Industry applauds RIPE and EXIT standards

Industry applauds RIPE and EXIT standards

Industry partners commended the standard of work for CPIT’s RIPE and EXIT last night during awards ceremonies at the opening night of both exhibitions.

RIPE is a celebration of work in the Rakaia building created by final-year students from the Bachelor of Design and the Diplomas of Photographic Imaging and Professional Photography programmes, which includes 3D Design, image-making, graphics, photography, and 3D modeling and animation. EXIT features a broad range of conceptual, creative and technological work by students’ from the Bachelor of Architectural Studies, exhibited in the CPSA building.

Industry partners who support the awards commented on the achievements of the students.

“The work on display is a very high standard. We are in very good hands with these students when they contribute to the rebuild of Christchurch,” Victoria Jackson from Telstra Clear said.

Graeme Finlay from Warren and Mahoney said that students who remain in Christchurch to contribute to the rebuild will have the opportunity to create something special and will always be able to look back at being part of something amazing.

Head of School of Architectural studies Keith Power said that industry involvement in the event was essential. “Not only do our industry partners sponsor the awards, but the event is an opportunity for potential employers to see what students are producing and for students to meet potential employers.”

And the winners are:


1. Mortlock McCormack award

Winner: Eloise Nevin

Highly commended: Cassandra Hawke, Sarah Milburn, Marcus Patman, Jenny Pickworth

2. TelstraClear Design Excellence Award

Winner: Josh O'Neill


1. Warren and Mahoney Award for Interior Architecture

Winner: Lucy Hayes-Stevenson

2. Warren and Mahoney Award for Architectural Technology

Winner: Jared Sim

3. TelstraClear Award 

Winner: Chelsea Takle 

Photo: Lucy Hayes-Stevenson (left), Jared Sim (centre) and Chelsea Takle