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Bond Architecture students to design permanent memorial walk for Mudgeeraba RSL

The Mudgeeraba RSL has joined with Bond University architecture students to take part in a unique opportunity to design a permanent public memorial walk for the Mudgeeraba RSL.

Both first and second year students of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies program at Bond were eligible to submit their proposals, with the winning design chosen for the project. This opportunity will provide the winning student, as well as their selected team, to gain practical real world experience with clients, and have an enduring demonstration of their work.

Prizes were donated by the Mudgeeraba RSL, with congratulations to the following winners:

1st place: Richard Jeydras
2nd place: Ashleigh Sullivan and Lachlan McKelvie
3rd place: Stephanie Stockwell and Jaden Williams
Honourable Mention: Rory Spence and David Plumb

A team of students will be assembled by Assistant Professor Jonathan Nelson from Bond University and Warren Webb from WN Webb & Associates Architects to undertake the design and construction as part of Bond’s community engagement and outreach. Richard Jeydras, the first prize winner will be the student leader of the project.

This will be a collaborative long-term project between students, academics, professionals and the Mudgeeraba RSL. Construction will be completed in time for the centenary anniversary of the beginning of World War I and the formation of the “Diggers” in April 2014.

The walkway is located between the RSL Mudgeeraba Hall and neighbourhood shopping complex, with a street side presence from Railway Street. The Mudgeeraba RSL aims to appeal to a younger generation yet still be accessible to visitors and patrons of all ages. The design will speak to the past, present and future of the RSL: The past being the historical and traditional aspects of the League, the present being the ongoing support activities, and the future as remembrance, continuation and expansion of these endeavours.

All entries are currently exhibited in the walkway of the Abedian School of Architecture building at Bond University, and are available for public viewing.

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