Some of the country’s most promising architectural professionals were announced yesterday at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards in Adelaide as the 2012 Dulux Study Tour recipients.
The study tour is as collaborative initiative between the Australian Institute of Architects and Dulux.
This year marks the fifth year of the Dulux Study Tour, a program that seeks to inspire and fosters Australia’s next generation of emerging architectural talent.
The tour recipients visit world renowned architects, get an exclusive look into the think tank of international practices and candid site tours by the architects themselves.
This year, the five winners travel to the United Arab Emirates, Germany and London.
Entrants submitted examples of their work, along with testimonials from clients and employers to showcase their talent.
The 2012 Dulux Study Tour winners include:
Anna Maskiell — SKM S2F, Melbourne
Anna Maskiell impressed the jury with her commitment to excellence design through research skills and testing for complex built environments.
Wein Lim, Matt Gibson A & D, Melbourne
Wein Lim already has prestigious architectural accolades under his belt and his passion for architecture was clearly demonstrated in his submission, making him a worthy recipient for the Dulux Study Tour.
Shaun Carter — Carter Williamson, Sydney
Shaun Carter is another young architect who has been awarded for his residential and commercial projects. The Sydney-based architect’s dedication, energy and passion about architecture impressed the jury.
Emily Ouston — Terrior, Hobart
The jury was impressed by Emily’s work, demonstrating her astute understanding of the contribution a building can make to the life and cultural identity of a suburb.
James Coombe — Architects EAT, Melbourne
The jury was delighted with James’s fine-tuned sense of design that was displayed in his submission. His combined desire of tactile surfaces, detail design and his interest in photography was strongly represented.
Six jury members played a hand in selecting five recipients from over 60 short listed entries. They included Australian Institute of Architects National President, Brian Zulaikha.
“This year’s recipients effectively showcased their talents and desire to hone and explore their skill set, knowledge and experience, making them all very deserving recipients,” Zulaikha said.
The Study Tour kicks off in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, home to iconic architectural projects like the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi, Capital Gate (pictured). Next stop is Berlin, home to the Reichstag. The last leg of the journey will see recipients visit Fosters, one of London’s well known architecture practices, and join up with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for a farewell cocktail party.
Entries for the 2013 Dulux Study Tour opens on 8 August 2012. To find out more about the Tour and criteria to enter, visit dulux.com.au/studytour or the official Dulux Study Tour Twitter account, http://twitter.com/#!/DuluxStudyTour