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June 2017

| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica

CSA Annual Student Exhibition showcases

innovation in Tropical Designs


he Caribbean School of Architecture (CSA), Faculty of The Built

Environment launched its annual end of year Student Exhibition on May

17, 2017 on the grounds of the CSA. The annual exhibition showcases

the best of student’s work from all four year groups in the undergraduate

programme and by Master of Architecture graduate students done as part

of their assessment by internal and external examiners.

The exhibition was open to members of the public and ran from June 5

to 23. Guest speaker at the launch ceremony and cocktail reception

was well-known Jamaican theatre icon Mr Oliver Samuels who quipped

that “architecture is just like theatre, the buildings are the actors and

the city is the stage.” In his engaging presentation he talked about his

lifelong fascination with architecture and encouraged students to pursue

“architectural integrity” in all their work.

A large gathering comprising parents and family members of students,

members of faculty and staff and members of the architecture fraternity

were impressed with the student’s talent and innovation as they toured the


Fourth year student Nieco Francis (2



presents the 3D miniature model of his design

done for the Grenada National Library. The

model was developed following his group’s

study tour of that island during the 2015-2016

Academic Year. Listening intently from left

are Arch Dr. Patricia Green, Head, CSA, Mrs.

Denise Ramharrack, Programme Director,

undergraduate programmes and Dr. Elizabeth

Pigou-Dennis, Programme Director, MA,

Architecture programme, CSA

At left is a first year students’ miniature model of his final project – a pavilion which would house pop up exhibitions and other public gatherings. At right, Architect Dr. Patricia

Green, Head, CSA shows Mrs Michelle Beckford, Corporate Communications Manager part of a site analysis for the Hope Botanical Gardens done by first year students.