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Student Design Awards supported by RBS

We’ve been working with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) to develop the 'workplace of the future' design award as part of the 2012 RSA Student Design Awards.

The 2012 RSA Student Design Award encouraged university students to produce fresh, creative ideas, exploring all aspects of the workplace, including furniture, technology and the working environment.

65 submissions were received from students across the UK and abroad and the six shortlisted students had the opportunity to present their projects earlier this month at a lunch event, hosted by Caroline Rainbird, Director of Corporate Services and Ray Carneiro, Director of Property Portfolio Strategy.

The two winning students were:

  • Nina Wigfall from the London College of Communication who received £2,000 for ‘The Workshed Project’, a scheme of self-contained workspaces within a community
  • Helen Sawyer from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, who received £1,000 for her ‘collection of textile installations and screens’ project which encourages creativity and flexible working by creating a calm, therapeutic atmosphere in the office

It doesn’t stop there. We’re continuing to support Nina and Helen, working with Nina to produce a prototype of her Workshed concept and helping Helen progress the development of her textile screen installations.

"It's been great to see the innovation, freshness and enthusiasm from talented, young people about to start their careers. Many of the ideas we've seen are very readily transferrable into our buildings and the activities we do."

Caroline Rainbird, Director of Corporate Services

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