We are thrilled that Associate Shauna Bradley is among the 23 practitioners that made the longlist in the RIBAJ Rising Stars Awards 2018. The Awards recognise the most talented, socially aware, promising practitioners who have completed their professional studies (Part II) within the last 10 years.
Shauna was recently promoted to Associate, having joined Glenn Howells Architects in 2010. She completed her Part I at Queen’s University Belfast and Part II at Birmingham City University, where she also completed a Masters in Urban Design. Shauna has extensive masterplanning and urban design experience and has played a key role on a number of large-scale projects, in various sectors. Since starting at GHA she has been involved in Argent’s Paradise, a contemporary multi-purpose business quarter in the heart of Birmingham, and Ballymore’s London City Island, a thriving new riverside community on the peninsula between the River Lea and the Thames.
Her application was supported by Studio Director Dan Mulligan who said “Since joining GHA in 2010, Shauna quickly established herself as a senior member of the team and is a trusted colleague among her peers. She has worked on a number of high-profile projects across a number of sectors and has played a fundamental role in the ongoing transformation of Birmingham city center. She is a dedicated and talented Architect, with exceptional design and presentational skills whilst also offering support and mentorship to younger Architects that are starting their careers. She continues to go ‘the extra mile’ for both the practice and her clients, which has been rewarded with her recent promotion to Associate.”
On hearing of her place on the longlist Shauna said “I am delighted to be recognized for this award. I have been very fortunate during my time at Glenn Howells Architects to have been able to work on a wide variety of projects of various scales and challenges, and been able to form a team around me that have become a second family. It takes tenacity to stick working for the same company for so many years, particularly at the beginning of one’s career, but I have found my place and the projects I work on are no longer a ‘job’ but something I see as part of me. Currently I am delivering One Centenary Way (the second phase of the Paradise development) a steel exoskeleton which is being built over an active highway tunnel, and a new major project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. All large scale, fundamental city changing schemes, but I am also working personally with Glenn to deliver a one off house nestled with Snowdonia.”