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Luke Smith

MA work

ADS3


The Refugee Hospital is an independent institution where refugees from all over the world can access free medical treatment, provided by doctors who are themselves refugees. Focusing on the treatment and containment of infectious and communicable diseases, which are almost exclusively seen among London’s refugee population, the hospital allows patients to seek treatment confidently, and medical staff to practise legally, based on the academic qualifications of their countries of origin. As a result, disease is contained, refugee doctors are able to continue practising and new vaccines are discovered and exported to the health services of developing countries.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2011

  • ADS3


    The Refugee Hospital is an independent institution where refugees from all over the world can access free medical treatment, provided by doctors who are themselves refugees. Focusing on the treatment and containment of infectious and communicable diseases, which are almost exclusively seen among London’s refugee population, the hospital allows patients to seek treatment confidently, and medical staff to practise legally, based on the academic qualifications of their countries of origin. As a result, disease is contained, refugee doctors are able to continue practising and new vaccines are discovered and exported to the health services of developing countries.


  • Degrees

  • BArch, Architecture (First Class), University of Nottingham, 2008; BA (Hons), Industrial Design and Technology, Loughborough University, 2005
  • Experience

  • Co-Founder, PolyLab Collaborative Architectural Studio, London, 2010-present; Architectural assistant, Dale Jones-Evans Pty, Sydney, Australia, 2008-9; Architectural assisstant, RRA Architects, Hereford, 2006-8
  • Awards

  • First prize, Office Design (Built), Nous Gallery/ 4m Architects Design Competition, 2010