Trainee architect awarded prize for impressive temple plan

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A TOP student has won a prize for his work.

Dean Fitton, of Gosport, won the Masters Prize from the Hampshire branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Budding architect Dean got the prize for work while studying at the University of Portsmouth.

The 25-year-old impressed judges with his thesis on a tempietto, a small temple, near the town of Agrigento in Sicily.

He designed the temple on the Valley of the Temples UNESCO world heritage site so it had a view of all three Ancient Greek ruins in the valley.

He also worked with student Graham Lake on improving the town through redeveloping abandoned industrial rail infrastructure into a park.

Dean is now back at architect firm Re-Format, in Alton, and is working on education and residential projects.

Qualifying as an architect takes up to seven years, and Dean completed his degree and Masters degree at Portsmouth.