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Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour
The Australian Institute of Architects and Dulux are delighted that the Institute’s Dulux Study Tour will go ahead in 2022.
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 May 2022.
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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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 process / What we look for
The prize will be awarded to five emerging architects on the basis of their individual contributions to:
- Architectural practice
- 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.
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Terms and conditions
- 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.
- Non‐winning entrants from previous years are welcome to re‐enter, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.
- Entrants must be a financial Australian Institute of Architects member.
- 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.
- Submissions must be lodged by the due date, late submissions will not be accepted.
- Entrants will be judged on the submission details supplied and five (5) winners will be chosen by the nominated jury members.
- The juries’ decision is final and the Institute will not provide individual feedback on entries.
- 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.
- 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.
- The five (5) winners will be required to participate in the writing of daily blog whilst on tour.
- 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.
- Winners must have a valid passport at the time of travel otherwise they will forfeit their place on the tour.
- 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.
- 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.
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).
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.