Australian Institute of Architects' Dulux Study Tour

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2021 AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS' Dulux Study TouR

The Australian Institute of Architects and Dulux are delighted to announce that the Institute’s Dulux Study Tour will go ahead in 2021.

Staying local for the first time, the tour will give some of Australia’s brightest emerging architects the opportunity to explore the very best of Australian Architecture and meet inspiring Australian architects in November this year.

Now in its 14th year, the Dulux Study Tour is an opportunity to be part of an exciting and coveted program that fosters Australia’s next generation of architectural talent. Winners will help to curate the tour and will experience firsthand some of Australia’s best architectural sites and practices.

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Maitland Riverlink | CHROFI with McGregor Coxall | NSW | Photographer: Simon Wood

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King Bill | Austin Maynard Architects | Photographer: Derek Swalwell

Entry is open to all architects and graduates of architecture of up to 10 years from graduation of the AACA Accredited Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent).

Allianz Partners Workplace | BVN | Photgrapher: Christopher Frederick Jones
Allianz Partners Workplace | BVN | Photgrapher: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Find out more about Previous Study Tour Participants

The 2018 Daryl Jackson Award | New Academic Street RMIT University | Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

All about the Dulux Study Tour 2020

2019 Dulux Study Tour winners on top of the Museum of Art Architecture and Technology | AL_A

Find out more about Previous Study Tour Participants

key dates

program entries open entries close
Australian Institute of Architect Dulux Study Tour Wednesday, 3 March Midnight, Tuesday 6 April

Eligibility

Maitland Riverlink | CHROFI with McGregor Coxall | NSW | Photographer: Simon Wood

Who can participate

Entries are open to all architects and graduates of architecture of up to 10 years from graduation of the AACA Accredited Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent).

It is only open to Australian citizens/residents and New Zealand citizens residing in Australia. It is mandatory that entrants are Australian Institute of Architects members.

Judging criteria

judging process / What we look for

The prize will be awarded to five emerging architects on the basis of their individual contributions to:

  • Architectural practice
  • Education
  • Design excellence
  • Community involvement.

Eligible members are invited to submit their entry through the online entry form. In additional to the entry form, entrants are asked to attach supporting documentation that includes;

  • Employer reference (maximum three references)
  • Resume (maximum two pages)
  • Portfolio of works (maximum of four pages)
  • High resolution head shot.
Blackwood St Bunker | Clare Cousins Architects | Photographer: Lisbeth Grossman

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Terms and conditions

  1. Entry into the Institute’s Dulux Study Tour is open to all architects and graduates of architecture of up to 10 years from graduation of the AACA Accredited Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent). Entrants must have graduated between 2010 ‐ 2020 inclusive). However, it is only open to Australian citizens/residents and New Zealand citizens residing in Australia. It is mandatory that entrants and nominators are
    Australian Institute of Architects members.
  2. Non‐winning entrants from previous years are welcome to re‐enter, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.
  3. Entrants must be a financial Australian Institute of Architects member.  
  4. Submissions must be received via the online entry form by the nominated closing date:
    To enter, entrants are required to submit their answers to four questions, enter their contact details and details of their employer and upload an A4 document that includes: at least one written employer reference (or if self-employed a reference from a clients or past employer) (maximum three references), resume (maximum two pages) and portfolio of works (maximum of four pages) via the online entry system.
  5. Submissions must be lodged by the due date, late submissions will not be accepted. 
  6. Entrants will be judged on the submission details supplied and five (5) winners will be chosen by the nominated jury members. 
  7. The juries’ decision is final and the Institute will not provide individual feedback on entries.
  8. The Australian Institute of Architects, Dulux and any additional sponsors reserve the right to publish details of successful applicants (the winners), including their individual winning submissions, in all publications and communications.
  9. Five (5) prizes will be awarded for the Study Tour. Successful recipients will travel as a group and will need to be available at least one (1) day either side to allow for travel time. The prize covers domestic economy flights, accommodation, transport and an allocation of funds for meals for the duration of the Study Tour program. Each recipient has the opportunity to extend their time at the end of the Study Tour period at their own expense but this must be advised to the Institute at the time of the winners being contacted due to flight arrangements.
  10. The five (5) winners will be required to participate in the writing of daily blog whilst on tour.
  11. The five (5) winners will be required to submit a post tour report to the Institute. Participates are encouraged to present this information in a Post Tour event, either in person at their nearest Chapter location or as a digital collaboration.
  12. Winners must have a valid passport at the time of travel otherwise they will forfeit their place on the tour.
  13. The Australian Institute of Architects and its Partners shall not be held accountable for any unforeseeable event or occurrence that is beyond the reasonable control of either party, including but not limited to cyclones, hurricanes, storms, floods, bushfire, terrorism, war, strikes, cyberattacks, power blackouts, governmental action, imposition of sanctions, earthquakes and pandemics. In this instance, The Institute will adapt the contract deliverables, providing alternative concepts within a reasonable timeframe to ensure the objectives are maintained.
  14. The Institute acknowledges that international travel for professional purposes often offers the opportunity for further personal travel with a friend or family member. Once the Study Tour schedule is fully undertaken, as per the itinerary, prize winners may be joined by a guest for further personal travel.

Previous winners

2020 Dulux Study Tour Winners | Photographer: Tatjana Plitt

about the 2020 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.The jury is confident that the Dulux Study Tour will enable her to further contribute to the community and profession in a meaningful way.

Keith Westbrook (Victoria): 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.

2019 Winners

2018 Winners

2017 Winners

2019 Dulux Study Tour winners on top of the Museum of Art Architecture and Technology | AL_A

about the 2019 winners

Carly McMahon (Tasmania): Carly is an architect at Liminal Studio, which integrates design and architecture with interior design, furniture, object design, arts, curation and production design for projects including the Hedberg Performing Arts Centre and Cascades Female Factory History and Interpretation Centre. 

Jennifer McMaster (NSW): Jennifer is a director of studio, TRIAS, and has worked on residential and cultural projects across Australia and the UK. She received the 2015 NSW Design Medal, and the NSW AIA Graduate of the Year Award. 

Phillip Nielsen (NSW): Phillip is the co-founder of Regional Design Service in Corowa, a firm aimed at delivering meaningful, thought-provoking and sustainable design outcomes for rural and regional communities and people. 

Ben Peake (NSW): Ben is an associate at Carter Williamson Architects with a keen interest in exploring how cities can help shape human interaction. He was a founding member of Save Our Sirius and is a casual academic in the School of Architecture at UTS. 

Alix Smith (Victoria): Alix is an Associate at HASSELL who has led projects from pop-ups to the Melbourne Metro. She has 10 years’ experience in the architecture industry, including a year teaching at the University of Melbourne.

2018 Winners

2017 Winners