Architectural professionals are invited to apply for the five exclusive places available on the 2014 Dulux Study Tour.

Now in its seventh year, the Dulux Study Tour is a coveted program organised by Dulux in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects and EmAGN that seeks to inspire and foster Australia’s next generation of emerging architectural talent.

The 2014 international tour will involve visits to leading global architecture and design firms in some of the most architecturally-rich destinations.

Dulux General Manager – Trade Division, Phil White, says this Study Tour focuses on supporting the ‘next generation’ of talent in the architecture and design industry.

“The Dulux Study Tour is an intense 10 day trip where recipients are immersed in architecture, visiting iconic buildings and firms, and spending important one-on-one time with notable heavyweights in the industry. They will eat, live and breathe architecture from day one of the Tour and will be guided by representatives from both the Australian Institute of Architects and Dulux,” says White.

Entry is a two stage process. Stage one requires entrants to answer four questions that will determine a shortlist, which is selected by a panel of highly regarded professionals in the industry. This includes AIA president Paul Berkemeier and EmAGN president Jacqueline Connor.

Shortlisted entrants will then be notified to enter stage two, where a more detailed entry covering recent work needs to be submitted.

The judging panel will select the five recipients based on their individual contributions to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement.

2013 Dulux Study Tour recipient Mel Bright says the Tour has given her a new perspective on her own practice of architecture.

“The Dulux Study tour accelerated my growing sense of the possibilities for future directions in architecture. I’m sure this will resonate with me for many years.”

2013 Tour of Sagrada Familia's offices, modeling workshops and construction works.

The 2013 Study Tour included Shanghai, London and Barcelona, with visits to Logon, Aitkins, HASSELL, ZAHA Hadid, drMMM, Ricardo Bofill and more.

2013 Tour: Director of dRMM showing the group some of the firm's social housing work.

All graduates of architecture, up to 10 years from graduation, from the tier-two or five-year Bachelor of Architecture degrees are eligible to enter the 2014 Dulux Study Tour. However, the competition is only open to Australian citizens or residents, and New Zealand citizens residing in Australia.

The deadline for stage one entries is Thursday 19 September 2013. The five successful recipients will be announced at the Australian Architecture Achievement Awards in March 2014.

To find out more about the Tour and or enter, please visit