Lawrence Koh Ben You, a second year BSc Quantity Surveying student at University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) recently bagged two internationally recognised awards for his outstanding achievement.
Lawrence edged hundreds of entries from across the globe to win the USD1000 scholarship for the ‘Innovation in Visualisation’ General Category at the coveted Bentley Systems’ 2016 Bentley Institute Student Design Competition.
He was also awarded with the UoR Chancellor’s Award, the university’s most prestigious student award scheme, which recognises the achievements of its top achieving 1% of students at both its UK and Malaysia campus.
Witnessed by representatives of Bentley Systems, academics from the UoRM School of the Built Environment and its Quantity Surveying students, the 2016 Bentley Institute Student Design Award was presented by Mohit Bradoo, Bentley Systems Academic Programme Director for APAC.
“Among hundreds of submissions, jurors selected the best in each category and Lawrence’s project won the Visualisation category, with its excellent use of Bentley LumenRT to enliven a building model,” said Mohit adding that Lawrence best leveraged the software to add a compelling environmental context, transforming it into a detailed and lively community centre.
Also there to present the Chancellor’s Award was Professor Tony Downes, Provost of the University of Reading Malaysia.