Summer Show 2019 Opener Announced
28 May 2019
Chris Wilkinson OBE, founder of WilkinsonEyre Architects, will open this year’s Bartlett Summer Show
On Friday 21 June, award-winning architect Chris Wilkinson will open The Bartlett Summer Show 2019 with an address to students, staff, industry and invited guests at the Exhibition Launch Party in UCL’s main quadrangle. Chris will also tour the exhibition before it opens to the public, to select a design unit to win the group Show Opener’s Prize 2019.
Speaking about The Bartlett, Chris said that he has always been impressed by “the scope and breadth of the students’ creative design work, technical knowledge and intellectual inquisitiveness.”
“I have been involved with The Bartlett for many years, throughout which I have become aware of the quality of teaching through the excellence of the students’ work. WilkinsonEyre is always keen to interview Bartlett students and we enjoy working with those who join us. I am honoured and delighted to be invited to open this year’s Summer Show.
About Chris Wilkinson
Chris has had considerable success in international and UK competition wins, including the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Mary Rose Museum in the UK and the Crown Sydney Resort Hotel on the Darling Harbour Waterfront in Australia.
His contribution to architecture has been recognised with an OBE in the Millennium Honours list, election to the Royal Academy of Arts, an Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architecture and Honorary Doctorates at Westminster University and Oxford Brookes University.
WilkinsonEyre have supported The Bartlett Summer Show for the past four years, sponsoring the Show Opener’s Prize in 2017 and 2015. Many of our graduates go on to work with them for their Part 1 and 2 Practical Training Experience, with some of them joining the practice afterwards.