2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards at the NGVA, Federation Square, Melbourne 

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2016 National Architecture Awards Jury

Photographer: Geoff Comfort


 

Jon Clements
Immediate Past National President & National Jury Chair
Director, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Jon Clements is a founding director of Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects (JCB). JCB was established in Melbourne in 1998, and the practice currently employs approximately 50 architects and interior designers. JCB have delivered a diverse range of projects throughout Australia and overseas and their built work has been widely published in the local and international media. JCB has also been regularly recognised for excellence in Australian Institute of Architecture and Industry awards programs.

As a natural extension to Jon’s interest in practice, Jon has held a number of advocacy roles for the architectural profession and architectural education. Jon is the Immediate Past National President of the Australian Institute of Architects and Past President of the Victorian Chapter. Jon has been a member of various RAIA Awards Juries and he was a member of the Building Advisory Council of Victoria between 2011 and 2014.

Jon maintains a close and active association with the School of Architecture at Deakin University, providing regular contributions to course content and guest lectures. Jon was selected as a member of the RAIA State Visiting panel for Course Accreditation in 2002 and 2003. In 2006 Jon was appointed as a member of the RAIA National Accreditation Panel for Melbourne University. Jon has also provided guest lectures and crits at The University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT.


 

Rodney Eggleston
Founding Director of March Studio

Rodney Eggleston is the principle architect and a founding director of Melbourne-based architecture and design practice March Studio. After completing his studies at RMIT University, he became a part-time lecturer running design studios specialising in urban infill architecture. Rodney worked for Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam from 2005, returning to Australia in 2007 to open March Studio with Parisian graphic artist Anne-Laure Cavigneaux. Since the studio’s formation, the pair have built a prodigious body of work across a wide variety of disciplines in a relatively short period of time.

Within March Studio, Rodney seeks to represent a new generation of architects and designers; practitioners who have been educated in a digital environment but embrace the fundamental elements of making and innovation within their work. With projects ranging in scale and purpose, March Studio now presents a comprehensive portfolio that has attracted domestic and international acclaim.  Project highlights include three Victorian State Architecture Award winning houses - Brent Knoll, The Mullet, and Somers Beach House; 17 retail interiors for Aesop both nationally and abroad; numerous restaurants including Gazi, Lucy Liu and The Press Club; and the ground floor lobby of Hotel Hotel in Canberra, which was awarded a National Architecture Award in the Interior Category, and was also awarded World Interior of the Year in November 2015. 

More than awards though, Rodney and March Studio seek projects that stretch their capabilities and challenge accepted practices through their dedication to bold ideas, in-house manufacturing and innovative use of materials.


 

Abbie Galvin
Principal, BVN

Abbie Galvin is a Principal of BVN, one of Australia’s largest and most highly acclaimed architectural practices.

Abbie has worked for over 20 years on public, educational, health, research and workplace projects that have been highly awarded, published and recognised internationally for bringing fresh approaches to common project types.

Amongst her portfolio of work are the Taronga Zoo Upper Entrance Precinct, the Braggs Research Institute for the University of Adelaide, Stockland’s Headquarters, The UTS Campus 2020 Masterplan, the HMAS Creswell Redevelopment in Jervis Bay, The National Life Sciences Hub at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga and the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Abbie has been involved with the profession, the Institute and the Board for many years – as a Chapter Councillor, State Visiting Panel member, chair and member of many design juries, regular speaker at industry conferences, and as a design critic at University design studios. She is a member of a number of advisory panels including those for UNSW, The University of Newcastle, and the Eminent Architects Panel for the Sydney Opera House.

Abbie is a firm believer that building typologies benefit enormously from exposure to other sectors, that experts in their field always have something to learn from the amateurs and that the core of innovation comes from cross disciplinary expertise.

Abbie is passionate about the ability of architecture and our built environment to positively affect human behaviour, the way people interact, and the manner in which institutions and organisations operate.


 

Fenella Kernebone
Head of Curation, TedxSydney

Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TedxSydney responsible for leading the programming for what has become one of the largest Tedx events in the world as well as TedxSydney Salons. Fenella manages a team of over 20 curators and producers dedicated to spreading great ideas and strong stories in fields including science, technology, arts, business and design.

Fenella is also a noted television and radio presenter and producer, MC, interviewer and writer with a distinguished career working across arts, music, design and culture. Her hosting roles have included Radio National’s By Design, The Sound Lab on Triple J, Art Nation and Sunday Arts on ABC TV and The Movie Show on SBS TV. .

As well as being the Director of a small production company, Fenella hosts and presents at numerous events. This year these include the Australian Interior Design Awards, Future Cities conferences, Design Summit and Vivid Ideas. She is a member of the 2016 national jury for the Australian Architecture Awards and an ambassador for the Sydney Architecture Festival. In 2015, Fenella presented a five part series for the ABC called Design Shots focusing on Australian designers.


 

Stuart Vokes
Architect and Director of Vokes and Peters

Stuart Vokes lives, writes, teaches and practices architecture in Brisbane.

After graduating with honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994, Stuart designed the Bald Knob House, which received a commendation at the 1997 RAIA Sunshine Coast Regional Awards.

In 1999 Stuart lived abroad and worked for Burkhardt Architekten in Germany. He returned to Brisbane in 2000 to work for the offices of Donovan Hill and BVN, prior to establishing the practice Owen and Vokes with Paul Owen in 2003, later becoming Owen and Vokes and Peters in 2012.

In early 2015 Stuart co-founded Vokes and Peters with long-time collaborator Aaron Peters.

Vokes and Peters is better known for its houses but the practice is currently working on a range of boutique cultural and commercial projects, including the new Singapore Airlines Silverkris Lounge at Brisbane International Airport in collaboration with principal Singapore-based architects Ong + Ong, and a private gallery for contemporary art in Brisbane.

As well as teaching at both the University of Queensland and Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, Stuart and Aaron curate and host a talk series titled Garden Variety. The line-up of past speakers includes urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, makers, tailors, architects, exhibition designers and brand advisors.

Stuart is a member of the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and is registered with the Board of Architects in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.




2015 National Architecture Awards Jury

David Karotkin
Immediate Past President & National Jury Chair
Managing Director, Sandover Pinder

David Karotkin is Managing Director of award winning Perth-based architectural consultancy Sandover Pinder. After graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Architecture, First Class Honours, David has spent 24 years practicing in the United Kingdom, Israel, Asia and Australia across a diverse portfolio of architectural projects including healthcare, education, law and order and community developments. Recently he led the firm’s expansion into the Indonesian healthcare industry, which has helped to set new international standards.
David was appointed as the Australian Institute of Architects National President in May 2014 following three years as the WA Chapter President.


 

Shelley Indyk
Design Director, Indyk Architects

Shelley Indyk’s projects include over 30 years experience in highly detailed Interior fitouts, New Cinemas, Hotel developments, bespoke private houses, community based urban projects and competitions.
Indyk has been a design tutor in the past, at Sydney University. During 1997 she taught at the Haifa Technion, Israel and was design tutor in an international architectural studio with Palestinian, Israeli, Finnish and Spanish students. She was involved in the initial Global Studio initiative in Istanbul Turkey in 2005, that came out of the UN’s Millenium Projects Task Force. She has shared awards for the development of the QT Sydney Hotel in 2013, was awarded runner up in competitions for a mosque in Nazareth, 4th place in the competition to transform the national Park of Gallipoli into a Peace park, and won an expressions of interest to design the masterplan for a Jewish community in Sydney involving the design of Synagogue, Child Care centre and Education forum.
She is on the board of the Aboriginal Benefits foundation, a not for profit organisation whose aim is to support art, health and cultural projects with a connection to aboriginal communities and artists.
Working with her team at Indyk Architects and collaborating with client, builder and community alike, Indyk is inspired by diversity and a commitment to lasting solutions that provide excellence and a positive outcome.
Architects need to travel, as the world becomes their ‘classroom’. In the last 20 years, Indyk has repeatedly visited Arnhem land with a group of female artists, exploring both the landscape and ancient cave art in ‘stone country’, guided by local elders. Her love of all art, drawing and the landscape is allowed the freedom of exploration in this vast country, and later brings deep insights into her work.


Steve Grieve
Director, Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects

Steve Grieve is a Director of Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects based in Adelaide.  Steve graduated in Architecture at UNSW and has been a Registered Architect since 1978.

Steve's extensive experience as an architect and urban designer includes arts, heritage, health, transport, education, residential and remote projects.  He has worked with state and local government clients, developers, private clients, community groups and cultural institutions.  He has a long involvement with arts organisations, both as an architect and as a board member.

Projects include the Lion Arts Centre, Tandanya (National Aboriginal Cultural Centre), the Torrens Parade Ground, Jam Factory, National Wine Centre Adelaide Studios at Glenside (both with Cox Richardson), the Adelaide Central School of Art, Rundle Mall (1996) and urban design for the New Royal Adelaide Hospital.  Steve has also worked extensively with the Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide Festival to create visual arts venues and performance venues such as ‘Red Square’ and the ‘Depot’.

He has served on various boards and committees including Country Arts SA as chair, Regional Arts Australia, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, the Experimental Art Foundation, the Arts Industry Council, AbaF, Arts SA’s Cultural Facilities Committee, Adelaide College for the Arts and the Little Big Book Club Inc.
He is currently the President of the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, a Professor in the School of Architecture & the Built Environment at the University of Adelaide and a board member of the Adelaide Fringe.


Philip Goad
Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne

Professor Philip Goad holds the Chair of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. The Founding Director of the Melbourne School of Design, he is internationally known for his design criticism and historical research and has worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant and curator. He is an authority on modern Australian architecture, an expert on the life and work of Robin Boyd, and has held visiting scholar positions at Columbia University, the Bartlett School of Architecture and UCLA. He has published widely in Australian architecture, including in the fields of modernism, residential, community, institutional and commercial building design, on individual architects and contemporary design thinking. Philip has been Editor of Fabrications and a contributing editor to Architecture Australia. Along with Associate Professor Julie Willis, he is the editor of the Encyclopaedia of Australian Architecture. He is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Peta Heffernan
Director, Liminal Studio

Peta Heffernan is co-founding director of the cross-disciplinary practice, Liminal Studio launched in 2011. Liminal Studio is a Tasmanian owned, interdisciplinary ‘think-tank’ comprising Liminal Architecture, Liminal Graphics and Liminal Spaces. Their approach integrates design and architecture with the parallel disciplines graphic design, art, media, events, furniture design and performance. Underpinning the Studio’s philosophy is the belief that collaborative design across disciplines drives innovative thinking.

Peta’s contribution to architecture, design and place goes beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture, ranging from delivering award winning architecture and interiors to acclaimed collaborations in contemporary performances, exhibitions and festivals to roles influencing the framing of cultural policy.

Most recently, Peta’s recognition in the architecture and cultural scene has led to being awarded the Australian Institute of Architects (Tas) Emerging Architect Prize in 2013, contributions to festivals such as Ten Days on the Island and MONA FOMA, as well as invitations for guest speaker roles for various events including the 2013 agIdeas International Design Forum in Melbourne, the Tasmanian Leaders’ Congress in 2014 and expert panel member for Dark MOFO’s Future Hobart 2014 event.




2014 National Architecture Awards Jury


L-R: Clare Cousins, Lindy Johnson, Justin Hill, Paul Berkemeier (Past President and National Awards Jury Chair), and Virginia Kerridge.

2013 National Architecture Awards Jury

2014 National Jury

L-R: Past President and National Awards Jury Chair, Shelley Penn, Ben Hewett, Justine Clark, Richard Hassell and Hannah Tribe.