about the 2020 and 2021 winners
Sam McQueeney (Queensland): Originally from Tasmania, Sam has recently joined the Vokes and Peters practice in Brisbane, Queensland. The jury believes Sam will greatly benefit from taking part in the Dulux Study Tour, using the opportunity to further his passion as a leader and influencer within his new state of Queensland.
Tahnee Sullivan (Queensland): Tahnee is a Director at Sullivan Skinner, an architecture and design practice established in November 2018. The jury commends Tahnee’s desire to learn and passion for shared knowledge and is confident the Dulux Study Tour will offer a rich and rewarding experience to help navigate her newly established architectural practice.
Ksenia Totoeva (NSW): Originally from regional NSW, Ksenia graduated from the University of Newcastle with the University Medal. The jury believes with Ksenia’s dynamism she will benefit greatly from the opportunity of the Dulux Study Tour and the lessons that this immersion in a range of practices will provide her continuing professional development and leadership potential.
Bek Verrier (Tasmania): Bek is a registered architect and project architect at Bence Mulcahy in Hobart. She graduated from the University of Tasmania and is actively involved in the Australian Institute of Architects’ Tasmania Chapter. Bek is Founding member of The Findlay Project, Tasmanian Women in Architecture group and is also heavily involved in Parlour Salon series.
Keith Westbrook (Victoria/Tasmania): Keith Westbrook is a director at Cumulus Studio where he runs the Melbourne office. His calm, considered approach to the practice of architecture and breadth of experience at an early stage of his career will benefit from exposure to, and engagement with, the practices and projects that will be visited during this year’s Dulux Study Tour.
Elizabeth Walsh (Tasmania): As an Associate and Project Architect at Cumulus Studio, Elizabeth distinguished herself with exceptional integrity and design excellence, strongly influencing the practice’s design direction while working on projects meriting National awards and international publication.
Madeline Sewall (Victoria): Growing up in California and studying both at University of Florida and University of Melbourne, Madeline building on her community mindset with her work with Breathe Architecture in her role as Associate Head of Houses.
Carly Martin (NSW): Carly is a Founding Director at Akimbo Architecture, a regional practice based in Albury-Wodonga. Throughout her career she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the community and is currently Co-Chair of the Border Architects’ Forum and Director of Affordable Housing at one of Victoria’s largest affordable housing providers, Beyond Housing.
Simon Rochowski (NSW): Simon is a founding director of studioplusthree, an architecture studio based in Sydney, working across arts, cultural and architectural projects. Since its establishment in 2014, the studio has continued to explore a multi-disciplinary approach that combines quality, craft and innovation.
Nick Roberts (Victoria/Auckland): Nick Roberts is a founding director of his own fledgling practice, Roberts Gray Architects. He graduated at both Victoria University of Wellington and University of California, Berkeley, and has worked internationally including Auckland and Amsterdam (as a design leader at UNStudio).