Graduate shortlisted at New London Architecture


Alumna Stephanie Adebayo has been shortlisted for the New London Architecture (NLA) competition.

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The NLA International Ideas Competition explores innovative ideas that aim to solve the housing crisis.  Organised in collaboration with the Mayor of London, it attracts entrants from across the globe; this year alone saw 100 ideas from 16 counties being shortlisted.

Entries reflect a selection of both practical and more radical ideas: from increasing self-building and co-housing, to building over infrastructure assets, infilling council estates, and densifying the suburbs.

Stephanie graduated from Ravensbourne with a BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures. She was encouraged to enter the competition by a representative from the Mayor’s Office who attended last summer’s Degree Show and saw the potential in the final major project.

We asked Stephanie for her thoughts on this great achievement; “It was really exciting for me because a lot of the other shortlisted ideas were from some major architecture practices”.

I am keen to go into the social housing sector and work on community-led projects; getting this recognition so early on in my career is extremely valuable.

All the shortlisted entries are now on display at NLA’s Building Centre (London WC1E 7BT) until 16 January.