Vivian Wall who is studying BA(Hons) Architecture, has been awarded a ‘RIBA Part 1 Education Fund Bursary’ which provides long-term financial support to architecture students “demonstrating talent and commitment to their studies, and who might struggle to cover the costs of living and course-related expenditure”.
Vivian was required to submit a personal statement and five pages from her portfolio for the bursary.
“Disbelief summarises my reaction when I first found out that I was awarded the bursary. My response was something along the lines of ‘Wait, really, an overall sense of gratitude, however, is what I truly feel. This bursary not only assists with my education but will greatly inspire me to jump higher and leap further after seeing what I’m capable of achieving. I couldn’t be more thankful”
Vivian is part of Studio 06 this year. They will be focussing their investigations on the urban context, exploring issues relating to the design and use of public space. They will be working in and around Valley Gardens, Brighton’s most significant public open space and maintaining the studio trajectory and lines of enquiry from previous years’ work in Pool Valley and Rottingdean.
On joining the Studio 06 Vivian says “My major fascination with my studies is learning about the hidden technologies behind a beautiful design. I’m incredibly excited to continue my course as I head into my second year.”