The Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour winners have been announced. The five winners from around Australia will embark on a 10-day tour of Europe and the United Kingdom in May this year, visiting the cities of London, Berlin and Milan.
Kim Bridgland (Edition Office, Victoria), Leah Gallagher (Kin Architects, Queensland), Jason Licht (Cumulus Studio, Tasmania), Joseph O’Meara (BVN, NSW) and Dirk Yates (m3architecture, Queensland) have been selected from over 60 applicants.
"The award acknowledges the activities and achievements across the criteria of individual contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement and is one of our most coveted awards that celebrates the importance of experiencing architecture first hand by our most promising practitioners,” says AIA national president and jury chair, Richard Kirk.
According to the AIA, the tour offers winners “a unique and exciting experience”. Participants will visit a variety of architectural projects, partake in site tours, galleries and networking opportunities with international architects and design professionals.
“The tour is aimed at gaining unique access and exposure to the top architectural practices in the cities visited,” says Kirk.
“This year the tour will take place in London, Berlin and for the first time, Milan. We trust this year’s tour will provide an incredible experience for the participants and continues our long-term investment, in partnership with the Institute, in the strength and health of architecture in Australia.”