“Winning the Leadership in Sustainability Prize gave the work of Healthabitat the professional endorsement of the importance of sustaining people within the mix of the environment, buildings and technology. The Prize has been greatly valued by the 1,000 strong team of people, from local community people to a range of professionals, who have slowly and methodically improved the lives of over 40,000 Indigenous Australians most of whom have never considered the work of an architect”
THE WINNER OF THE 2013 LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY PRIZE WAS ANNOUNCED AT THE 2013 AUSTRALIAN ACHIEVEMENT IN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS IN CANBERRA 20 MARCH 2013. CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL GROLLO, CEO GROCON.
As governments and citizens around the world mobilise to advance sustainability, the important role the built environment can play in this is being increasingly understood. The goal of Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) is to achieve development that improves the total quality of life, both now and in the future, and in a way that maintains the processes on which life depends.
The Australian Institute of Architects recognises that the advancement of sustainability in architecture and urban design can, and is happening through a range of inputs, all of which play their unique and valuable part. The Institute is offering this Leadership in Sustainability Prize which recognises an individual’s outstanding achievement, through their architecture, effective advocacy, education and community engagement.
Individuals and/or groups demonstrating exceptional leadership and an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sustainability of the built environment may be nominated or may apply (self-nominate) for this prize.
Nominations are sought for excellence in the achievement in one or more of the following areas:
- creation 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 or the community with this knowledge, advocacy or practice
The Prize will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated national or international peer recognition of a contribution to the advancement of sustainable architecture through:
- community engagement
- policy development
HOW TO ENTER
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Submissions must be made via the online entry system. This online entry system will require entrants to submit personal contact information and upload their entry in pdf format. ENTRIES NOW CLOSED
The Jury assessing applications will be appointed by the President on behalf of National Council and comprise:
- Institute National President or nominee (Chair)
- Institute National Sustainability Committee Chair or nominee
- Prominent practicing architect or academic
- Allied industry or government representative
The prize certificate will be presented to the winner at the Institute’s Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards (AAAA) in Canberra, Wednesday 20 March 2013.
The cost of travel to this event for the Prize receipient will be met by the Institute (being a return domestic economy airfare and overnight accommodation). If the Prize winner is not an Institute member, where appropriate they will also be eligible to receive complimentary Institute membership for one year.
If the Prize winner is a group, each member of the group will each receive a certificate, though the group will be required to select one of its members to attend the National Awards and receive the Leadership in Sustainability Prize.
2013: Daniel Grollo, CEO Grocon
2012: Prof Rob Adams & The City Design Division
2011: Paul Pholeros: Healthabitat
2010: Tony Arnel
For further information, please contact:
National Prizes Manager | Australian Institute of Architects
3/60 Collins Street Melbourne 3000
T: 03 8620 3877 | F: 03 8620 3887 | E: email@example.com