The Queensland Chapter Council is proud to announce the 2021 State Jury for Queensland’s Architecture Awards program.
The Jury will be comprised of:
- Eloise Atkinson (Chair of Juries)
- Shy Tay (Deputy Chair)
- Dirk Yates
- Lada Bodnaruk
There are still opportunities to be considered as a regional jury member. To express your interest in participating as a regional juror please fill in the EOI form.
ABOUT YOUR STATE JURY
Eloise Atkinson is a Brisbane based architect and Director of the cross-disciplinary design practice Deicke Richards. She has been involved in the AIA awards in a number of roles including State Jury Deputy Chair, State Jury member, Brisbane Jury Chair and Jury Chair for multi-residential in the regional awards.
Eloise has more than 25 years experience in the design and advocacy for public and affordable housing, working with local and state government, community organisations and private developers. She has been able to advocate for well-designed affordable housing through her role as Independent Chair of BHC, Queensland’s largest not for profit housing developer. She has served on the board for over 13 years.
Eloise’s broad knowledge of housing and development models informs current work within Deicke Richards for seniors living and aged care clients. She also works with education clients across the Catholic, Independent and State sectors with a particular focus on collaborative master planning work.
Eloise is a Churchill Fellow and is committed to working with clients who might not otherwise access professional design advice.
As a respected design industry leader, Shy approaches architecture and urban design with energy and an emphasis on place making and city shaping.
In 2019 he was appointed as a member of the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel providing state agencies and local governments with independent expert advice on the design of major infrastructure and urban-planning projects, delivering better outcomes for Queensland communities. Shy has a strong interest in designing authentic places that are relevant to the local context. His engaging, well designed spaces create connections with the community that develop memorable experiences in areas such as transport infrastructure, retail precincts and master planning.
He played key roles on many city shaping projects including: Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, a world class purposed built mega cruise ship terminal approved through the State Government Market Led Proposal process; co-authoring the New World City Design Guide:Buildings that Breathe for Brisbane City Council; the $550m Smith Collective, Gold Coast the largest urban renewal project which served as the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games athletes’ village; and a number of large scale urban renewal mixed use schemes for Tier 1 clients including Vicinity, AMP and Shayher.
Shy enjoys working in close collaboration with clients and consultants to create the best outcome for all involved. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and has enjoyed a long association lecturing and tutoring at Queensland University of Technology.
Lada is an architect with over 18 years of experience who has applied her expertise and lent her professionalism to a range of projects. A senior associate at Conrad Gargett, during her professional life Lada has played vital role across a broad range of projects including various building types and scopes, ranging from health and aged care to education and defence projects.
Dirk Yates’s practice, Speculative Architecture, centres around the disciplines of art and architecture. His involvement with the local arts community includes directing the artist-run initiative The Farm (2002–2004), editor of a monthly journal of local art and developing exhibitions of painting and installation, along with collaborations on public projects.
The Corps à Corps structure at the Institute of Modern Art was developed in collaboration with artist Celine Condorelli and gardener Pete Shields, and focuses on principles of subtropical design in an urban context. The project won the 2018 Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter Art and Architecture award. Speculative Architecture is currently developing projects for the refurbishment of exhibition venues and educational facilities.