Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour

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Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour

The Australian Institute of Architects and Dulux are delighted the Institute’s Dulux Study Tour for 2024 will be delivered as an international tour. 

Heading overseas, the tour will give some of Australia’s brightest emerging architects the opportunity to explore the very best of International Architecture and meet inspiring international architects in May/June 2024 (to be confirmed) .

Now in its 16th 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 the world’s best architectural sites and practices.

Entries are closed.

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

Find out more about who can participate

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 Stage 1 entries close
2024 Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour 17 August 2023 6 October 2023

Dulux Study Tour Blog

Dulux Study Tour participants are invited to share their experiences in blog and editorial content as part of the program. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the Australian Institute of Architects. The Institute encourages a space for conversation and continued dialogue so there can be meaningful change and progress across the built environment and our wider community. 

Eligibility

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

Who can participate

Entry into the Dulux Study Tour is open to all Architects and graduates of architecture of up to 10 years of accumulated practice from obtainment of the AACA Accredited Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent). *See terms and conditions

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 addition to the entry form, during Stage 2, 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 Dulux Study Tour is open to all Architects and graduates of architecture of up to 10 years of accumulated practice from obtainment of the AACA Accredited Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent). Entrants must have graduated between 2013 ‐ 2022 (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. Entry into the 2024 Dulux Study Tour is a two-stage process:
Stage 1
To enter, entrants are required to submit their answers to four nominated questions, their contact details and details of their employer via the online entry system. 
Stage 1 submissions must be lodged by no later than midnight Friday 6 October 2023. Entrants’ answers to the nominated questions will be judged, and shortlisted entrants will be notified to enter into Stage 2. The jury’s decision is final. Refer to section 8.
Stage 2
Shortlisted entrants must be upload via the online entry system: an A4 document that includes: one written employer reference, resume (maximum two pages) and portfolio of works (maximum of four pages). Submissions for Stage 2 close on AEDT 5.00pm Monday 6 November 2023.

5. Submissions must be lodged by the closing 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 (Institute), 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 international 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 contract’s objectives are maintained.

*As per the new policy instated in late 2022, if you have graduated prior to 2013 – you may still be eligible. Please provide evidence of up to 10 years of accumulated practice from obtainment of your university qualification (or equivalent).

winners

2024 winners

2024 Dulux Study Tour Winners | MPavilion - Tadao Ando | Photographer: Casey Horsfield
2024 Dulux Study Tour winners at MPavilion | Tadao Ando | Photographer: Casey Horsfield

2023 winners

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2023 Dulux Study Tour winners at MPavilion | all(zone) | Photographer: Casey Horsfield

2020 and 2021 winners

2020 and 2021 Dulux Study Tour Winners
2020 and 2021 Dulux Study Tour Winners

2019 winners

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

The Australian Institute of Architects Dulux study Tour is a collaborative initiative between Dulux Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects and EmAGN (The Emerging Architects and Graduate Network).  

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