Dulux Study Tour

2019 Dulux Study Tour award winners | National Theatre, UK | Denys Lasdun and Partners | Photographer: Linda Cheng

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2020 AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS' Dulux Study Tour

The Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour prize is your opportunity to be part of an exciting and coveted program that inspires and fosters Australia’s next generation of emerging architectural talent.

Winners embark on an exciting architectural tour of major International cities where they can experience firsthand some of the best architectural sites and practices.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Australian Institute of Architect’s Dulux Study Tour has been postponed.

Call for entries for the 2021 Australian Institute of Architect’s Dulux Study Tour won’t open in August, the Institute will advise when the entry process will commence.

The Institute & Dulux remain committed to the program and look forward to the Study Tour resuming as soon as it is safe to do so.

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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 two-tier or five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree

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

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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

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

Eligibility

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

Who can participate

Entry is open to all architects and graduates of architecture of up to 10 years from graduation of the two-tier or five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree.

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.

Entrants may be nominated by an employer or self-nominate if they are self-employed. The nominating employer and self-nominees must be an Australian Institute of Architects member.

Call for entries for the 2021 Australian Institute of Architect’s Dulux Study Tour won’t open in August, the Institute will advise when the entry process will commence.

The Institute & Dulux remain committed to the program and look forward to the Study Tour resuming as soon as it is safe to do so.

Judging criteria

Participation requirements / 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.

Stage one entry is a simple online entry form. Stage two requires submission of a document that includes; an employer reference (maximum three references), resume (maximum two pages), portfolio of works (maximum of four pages) max 10MB.

Blackwood St Bunker | Clare Cousins Architects | Photographer: Lisbeth Grossman

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Terms and conditions

Please note that call for entries for the 2021 Study Tour will not open in August, as planned. The Institute will advise when the entry process will commence.

  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 two‐tier or five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree (must have graduated between 2009 ‐ 2019 inclusive). However, 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.
  2. Non‐winning entrants from previous years are welcome to re‐enter, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.
  3. Nominees must be nominated by their employer for ‘outstanding contribution’ to architecture/ architectural practice and/or the main project completed within the last two years. The nominating employer must be a financial Australian Institute of Architects member. Self-nominations are permitted for self‐employed nominees, who are financial Australian Institute of Architects members.
  4. Entry into the 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 the due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. 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 upload via the online entry system on the blog (as per the above URL), an A4 document that includes: one written employer reference, resume (maximum two pages) and portfolio of works (maximum of four pages).  Entrants will be judged on the documentation supplied and five winners will be chosen by the nominated jury members. The jury’s decision is final. Self-nominations must include supporting references from clients or past employers (maximum of three references). The nomination must be uploaded as one PDF document and not exceed 10MB.
  5. 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.
  6. All submissions will remain the property of the Australian Institute of Architects and will not be returned.
  7. The judges’ decision is final and the Institute will not provide individual feedback on entries.
  8. 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 two (2) days either side to allow for international travel time. The prize covers domestic transfers, if applicable; return 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.
  9. The five (5) winners will be required to participate in the writing of daily blog whilst on tour.
  10. Winners must have a valid passport at the time of travel otherwise they will forfeit their place on the tour.
  11. The five (5) successful winners should be available to attend a presentation event, where the recipients will be formally acknowledged. This is not mandatory; the announcement will still be made even if they cannot attend. Travel and accommodation costs will be provided by Dulux.
  12. The five (5) winners will be required to submit a tour report to the Institute, as well as present their report at an EmAGN event in their local state

Previous 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