Introducing the 2021 National Architecture Awards Jury

We’re excited to introduce the Jury for the 2021 National Architecture Awards. Selected for their design expertise and passion for Australian Architecture, the jurors bring a wealth of experience and an array of valuable perspectives. Tasked with evaluating and deciding on the very best architecture across Australia, the five jury members are extremely well placed to lead the 2021 Awards. 

The National Jury have undertaken their deliberations following this year’s virtual jury tour and the National Shortlist will be released later this month. 

On the 2021 National Architecture Awards Jury

Alice Hampson LFRAIA Hon. AIA – Jury Chair | Alice hampson architect

Alice Hampson is a registered architect, sole practitioner, writer, heritage expert, architectural historian—and one of only a few practicing Queensland architects who is a professional installation artist.

She graduated from the University of Queensland in Design Studies and Architecture with first class Honours and the Board of Architects Prize, the RAIA Medallion and prizes for design, drawing and construction. Her design work has been published and received awards both nationally and internationally. As an historian and heritage expert, Hampson specialises in mid-twentieth-century works. She has been on national jury panels for AA’s Unbuilt Architecture Prize, HOUSES Awards, Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, along with judging numerous architecture and design competitions.

She has been a Fellow of the Institute since 2006 and has been an assessor for cultural heritage and a speaker at professional conferences in Australia and abroad. She currently sits on the Board of Architects Queensland, the Federal Government’s Official Residences Advisory Committee, the Accreditation Standing Panel for AACA, the Independent Expert Panel for the Queensland Cultural Centre, Panel of Part 2 Exam Writers for AACA and is an APE Part 3 Examiner for AACA. For the Institute she is a Nationally Elected National Councilor, a member of the Queensland Honours Committee and a member of the National Awards Review Committee. She is a contributing editor for Architecture Media and was previously Queensland Editor for Monument. She has also been State Juror, Deputy Director of Juries and Chair of Juries for the Institute’s Queensland Awards.

Angelo Candalepas LFRAIA | Director, Candalepas Associates

Angelo Candalepas was born in 1967 and graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1992. He was made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2019. In 1994 he established his own architecture studio which, in its first months of practice, won an international competition for housing in “The Point”, Pyrmont. The project was the recipient of several awards and since then Angelo has won and been shortlisted on several national and international competitions.

In 1999, Angelo established Candalepas Associates. Since then, the company under his leadership has won a significant number of awards, including the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Sulman Medal for Public Architecture in 2009 and 2018, the Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing in 2011, the Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture in 2016 and the Aaron Bolot Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing in 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2019. In 2016, he was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Architecture.

Angelo’s work has been acknowledged both in Australian and in international exhibitions, journals and books.

Robert Nation LFRAIA | Director, Nation Architects

Robert Nation is an award winning architect with more than 40 years’ experience in all facets of architecture both nationally and internationally. He has worked and studied in Australia and abroad throughout this time, owning practices offshore for more than 20 years. He has lectured extensively at universities in Australia and overseas, has won design competitions throughout Asia and Australia, and has received a number of national and state architectural awards.

Over the past 40 years, Bob has been responsible for a diverse range of projects, from small houses to a city in Thailand, which was the largest construction project in the world in the 1990s. In 2012, he was appointed design director for the Barangaroo development in Sydney, Australia. He currently practices out of Hong Kong.

In 2006, as National President of the Institute, Bob was able to gain support from National Council for the formation of the International Area Committee, which has now become the International Chapter. Bob has been a member of the Committee since its inception.

Ingrid Richards RAIA | Director, Richards and Spence

Ingrid Richards co-founded Richards and Spence Architects with Adrian Spence in 2008 with the aim of creating vibrant public spaces from private commissions. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Queensland and has practiced in her home town of Brisbane for almost twenty years. Ingrid brings strategic thinking and urban choreography to the practice of architecture. Richards and Spence has been instrumental in the development of the James Street Precinct in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley – including the 19 James Street retail and commercial building, Brickworks Design Studio, the flagship retail store for West Elm, the Living Edge showroom and most recently, the landmark Calile Hotel. Ingrid is a member of the Brisbane City Council’s Independent Design Advisory Panel and is a regular speaker at architecture, design and development forums – including presentations for the Australian Institute of Architects, the Property Council of Australia, Think Brick and the 2015 Monocle Quality of Life Conference. Most recently she was one of 21 speakers selected to demonstrate the breadth and capacity of Australian architecture at The Architecture Symposium at the 2018 Sydney Architecture Festival.

Cameron Bruhn Hon. FRAIA | Head of School and Dean, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland

Professor Cameron Bruhn is the Dean and Head of School at The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture. Prior to this appointment he was the editorial director of Architecture Media, where his role included the custodianship of the centenarian magazine Architecture Australia. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Queensland and a practice-based PhD from RMIT University. He was a co-creative director of the 2015 Australian Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life and the 2016 Australian National Architecture conference: How Soon is Now. In 2016 he initiated Queensland’s Asia Pacific Architecture Festival. Cameron is co-editor of The Forever House, The Terrace House and The Apartment House, books published by Thames and Hudson. His most recent project is MMXX, a landmark volume for Thames and Hudson that documents significant architecture in Australia in the first two decades of the twenty-first century. Cameron is a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.