Celebrating NBRS Young Team Success
NBRS is made up of architects and designers from a range of ages and backgrounds. We pride ourselves on the diversity across our practice and want to take a moment to celebrate the achievements of some of our younger team members.
From Student Architect to Registered Architect
A huge congratulation to Luen Samonte for receiving her Architectural Registration. Luen started at NBRS in 2014 through our Student Partnership Program. It is wonderful to see how she has developed professionally since joining us as a student to now being a full time qualified architect. Applications for our 2017/18 Student Partnership Program close this week. Click here to find out how to apply.
International Student Design Summit
Tamiru Kawashima, an NBRS Architectural Student. He has been accepted into a partnership between the University of Sydney and Engineering Without Borders (EWB). This is especially relevant as Tamiru is studying both Architecture and Engineering.This gives Tamiru a deep and dynamic understanding of the relationship between the two intrinsically connected disciplines.
Tamiru has a keen interest in creating positive social change through design solutions; “I have experienced firsthand the need for the development of India’s infrastructure. Visiting India as a child numerous times (to visit family members in coastal villages) exposed me to the importance of infrastructure to a society and the stark difference in the quality of life associated with it. I think this is what encouraged me to study degrees focusing on the built environment and encourages me to explore how this environment can help shape communities and societies.”
The two-week course includes a Design Summit in India with a focus on Humanitarian Engineering and Design. Looking at local communities and considering impactful design outcomes to create positive change. In addition to attaining a place on the course Tamiru has additionally received a grant, awarded through the New Colombo Plan which supports Australian Undergraduate Students undertaking study in the Indo Pacific Region.
This is a great achievement and we wish Tamiru the best of luck in India. We are delighted to see our younger architects pursuing critical and investigative avenues to create life changing and community minded design outcomes.