Rising Star Award

The UK Green Building Council and PRP launched the Rising Star Award in 2013, in memory of Mel Starrs, a prominent built environment practitioner and Associate Director at PRP, who sadly passed away in 2012. The award is an opportunity to nominate a colleague or peer who has made a real difference to the sustainability agenda and shine a light on their achievements.

Rising Star Award 2017 - winner announced

Congratulations to the winner, Clara Bagenal George, Elementa Consulting and runner-up Ben Hopkins, Bennetts Associates. Read more here.

Congratulations to the 2017 finalists:

  • Clara Bagenal George, Elementa Consulting
  • Dave Carlos, JLL
  • Edward Dale-Harris, SAWA (Socially Active Workshop Architecture) and Squire and Partners
  • Dr Phil Hampshire, BuroHappold Engineering
  • Ben Hopkins, Bennetts Associates
  • Evan Landy, UCL

With thanks to our judging panel for 2017.

  • Claire Battles, Balfour Beatty
  • Su Butcher,  Just Practising
  • Lindsey Malcolm, XCO2
  • Andrew Mellor, PRP
  • Lisa Pasquale, Six Cylinder (2016 winner)
  • Joseph Williams, UK-GBC

We are thrilled to see the Rising Star Award in its fifth year. Last year saw the largest number of nominations and the most diverse in terms of discipline and our hope is to surpass this yet again. It is always great to see the nominees entries and we are excited to showcase the stars of the industry at Ecobuild 2017.
Andrew Mellor, Partner, PRP

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About Mel

Mel created her Elemental blog in 2006 to share her ideas and thinking about sustainability in the built environment. Over 6 years Mel wrote passionately on a wide range of subjects, from Engineering and Science to Economics and Policy, leaving a legacy of writings and thoughts that have inspired numerous like-minded professionals from the building industry to use social media for communicating ideas on green buildings and sustainability to a wider audience. You can read Mel’s blog here

Watch the video here.

Catch up on the 2017 Award so far:

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