Monday, 19 November 2018

Skelly & Couch engineer wins prize for sketches

Skelly & Couch engineer Sapna Halai has excelled in this year's Engineering Sketches competition organised by the Engineering Club.

Sapna won a Commended prize for concept with her detailed visualisations of two Skelly & Couch projects: a sustainability and energy strategy for a theatre and a daylighting and glare study for a school swimming pool.

The Engineering Sketches prize-giving ceremony at the Building Centre in London's West End announces the best entries in a competition aimed to encourage the use of hand-drawing techniques to communicate ideas and designs in engineering. Prizes are awarded for concept, detail, process and historical sketches along with open and student prizes for the overall best sketch.

Sapna said: “It’s great to be recognised for something I really enjoy! At Skelly & Couch I am encouraged to be creative with hand drawings which I find are an excellent way of visualising systems and our overall strategy for proposed buildings.

“I have produced a set of symbols which can be used by my colleagues for similar drawings in reports. These drawings are also useful to discuss and propose ideas in a vibrant way with clients and the rest of the design team.”

Sapna has a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol and joined Skelly & Couch in August 2017.