Introducing the 2022 International Chapter Architecture Awards Jury

The Australian Institute of Architects International Chapter is delighted to unveil the jury for the 2022 International Chapter Architecture Awards. The Awards offer an unrivalled opportunity to showcase the extraordinary depth and breadth of Australian architects working overseas.

John Chow RAIA - Jury co-chair | Metagram

John Chow is a New South Wales registered architect and Director of the award-winning design studio Metagram, located in Hong Kong SAR. John is a current serving council member of the Australian Institute of Architects International Chapter.

Originally from Sydney, John immigrated to Hong Kong in 2012 joining Hassell where he was involved in cross sector, small to large scale architecture, interior, urban and infrastructure projects across China and Australia, serving notable clients such as Alibaba, Evergrande, Genzon and Sydney Metro.

In 2017, John independently founded Metagram with the goal of building a leading regional practice – and since has completed a variety of private sector projects throughout Hong Kong, Malaysia and Mainland China; most recently winning multiple awards in the 2021 Hong Kong Driven x Design Awards in the category of Hospitality F&B.

Nic Brunsdon RAIA - Jury co-chair | Nic Brunsdon

Nic Brundson is an award-winning architect operating locally and internationally. In 2015, Nic was the winner of the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architect Award, firstly for Western Australia and then nationally.

His studio works throughout Australia and South-East Asia regions through its offices in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, and Denpasar.

He is a past nominee for the 40 under 40 young business leaders award, a nominated thought leader for the City of Perth, a 2015 recipient of the Dulux International Study Tour for Emerging Architects, the 2017/18 recipient of the Gil Nicol Biennial International Study Bursary, and a founding Board Member of Activate Perth.

The studio’s work has recently received recognition at the World Architecture Festival, Dezeen Awards, Houses Awards, INDE awards, and Australian Institute of Architects Awards programs, most notably winning both the public vote and master jury awards at the prestigious Dezeen Awards for the world’s best hospitality project.

He is the current Chair of the Perth Centre for Photography which is one of Australia’s leading arts organisations.

He is also the Director of the urban program Spacemarket, which pairs disused spaces with useful people and has worked on policy formation and development at all three levels of government, most recently leading the Design WA suite of built environment policies within the Department of Planning, Lands, and Heritage for the Western Australian State Government.


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 Councillor, 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.

Ar. Dutuk Pei Ing Tan FRAIA | P I Architect

Ar. Datuk TAN Pei Ing is the founder of P I Architect, since 1989. Her firm has undertaken a wide range
of projects including shopping malls, hotels, commercial and residential developments.

Pei Ing is known for her contribution, advocacies and philanthropy. She has dedicated tremendous time and
effort to strengthen the profession and to improve the building industry for more than three decades. Pei Ing
was the first female President of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), member of the Board of
Architects Malaysia, member of Australia Institute of Architects National Committee on Gender Equity
and International Chapter Council, and Past President and advisor of the Architects Regional Council of
Asia (ARCASIA). She was elected as the Secretary General of International Union of Architects (UIA) for
the term 2021-2023, after serving as UIA Region IV Council member from 2017-2021.

Pei Ing is also very involved with the government and agencies in formulating policies and laws
concerning the building industry and contributed to nation building and aspirations. She is a strong
advocate for ‘social responsibility’. She was responsible in developing the ‘UIA Policy of Gender Equity
in Architecture’. She has also contributed greatly to the practice of architecture. She was involved in the
drafting of ‘PAM 2006 Contract’ and the updating of the ‘PAM 2018 Contract’. She co-authored the
‘Handbook for PAM 2006 Form of Contract’ to guide the industry.

Pei Ing was conferred with Honorary and Fellow membership from the AIA (American Institute of Architects), KIRA  (Korean Institute of Registered Architects), the Australian Institute of Architects, FCARM (Federation of Associations of Architects of the Mexican Republic AC) and MIID (Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers).

She has also been presented with a number of prestigious awards, including The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) MCEIA ‘Construction Leading Lady
award 2015’, Distinguished Australian Alumni Award 2016, Board of Architects Malaysia President’s Award 2017 and the Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Service 2019.

Vince Pirrello RAIA | VAP-CREATE

Vince Pirrello has a diverse international experience covering the last 35 years as a design architect, Regional Executive Chairman and Company Director, completing projects throughout Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the USA, the Middle East, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. He has lead project teams and initiatives in aviation, hospitality, mixed-use, tall towers, developing urban cities and workplace interiors sectors for key premiere clients such as Qantas, the Australian Defence Force, Macquarie Group, Audi, Alliance, Bloomberg, JFK NY Airport, Google, Tent Cent, CCTV, Apple, Greenland, Longfor, Sunshine Insurance, and COFCO.

In 2004, Vince became an equity director of Australian global design firm Woods Bagot. As part of the firms global expansion strategy, Vince relocated to Beijing in 2009 as Asia Executive Chairman, and was responsible for the growth in the China business, and building studios in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. In 2017, Vince relocated to San Francisco and in 2019 to New York as North American Executive Chairman.

As a member of Woods Bagot Global Strategy Council and Director of Woods Bagot Board for over 16 years, has contributed to the growth of a $180M world-wide business.

Over his career, Vince has lived in seven key international cities (Sydney, Brisbane, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, San Francisco and New York),  led and chaired architectural designs studios in three regions (Australia, Asia and USA) and  developed the businesses and strategic vision in building the integration of design, management, culture change, and set up teams to create sustainable and profitable design studios framework.

Some key awards include the 2010 International Design Award Beijing China, RAIA Victoria Interior Design Award, Design Institute of Australia Award Public/Institutional Design, American Institute Qantas BA Singapore and RAIA NT Chapter Institutional Architecture Merit Award.