The Bartlett School of Architecture


New Urban Design Bursary from Foster+Partners awarded

10 December 2014

Eleftherios Sergios

The second in a new series of Urban Design Bursaries sponsored by Foster+Partners has been awarded to B-Pro MArch Urban Design student Eleftherios Sergios. 

Eleftherios began the MArch Urban Design in Autumn 2014, working in Research Cluster 11 under the guidance of Dr Adrian Lahoud and Dr Sam Jacoby. His work was selected for the Foster + Partners bursary on the basis of outstanding design and representational skills, creativity and academic achievement.

Eleftherios graduated from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in March 2011, where he completed a five-year diploma programme in Architectural Engineering. His research focuses on the spatial structures, histories, political contexts and evolution of cities and urban territories. His thesis project at NTUA evaluated the Valley of Kairatos River, Heraklion, Crete and examined the city's connection with the natural environment, history, culture and urban development. He has taken part in several national and international architectural competitions.

In this film, last year’s recipient, Loukia Illipoulou, talks about her work placement. Having completed the MArch Urban Design in September 2014, Loukia is now working as an Urban Designer at Foster + Partners.

Bartlett School of Architecture / Foster+Partners Urban Design Bursary 2013-14: Loukia Iliopoulou from Bartlett School of Architecture on Vimeo.

Foster + Partners Urban Design bursaries offer financial support and opportunities for students to gain paid work experience during holiday periods. They are open to UK and EU students, and applications are invited on the programme webpages during the Summer. 

Urban Design at The Bartlett School of Architecture

The MArch Urban Design is a world-leading forum for radical experimentation in urban design education. Bringing together a wide range of experts with international urban design experience, it sets out to re-imagine the way that cities shape human life. The 12-month programme brings together a new generation of designers and thinkers from across the world in order to provide a rich and challenging space for long-term research on urbanisation and design. It is part of B-Pro, the umbrella structure for post-professional Masters programmes at The Bartlett School of Architecture, directed by Professor Frédéric Migayrou. It is led by Dr. Adrian Lahoud.

Sponsor: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world. Over the past four decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a wide range of work, including urban master plans, public infrastructure and civic and cultural buildings. Based in London, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings on six continents. Since its inception in 1967 it has received more than 620 awards for excellence and won over 100 national and international competitions. 

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Photo: © StonehousePhotographic