First year BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design student Jasmine Hunt has been awarded first prize for design work around centres providing palliative care in Bournemouth.

Winning first place for ‘best project presentation’, Jasmine’s awarding came as the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design programme entered the Architects for Health Student Design Awards, hosted by the Wellcome Foundation, for the first time.

Eight designers, all first-year students at AUB, entered the competition, which challenges design and architecture students to seek contemporary and compassionate solutions in design, for health and social settings. The students worked closely with designers, and health-care professionals from the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch (RBCH) NHS Trust, looking to redesign the Palliative Care Unit, which consists of day-care and in-patient departments that provide end-of-life care for cancer patients.

AUB BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design student Lydia Palmer also won Highly Commended for overall project at the competition, which is open to students from all levels, including post-graduate MA students.

Jasmine Hunt spoke of her time working on the project, saying: “Our project was based around how to integrate modern and constantly changing technology features into a healthcare environment, for which we were designing the interior of a new palliative care centre.

“This brief was led by the Architects for Health Student Awards, who encourage students to think about innovative ways to consider healthcare design.”