Award for Coverdale architectural technologist Sam

Sam Lambert receives the award from TV presenter Matt Allwright.

A architectural technologist has won a prestigious emerging talent award.

Sam Lambert, who works in the Stokesley office of P+HS Architects, received the industry recognition at the Architectural Technology Awards, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology.

The awards ceremony was held last week at the Village Underground in east London with TV presenter Matt Allwright as host.

P+HS Architects director Pete Stead told the audience why Sam, who lives on the family farm in Coverdale, was a worthy winner of the award.

He said that having joined the company as an apprentice with no knowledge of either construction or architecture, Sam demonstrated a “zest for knowledge and willingness to learn”, excelling academically and practically and was a great example of how a young person with the right attitude and approach could succeed in the profession.

Sam said: “I never would have dreamed when I joined P+HS as an apprentice technologist that I’d get an award like this just three years down the line.

“It has been hard work, and it didn’t help having to work remotely during the pandemic, but I’ve had brilliant support from family, university tutors and the P+HS team.”

Sam’s dad Steve said he was very proud of his son.

“Sam, like many young people in rural Richmondshire, has struggled to find his desired career path due to the limited job opportunities faced by living in our rural area.

“He, however has persevered, and pursued a career in his desired profession, travelling 100 mile round trip a day.

“His determination, drive and enthusiasm has now been recognised at an international standard, by receiving this award.

“I am super proud of him and I hope this will set an example, to motivate younger people in our local area to drive for success in their desired career paths as anything is possible.”