Congratulations! 2016 Bentley Institute Student Design Competition Winner: Lawrence Koh Ben You from University of Reading Malaysia

On December 16th, Lawrence Koh Ben You from University of Reading Malaysia was presented with the award for winning the Visualization category in the 2016 Bentley Institute Student Design Competition.

Left to right: Mohit Bradoo (Bentley) and Lawrence Koh Ben You

The challenge for this category of the 2016 competition was to take a building project file, export it from MicroStation CONNECT Edition to Bentley LumenRT, and then use Bentley LumenRT to add an environmental context. Projects took on the task of surrounding the building design with an appropriate natural setting and enlivening it with details essential to a local Community Center.

Lawrence is a second-year BSc Quantity Surveying student at University of Reading Malaysia. His design considers the many desirable uses of a community center, with shady spots for reading and talking, as well as outdoor spaces for swimming, sunning and barbeque. He also furnished indoor spaces to encourage social gatherings and provided common conveniences for the community.


Lawrence also won the University of Reading Chancellor’s Award, a recognition reserved for students whose achievements place them in the top 1% of both the UK and Malaysia campus. Both awards were presented on the same day, in a ceremony attended by Professor Tony Downes (Provost of University of Reading Malaysia), representatives from Bentley, and students and professors from the School of the Built Environment.


The university’s press release can be found here.

You can see the animated video clip that Lawrence created of his winning project in this 2016 winners video.