pioneering in the field of urbanism and continues to be committed to its tradition of engagement with society and policy-making.

Watch a video of their project.

Urban Design Group Student Awards

Sama A Jabr, MSc in Urban Design (2014-15), Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde was awarded the national award from the UK's Urban Design Group.  Sam won 'The Francis Tibbalds Award' for her work on the Laurieston area of central Glasgow and the award Ceremony took place in the grand Victory Services Club in London, on the 11thMarch 2016.

Our entry in 2015 was a team effort and they were delighted to be invited as finalists with their project ‘The Regeneration of an Urban Neighbourhood’ by Siti Anis, Sen Chen, and Osman Khalifa. In 2012 our Iain Brodie won the first prize with his project ‘Gallowgate Renewal’.