Tim Matthews


Date: 23rd Jun 2016

A BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design student at Buckinghamshire New University has won a prize for his work from office design and build specialist, space-pod.

Tim Matthews was presented with a winning certificate and cheque by Fi Mathieson of space-pod  at the University's Art & Design Show for his design concept for an 'Island on the Thames'.

Fi Mathieson said: "We were particularly impressed with Tim's concept for an Island on the Thames - he embraced multi-disciplinary spatial design practices to integrate architecture, landscape design, and service design."

"Space-pod supports the BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design degree due to its focus on both the theory and practice of design."

Tim Matthews said: "I am extremely proud that all of my hard work has been recognised by such a well-respected company."

Space-pod has a showroom in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, and second-year BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design students enjoy work-experience opportunities with the company.

Tim's classmate Anna-Lee Laferlla, a previous winner of the space-pod Prize for Spatial Design, is joining the firm as a Junior Designer after impressing during an internship in the second year of her course and being sponsored by space-pod in her third year.

Course Leader David Barras said: "We are very grateful to space-pod for the ongoing relationship we have and the work experience opportunities for our second-year students.

"Many thanks to Fi Mathieson for attending our Show and presenting the space-pod prize to Tim Matthews - he is a very deserving winner. The Spatial Design course team also wish Anna-lee Laferlla all the best for her future career as it starts with space-pod."


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