Here are the Design category finalists.

Samuel Frith - Salem - Arup

Sam is an Assistant Technician at Arup in London.  Whilst doing college work part-time he has also led the Structural CAD on two projects (using Revit) and has been a vital part of other important jobs within his Buildings London group. Sam supports new apprentices who join the company and provides them with information on Arup and what an apprenticeship entails. He has not only been mentoring a structural apprentice but also visits local colleges to promote engineering and apprenticeships to young people.

Sarah Habershon - Hawkins Brown

Sarah is an Architectural Assistant at Hawkins Brown Architects from London.  Sarah’s thesis project, [re]Working Bingley, was a college with associated public facilities and rentable accommodation. It sought to examine the opportunities available to 18 to 24 year olds and to suggest alternative educational routes.  At university Sarah worked as a student ambassador on outreach programmes targeting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and involved workshops showcasing the studio environment, something which many students had never encountered before. She had the opportunity to speak at a workshop during the Higher Education Academy Conference 2013 concerning work of ambassadors who had been part of the programme before entering University and the benefits of this and worked on an intensive five day summer school with college students.

Saira Hussain - Hussain Architectural Design

Saira is the Director of Hussain Architectural Design Ltd in Lancashire.  She began her own practice from a small office near her house and almost 4 years later she is now based in the town centre and has been nominated for 10 awards in the last year alone, including 'young achiever of the year' and 'property company of the year'. Saira enjoys being able to bring modern ways of Architecture to the area and being able to invest in Burnley and its future.

Guy Morgan - Cundall

Guy is a Structural Engineer at Cundall from Newcastle.  Over the last two years he has been working for Cundall as a Graduate Engineer, however in mid 2014 he was promoted to Structural Engineer.  From his very difficult experience of losing a family member to cancer in the early stages of his career, he hopes to have a positive impact on how illnesses such as stress and depression are dealt with in the workplace.  Guy is part of the Green Team at Cundall, and is responsible for organising all volunteering opportunities for the Newcastle office. He is a group member for the Generation 4 Change, a STEM Ambassador and promotes his experience of working as a young engineer to students considering a career in engineering.  He is also involved with Discovery School which helps identify and nurture young engineering talent.  

Lucy Stephens - WRW Construction

Lucy is a BIM and Design Coordinator at WRW Construction Ltd from Swansea.  She has recently qualified as a CITB Construction Ambassador and hopes to show that there is no difference between being a male or a female in the industry.   Lucy has been involved in multiple workshops for students, ranging from carpentry workshops to architectural workshops.  As the only employee dedicated specifically to design and BIM co-ordination, she can often help out on schemes that are not part of her role such as creating site layouts or compiling O&M manuals to larger subjects such as advising and gathering information in relation to BREEAM.

Giulia Tomasello - Pell Frischmann

Giulia is a Structural Engineer at Pell Frischmann in London.  Giulia began her career at Pell Frischmann as an intern, and was one day asked to help on a couple of projects.  Despite being an intern she started to collaborate with the project director and was soon offered a permanent position. Giulia is a member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineer (IABSE) British group. This year she is on the committee to organise the next Future of Design event, a full-day conference for young designers aimed at promoting industry and inspiring future generations.

Elizabeth Ward - AECOM

Elizabeth is an Engineer at AECOM in Leeds.   She graduated from the University of Sheffield having been awarded the Mappin Medal from the Civil and Structural Engineering Department for greatest attainment during her degree.  Elizabeth is a member of the Sustainable Design Group at AECOM, where she delivers a range of modelling services, which help to reduce the environmental impact of buildings and enhance their performance in use.  At university she was part of the Science and Engineering Champions Scheme, which promoted Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects to school students and currently undertakes activities to encourage school students into careers in the industry, as well as providing support to Engineering students at the University of Sheffield, including being an Industrial Mentor to two groups of First Year students.