Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund gathers steam

A student of architecture will have the opportunity to specialise in lighting design thanks to money raised in the past year by the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund.

The fund was set up in memory of the lighting design pioneer who died in June 2012, to support and educate young lighting designers.

It has already raised enough to give one student of architecture a grant to move into lighting design. The fund hopes to support ten students over the next decade.

John Roake, chairman of the fund, said: ‘It is hard to believe that it is nearly a year ago since the passing of our very close friend and colleague. We miss him, his boundless enthusiasm for life, friends and family, and his passion for light. There can be no better legacy than to help a young architect who aspires to being a lighting designer to achieve their stated ambition.’