Graduates named as RIBAJ’s Rising Stars of 2017

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017

Graduates named as RIBAJ’s Rising Stars of 2017

Angharad Palmer and Declan Sharkey, both graduates from the Welsh School of Architecture, have been named in the cohort of 2017 Rising Stars by RIBAJ.

Angharad worked at Hawkins Brown before moving to Pocket Living as their design manager. She enjoys working on small infill sites in London to try and alleviate the housing crisis in the city using modern methods of construction. Angharad completed her BSc Architectural Studies in the Welsh School of Architecture and went on to graduate from our Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies (Part 3) in 2014.

Declan became Popolous’ youngest principal and has worked on international projects such as the QPR Stadium and Elite Training Facility, Real Madrid Stadium, Copenhagen Arena and Nanjing Olympic Village. He graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture’s BSc/MArch programme in 2009.

RIBAJ’s (the Royal Institute of British Architects Journal) Rising Stars award aims to recognise the talents of design team members early on in their careers and reward the new generation of professionals who will forge the future of architecture.

A panel of judges, once Rising Stars themselves, picked this year’s cohort. The 2017 judges were Mary Duggan of Mary Duggan Architects; John Nordon, design director at PegasusLife; David Miller of David Miller Architects; environmental engineer Mark Skelly, director, Skelly and Couch; and RIBA Journal’s executive editor Eleanor Young.

We’d like to congratulate Angharad and Declan on their achievement and hope that they can become a source of inspiration for the cohorts of students currently studying architecture with us.

RIBAJ Profile of Angharad Palmer

RIBAJ Profile of Declan Sharkey