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    Winners announced in the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

    Architecture professionals, academics and students have been acknowledged at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards held on the 20 March 2013 at the newly opened National Arboretum in Canberra.

    The Awards aim to "recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals who contribute to society through architecture and the built environment and include the awarding of the Gold Medal, the highest honour the Institute may bestow".

    2013 Australian Achievement in Architecture Award Winners:

    Gold Medal Peter Wilson - International (Below image courtesy of Lookup Manchester)

    Leadership in Sustainability Prize Daniel Grollo - Victoria (below: image courtesy of the SMH)

    William J Mitchell International Committee Prize John Gollings - Victoria (below: image courtesy 360degreefilms)

    Emerging Architects Prize Clare Cousins - Victoria (Below: Image courtesy of The Design Files. Photography, James Greer)

    Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture John Byleveld – South Australia

    Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize Peter Corrigan – Victoria

    National President’s Prize Louise Cox – New South Wales

    BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize – Winner James Loder - Victoria

    BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize – Commendations Anthony Parsons – New South Wales, Christopher Mullaney – New South Wales

    Dulux Study Tour – Winners Sean Humphries – South Australia, Amy Muir – Victoria, Melissa Bright – Victoria, Adam Pustola – Victoria, Luke Pendergast – Victoria

    JURY CITATIONS:

    Leadership in Sustainability Prize

    Winner: Daniel Grollo

    Daniel Grollo has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Leadership in Sustainability Prize in recognition of his outstanding work in the advancement of sustainability through exemplary action and broad advocacy.

    Having taken over leadership of Grocon, Australia’s largest privately owned development and construction company, Daniel set out to apply its resources to make significant contributions in the areas of environmental and social sustainability. As CEO, he has been instrumental in demonstrating the relevance and importance of sustainability through the development and construction of projects which show leadership in terms of sustainability, in the full sense of the term.

    Grocon has demonstrated that design excellence and environmental sustainability are not only desirable, but also deliverable against a development agenda. This work has sent a clear signal to other development groups, and the construction industry generally, that sustainability is not at odds with commercial development but, in fact, a core component of it.

    Projects include the 6 star Green Star 1 Bligh St, Sydney, and Pixel building in Carlton, Melbourne, the latter being one of the most innovative green buildings in Australia and the world. In early 2012, Pixel received the world’s highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating from the US Green Building Council out of more than 45,000 buildings in 120 countries that had been rated, which followed a perfect Green Star score awarded to the building by the Green Building Council of Australia. In achieving these ratings, Pixel has served as a commercial ‘research’ project, opening up

    the potential to incorporate the thinking and technologies applied there into other major commercial projects.

    Under Daniel’s stewardship, Grocon has also delivered projects which underpin his commitment to corporate responsibility and to the community. Grocon was a major contributor to rebuilding efforts after the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires in Victoria, and recently completed Common Ground facilities in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane at cost. These will house more than 400 formerly homeless people and low income earners.

    Over the last decade, this suite of exemplary Grocon projects and activities has provided the foundation for Daniel’s track record in public advocacy for sustainability in the built environment. This advocacy has included a substantial contribution through provision of advice to Federal and State governments over many years, and through delivery of keynote speeches and presentations aimed at promoting community dialogue on sustainability and the built environment.

    Daniel has also held several significant positions, including as a member of the Victorian Building Commission’s Green Building Panel, as National and Victorian President of the Property Council of Australia, and as current Chairman of the Green Building Council of Australia, having been a founding Board member for many years. Within the period of his time with the GBCA, it has seen a growth from zero to 500 certified projects in the space of nine years. These influential positions have ensured that Daniel’s advocacy has had a broad impact within the construction industry, and on policy and regulation.

    Collectively, Daniel’s contribution to environmental and social sustainability through Grocon’s ‘core business’ as a development and construction company, and through numerous advocacy roles, initiatives and actions outside that ‘core business’ makes his contribution outstanding. The game-changing nature of his always forward-looking approach; his demonstration of the importance and relevance of innovation and social and environmental sustainability through Grocon’s work; and his broad and influential advocacy makes Daniel Grollo an exceptional leader and a worthy recipient of the 2013 Leadership in Sustainability Prize.

    The Leadership in Sustainability Prize recognises exceptional leadership and an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sustainability and the built environment.

    JURY:

    Shelley Penn FRAIA Australian Institute of Architects National President / Shelley Penn Architect

    Peter Scott FRAIA Australian Institute of Architects National Sustainability Committee Chair / Xsquared Architects

    The Honourable Tom Roper Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) President

    Carey Lyon LFRAIA Lyons

     

    The William J. Mitchell International Committee Prize

    Winner: John Gollings

    The William J Mitchell prize is named in recognition of the late Bill Mitchell, Horsham born former Dean of Architecture and Planning at MIT. The Prize seeks to honour individuals who, like Bill, have made a significant contribution to the profession, study or advancement of architecture beyond Australian shores.

    The celebration of architecture through photography has been central to the professional life of John Gollings. The Australian Institute of Architects International Area Committee (IAC) has selected John to receive the William J Mitchell Prize for 2013 for his amazing contribution in his recording of architecture and the documentation of historical cultural sites of the Asian region with his unique view.

    John studied architecture at Melbourne University. Through his interest and skill in photography, he began work as a freelance advertising specialist in fashion in 1967. While maintaining his work for leading graphic designers and advertising agencies, architectural contemporaries emerged and provided the opportunity for an increasing work load of architectural photography. In this way John was able to bring together his craft and his original discipline – a discipline that, he observes ’lacks either a point of view or the ability to express it’.

    John’s work became characterised by his strong formal composition with a didactic and wider contextual view point. His creative approach to subject matter and light marked his unique and recognisable imagery.

    John has taught in many institutions and has lectured on architecture and urban outcomes. He has documented the ancient Hindu capital of South India, Vijayanagara with Dr George Michell and Dr John Fritz over a period of thirty years and has recently photographed the major temples of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand for a guide book. John has published many books that cover architecture, life, and art and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, and received major awards and grants that celebrate his work over the last forty years.

    In 2010 John was appointed as Co-Director with Ivan Rijavek for the Australian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale with an exhibition titled Now and When. The exhibition represented new paradigms for the city of the future, in 3D, juxtaposed with the current condition of Australian cities photographed from a helicopter. This exhibition interested and amazed hundreds of thousands of visitors as it travelled around many major cities of Asia.

    A recent monograph, Beautiful Ugly, written by Joe Rollo, chronicles John’s contemporary architectural journey and illustrates the emergence of his view and technique.

    John has a Master of Architecture from RMIT following his work on “Virtual Architecture” and has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects.

    John’s work is held in collections in major galleries both nationally and internationally, and he continues to bring his personal view to the celebration of architecture.

    The International Area Committee commends this worthy recipient of the William J Mitchell Prize.

    Bob Nation, IAC member

    The William J Mitchell International Committee Prize is awarded annually in recognition of a significant contribution to architecture internationally. It is primarily intended to enhance the profile of Australian architecture internationally and the profile and career of the winner. The prize is named to commemorate architect Bill Mitchell, who made a significant contribution to the profession both in Australia and internationally

    JURY: Australian Institute of Architects International Area Committee members

     

    2013 Emerging Architect Prize

    Winner: Clare Cousins

    The 2013 Emerging Architect Prize recognises an individual architect’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and the community, and the jury was pleased to select Clare Cousins as an outstanding recipient.

    After several years’ professional experience including contributions to a number of leading Australian architectural practices, Clare established her own practice in 2005. In the seven years since establishment, the practice has demonstrated a tenacious focus on innovation, collaboration and excellence, through a series of projects recognised through peer awards and publication.

    Clare’s architectural work also has a conscious undertaking to act as a mentor to young architects within her practice, where she has a policy of collaboration and involvement in project development by all staff. She has maintained a responsible and community focused approach to her practice and staff, while maintaining a clear design rigour.

    Together with her involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects where she has been particularly active as a juror and speaker, Clare has also contributed to architectural education as a regular critic and mentor, and to built environment policy through advisory roles in academic and government spheres. She has also been proactive in providing substantial pro-bono services in response to the Black Saturday Bushfires.

    Clare’s outstanding achievement as a young practitioner directing her own practice and going beyond the call of duty in her broader work is heightened in the light of her role as a parent of young children. Clare’s tenacious maintenance of her focus on design excellence and a broader contribution in this context should not be underestimated.

    The jury considered her an excellent recipient of the 2013 Emerging Architect Prize.

    The Emerging Architect Prize recognises an individual emerging architect’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, which advances the profession’s role within the public arena. The National winner of the

    Emerging Architect Prize is selected from those who have won at a Chapter level.

    JURY:

    Shelley Penn FRAIA Australian Institute of Architects National President / Shelley Penn Architect

    Jacqueline Connor RAIA EmAGN President, SJB Architects

    Kelly Rattigan RAIA 2012 National Emerging Architect Prize Winner, Formworks Architecture

     

    2013 Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize

    Winner: Professor Peter Corrigan

    Peter Corrigan, Professor of Architecture at RMIT University, Melbourne, has exerted a profound and long lasting influence on the architectural profession in Australia through his practice, writing and commitment to teaching design. As a recipient of a multitude of honours including the RAIA Gold Medal (2003), he has built a reputation equal to any living architect in Australia; yet throughout it all he has continued to deliver design studios and lectures in architectural history at RMIT University. He has maintained this commitment to architectural education from 1975 to the present day while also engaged in the turmoil of successful practice. This represents a remarkable continuity of contribution.

    Professor Corrigan's teaching career has included guest professorships at both Harvard, and Turin, but his contribution and long service to RMIT School of Architecture has had special impact. This has been recognised through the awarding of its first Honorary Doctorate (1989) and more recently appointment as a Professor of Architecture. He is an exemplary practitioner-academic, a role which represents a vital contribution to the discipline in the most ambitious sense, and which is an increasingly rare and difficult achievement. In building up this body of teaching experience, Corrigan has asserted and tested the power of the design studio as an educational model, and tapped into the resources of a small group of committed individuals working together. Corrigan has understood the design studio as a process of empowering individuals as much as it is about developing skills; an individual with commitment and self-reliance, a reflective mind, and a certain fearlessness might be best equipped to be an architect.

    In a time when education emphasises the acquisition of skills, Peter Corrigan holds to the idea of educating the whole person. This is pursued not only by teaching in a manner which is highly tailored to individual students, but also by embedding students in the culture of their field – in the fullest and most immediate sense. Regardless of the theme of the design studio, students are pointed toward the activities of the local scene - the performance of a play, an exhibition, or a big game at the MCG. In the larger world of ideas they are exposed to everyone from WB Yeats to Alan Ginsberg; from the renaissance to contemporary politics. The results of this process are students who feel immersed in a culture and begin to sense their own place in it. Peter Corrigan teaches architecture in order to make good architects.

    The Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize recognises an outstanding contribution in

    architectural education in one or more areas of: Teaching, Research, Leadership and Community Service.

    JURY:

    Professor Paul Berkemeier LFRAIA (Chair) Australian Institute of Architects National President Elect / Paul Berkemeier Architect

    Sarah Briant RAIA National Education Committee / Quirk Architecture

    Clinton Murray RAIA Sinclair Knight Merz

    Melanie Dodd AASA President / RMIT University

    Barnaby Hartford-Davis SONA Vice President

     

    2013 President’s Prize

    Winner: Louise Cox

    Louise Cox’s career has been distinguished by an outstanding contribution to architecture and its advancement through her extensive involvement with professional associations and organisations in the development of policy and advocacy in Australia and in the international arena.

    As a Director of McConnel Smith and Johnson for seventeen years, following twelve years as an architect and the Associate, Louise made a leading contribution to architectural practice with a particular focus on and responsibility for the delivery of major health facilities. She has extended that significant role in practice to encompass an immense body of work through service to the profession in a broader way.

    Louise has served on almost thirty boards and high level committees in a range of professional areas including as a member of the Heritage Council of NSW; as a member of many advisory committees assisting the NSW and Commonwealth governments in the areas of architecture, construction, housing, public works and building standards; and as Treasurer and current President of Docomomo. In addition, Louise has contributed to education through significant roles with the University of Sydney and University of NSW where she is currently an Adjunct Professor.

    She has been an active and highly involved member of the Australian Institute of Architects for well over fifty years, and was the first woman to become National President in 1994. This followed an earlier term as the NSW Chapter’s first woman President in 1988-90, and her roles on numerous Institute committees at state and national level.

    Elected as the International Union of Architects (UIA) Councillor for Region IV (Asia and Oceania) in 1996, Louise became UIA Vice President for Region IV in 2002, and then President of the UIA from 2008 to 2011. Her work with the UIA has encompassed key roles in the development of the UNESCO-UIA Charter for Architectural Education, the associated Education Policy Paper, the UNESCO-UIA Validation System and the UN-HABITAT World Urban Campaign, to mention only a few of several important areas.

    She was made a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1999, and in 2011 the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Frederic Mitterand, invested her

    with the rank of Chevalier d’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of the highest honorary distinctions granted by the French Republic.

    Louise is an outstanding recipient of the President’s Prize. Her enormous gift to architecture and the profession both here and overseas has been passionate, tenacious, pragmatic, dedicated and at heart, a selfless offering to the greater good. She has been selected as the recipient of the President’s Prize in recognition of this sustained commitment and her far-reaching work in service to architecture and its value to the wider community.

    The National Presidents Prize recognises an individual’s contribution to the advancement of architecture in any significant way, other than through architectural design, practice or education. Such contribution may be made over a lifetime or may relate to a single activity or event, and could involve: support of the architectural profession; effective advocacy; architectural debate and discourse; community engagement, or any other contribution deemed notable.

     

    2013 Dulux Study Tour Winners

    Melissa Bright

    Melissa Bright graduated from RMIT with first class honours and is a Registered Architect in Victoria.

    After nine years employment as a student and graduate in several well regarded practices, Melissa established her own practice, MAKE Architecture, in 2006. Through MAKE Architecture’s idiosyncratic and innovative completed work, and in combination with her varied teaching commitments at RMIT over the past decade, Melissa has demonstrated an astonishing and ongoing commitment to the realisation of creative architecture and a dedication to the next generation of students.

    In her practice, her work has received several awards and she has contributed to the architectural community through delivery of talks and lectures. In her academic work and in practice, she has augmented scholarship in the design and professional spheres through the mentorship of students at RMIT and within her own practice, and through her high standard of resultant exhibitions and publications.

    This high calibre of design work, dedication to teaching and promotion of the profession as a small practice director, all delivered whilst juggling family commitments, make Melissa an outstanding role model within our profession, and a highly worthy recipient of a place on the 2013 Dulux Study Tour.

     

    Amy Muir

    Amy graduated with first class honours from RMIT University and, after extensive practice experience, is now a co-owner and director of the South Melbourne based practice, Muir Mendes.

    Amy’s credentials in all four of the Dulux Study Tour selection criteria – practice, design, education and community – are exemplary. Muir Mendes practices internationally and its

    exceptional work has been widely published and awarded. The passion for design that Amy has demonstrated through her current practice and previous senior roles with Carr Design and HPA Architects conveys her strong interest in an urban approach to architecture and the city, while being precise and sophisticated in material and structure.

    Amy’s contribution is far from limited to her practice and clients. She has engaged very productively in teaching roles at Monash and RMIT Universities, bringing to her students a mature and carefully articulated position on architecture, aligned with a strong studio agenda. Amy has also made time to contribute a great deal to the architectural community, through participation in a number of Awards juries, and through numerous published articles, guest lectures and exhibitions.

    The jury considered Amy an outstanding ambassador for Australia’s emerging architects and a most worthy participant in the 2013 Dulux Study Tour.

     

    Sean Humphries

    Sean Humphries received a Bachelor of Architecture with first class honours from the University of South Australia in 2006 and has maintained ties with the University ever since as an architectural design tutor, final year moderator and more recently as a member of the university’s Architecture and Design Advisory Board.

    Having had six years practice experience, Sean has recently become a director of Alternative Design Studio as well as a director of the design collaborative S+B. In 2011 Sean was awarded the Institute’s Emerging Architect Prize and in 2012 earned the jury’s favour at the South Australian Architecture Awards, taking home three accolades on the evening. In addition, he has made a significant contribution to the Australian Institute of Architects as a Chapter Councillor, and member of several committees, and has involved himself in architectural education over many years.

    Sean is now at the helm of an up and coming design studio specialising in high-quality and affordable residential architecture through to bespoke commercial projects. He impressed the jury in his personal commitment to architectural practice, and also in the way he has enthusiastically devoted his time to the broader architectural world through his role as a tutor and involvement with the Institute.

    The Jury agreed that Sean was an excellent candidate and would benefit greatly from the experience gained on the 2013 Dulux Study Tour.

     

    Adam Pustola

    Adam Pustola graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004 with first class honours and is a registered architect in Victoria.

    He impressed the jury through the breadth of his contribution to architecture. In practice, this has involved strong self-direction in his career, a significant contribution to architectural practice and to design education, as well as his contribution to the architectural community and engagement with the public through Melbourne Open House.

    Adam began teaching after graduation and is now leading studios in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Melbourne, which focus on the changing nature of public architecture and hybrid typologies, and on a research-based and reflective aspect to practice.

    At the same time, he has contributed to architectural practice through his work within McBride Charles Ryan, on award winning projects that challenge formal, technical and spatial norms. Currently at Lyons, he has contributed to innovative public sector projects, in particular the Australian National University Colleges of Sciences Precinct.

    The jury agreed that with his commitment to critical inquiry in design, his eagerness for ongoing learning and his involvement in the broader work of the profession, the 2013 Dulux Study Tour would be of great benefit to Adam and his ability to add great value within the field of architecture.

     

    Luke Pendergast

    Luke Pendergast’s commitment to and passion for architecture is evident in the energy and focus he has applied to his architectural career, since graduating in 2007. His projects, first in the Queensland Government’s experimental Architecture Practice Academy, and then at Riddel Architecture (now Conrad Gargett Riddel), have developed rapidly from small to complex and are always delivered with thoughtful and meticulous execution.

    His volunteer work illustrates a young architect willing to help others and to have a go – firstly in a New Guinea village, secondly co-organising Brisbane Pecha Kucha, and then at the highly successful 2012 National Architecture Conference, where he organized the ‘Experience’ fringe events as the EmAGN Queensland Representative. Having now committed to a Master in Project Management, Luke again demonstrates his keenness to grasp the whole nettle of architectural and building practice.

    His breadth of experience to date indicates that Luke will gain immensely from the 2013 Dulux Study Tour, will be an enthusiastic member of the group, and will be well placed to share his learning from this experience through his ongoing work in architecture.

    The Dulux Study Tour recognises and rewards five emerging architects for their contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, by way of a ten day study tour to London, Shanghai and Barcelona.

    JURY:

    Shelley Penn FRAIA Australian Institute of Architects National President / Shelley Penn Architect

    David Parken LFRAIA Australian Institute of Architects CEO

    Ross Clark FRAIA Australian Institute of Architects COO

    Michael Rayner LFRAIA Cox Rayner Architecture

    Jacqueline Connor RAIA EmAGN President / SJB Architects

    Andrew Donaldson RAIA 2008 Dulux Study Tour Winner / Andrew Donaldson Architecture & Design

    Phil White Dulux Business Manager Trade and Paint

     

    Bluescope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize

    Winner: James Loder

    Commendations: Christopher Mullaney and Anthony Parsons

    James Loder of RMIT University has been announced as winner of the 2013 BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize. Loder’s final year project, ‘Cider Hill’, clearly demonstrates excellence in response to Place, Culture and Technology, the key criteria for the prestigious biannual student prize.

    The jury, which included acclaimed Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, Australian Institute of Architects’ National President Shelley Penn and SONA Australia President Danny Brookes, were unanimous in their decision to award Loder the 2013 prize.

    James Loder’s hypothetical project for a university Horticulture Research Centre, sited in the outer-Melbourne green belt, engages in highly relevant climate, agricultural and land productivity issues. It offers an engaged architecture that is hopeful in its outlook for a city currently experiencing rapid population growth and increasing levels of urban sprawl.

    The design is successful on many levels, showcasing a high level of rigour and resolution. The elements of light, scale and texture have been grasped beautifully, and the complexity of the program has been resolved with an innovative and highly responsive solution - demonstrating a clear interest in human wellbeing.

    The scheme strongly integrates architecture with landscape, with the two physically and perceptibly merging into one another. A sequence of compressed and open spaces, gradually revealed to the user, offers an intriguing spatial experience that enhances the nature of the research building typology. The fluidity of spaces is distinctly architectural and appears to offer an interesting experience for the user.

    The judges noted Loder’s skillful use of computer technology to effectively communicate the quality of the architecture’s scale, light, texture and sense of atmosphere, in both rendered and diagrammed formats.

    Evocative of the work of architects such as Scarpa, Ando, and others, the work clearly demonstrates skill and control. There is a fine level of detail, craftsmanship and understanding of material expression demonstrated in Loder’s drawings.

    The jury also awarded two commendations to Christopher Mullaney and Anthony Parsons, both of the University of Newcastle.

    Anthony Parsons’ conceptual project, ‘The Iron Blow’, proposes a futuristic architecture for space travellers leaving planet Earth. Sited in an abandoned copper mine in the West Cost Ranges of Tasmania, Parsons’ scheme demonstrates a truly poetic architectural response to a raw, industrialised landscape. The judges were impressed with Parson’s interest in balancing a sense of the archaic with the contemporary, as well as the use of materiality that changes with time.

    Christopher Mullaney’s project, titled ‘Muloobinba’, is for a disused floating dock in the Newcastle Harbour. The design presents a framework for adaptive re-use of post-industrial infrastructure through the lens of both architecture and social

    entrepreneurialism. The jury was impressed with the rigorous and innovative thinking evident in Mullaney’s project, as well as the beautiful hand drawings and finely crafted models that clearly articulated the design intent.

    The BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize was established in 2005 to recognise outstanding architectural student work that demonstrates excellence in response to Place, Technology and Australian Culture. The biannual prize is presented at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards, with prizewinning and shortlisted design entries exhibited on the Australian Institute of Architects and SONA Australia websites.

    The BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize recognises outstanding architectural student work which demonstrates excellence in response to place, technology and Australian culture.

    JURY:

    Glenn Murcutt LFRAIA (Chair)

    Shelley Penn FRAIA Australian Institute of Architects National President / Shelley Penn Architect

    Danny Brookes SONA President

     

    2013 Student Prize For The Advancement of Architecture

    Winner: John Byleveld

    John Byleveld has exhibited exemplary leadership by his energetic and inclusive contribution to changing the architectural consciousness of Adelaide, his adopted city. Of particular note have been his roles as the founder and driving force of key initiatives which have elevated the dialogue on architecture and architectural education within professional, student and public realms, including The Plan, a weekly radio show and BARC Club an open forum about architecture. John’s achievements are many and not limited simply to student related activity or within the boundaries of the profession. His particular contribution to the advancement of architecture is by the accumulated affect of his participation and energising of many programs which reach and connect the profession beyond itself and, his identification of opportunities and subsequent conception, advocacy and activation of new initiatives with a similarly wider reach. He has been a SONA representative, a key participant in the FLUX 2011 Student Congress and assisted in the successful staging of the University of Adelaide’s Speaker Series.

    John is also recognised as a serious and concerned student and a talented and rigorous designer. He has been a contributor to the 5000+/ Green City forums run by the state and was one of the state winners of the 2012 Super Studio program. His colleagues and teachers speak highly of his collaboration and leadership skills and a commitment to optimistic, intelligent and high quality outcomes, along with his sincerity, integrity, honesty, selflessness and passion for architecture.

    John has an obvious commitment to community outreach and community focused concerns are a principal occupation in his own work. His example by his actions stem from a commitment to architecture and design as a primary means to improve the world.

    He is respected as a leader by his fellow students, considered as an achiever by the wider profession and at a time when the advancement of a dialogue about architecture within the wider community is evolving around the country, the many parts in the mosaic of John Byleveld’s work with his collaborators make him a more than worthy recipient of this Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture.

    The Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture is awarded annually for a most outstanding contribution by an individual SONA financial member to the advancement of architecture in Leadership, Publication, Community or Education.

    JURY:

    Shane Thompson FRAIA (Chair) Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter President / Shane Thompson Architects

    Kirsten Orr RAIA University of Technology Sydney / National Education Committee

    Peter Skinner FRAIA University of Queensland

    Callum Senjov SONA Vice President

    The Institute would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support of the AAAAs: BlueScope Steel (supporters of the BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize) and Dulux (supporters of the Dulux Study Tour). 

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