The Bartlett School of Architecture


Bartlett student wins Jonathan Speirs Scholarship

8 June 2017

Bartlett student Martyna Marciniak has been awarded a prestigious Jonathan Speirs scholarship.

Martyna with the other winner and presenter of the award

Martyna Marciniak, a Bartlett School of Architecture student, has been announced as joint winner of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund for 2016-2017.

Martyna’s work stood out from the other extremely high-calibre entries to win alongside Royal College of Art student Eleanor Connolly. John Roake, Chairman of the JSSF, said that the two winners in particular “conveyed high levels of passion and creativity and showed a clear understanding of the importance of light in architectural design.”

Congratulations Martyna!

About Martyna's work

Martyna believes that light is both a generator of atmosphere, and highly influential to the human condition. She has focused on the contribution of light to wellbeing and health, including a competition-winning entry for maximizing natural light in a hospital.

Her designs also focus on unique narrative and experiential spaces. Her latest work uses time-based light sequences that interact with form and materiality to create atmospheric moments.

About the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund

The Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund is a UK charity at the behest of the late Jonathan Speirs that provides support to students of architecture who wish to enter the architectural lighting design profession. Bartlett student Martyna plans to use her scholarship to subsidise an internship in the lighting design industry, as well as to fund her remaining architectural studies.