The name of our Bradford College building (under construction) has been revealed: The David Hockney Building.
Earlier this year a competition was launched inviting staff and students to name the new college building, which is set to give a major boost to the regeneration of Bradford.
Signalling his approval, famous college alumni and internationally acclaimed artist, David Hockney said, “I am thrilled that Bradford College has requested to name their new building after me, and of course I am delighted to give my consent.”
English painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer – one of the best known British artists of the 20th and 21st centuries – Hockney joined Bradford College when it was known as Bradford Regional Art School in 1953, graduating with honours in 1957.
Susan Stones, a member of staff working in the college’s Further Education Registry, came up with the name. Principal Michele Sutton OBE presented the competition winner with an iPad. Speaking on behalf of prize sponsors Bond Bryan Architects, Matthew Hutton said: “It’s really exciting; I’ve designed buildings in the past but never been part of the naming process.”
The eco-friendly campus is sympathetic to the large-scale mill and warehouse buildings that characterise parts of Bradford.
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