Ben Mullan from Studio 9, Nick Woodward from Studio 12, Meera Lad from Studio 6 and Lousie Morely from Studio 15 were all nominated for the prestigious Latham’s 2016 Innovation in Timber Award.
Since the first James Latham began importing hardwoods into Liverpool in 1757, the company, has, under the continuing management and direction of the Latham family, developed into a leading importer and distributor of wood-based sheet materials (panel products), joinery quality softwood and hardwood and hardwood flooring.
The Group is an involved supporter of Forests Forever and a signatory to its recommended policies. Forests Forever is a campaign by Britain’s Timber industry to help safeguard the forests of the world by encouraging improved forest management, responsible trading and the promotion of the positive environmental aspects of using timber.
This award is open to Architecture and Interiors graduating students to produce a project which shows the most innovative use of timber.
Miles Kember and Catherine Linbourne from Latham’s Timber commended the winning student Louise Morley for her thoughtful and creative use of timber in her building proposition for Live-Work units in Lewes. In particular they noted her choice of different species of timber on north and south facing facades, in response to differing environmental conditions, and the way her timber proposals set out to minimising waste by looking to use all parts of the specified tree with zero waste.