The Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter is delighted to unveil the jury for the 2023 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. The awards offer an unrivalled opportunity to showcase the extraordinary depth and breadth of Tasmania’s architectural talent.
Architects will present their projects to the jury on Saturday 25 February and members and the public are invited to watch these presentations.
Mat Hinds RAIA – Jury Chair | taylor and hinds architects
Mat Hinds is a Director of Taylor and Hinds Architects, which he established with his partner Poppy Taylor in 2011.
The practice has twice been nominated for the Royal Academy Dorfman Award, and for the Swiss Architectural Award in 2021. In 2020, The Italian periodical DOMUS recognised Taylor and Hinds as one of the ‘Top 50’ practices internationally – one of only two Australian architecture firms recognised.
Taylor and Hinds has received the pinnacle-named Australian Institute of Architects National and State awards for residential, tourism, heritage and cultural work. In 2019, Mat was a member of the Australian Institute of Architects National Jury.
Nicky Adams RAIA | Terroir
Nicky has a Bachelor of Environmental Design from UTAS; a Bachelor of Architecture, first class honours from Melbourne University and a Certificate of Printmaking .
She is a multidisciplinary practitioner with a focus on public sector architecture. An associate for 6 years working with Gold Medallist Gregory Burgess of Gregory Burgess Architects on community, educational and residential projects. A firm committed to sustainability, who pioneered community and client engagement, using a collaborative approach to inform design outcomes and establish a sense of public ownership. This led to work with local government on larger urban design projects including structural and precinct plans and smaller public art projects at both Moonee Valley and Moreland City Council. When her children were little, she focused on individual creative projects and gained personal recognition for her hospitality interiors that have become local Melbourne institutions, Heart Attack and Vine and Wide Open Road.
Now a Senior Associate at TERROIR Architects – who are respected and awarded for their excellence in design rigour and built form outcomes responding to place – Nicky works on a range of medium scale tourism, educational and commercial projects and has recently finished an adaptive reuse of an 1890’s warehouse for Terroir’s new Hobart studio.
A founding committee member for Open House Hobart now in its tenth year; she is also actively involved with Parlour and the Findlay Project. She has tutored for the Practice of Architecture course and taught design studios at Melbourne University and RMIT.
digby hall RAIA | climatewise design
Digby is an architect and PhD scholar who works at the intersection of sustainability and climate adaptation. A long-time advocate for the architect’s role in leading climate action in the built environment, Digby also sits on several review panels for significant infrastructure projects across state and local government including the NSW Government Architect’s Design Excellence Panel. With 30 years of experience in architecture and the founder of a specialist consultancy providing design-led climate advisory, Digby continues to support architects and their design teams in creating affordable, buildable, and beautiful outcomes that are authentically resilient and regenerative.
chris haddad RAIA | archier
Chris Haddad is a founding director of Archier. Archier is an award-winning studio based in Melbourne and Hobart, with a particular interest in bettering quality of life through material honesty and considered design. Chris believes good architectural design stems from a solid understanding of construction. He is passionate about how innovative technologies can be used to improve the built environment and democratise good design. This vision has led to the recent establishment of Candour, a prefabrication company that makes advanced timber manufacturing more accessible to architects.
bronwen jones FraIA
Working at the intersection of architecture and city making I am a passionate advocate of good design for our built environment, bringing people together to learn and share knowledge, and increasingly an active defender of the natural world.
Through work in private practice and with government, as well as curating public walks and talks, writing and teaching, I am a regular contributor to conversations about the future of urban living. I am also focused on the critical environmental issues of our time – climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. Collaborations with others to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world to one of co-existence, gives me hope that there may be a future where we come to peace with it.