Congratulations to our WICE finalists

7th April 2021

We’re thrilled to announce that Amy Evered and Jennie Searle are both WICE Awards 2021 Best Young Women in Architecture finalists.

The WICE Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of women working in construction, engineering and architecture. This year’s awards attracted over 250 nominations from France, Spain, The Netherlands, Chile, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Ireland and the UK.

We nominated Amy and Jennie because of their talent, dedication and contributions not only to our work, but the industry as a whole.

Amy Evered, Architect

Amy joined us as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in 2013. Eight years later, she is now a key member of our Universities team with a particular interest in contemporary educational design approaches which deliver inspiring, sustainable learning spaces.

Amy is currently leading our Health Sciences project at the University of Chichester, a conversion of the existing arts building. Her creative design skills have allowed the brief to be transformed into a technically innovative design.

Amy is also running a pro bono project on behalf of Stride Treglown which will see an existing Social Justice Hub in Avonmouth transformed into two self-contained apartments for people who are seeking asylum or escaping domestic abuse.

Jennie Searle, Architect

Jennie is well-versed in current school design guidance and relishes the challenge of producing holistic and aspirational solutions within tight budgets, especially for pupils who require additional support.

Her current project involves the redevelopment of a SEN school for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The complex site includes restoration of a heritage building which aligns with her enthusiasm for reuse and conservation of existing buildings.

Jennie is always ready to help others and has enjoyed guiding students as part of the RIBA Student Mentoring Programme at the University of the West of England.

We’re so proud of their achievements and wish them both the best of luck at the ceremony in May. If you’d like to congratulate Amy and Jennie personally, get in touch.

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