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2023 AT Awards evening
"How lucky we are to be here, amid the turmoil and the strife, the rain and the wind, the uncertainty and the upset, the sheer cost of living to have the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. CIAT is a store of value, is a bastion of standards, an Oasis of calm and a community of kindred spirits."
"Where the vital flames of this discipline can be ignited, kindled fed and fuelled, admired appreciated and celebrated at an event like the one that we have today. It's a flame that keeps us warm, which provides us with the structures and environments which, whether we realise it or not make life more enjoyable, safer, more sustainable and all the people in this room make that happen. Something we should be celebrating you make it happen with your combination of cutting edge technology common sense and yes on occasion the humble pencil."
These were the opening lines of the host for the evenings event before he introduced the current CIAT President Kevin Crawford. Kevin discussed CIAT achievements over the past two years "the development framework that all of us have been working hard on is now live and online, and the revised QAA subject benchmark was published last year. These underpin the base level of understanding for everyone within our industry. These are how everyone else measures what architectural technology as a discipline is and what it does. It shows us what being chartered means, what AT can do and should be able to do, what it stands for, for its members."
"What the building safety Act has done, is brought together what we should have been doing for the last 30-40, 50, 60 years. It is actually about having a proper process, having competent people doing the job they are trained to do. Working collaboratively, a core principle of what we are taught, if you do not know the answer, you know someone that does. The Building Safety Act, affects every single person in different ways. It is the biggest change within industry that has happened in my career. Competencies are now going to be measured and we have to stand up to that, CIAT are working with the committees in the background and they will be supporting us moving forward."
"It's a great time to be an AT because of these issues around competency, something CIAT has been working hard on. We have 58 accredited courses and programs within CIAT, 39 are honours degrees, 8 are masters and 11 HNC's and other routes into the profession, plus there is the graduate scheme. These are paving the way for the next generation to follow on what has been built over a number of years. So I see ATs in a very healthy position and I applaud every single educator here who have nothing but the future profession in their hearts."
 What are the AT Awards?
The AT Awards are CIAT’s premier accolades that demonstrate and recognise outstanding achievement – celebrating Architectural Technology at its best. They are designed to recognise excellence in Architectural Technology globally. The suite of AT Awards are open to all professionals and students; nationally and internationally.
 AT Awards | Excellence in Architectural Technology
Recognising excellence in Architectural Technology globally, the AT Awards | Excellence in Architectural Technology are open to all professionals, whether based nationally or internationally. The Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology comprises three categories, below are the finalists for this category in 2023 for further information visit;
- Irish Life Sciences Global HQ - Winner
- Bekstone House
- Holly Hall Barn
- New Build Contemporary House, Guildford
- Plot 9, Caxton
- Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar Expansion - Winner
- Blythe Rose
- Specialist Veterinary Referral Hospital
- Mildenhall Hub - Winner
- Sutton Rose/Boldmere Court
 AT Awards | Student Awards
The Finalists have been selected by the Judging Panel for The Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology – Project and Report. Designed to recognise excellence in Architectural Technology globally, the AT Awards | Students are open to students, based both nationally and internationally. They comprise of two categories:
- The Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Project)
- The Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Report)
- Callum Matthew Craske for The Hide - Centre of Environmental Safeguarding - Winner
- Dylan O'Connor for The Hex Building
- Edis Fodolovic ACIAT for Local Roots Revival
- Gediminas Laurinaitis, Jonathan Skov, Márton Fehér and Wiktoria Rzymska for Green View Park
- Jack Buckley ACIAT for Sirocco Quays: Multi-Generational Residential Scheme
- Julia Aleksandra Szymborska for Sirocco Quays - Belfast
- Jack Buckley ACIAT for Reconstructing the Facade: An Investigation into the Fire Issues Surrounding Ventilated Rainscreen Cladding - Winner
- David Blackburn for An Investigation into the Impact of Alternative Stabilisers, Aggregates and Additives on the Durability and Compressive Strength of Rammed Earth for Use in a Healthcare Setting
- Jack Fleming for Hemp Lime Composite as a Natural Building Material for Proposed Walls in Irish Construction
- Saif Wasim for An Investigation into Improving Communication to Students with Enhance Remote Learning Experiences
 AT Awards | Chartered Architectural Technologist of the Year
The AT Awards | Chartered Architectural Technologist of the Year is an annual Award for excellence in the technology of architecture as a Chartered Architectural Technologist. Chartered Architectural Technologists are the lead for the technological and technical design of a project; forming the link between concept, innovation and realisation. This Award recognises and celebrates excellence and achievement demonstrated by a Chartered Architectural Technologist within Architectural Technology, the technology of architecture.
Below are the finalists for this category in 2023 for further information visit;
- Craig O'Halloran FCIAT - Winner
- Alex Scrimshaw MCIAT CIAT- Accredited Conservationist
- Craig O'Halloran FCIAT
- Sarah Mickowski MCIAT
 AT Awards | Emerging Talent in the Technology of Architecture
The AT Awards | Emerging Talent in the Technology of Architecture is an annual Award for excellence in the technology of architecture for those in the early stages of their career in Architectural Technology. It recognises Associate members and Chartered Architectural Technologists with a professional career path of ten years or less. This Award recognises and celebrates excellence and achievement demonstrated by a professional within Architectural Technology, the technology of architecture. Below are the finalists for this category in 2023 for further information visit;
- Rosie Thirlwell ACIAT - Winner
- Rori Millar FCIAT
 AT Awards | The Presidents Medal
The AT Awards | The Presidents Medal recognises and celebrates the dedication and commitment of Chartered Architectural Technologists who have demonstrated a significant contribution or outstanding service to the Institute.
Gary Mees PPCIAT MCIAT
Find out more at: https://architecturaltechnology.com/awards.html
The Winners were announced on Friday 20 October at the Village Underground in Shoreditch, London.
This article is based on the CIAT AT Awards news items, "Enter the AT Awards" April 2023 and the Media pack supplied in May 2023, and various updates including "AT Awards 2023 | Student Awards Finalists announced" dated September 28.
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- Changing attitudes towards the mental wellbeing of early career Architectural Technology professionals.
- Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
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