2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

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

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National architecture prizes & competitions

The Australian Institute of Architects supports a range of prizes and competitions that recognise and reward outstanding contributions in the fields of architecture and the built environment. 2016 prizes entries have now closed. Winners will be announced in March 2016 at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.

Entries open for the 2017 prizes program in March  2016.

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For further information relating to Architectural Competitions, including Institute endorsement, please contact Richard Barton, Company Secretary: richard.barton@architecture.com.au

 

2016 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

The 2016 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards recognise and honour the accomplishments of individuals who contribute to society  through architecture and the built environment and will be held on Friday 29 April in the William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval.

The 2016 Gold Medal recipient’s talk will headline the awards night, and other awards announced on the evening will include the National President’s Prize, Leadership in Sustainability Prize, William J Mitchell International Area Committee Prize, Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize, Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture, Emerging Architect Prize, BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize and the announcement of the 2016 Dulux Study Tour winners.

Event Details
Date: Friday 29 April 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Tickets
$99 per person

Purchase Tickets
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Dietary Requirements
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Gold Medal for Architecture

The 2016 Gold Medallist will be announced at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards in March. Tour dates will be released shortly after.

2015 Gold Medal Winner

2015 Gold Medallist

NSW based architect Peter Stutchbury has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Australian Institute of Architects' highest honour, the Gold Medal. 

The Gold Medal is the Institute's highest individual architectural honour. The Award is made in recognition of most distinguished services by an individual architect who has designed or executed buildings of high merit or produced work of great distinction to promote or facilitate the knowledge of architecture, or by work which has endowed the profession of architecture in such an exceptional or distinguished way as to merit the award.

Stutchbury is a founding director of the Architecture Foundation Australia and has taught at the foundation’s Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class since its inception in 2001.



Gold Medallists 2014–1960

 
  • 2015 Peter Stutchbury
  • 2014 Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, Troppo
  • 2013 Peter Wilson
  • 2012 Lawrence Nield
  • 2011 Graeme Gunn
  • 2010 Lindsay and Kerry Clare
  • 2009 Ken Maher
  • 2008 Richard Johnson
  • 2007 Enrico Taglietti
  • 2006 Kerry Hill
  • 2005 James Birrell
  • 2004 Gregory Burgess
  • 2003 Peter Corrigan
  • 2002 Brit Andresen
  • 2001 Keith Eric Cottier
  • 2000 John Neville Morphett
  • 1999 Richard Leplastrier
  • 1998 Gabriel Poole
  • 1997 Roy McCowan Simpson
  • 1996 John Denton, William Corker, Barrington Marshall
  • 1995 no award
  • 1994 Neville Quarry
  • 1993 Kenneth Frank Woolley
  • 1992 Glenn Marcus Murcutt
  • 1991 Donald Campbell Rupert Bailey
  • 1990 Professor Peter McIntyre
  • 1989 Robin Findlay Gibson
  • 1988 Romaldo Giurgola
  • 1987 Daryl Sanders Jackson
  • 1986 Richard Butterworth
  • 1985 Richard Norman Johnson
  • 1984 Philip Sutton Cox
  • 1983 Gilbert Ridgway Nicol and Ross Kingsley Chisholm
  • 1982 Sir John Wallace Overall
  • 1981 Colin Frederick Madigan
  • 1980 John Hamilton Andrews
  • 1979 Harold Bryce Mortlock
  • 1978 Mervyn Henry Parry
  • 1977 Ronald Andrew Gilling
  • 1976 Harry Seidler
  • 1975 Sydney Edward Ancher
  • 1974 Raymond Berg
  • 1973 Jorn Utzon
  • 1972 Edward Herbert Farmer
  • 1971 Frederick Bruce Lucas
  • 1970 Jack Hobbs McConnell
  • 1969 Robin Boyd
  • 1968 Sir Roy Grounds
  • 1967 William Purves Race Godfrey
  • 1966 William Rae Laurie
  • 1965 Sir Osborn McCutcheon
  • 1964 Cobden Parkes
  • 1963 Sir Arthur Stephenson
  • 1962 Joseph Charles Fowell
  • 1961 Louis Laybourne-Smith
  • 1960 Leslie Wilkinson

To suggest a Gold Medal nominee please contact your local Chapter. Gold Medal nominations are submitted to the National Awards and Prizes Officer by:

  1. National Council - signed by the President
  2. National Executive - signed by the President
  3. Chapter Council - signed by the Chapter President
  4. National Committee - signed by the Committee Chair
  5. The National President
  6. A National Councilor
  7. A Chapter President
  8. A Chairperson of a National Committee
  9. An Area Committee - signed by the Chair

Archive of 2013 Gold Medal Citations
and AS Hook Addresses


Leadership in Sustainability Prize

Entries have now closed. The 2016 winner will be announced in March 2016 at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Entries will open for the 2017 prize in March  2016.

Leadership in Sustainability Prize 2016

Eligibility

The prize recognises individuals and/or groups demonstrating exceptional leadership and an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sustainability of the built environment. Entrants can be nominated or may apply (self-nominate) for this prize.

Nominations should meet the following criteria:

  • creation of and advancement of knowledge through research and education
  • development and deployment of effective advocacy and policy
  • development and implementation of effective practice
  • engagement of industry and the community with this knowledge, advocacy or practice

Entry Requirements

A statement of excellence addressing one or more of the above criteria.

Curriculum vitae of no more than two A4 pages, which describe the nominee's educational qualifications, relevant, career history and experience.

The name and contact details of a minimum of two nominees, or referees, with declaration of interest.

Past winners

  • 2015 Professor Emeritus Allan Rodger
  • 2014 John Macdonald, DesignINC
  • 2013 Daniel Grollo
  • 2012 Prof Rob Adams & the City Design Division
  • 2011 Paul Pholeros, Healthabitat
  • 2010 Tony Arnel

2015 Winner

The 2015 Leadership in Sustainability Prize was awarded to Professor Emeritus Allan Rodger in recognition of over 40 years’ contribution at a local, national and global scale to research, community understanding and architectural education in the field of sustainability including the establishment of a UIA working group in 1990 looking at the implications of the greenhouse effect for architecture and the built environment.

2014 Winner

The jury selected John Macdonald from DesignInc in Melbourne as the winner of the 2014 Leadership in Sustainability Prize.

John Macdonald has made an outstanding contribution over the last 35 years in the design and delivery of a wide range of innovative projects that have pushed the boundaries of sustainable design and energy management.

Please see the full citation.


William J Mitchell International Committee Prize

The winner of the 2016 William J. Mitchell Prize will be announced on March 31st 2016 at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Entries will open for the 2017 prize in late 2016.

The William J Mitchell International Committee Prize is awarded annually in recognition of a significant contribution to architecture internationally. The prize seeks to honour Australians who have made a significant contribution to the profession, study or advancement of architecture beyond our shores.

Entrants may be of any nationality, based in Australia or overseas and an architect or allied professional. It is not essential to be an Institute member in order to enter this award. The entry cannot be a project, and although group entries are accepted, individual entrants are preferred.

Nominations may be received from the entrant, any Institute member or any member of the International Area Committee. Submissions must be made via the online entry system.

Entry material must demonstrate:

  • a significant contribution to architecture internationally (either over their lifetime or through a specific significant achievement), and
  • a significant connection with Australia (e.g. membership of the Institute, Australian born or citizen, worked or educated in Australia).

Judging of all nominations will be conducted by the International Area Committee at their annual face-to-face meeting.

For any additional information please contact please contact prizes@architecture.com.au

phone +61 (02) 6208 2004.

2015 William J Mitchell International Committee Prize Winner

Institute Life Fellow, Louise Cox received the 2015 William J Mitchell International Committee Prize in recognition of a significant contribution to the profession internationally.

Cox was elected as the first female National President of the Institute in 1994 and went on to become President of the International Union of Architects from 2008 to 2011. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014 and was invested with the rank of Chevalier d’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of the highest honorary distinctions granted by the French Republic, in 2011.

2014 William J Mitchell International Committee Prize Winner

Architectural editors, critics, writers and publishers Haig Beck and Jacqui Cooper were selected as recipients of the William J Mitchell International Committee Prize in honour of their significant contribution to the profession, study and advancement of architecture beyond our shores.

Download the full citation.


Dulux Study Tour

The 2016 Dulux Study Tour Competition is Now Closed

Dulux Study Tour 2016

 

Round 1 of the 2016 process is now closed and the jury are in the process of finalising the short list. This year we received a record number of entries and would like to thank all those who entered. Short-listed entrants will be contacted by Wednesday 14 October and invited to proceed to Round 2.

Entries to Round 2 close Thursday 5 November at 5.00pm AEDT.

Winners will embark on an exciting architectural tour of Istanbul, London and Madrid where they can experience firsthand some of the best architectural sites and practices.


The Dulux Study Tour recognises and rewards emerging architects for their contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement.

The Dulux Study Tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through an intensive visit for young architects – who are clearly intending to be leaders in our profession – to gain exposure to leading architectural practices and visit recent projects overseas.

Eligibility

Entry is open to all architects and graduates of architecture of up to 10 years from graduation of the two-tier or five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree. It is only open to Australian citizens/residents and New Zealand citizens residing in Australia. It is not mandatory that entrants are Australian Institute of Architects members.

Entrants may be nominated by an employer or self-nominate if they are self-employed. The nominating employer must be an Australian Institute of Architects member. Self-nominees must be an Australian Institute of Architects member, and will be required to supply additional supporting documentation.

Judging Criteria

The 2016 jury consists of:

  • Jon Clements - National President  
  • Phil White - Dulux Australia 
  • Rob Henry - National EmAGN President
  • Cameron Bruhn - Architecture Media
  • Daniela Crawley - Australian Institute of Architects
  • Amelia Holliday - Previous Dulux Study Tour winner

The prize will be awarded to five emerging architects on the basis of their individual contributions to:

  • architectural practice
  • education
  • design excellence
  • community involvement
Stage one entry is a simple online entry form.
Stage two requires submission of a document that includes; an employer reference (maximum three references), resume (maximum two pages), portfolio of works (maximum of four pages) max 10 mb,

Please download the 2016 Dulux Study Tour Terms and Conditions.

Follow the Dulux Study Tour on Twitter and see the official Dulux Study Tour Blog.


Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize

The winner of the 2016 William J. Mitchell Prize will be announced in March 2016 at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Entries will open for the 2017 prize in March 2016.


The Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize recognises the significance of architectural education in the promotion and improvement of the built environment. The Prize recognises an outstanding contribution in architectural education in one or more areas of: teaching, scholarship, research, leadership and community engagement in both the higher education and wider community forums. The Prize is awarded annually although the jury has discretion not to make an award where there is no nomination of appropriate merit in any year.

The Prize maintains an emphasis on significant contributions to architectural education, and recognises an outstanding career within academia.

Individuals and/or groups of individuals who have contributed to architectural education in Australia can nominate or self-nominate for this prize. The online entry form must be completed with the following details:

  • A statement of excellence addressing one or more of the selection criteria (teaching, research, community engagement, scholarship, leadership). The statement should be a maximum of 1 x A4 page and be in a format suitable for publication.
  • A curriculum vitae of no more than two A4 pages referencing the nominee's/applicant's educational qualifications, career history and teaching positions and experience (where applicable).
  • Contact information of two referees/nominators. If you are self-nominating please provide the contact information of two referees. If you are nominating someone please provide contact information of two nominators.
  • An image of yourself or the group.

2015 Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize Winner

Australia’s leading scholar and applied researcher on Aboriginal housing and settlement, Professor Paul Memmott, is the 2015 recipient of the Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize.

Memmott, a Life Fellow of the Institute, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession through research, education, public service and advocacy focused primarily on the welfare of Indigenous Australians. 

Past winners

  • 2014 Professor Miles Lewis, University of Melbourne
  • 2013 winner Peter Corrigan, RMIT University
  • 2012 winner Shane Murray, Monash University
  • 2012 commendation David O’Brien, University of Melbourne
  • 2011 winner Associate Professor Anna Rubbo, University of Sydney
  • 2011 commendation Barry McNeill, Tasmania
  • 2010 Professor Gordon Holden, Griffith University
  • 2010 commendation Associate Professor Samer Akkach, University of Adelaide
  • 2008 Professor Graham Brawn, University of Melbourne
  • 2007 joint winners Bill Busfield, University of Western Australia, and Dr Paula Whitman, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2006 Professor Deo Prasad, University of New South Wales
  • 2005 Professor Leon van Schaik, RMIT University
  • 2005 commendation Dr Anna Rubbo, University of Sydney
  • 2004 Rory Spence, University of Tasmania
  • 2004 joint commendation David Morris and Nick Opie, University of South Australia
  • 2003 joint winners Errol Tout and Stephen Parkin, Curtin University of Technology
  • 2002 Professor Lindsay Johnston, University of Newcastle
  • 2001 Professor Jennifer Taylor, Queensland University of Technology

Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture (SPAA)

The winner of the 2016 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture will be announced in March 2016 at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Entries will open for the 2017 prize in March 2016.

This prize is for a most outstanding contribution by an individual student/SONA member towards the advancement of architecture in the areas of leadership, publication, community or education. The aim of the prize is to recognise those who:
  • provide leadership amongst fellow students and/or within the profession
  • promote the appreciation and advancement of architecture
  • provide a forum for discourse and networking
  • promote architects in the community
  • advance the education of Australian architecture students

The nominee should demonstrate high achievement in one or preferably more of the following categories:

Leadership – chairing forums; organising student groups; effective representation of students on Institute and/or university committees; organising student activities such as conferences, competitions, camps, architecture weeks, exhibitions, architecture revues, guest lecture programs.

Publication – editing, designing and/or producing a student or professional publication; student design and theory work; student opinion; student reviews of works of architecture; letters to the editor in prominent newspapers; articles in Architecture Australia and/or Chapter magazines; articles in student (campus-based) newspapers/magazines; digital publications.

Community – promoting architecture and/or architects to the public; involving students with community issues; involving the community with architectural issues.

Education – involvement in education activities that have consistently advanced architecture.

Who can enter?

Current financial student/SONA members who have advanced architecture in the previous two years may be nominated or self-nominate for this prize. The work must have been undertaken while still a student or while the student has deferred the course (with the intention of finishing their architecture study in subsequent years).

Nominations can be made by SONA members, SONA Executive, NEC members and Australian Architecture Schools/Programs. When nominated by other than the applicant, two nominators are required.

Current National Councillors, Australian Institute of Architects staff members and current Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture jurors may not take part in the application/nomination process.

Achievements of the entrant considered by the Jury must relate to the advancement of architecture in leadership, publication, community or education activities other than those that form part of the role of SONA President.

How to enter

The 2017 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture entries will open in late 2016.

Once open, the online entry form must be completed with the following details:

  • A statement of excellence addressing one or more of the selection criteria (teaching, research, community engagement, scholarship, leadership). The statement should be a maximum of 1 x A4 page and be in a format suitable for publication.
  • A curriculum vitae of no more than two A4 pages referencing the nominee's/applicant's educational qualifications, career history and teaching positions and experience (where applicable).
  • Contact information of two referees/nominators. If you are self-nominating please provide the contact information of two referees. If you are nominating someone please provide contact information of two nominators.
  • An image of yourself or the group.

2015 Winner

Former SONA President Barnaby Hartford-Davis was the recipient of the 2015 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture.

In 2011, Hartford-Davis co-founded the One:One student and architect design-build event in Sydney which has since expanded to nearly every state. The jury were impressed with Hartford-Davis’s ‘major role in advocating for the student body in addressing unpaid internships and highlighting students’ rights at work’.

2014 Winner

An asset to both the local and global design community, HY William Chan from the University of Sydney was a most outstanding candidate and a very worthy recipient for the 2014 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture. The Bachelor of Design in Architecture graduate’s contribution to the architecture industry, the broader community and interdisciplinary initiatives associated with sustainable design and emergency humanitarian aid work has been extensive. Click here for the full citation.



Emerging Architect Prize

The 2016 National Emerging Architect will be announced at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards in March. Check with your Chapter for next year’s opening dates.

The Emerging Architect Prize recognises an individual emerging architect or emerging architectural collaboration’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, which advances the profession’s role within the public arena. Entrants need to be nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects. This prize is sponsored by Architectural Window Systems (AWS).

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN
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to nominate someone or to self-nominate for the Emerging Architect Prize in your Chapter.

Please see below for Chapter dates:

Chapter Entries Open Nominations Close Entry System Closes Winner Announced
ACT 07 MAR 2016 14 APR 2016 02 MAY 2016 25 JUN 2016
NSW 29 FEB 2016 22 APR 2016 04 MAY 2016 01 JUL 2016
NT 22 FEB 2016 TBC 01 APR 2016 TBC
QLD 30 JUN 2016 TBC 01 AUG 2016 TBC
SA 16 MAR 2016 08 APR 2016 22 APR 02 JUL 2016
TAS 22 FEB 2016 24 MAR 2016 01 APR 2016 TBC
VIC 04 JUL 2016 31 JUL 2016 14 AUG 2016 TBC
WA 1 MAR 2016 29 APR 2016 13 MAY 2016 01 JUL 2016

Entry into the Emerging Architects Prize is a two-step process.

  1. Nomination – eligible candidates are nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects via the online entry system.
  2. Submission of entry material – nominated candidates will be invited to continue with the submission. Should they wish to accept the nomination, the nominee will be asked to submit the entry material listed under 'entry requirements' via the online entry system.

Winners at a Chapter level proceed to be considered for the National Emerging Architects Prize.

Entry requirements

The nominator

Australian Institute of Architects members wishing to nominate an individual or collaboration are asked to submit the following via the online entry system. Nominators will be asked to provide the following information:

  • the nominator’s name and contact details
  • the nominee’s name and contact details
  • a brief (max 150 words) outlining the reason for the nomination

The nominee

Once a nomination has been made, the nominee will be invited to continue with the submission. Should they wish to accept the nomination; the nominee will be asked to submit the following entry material via the online entry system:

  • a statement addressing each of the key criteria items outlined in the judging criteria (two A4 pages maximum)
  • a resume: four A4 pages maximum (please ensure you provide the architectural registration number, date of registration and date of graduation for each individual being nominated)
  • a portfolio of works: this can include built and unbuilt work (five A4 pages maximum)
  • two references: from an employer or clients
  • photo of entrant(s) – this can be uploaded separately to the requirements above
  • entry requirements listed above must be uploaded on a single PDF document and must not exceed 5MB
  • finalists may be asked by their local Chapter to submit additional materials to the local jury including CDs or hard copies

Entries are open from February 2016. Check with your local Chapter for more information.

Eligibility & criteria

Entrants, as an individual or as part of collaboration, must each fulfil the following prize criteria:

(i)     Must be nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.

(ii)    Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

(iii)   Must be within 15 years of graduation and 10 years of registration.

(iv)  Must enter in the state in which they are currently residing.

(v)   Must be self-nominated or nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects (if a non-member is nominated, they will be given the opportunity to become a member before submission of stage 2).

(vi)  Once nominated, must complete the required entry form.

(vii)  A minimum of three (3) eligible entries must be received by the closing date or the jury may decide not to award a winner.

(viii)The state jury may choose not to award a state winner if they feel the entries received are not of a high enough standard or do not fulfill the judging criteria.

(ix)  Previous recipients of the state or national prize are not eligible to enter.

(x)   Submission must be received by the closing dates specified by each state or territory.

Judging criteria

State and national juries will judge entries based on the following criteria:

  • excellence in architectural practice, research or education
  • involvement in Australian Institute of Architects activities and/or forums of similar professional bodies
  • contribution to architecture through leadership within the profession
  • contribution to community activities such as charity and voluntary work related to the profession is not essential but would be judged favourably

The prize

Chapter winner

  • $1000 cash prize
  • Sponsored to attend the National Architecture Conference
  • One year of free membership with the Australian Institute of Architects* (contact your local chapter for further details)

National winner

  • $2000 cash prize
  • Sponsored to attend the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards (if won by collaboration, the prize will be split)
  • An additional year of free membership with the Australian Institute of Architects*

*Conditions apply to free membership and are dependent on your membership type; please contact the National Awards and Prizes Manager at prizes@architecture.com.au for more details.

The 2016 National Emerging Architect will be announced at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards on Friday 29 April in Adelaide. Check with your Chapter for next year’s opening dates.


The 2015 State winners:

  • ACT Chapter – Yuri Leong, May Russell Architects Pty Ltd
  • NSW Chapter – Brendan Murray, JPW
  • NT Chapter – Jo Best, Troppo Architects
  • Queensland Chapter – Aaron Peters, Vokes and Peters
  • SA Chapter – Candy Aung, Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects
  • Tasmanian Chapter – Philip Dingemanse, PHILIP M DINGEMANSE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
  • Victorian Chapter – Amy Muir, MUIR
  • WA Chapter – Kylee Schoonens, Fratelle Group
The 2015 state winners all go into the running for the 2016 National Emerging Architect Prize to be announced at the AAAAs in March. 

 

WA Chapter Councillor and director of WA practice Post-, Nic Brunsdon, was honoured with the 2015 National Emerging Architect Prize. 


Nic Brunsdon - http://www.nicbrunsdon.com


Past winners

2015 Chapter & National Winners
2014 Chapter & National Winners
2013 Chapter & National Winners
2012 Chapter & National Winners
2011 Chapter & National Winners


Contact

For further information, please contact your local Chapter or the National Awards and Prizes Officer

Australian Institute of Architects
1/41 Exhibition Street Melbourne 3000
T: 03 8620 3877 | prizes@architecture.com.au


BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize

2015 BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize Winner

For the first time, the biennial BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize was jointly awarded. Matthew Hyland from the University of Tasmania and Jin Chen Lee from the University of New South Wales were praised for their submissions which each ‘responded to two very different conditions, yet both displayed depth of understanding for place-making and each achieved authenticity,’ the jury noted. 

The BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize was established in 2005 to recognise outstanding architectural student work which demonstrates excellence in response to place, technology and Australian culture. The prize is presented every second year, at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards (AAAA).

The Australian Institute of Architects would like to take this opportunity to thank BlueScope  for its continued support of the Institute, and the architecture profession.

Please see the BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student website for further details.