Stonehaven student wins prestigious accolade

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A Stonehaven student has won a prestigious accolade.

Jamie Yorkston (21) of Stonehaven, a student at Robert Gordon University’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment has been presented with the School’s award for Most Promising Built Environment Student.

The talented student has entered his final year of study after a successful third-year which saw the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology student presented with the award.

During the year, Jamie worked on various course projects designing small-scale visitor centres including one to be located near Durris Forest. The project was to produce a ‘Gateway’ to the Deeside forestry by designing a visitors centre to serve those who love the outdoors.

Jamie said: “In my project, I concentrated on ‘buildability’ – the way a building is constructed and which materials are used. My designs focussed on sustainable features utilising locally-sourced materials. I wanted to encourage people to use the forest more as we have this great outdoor environment right on our doorstep in Stonehaven.

“I’m delighted that my hard work this year has been recognised with a School award. It’s great to have to be acknowledged by your lecturers and certainly encourages me to work even harder next year!”

The talented student was previously honoured at the School’s annual prizegiving in 2011 with the Simpson Shield Technology Award.

Dr Jonathan Scott, Course Leader, said: “Jamie has achieved excellent academic grades across the year. He was also last year’s best student so this is a continuation of his good work in Architectural Technology.

“Awards such as these are very important in motivating our students to do their best and receive recognition throughout their learning. Jamie has shown great promise and dedication to his degree and I look forward to seeing his continued success moving forward.”