Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust Awards Scheme
Form || Last Year's Awards
of the Sir Patrick Geddes Memoral Trust Awards Scheme for 2007-
On 13 March
2008, as part of the Scottish Government's Scottish Awards for Quality
in Planning, John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable
Growth presented certificates to the winning entries in the Sir
Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust Student Awards' Scheme for 2007-2008.
entries were received from five universities, some of whom were
submitting for the first time. The Trustees attending the awards'
ceremony at the Hub were delighted to meet and congratulate the
students on the high standard of their work.
1 award (course work reflecting Geddes principles) went to Allison
Borden and Ferdia McLeavey-Reville, MSc students on the Architectural
Conservation course at the Edinburgh College of Art. Their study
entitled, "Architectural Intervention", looked at a shared
design for the City of Literature and Edinburgh International Book
Festival in the Canongate area of the city. The prize for Category
2a (award for best undergraduate dissertation) went to Stewart McNally
for his dissertation on "Public Participation and the Involvement
of Children". The judges also commended the entry from Eilidh
Henderson of the Department of Architecture at the University of
Strathclyde on "An investigation into the use of design codes
and the emotional impact of the relationship between street width
and building height". In Category 2b such was the quality of
the work received the judges' panel recommended, and the Trust agreed,
that two prizes should be awarded this year; the first to Gille
Young of the Department of Town and Regional Planning at Dundee
University for her wide ranging work on "Public Protests and
the Historic Inner City in Europe" and the second to Steven
Orr of the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University
for his dissertation on "A Change in the Wind: Assessment of
the potential of public participation planning for wind energy".
A third candidate in the same category, Nora Frolich of the School
of Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, was highly commended
for her dissertation on "Revitalisation of Hungarian Post-Socialist
Towns and Quarters". The Category 3 award (best first year
student) went to Craig Robb now in his second year of the BSc course
in Town and Regional Planning at Dundee University.
are most grateful to those universities that submitted entries and
were pleased to note the high standard of all of the work received.
Our thanks go to the Scottish Government for their kind support
in letting us join their national awards' ceremony and also to The
Economic Development Investment Group, for their ongoing financial