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.

Policies & guidelines

Download a copy of the Institute's Architectural Competition Policy.
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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

 

Gold Medal for Architecture

The 2016 Gold Medallist was announced at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards in March. Tour dates are listed on the events section.



2016 Gold Medallists

The 2016 Gold Medal was awarded to Ian McDougall, Howard Raggatt and Stephen Ashton, the Founding Directors of ARM Architecture.

‘ARM is a practice that has been a genuine leader, influencer, provocateur, culture builder and disseminator of ideas for nearly three decades, and at the core of the practice are three outstanding architects who have created some of the most extraordinary buildings in the short post-colonial history of this country.

Ashton, Raggatt and McDougall's work has had an impact across the national design landscape: in Western Australia with the Perth Arena, in Queensland with the new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, in Adelaide with major works to the Adelaide Festival Plaza, in Canberra with the National Museum of Australia and most recently in Sydney where they have been appointed to undertake the refurbishment of the Sydney Opera House – a cultural heartland project if ever there was one. And it is in their home city of Melbourne that one can most fully experience their contribution. A walk down the Swanston Street civic spine might start at the recently completed (and controversial) William Barak building, past Storey Hall at RMIT University (also controversial at the time) and the major redevelopment of the Melbourne Central shopping precinct, to the recent refurbishment of Hamer Hall on the banks of the Yarra River and the extraordinary Melbourne Recital Hall and Melbourne Theatre Company Theatre, before finishing at the practice's decade-long reconfiguration of the Shrine of Remembrance.

Outside of their work on commissioned projects, Ashton, Raggatt and McDougall have played an equally significant role as national "culture builders". Through their multiple exhibitions, lectures and contributions to national conferences, they have never shirked a responsibility to publicly explain or proselytise about their design work - or architecture more generally - as a critical cultural endeavour. As an extension of this they have also been erudite teachers, including professorial roles, with a deep commitment to supporting and nurturing the next generation of design thinkers.
’ – Jury Citation



Gold Medallists 2014–1960

 
  • 2016 Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt and Ian McDougall
  • 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

Leadership in Sustainability Prize

Congratulations to the 2016 winner, Jeremy McLeod, who was announced in on Friday 29 April 2016 at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.

Entries for the 2017 prize is now closed.



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

Entries for the 2017 Prize opened 4 July 2016 and closed on 1 September 2016.

To enter, please provide the following materials via the online entry form (see link below):

  • 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

  • 2016 Jeremy McLeod
  • 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

2016 Winner

The 2016 Winner of the Leadership in Sustainability Prize is Jeremy McLeod. Jeremy has made exceptional contributions to sustainability through innovative holistic built projects and powerful public advocacy with a particular focus on social and economic factors.

Both Jeremy’s built work and advocacy are characterized by a generosity of spirit and overwhelming optimism – qualities which make him a true leader in the field of sustainability. It is these intangible qualities which most impressed the jury. Jeremy’s commitment to a collaborative, positive, open-handed approach to architectural advocacy and activism throughout the profession is particularly commendable and important to the future of sustainable architecture.

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.


William J Mitchell International Chapter Prize

 

Congratulations to Brian Burr, winner of the 2016 William J. Mitchell Prize which was announced on at the 2016 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.

The William J Mitchell International Chapter 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 Chapter. 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 Chapter at their annual face-to-face meeting.

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

2016 William J Mitchell International Committee Prize Winner

In 2016 the International Chapter selected Brian Burr as an exemplary recipient of the prize. Within the discipline of architecture there are few with comparable talent and discipline as the architectural renderer Brian Burr.

With a fine eye, steady hand, and attention to accuracy and detail, Mr. Burr creates drawings breathtaking in their draftsman-ship as well as their beauty. While photo-realistic computer-generated drawings dominate the architectural profession, Mr. Burr has remained resolutely steadfast in his belief that pencil, eye and hand reign supreme when visualising the built environment, present and future, and has subsequently and rightly earned the respect of every architect, in Australia and internationally, who has had the pleasure of working with him.

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

2017 Dulux Study Tour

The 2017 Dulux Study Tour competition is now closed.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2017 prize is your opportunity to be part of an exciting and coveted program that inspires and fosters Australia’s next generation of emerging architectural talent. Winners will embark on an exciting architectural tour of Prague, London and Barcelona where they can experience firsthand some of the best architectural sites and practices.

To enter, simply access the online entry form via the Dulux Study Tour blog.

In 2016 the five winners embarked on an exciting architectural tour of Copenhagen, London and Madrid where they experienced firsthand some of the best architectural sites and practices. Read more about the 2016 tour on the Dulux Study Tour Blog.

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 2017 jury comprises:

  • Ken Maher - National President  
  • Phil White - Dulux Australia 
  • Ksenia Totoeva - National EmAGN President
  • Cameron Bruhn - Architecture Media
  • Jennifer Cunich - Australian Institute of Architects
  • Marissa Lindquist - Previous Dulux Study Tour winner

The 2017 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 one entries closed at 11.59pm AEST on Thursday 15 September 2016.

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 2017 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

Congratulations to the 2016 winner, Professor Michael Ostwald, who was announced on Friday 29 April 2016 at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.

Entries for the 2017 prize is now closed.

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.


2016 Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize Winner

Professor of Architecture and Dean of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Professor Michael Ostwald, is the 2016 recipient of the Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize.  He is well known and respected for his outstanding contributions in all areas of architectural education, the national and international impacts of which resonate beyond the university system.

Past winners

  • 2015 Professor Paul Memmott, University of Queensland
  • 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)

Congratulations to Peter Nguyen, winner of the 2016 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture which was announced at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards on 29 April 2016. Entries for the 2017 Prize are now closed.


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 whom:

  • 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 closed on 16 August 2016.

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 one A4 page and be in a format suitable for publication (PDF is preferred).
  • A CV of no more than two A4 pages referencing the nominee/applicant's educational qualifications, career history, 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 the nominee (individual or group).

2016 Winner

A strong advocate for Australian students of Architecture, Peter Nguyen from the University of Sydney received the 2016 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture.

Going above and beyond his role as a SONA leader, Peter spearheaded a survey which revealed that Australian students required more opportunities for educationally-productive work and pushed for the establishment of internship electives at universities. A leader among his peers, the Jury were most impressed with his commitment to students’ rights, playing a large part in advocacy in relation to unpaid internships, with implications for students across the country.

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 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 CLOSED

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 01 AUG 2016
17 AUG 2016 24 FEB 2017
SA 16 MAR 2016 08 APR 2016 22 APR 02 JUL 2016
TAS 22 FEB 2016 10 JUN 2016 12 JUN 2016 25 JUN 2016
VIC 04 JUL 2016 31 JUL 2016 14 AUG 2016 TBC
WA 1 MAR 2016 20 MAY 2016 03 JUNE 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

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
  • 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 was 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 2016 state winners all go into the running for the 2017 National Emerging Architect Prize.


2016 National Emerging Architect, Amy Muir


Amy Muir - http://www.muirarchitecture.com 

Amy Muir is awarded the 2016 Emerging Architect prize in recognition of her significant contributions to the profession through design excellence, education and industry leadership. Amy graduated from RMIT University with First Class Honours in 2002 and was awarded both the Anna Butler Award and Association of Women in Architecture Award for her final thesis project. Following graduation, Amy worked for Carr Design for seven years during which time she was elevated to Director of Architecture. In 2011, Amy established MUIR, running the practice as the sole Director. Amy’s outstanding work with MUIR has been the subject of numerous publications and articles and the practice have been recognised with awards at State and National level. Amy is committed to supporting the education of young architects and has guest lectured at various universities with significant contributions in design education through her role as an Associate Lecturer at RMIT. Amy is a passionate Member of the Victorian Chapter Council and co-chairs the Victorian Smaller Chapter Forum which has grown substantially in participation during her hands on involvement. Amy demonstrates exceptional leadership skills and natural generosity through a clear commitment to the value of knowledge sharing. Amy is widely recognised as a great role model for young architects and she is a deserved winner of the Emerging Architect Prize for 2016.


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
2A Mugga Way, Red Hill ACT 2603
T: 02 6121 2000 | prizes@architecture.com.au


BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize


 

2017 BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize

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.

Entries are now closed.

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

ABOUT THE PRIZE
The Australian Institute of Architects BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize was established to recognise outstanding architectural student work which demonstrates excellence in response to place, technology and Australian culture.
 
On behalf of the Institute (as administrator), BlueScope Steel (as the Institute’s Principal Corporate Partner), and Glenn Murcutt (as patron), we wish to thank you in advance for your time, effort and energy dedicated to nominating your outstanding students and for helping to support and celebrate the achievements of the newest generation in architecture. 
 
JUDGING PROCESS 
University Judging
Each Institute recognised architecture school is invited to select one or two nominees to be considered by the National Jury. Nominee numbers from each university are determined as follows:
1. Schools with less than 500 students enrolled may select one nominee from their total entries. 
2. Schools with 500 or more students enrolled may select up to two nominees from their total entries. 
Selection procedures and jury members are at the discretion of each architecture school, but entries are judged based on the entry criteria outlined in the prize conditions. Nominees are submitted to the Australian Institute of Architects via an online entry system.
 
The National Jury will meet to select finalists and a final prize winner from the nominees put forward by the Universities.
 
JUDGING CRITERIA
The selection criteria used by both the University and National juries shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Degree of complexity of the program. 
  • Sensitivity and communication of response to place and environment. 
  • Practicality of approach to technology and feasibility of construction demonstrating an appreciation of build ability, structure and services requirements. 
  • Sensitivity of response and relevance to Australian culture. 

ELIGIBILITY 
The 2017 BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize is open to: 

  • Students who have completed an Australian Institute of Architects /SONA recognised Australian architecture course in 2015/16; 
  • Undergraduate or Masters students enrolled in an Australian Institute of Architects /SONA recognised Australian architecture course during 2015/2016. 

For the purposes of the prize, students at Australian Architecture schools represented on the Australian Institute of Architects/SONA national committee are considered eligible to enter this competition. 

Design work submitted by students is to have been undertaken within an Australian architecture course in either 2015 or 2016. Only one entry per person may be submitted. Group entries are not permitted. 
 
ENTRY MATERIAL
Submissions are to be made digitally via an online portal and each nomination is to provide the following relevant supporting material:

  • Up to 12 scanned or digital images of the project
  • A written statement (max 150 words) describing how the project demonstrates excellence in response to place
  • A written statement (max 150 words) describing how the project demonstrates excellence in response to technology
  • A written statement (max 150 words) describing how the project demonstrates excellence in response to Australian Culture
  • A letter of support from the entrant's University

Entries are now closed.

PRIZE 
The Prize is a cash prize of $8,000 to the winner, and the costs of attending the 2017 National Architecture Conference in Sydney.
 
Selected finalists will also, at the Institute’s discretion, receive tickets and travel to attend the 2017 National Architecture Conference. 


 

2015 Winners

For the first time, in 2015 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. 


Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

The Australian Institute of Architects are proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize. The Prize aims to recognise exceptional leadership and an outstanding contribution to the advancement of gender equity in architectural practice, education and governance. The prize is an initiative of the Institute's National Committee for Gender Equity.

Entries for the 2017 prize are now closed.

JUDGING CRITERIA

The Prize will be awarded based on demonstrated national or international peer recognition of a contribution to the advancement of gender equity in architecture through:

  • education
  • research
  • advocacy
  • policy development
  • community engagement
  • leadership

ENTRY MATERIAL

Submissions are made via an online portal and each nomination is required to provide relevant supporting material that addresses the judging criteria, including:

  • A statement of excellence addressing one or more of the eligibility criteria (creation and advancement of knowledge through research and education, development and deployment of effective advocacy and policy, and development and implementation of effective practice, engagement of industry and/or community). The statement should be a maximum of one A4 page and be in a format suitable for publication.
  • Address the Judging Criteria; each relevant Judging Criterion (education, research, advocacy, policy development, community engagement, leadership) individually with each as its own subheading. Total length of no more than two A4 pages.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) of no more than two A4 pages, referencing the nominee/s’ educational qualifications, career history, positions and experience.
  • 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. These may be the same or different from your references.
  • An image of yourself or the group.

ELIGIBILITY

Individuals and/or groups demonstrating exceptional leadership and an outstanding contribution to the advancement of gender equity may be nominated or may apply (self-nominate) for the prize. Nominations are sought for excellence in achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  1. creation and advancement of knowledge through research and education
  2. development and deployment of effective advocacy and policy
  3. development and implementation of effective practice, engagement of industry and/or community