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DIT wins two prestigious architecture awards

Posted: 27 June, 2017

DIT has won two inaugural Building and Architect of the Year awards for excellence in education & multi-discipline collaboration.

Cormac Allen, Assistant Head of the School of Architecture at DIT has won the inaugural Building and Architect of the Year Award (BAYA) for Excellence in Education & Training. In addition, DIT and RKD Architects received a BAYA award for the Greenway Hub in the category of Multi-Discipline Collaboration Achievement.

Cormac Allen and the Dublin School of Architecture at DIT received the award for the hugely successful Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) professional programmes. An esteemed judging panel, led by former Irish Times Environment Editor Frank McDonald, said that the DIT NZEB professional programmes demonstrated the very best of excellence in the delivery and development of knowledge in the Architecture industry.

Stephen Pierce, Senior Area Manager, Vescom Wallcoverings & Fabrics presents the Multi-Discipline Collaboration Achievement Award to Gopal Naidoo and Donal Murphy, RKD Architects.

The Greenway Hub project was also recognised by the judging panel who said the close collaboration between RKD Architects and DIT added significant value to the final project. Greenway Hub was the first building to be constructed on site using Building Information Modelling, a technology which allowed the contractor and design teams to utilise a full digital representation of the building and its functions to assist with construction. 

The Dublin School of Architecture is now accepting applications for its MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) starting in September – apply before Friday’s deadline here