The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our Victorian architects.
The program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within Victoria, across Australia and internationally.
The jury collaborated on the citation including: Thom Mckenzie, Bill Krotiris and Gumji Kang.
Jacqui Alexander and Ben Sheridan demonstrate the remarkable contributions emerging architects make to the culture of architecture in Australia.
With an expanded approach to practice, Jacqui and Ben have pursued design excellence, engaged with complex contemporary ideas, and been valuable mentors and educators in practice, academia, and the Institute. Seeking to contribute to and enhance the discourse of architecture, their research and work has been widely published and exhibited locally and internationally.
Jacqui has made a significant contribution to education as a Director of the Bachelor of Architecture Programme at Monash University. Whilst Ben has shared his experience of practice through teaching positions at the University of Melbourne and involvement with the Robin Boyd Foundation.
Jacqui and Ben have demonstrated design excellence through their sustained contribution to numerous award-winning projects in senior roles at Australia’s leading architectural offices and more recently as Alexander Sheridan Architecture.
Bringing this exceptional work and experience together, Jacqui and Ben demonstrate a brilliant dexterity in moving between practice, academia and research to tackle significant ideas through architecture.
Both Jacqui and Ben’s professional experience complement and speak volumes about the strength of an integrated approach to architectural practice.
Their passion and devotion to education and bringing architectural discourses to a broad audience is evident in a wide range of publications and speaker engagements including POST magazine, Process, writing for numerous books and publications, and roles on committees within the Institute.
As important emerging voices their passionate and generous contributions have made the culture of Victorian architecture richer.