Amazing designs featured for new public buildings

UCS architecture and design Bryony Briggs, at the end of the year show, with her dad William.
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UCS architecture and design Bryony Briggs, at the end of the year show, with her dad William. Her father is used the Oculus Rift virtual reality viewer to experience her designs for The Beacon - Jaywick Spiritual Centre - Credit: Archant

University students have great designs for the future

UCS architecture and design Bryony Briggs, at the end of the year show, with her dad William.
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UCS architecture and design Bryony Briggs, at the end of the year show, with her dad William. Her father is used the Oculus Rift virtual reality viewer to experience her designs for The Beacon - Jaywick Spiritual Centre - Credit: Archant

Five interior design and architecture students showcased their final year work in a special exhibition in the Art Building at University Campus Suffolk

Their exhibition was open to the public for a few days, after the awards ceremony took place at the Waterfront Building.

It included individual designs of five students, and joint projects too by the group members, known as The Mavericks.

The group is taught by Dr Liana Psarologaki, the course leader, who is an architect and also a well-known designer of art installations in public places.

UCS interior architecture and design student Victoria Fox at the end of the year show

UCS interior architecture and design student Victoria Fox at the end of the year show - Credit: Archant

And this exhibibition include a cubicle, designed by the students, which with a mood monitor - with changing lights displayed produced from the individual’s heart beat.

There are design plans, models and even virtual reality glasses to see “inside” designs.

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Award-winning Bryony Briggs, from Essex, was showing her designs for The Beacon - Jaywick Spiritual Centre.

Bryony said it was not a real life project yet, but she felt it could be.

And her proud dad, William, was able to “fly through”, her design by putting on the Oculus virtualy reality headset.

“It is absolutely huge,” he said.

Bryony,21, has also worked at Colchester Borough Council throughout her university course.

Dad William said: “She has worked very hard, often to 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning on her designs.”

Bryony said: “I have always wanted to do this.

“I can’t believe it has got to this so soon. It is so exciting.”

Bryony Brigg also won The Hold design competition award

The Interior Architecture and Design student who designed the “shell-inspired” reception that could be used as a basis for the new Suffolk Research Centre building, which has the working title of ‘The Hold’.

The project was run as an exclusive design competition in partnership with Suffolk County Council and the winning design was showcased at the fundraising gala event for ‘The Hold’ in March at the Museum of East Anglian Life.

Another course member, Victoria Fox, is a mum of two daughters, and who returned to education after working in health care.

She produced a design for turning the former Freston Boot pub into a community facility for the Shotley peninsula.

She has called it the Freston Dementia Village.

Victoria said: “Before coming to UCS I worked in the health sector for 15 years. I would love to get the opportunity to design buildings for the health services which work better than some of those currently in use.”

Elsewhere in the building there were very varied displays, from graphic art and design, to fine art and computer game designs.