Rising stars

Winners of the Ribaj Rising Stars awards in association with Origin have been revealed.

The international awards, organised by Riba Journal and sponsored by Origin, recognise the talents of architects and designers in the early stages of their careers.

Entrants were judged on their original thinking, leadership, collaborative approach and hard work by a panel of judges that were once Rising Stars themselves. This was chaired by: the RSA’s Matthew Taylor; Lucy Tilley, associate director at Adjaye Associates; Maria Smith, founder of Interrobang; Patrick Bellew, principal at Atelier Ten; Gus Zogolovitch, managing director of Inhabit Homes; and Eleanor Young, executive editor of Ribaj.

It was the judges’ task to pick a shortlist from a pool of talented UK designers which was then cut further to an elite cohort: The Ribaj Rising Stars of 2016.

Ben Brocklesby, sales and marketing director of Origin, was on hand at the awards to present each winner with a bottle of Champagne and congratulate them on their hard work and creativity.

“Innovation and design is something that is very close to us at Origin, which is why the Rising Stars award really struck a chord with us,” Ben said. “All entrants were judged by their talent and drive to make things happen and I have no doubt that there are exciting times ahead for each and every one of them.”

Details on the Rising Stars can be found here: www.Ribaj.com/intelligence/rising-stars