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Gold Medal Tour
Various locations from 25 Sep

National Architecture Awards 2014
Darwin, 6 Nov

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Darwin, 7-8 Nov

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. Please download a copy of the Institute's Guidelines for Architectural Design Competitions.


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Gold Medal for Architecture – Nominations are now closed

Leadership in Sustainability Prize – Nominations are now closed

Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture – Entries are now closed

BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize – Entries are now open, and close 7 Nov 2014

William J Mitchell International Committee Prize – Nominations are now closed

Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize – Entries are now closed.

Dulux Study Tour – Entries have now closed

Emerging Architect Prize – Contact your local Chapter

COLORBOND Steel Student Biennale – Dates will be announced in early 2015

Graduate prizes

Other awards & prizes

Gold Medal for Architecture

2014 Gold Medallist

Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Australian Institute of Architects' highest honour, the Gold Medal. Click here for the full citation.

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.

In exceptional circumstances, the Gold Medal may be awarded to a group of individual architects who have demonstrated that they have collectively met the above criteria.

For the full  2014 Gold Medal Tour dates, please click here.

The 2015 Gold Medalist will be announced at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards, Thursday 19 March 2015.

2015 Gold Medal Jury

David Karotkin (Chair), National President, Managing Director  Sandover Pinder, WA
Paul Berkemeier, Immediate Past President, Paul Berkemeier Architect, NSW
Karen Davis, Principal, C D A Architects, TAS
Maggie Edmond, Principal. Edmond Corrigan, VIC
Phil Harris, Founding Director, TROPPO, SA


Gold Medallists 2014–1960

 
  • 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

Archive of 2013 Gold Medal Citations
and AS Hook Addresses


Leadership in Sustainability Prize


Entries are now closed

Please use the online entry system to enter or to nominate someone you think should be recognised for their contribution to the advancement of sustainability of the built environment.

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.

Jury

The jury assessing applications will be appointed by the President on behalf of National Council and comprise of:

  • Institute National President or nominee (Chair) – David Karotkin
  • Institute National Sustainability Committee Chair – Anthony Nolan, Kennedy ans Associates.
  • Prominent practicing architect or academic - John Macdonald. 2014 LISP recipient, DesignInc
  • Allied industry or government representative - Natasha Palich, Director, Sense Architecture.

Prize

The prize certificate will be presented to the winner at the Institute's Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards (AAAA)  March 2015.

Past winners

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

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

Entries are now closed.

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 (eg. 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.

Entries close Friday 5 September 5.00pm AEST.

The Prize will be presented by the Chair of the International Area Committee at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards (AAAA) in March 2015

For any additional information please contact please contact prizes@architecture.com.au or
phone +61 (0) 3 8620 3877.

2014 Winners

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

Entries have now closed.

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 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,

2015 Jury

David Karotkin – Australian Institute of Architects, National President (Chair) Managing Director, Sandover Pinder,
Phil White – Dulux General Manager, Dulux Trade Division
Jacqueline Connor – EmAGN President. SJB Architects
Samantha Taylor – 2008 Dulux Study Tour Winner, exhibition designer Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art
Katelin Butler –Editor, Houses MagazineBernadette Wilson – National Prizes Manager, Australian Institute of Architects

Please download the 2015 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



Enter, or nominate someone now – click here.

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.

The jury is appointed by the National President and will comprise:

  • National President – David Karotlkin
  • Chair of the National Education Committee – Stephen Loo
  • AASA President or nominee – Diego Ramirez - Lovering
  • SONA President or nominee – Tim Randall
  • A prominent practitioner or academic – Miles Lewis, 2014 NQAEP recipient

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)



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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 recocgnise 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

Entries close 16 Ocotober 2014.

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.

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.


BlueScope Glenn Murcutt Student Prize

OPEN NOW!!

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 full details in regards to the 2015 Prize.

Entries open August 7, and close November 7 2014.

Emerging Architect Prize


Entries have now closed.

Sydney architect and winner of the 2013 Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture, Andrew Burns, received the National Emerging Architect Prize for ‘his extensive involvement in local, international, public and industry engagement and his considered and thoughtful body of work showing an incredibly high standard of excellence,’ the jury noted. Click here for the full citation.

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).

Entry into the Emerging Architects Prize is now 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.

Nominate someone today!

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
Key dates
Chapter Opening Closing
NSW Chapter  3 March 2014  11 April 2014
Tasmanian Chapter 3 March 2014
15 April 2014
NT Chapter 3 March 2014
30 April 2014
ACT Chapter 17 March 2014
30 April 2014
SA Chapter 24 March 2014 30 April 2014
WA Chapter 2 April 2014 27 June 2014
Queensland Chapter  18 July 2014
14 September 2014
Victorian Chapter 5 August 2014 14 September 2014

Eligibility & criteria

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

  • must be nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects
  • once nominated, must complete the required entry form
  • must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • must have graduated from a two-tier or five year Bachelor of Architecture or Masters course up to 15 years prior to the year of entry
  • must enter in the state in which they are currently residing
  • must be a registered architect in the state in which they are entering the prize, and have first been registered not more than 10 years ago
  • a minimum of three (3) eligible entries must be received by the closing date or the jury may decide not to award a winner
  • 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
  • previous recipients of the state or national prize are not eligible to enter
  • submissions must be received by the closing date 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 jury

All entries received by the due date will be judged by a state jury selected by the relevant chapter. Jury members will comprise the following people:

  • Chapter President or nominee
  • previous Emerging Architect Prize winner
  • Chair of the local EmAGN group or a nominated representative
  • AWS representative

The state jury will select one (1) state winner. Each state winner then goes through to the national jury which will consist of the following:

  • Institute National President or nominated representative
  • EmAGN Chair or nominated representative
  • previous Emerging Architect Prize winner or nominated representative
  • AWS representative

The prize

Chapter winner

Chapter winners of the Emerging Architects Prize will be awarded a $1000 cash prize, a certificate and will be sponsored to attend a local awards ceremony. Winners will also be sponsored to attend the National Architecture Conference the following year after they have been announced as a winner. Winners will receive one year free membership with the Australian Institute of Architects. If the winner is already a member they will receive free membership for the following year. If won by a collaboration, each individual will receive one year free membership. Contact your local chapter for further details.

National winner

The winner of the National Emerging Architect Prize will be awarded with a single $2000 cash prize, a certificate and be sponsored to attend the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. If won by a collaboration, it will be the responsibility of the group to split the cash prize as they see fit and to nominate an individual to be sponsored to attend the awards event. The National winner will receive and additional year of free membership with the Australian Institute of Architects. If won by a collaboration, each individual will receive one additional year of free membership.

2014 State winners announced!

Entries for the 2014 Emerging Architect Prize have been judged in some Chapters. These winners at a Chapter level automatically proceeded to be judged by the National Jury.

The 2014 National Emerging Architect Prize will be presented at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards in 20 March 2014.

  • ACT Chapter – Andrew Verri
  • NSW Chapter – Andrew Burns
  • NT Chapter – no prize awarded
  • Queensland Chapter – no prize awarded
  • SA Chapter – Alex Hall
  • Tasmanian Chapter – Peta Heffernan
  • Victorian Chapter – Rebecca Naughtin
  • WA Chapter – Carly Barrett
  • National – Andrew Burns

These winners at a Chapter level automatically proceeded to be judged by the National Jury. The National Emerging Architect Prize was awarded to Clare Cousins at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards in Canberra on 20 March 2013.

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


COLORBOND® Steel Student Biennale


The COLORBOND® Steel Student Biennale, which acknowledges outstanding works of design by architecture students across Australia, was presented to Jessica Chidester of RMIT University. Commendations were awarded to Ben Juckes, University of Western Australia, and Doug McNamara, University of Newcastle.
See the full gallery here.

Since 1985 this prize has recognised outstanding works of design by architecture students across Australia. The competition represents the profession’s recognition of quality in design by students of architecture. It acknowledges outstanding design work and communicates this quality to both students and the profession. Established by the Australian Institute of Architects and sponsored since its inception by COLORBOND® steel, the competition celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010. For more details, go to the COLORBOND® Steel Student Biennale site.

The shortlist for the 2014 Prize is as per below:

Bernadette Zajd – VCA Art School
James Harbard – Delirious Karratha
Jessica Chidester – '[re]activating pivotal moments….
Chris Yandle – Kissing Point Tower
Ben Juckes – A Funerary Paradigm
Steani Cilliers – The Faculty of Food
Bianca Nasato – Green Square Library & Plaza
Doug McNamara – Community Grain
Alan Lau – The invisible city
Vivian Johnny & Alan Lau – Slaughtered in Melbourne

Thank you to all of those who entered, this is such a prized competition; the entries were outstanding.

Don't forget, if you're still eligible, you can enter the 2015 Bluescope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize.


Graduate prizes

The Institute's Graduate Program provides encouragement and support for architecture graduates as they embark on their professional careers. Graduate Prizes vary from state to territory. For more information on the prizes available, contact your local chapter. If you were awarded a graduate prize prior to 2009 please contact the National Prizes Office.