Queensland Chapter Australian Institute of Architects Honours Elevated Life Fellows and Fellows in 2023 President Honours.
The Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has recognised and celebrated the achievements of distinguished architects with the presentation of the President’s Prize, QIA medallions. The Institute also elevated new Life Fellows and Fellows in a special ceremony held on March 31, 2023.
The President’s Prize was awarded to an individual who demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovative design, and significant contribution to the architectural profession. This year’s recipient is Ms. Kirsty Chesser-Brown, the current Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland), for her creation, stewardship, curation, and championship of its envirodevelopment initiative, alongside her masterly and comprehensive career with the UDIA (Queensland).
Queensland Chapter President, Ms. Amy Degenhart says “We are proud to recognise individuals who are making a change in our wider profession. Supporting our initiatives of designing for a sustainable built environment and advocating for Architecture’s place in her agenda.”
The Institute elevated new Fellows and Life Fellows, recognising their significant contribution to the profession and their outstanding achievements. Elevated Life Fellows include Mr. Paul Trotter, Dr. Mark Jones, Mr. John Clarke, Mr. Paul Worroll, Dr. Rosemary Kennedy and Mr. Fred Kirkegard. The newly elevated Fellows are Mr. George Kassos, Mr. John Flynn, Mr. Andrew Cooksley, Mr. Darryl Parker, Mr. Matthew Casswell, Ms. Meredith (Tooey) Elliott, Mr. Michael Banney, Mr. Ray Sweeney, Mr. Stephen Cameron, Ms. Nicole Ewing and Ms. Megan Rogers.
“Congratulations to all elevated Life Fellows and Fellows who have received their well deserved recognition by the Institute. It is an honour to have knowledgeable, critical thinkers with such passion for community engagement and advocacy.”, Ms. Degenhart commends.
The QIA medallions were presented to students who achieved the highest Grade Point Average in their Master of Architecture course. The recipients of the QIA medallions are Mr. Jack Wright from Griffith University, Ms. Susannah Moore from Bond University, Ms. Julia Comer from the University of Queensland and Mr. Chris Jenkinson from Queensland University of Technology.
“We recognise students who are passionate about their studies, continuing into the Architecture industry and the advocacy of importance placed on Architecture. This is extremely important as we continue to grow our built environment in Queensland.”, Ms. Degenhart states.
The BOAQ Student Prize Winners were presented to students that had the greatest proficiency over of whole architecture program for the year ending 2022. The recipients are Ms. Charlotte Falla from Griffith University, Ms. Susannah Moore from Bond University, Mr. Thomas Webster from the University of Queensland and Ms. Alicia Blaho from Queensland University of Technology.
The Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects would like to extend its gratitude to its event partners, Taubmans, Brickworks, and Alspec, for their continued support.
The Institute is proud to honour the recipients and elevate new Life Fellows and Fellows, who have demonstrated excellence and made significant contributions to the architectural profession.
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