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    Commonwealth architects seeking nominations for 2015 Robert Matthew Award

    Nathan Johnson

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    The Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), which includes member countries from New Zealand to Canada, will commemorate their Golden Jubilee year by holding a Robert Matthew Award competition for 2015.

    The award is given out every three years for a body of work marking an innovative contribution to development of architecture relevant to the country or region of operation.  Past winners include Philip Cox and Greg Burgess of Australia as well as a host of international architects.

    The award can be won by an individual architect or an architectural office from countries with a CAA membership and the organisation is now seeking your nominations.

    Download a nomination form here:


    About the awards (courtesy of the CAA):
    ROBERT MATTHEW:

    Sir Robert Hogg Matthew lived from 1906 to 1975. He was an architect who became a leading member of the modernist movement. He became a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1955 and served as its President from 1962 to 1964. He was awarded Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1952 and knighted in 1962. He was also President of the Commonwealth Association of Architects and the International Union of Architects.

    THE AWARD:

    An executive meeting in Kuala Lumpur led by then CAA President Professor Peter Johnson in 1982 established this Award to commemorate CAA’s founder Sir Robert Matthew. It recognizes innovative contributions to the development of architecture in the Commonwealth context. The award is to be made to an architect or architectural office making the most outstanding contribution having particular relevance to the country or region in which the architect or architectural office operates.

    PAST WINNERS:

    1. Philip Cox of Australia – 1983
    2. Arup Associates of UK – 1985
    3. Raj Rewal of India- 1989
    4. Hampshire County Council of UK – 1991
    5. Ian Ritchie Architects of UK – 1994
    6. Greg Burgess Architects of Australia – 1997
    7. TR Hamzah and Yeang of Malaysia – 2000
    8. BalkrishnaDoshi of India – 2003

    Members Countries of The Commonwealth Association of Architects:

    Country

    Institute/Association

    Australia

    Australian Institute of Architects

    Bahamas

    Institute of Bahamian Architects

    Bangladesh

    Institute of Architects Bangladesh

    Barbados

    Barbados Institute of Architects

    Botswana

    Architects Association of Botswana

    Cyprus

    Cyprus Civil Engineers & Architects Association

    Fiji

    Fiji Association of Architects

    Ghana

    Ghana Institute of Architects

    Guyana

    Guyana Institute of Architects

    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Institute of Architects

    India

    Indian Institute of Architects

    Jamaica

    Jamaica Institute of Architects

    Kenya

    Architectural Association of Kenya

    Lesotho

    Lesotho Architects Engineers & Surveyors Association

    Malawi

    Malawi Institute of Architects

    Malta

    Kamra Tal-Periti

    Namibia

    Namibia Institute of Architects

    New Zealand

    New Zealand Institute of Architects

    Nigeria

    Nigerian Institute of Architects

    Pakistan

    Institute of Architects Pakistan

    Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea Institute of Architects.

    Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone Institute of Architects

    Singapore

    Singapore Institute of Architects

    South Africa

    South African Institute of Architects

    Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Institute of Architects

    St Kitts and Nevis

    St Kitts and Nevis Institute of Architects

    St Lucia

    St. Lucia Association of Architects

    St Vincent and The Grenadines

    St. Vincent & The Grenadines Institute Of Architects

    Tanzania

    Architectural Association of Tanzania

    Trinidad & Tobago

    Trinidad And Tobago Institute Of Architects

    Uganda

    Uganda Society of Architects

    United Kingdom

    Royal Institute of British Architects

    Zambia

    Zambia Institute of Architects

    Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe Institute of Architects

     

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