9 November 2022

RIBA’s “Fascinating cohort” of Rising Stars in 2022 includes tutor and alumni of the Sheffield School of Architecture.

Studio tutor, Jo Sharples, and Part 2 graduates, Farhana Jiwa and Charlie Palmer, have been selected by RIBA as part of the 2022 cohort of Rising Stars - a list which recognises the best early-career professionals.

Arts Tower from Crookes Valley Park

The RIBA Rising Stars list recognises outstanding early career professionals, those who have completed their professional qualification within the last 10 years. The list of this year’s rising stars shows a mix of experience and skills, and we’re thrilled that two of these outstanding professionals are associated with the Sheffield School of Architecture. 

Farhana Jiwa studied her Part 2 qualification at here Sheffield, and is now an Architect at JTP, where she champions social value initiatives and works to encourage young people into architectural education. Read more about Farhana’s work as JTP’s EDI chair and working with schools and the local community on her Rising Stars webpage.

One of Farhana Jiwa's studio projects
One of Farhana Jiwa's studio projects from her time at Sheffield

 Charlie Palmer also studied his Part 2 qualification here at Sheffield. He has worked across humanitarian issues and participatory design and founded Incremental Urbanism.  Read more about Charlie’s work with local communities and in residents associations across the IK and overseas on his Rising Stars webpage

Jo Sharples is a studio tutor at the Sheffield School of Architecture, she also co-founded Editional Studio and works on making people’s homes more sustainable. A RIBA-funded research project “Decarbonise your House Now!” and gaining the Passive House accreditation all exemplify Jo’s dedication to sustainability. An approach she brings to her MArch studio here. Read more about Jo’s work on her Rising Stars webpage.

Congratulations to Farhana Jiwa, Charlie Palmer and Jo Sharples for this incredible achievement! 

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