Five emerging architects from across Australia have been selected for the Australian Institute of Architects’ 10th annual Dulux Study Tour.

Organised by the Institute and supported by Dulux, the annual study tour offers a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to select emerging architects to immerse themselves in architecture in every sense, ranging from visits to global architectural firms to tours of renowned buildings. The tour is aimed at giving recipients maximum access and exposure to top architectural practices in the cities visited.

This year’s Dulux Study Tour winners were chosen from a competitive field of 117 entrants and will embark on a ten-day tour of Europe in May featuring destinations such as Barcelona, London and Prague.

The jury, chaired by National President Prof Ken Maher, selected Claire Scorpo (Claire Scorpo Architects, VIC), Imogene Tudor (Sam Crawford Architects, NSW), Alberto Quizon (CHROFI, NSW), Morgan Jenkins (Morgan Jenkins Architecture, QLD) and Louisa Gee (Partners Hill, QLD) for the 2017 tour.

Maher said the jury was deeply impressed with the talent and achievements of all applicants, with the final decision made on the basis of the winners’ activities and achievements across the criteria of individual contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement. The five winning architects all demonstrated an abiding passion for the architectural profession and especially for teaching.

While congratulating the 2017 winners, Dulux General Manager – Trade, Richard Hansen said the company was extremely proud to be associated with the program that has had such an impact within the architectural community.

Image: Claire Scorpo