Potter wins Cardiff University Architecture Library Prize
19 May 2008
The winning drawing by Michael Potter
The inaugural Cardiff University Architecture Library Prize, the drawing competition award for undergraduate students of the Welsh School of Architecture, organised by Information Services, has been won by Michael Potter.
Students were challenged to produce a hand drawn architectural detail of an existing building. The majority of entrants were inspired by Cardiff's own buildings and monuments.
The judges, Dr Stephen Kite and Professor Peter Salter, commented that Potter’s drawing was "an intriguing choice of detail and the everyday".
Back row (L-R) James R. Mitchell, Alexander Welsh, Rhys Nicholas, Michael Potter, Dr Stephen Kite (Reader at Welsh School of Architecture) and front ow (L-R) Simon James, Sarah Nicholas (Subject Librarian for Architecture), Richard Mellowes (Deputy University Librarian & Assistant Director, Information Services)
Potter wins £50 of national book tokens and £50 of vouchers towards art materials. Commendations and prizes donated by Pennies from Heaven, Donhead Publishing and Thames and Hudson were awarded to Simon James, James R. Mitchell, Rhys Nicholas and Alexander Welsh.
Sarah Nicholas, Information Services' Subject Librarian for Architecture, said, "with entries displayed in the Architecture Library, this competition has given a sense of ownership of the space to the students, in addition to encouraging them to develop their drawing skills".
A selection of entries will be displayed in the Architecture Library, Cardiff University until 2009.