2018 Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour winners announced

The Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour winners have been announced this morning in Melbourne. The five winners from around Australia will embark on a 10-day tour of Europe and the United Kingdom in May this year visiting the cities of London, Berlin and Milan.

Kim Bridgland (Edition Office, Victoria), Leah Gallagher (Kin Architects, Queensland), Jason Licht (Cumulus Studio, Tasmania), Joseph O’Meara (BVN, NSW) and Dirk Yates (m3architecture, Queensland) have been selected from a wide group of entrants.

National President and Jury Chair, Richard Kirk, congratulated the recipients on their success from such a competitive field of over 60 applicants.

‘The jury was impressed by the depth of skill, and dedication to their profession by all who submitted and strongly encourages those eligible members not successful this year to apply in the future.

‘The award acknowledges the activities and achievements across the criteria of individual contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement and is one of our most coveted awards that celebrates the importance of experiencing architecture first hand by our most promising practitioners.

‘Thanks are due to Dulux for their generous support, and my fellow Jurors Jennifer Cunich, Richard Hansen, Adam Pustola, Natalie Ruuska and Ksenia Totoeva for their guidance and insightful contribution to the selection process,’ Richard Kirk said.

The Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour offers the winners a unique and exciting architectural experience. Participants visit a variety of architectural projects, partake in site tours, galleries and networking opportunities with international architects and design professions.

‘During the Tour, recipients are immersed in architecture in every sense, from visits to global architectural firms to tours of iconic projects,’ Richard Hanson, General Manager, Dulux Trade noted about the tour which is now in its eleventh year.

‘The tour is aimed at gaining unique access and exposure to the top architectural practices in the cities visited. This year the tour will take in London, Berlin and for the first time Milan. We trust this year’s tour will provide an incredible experience for the participants and continues our long-term investment, in partnership with the Institute, in the strength and health of architecture in Australia,’ he said.

For more information about the Prize visit http://wp.architecture.com.au/duluxstudytourblog/.