The following was published in RSUA Perspective in July 2011.
The end of year show is always heady with emotions. A long arduous task has reached completion. Some have succeeded, others have failed. Long-term desk companions realise they won’t see their friends as often. It is also a great time to reflect upon the products of the year, and this year the work produced across the school was as diverse as the emotions experienced by staff and students alike.
From embassies in Belfast/Dublin in the 3rd year studio to Post Offices and Cinemas in the 6th year studio; from roughly hewn plaster models to delicate card maquettes; from painstaking hand drawn renders to sophisticated digital imaginings; the range of projects and approaches across the board is truly staggering.
A host of awards were given to the most outstanding students, notably to Phillip Evans whose successful completion of the Masters of Landscape Architecture programme, makes him Northern Ireland’s first ever graduating Landscape Architect; something which Phillip, the MLA programme and the entire school can feel immensely proud of.