UNSW Built Environment: 2011 NSW Architecture Awards Ceremony

26 07 2011

 

Earlier this month, the 2011 NSW Architecture Awards Ceremony was held at the Sydney Hilton. The Awards celebrate and honour NSW Architects who have worked on public and private projects across Australia which have demonstrated design excellence and innovation. From this talented group many represented UNSW Built Environment as staff and/or alumni.

A total of 41 awards, prizes and commendations across 15 categories were awarded from 191 submissions. Awarded projects are eligible for a national award to be assessed late this year.

This year the UNSW Built Environment community was strongly represented at the awards ceremony. Esteemed UNSW Built Environment Professor and alumnus Glenn Murcutt received the Award for Enduring Architecture for his iconic design of ‘Magney House’ Bingie Bingie on the NSW south coast which was completed in 1984.

The President’s Prize recognises an individual who has made a meaningful contribution to the industry. The 2011 honour was presented to UNSW Built Environment Visiting Professor and NSW Government Architect Peter Mould. NSW President Matthew Pullinger commented that “Peter Mould is a quiet achiever. In his role as Government Architect, he has been a tireless advocate for design excellence. He promotes design quality purely for the benefit of society and the profession.”

UNSW BE graduate Matt Chan (BArch 1996) from Scale Architecture was awarded the Emerging Architect Prize for his hard work and diligence within the industry.  Matt has been creating and working in a variety of facets within the industry developing thinking through teaching, research, discourse and speculative work, as well as collaborative practice.

This year’s top honour the Sulman Award was presented to Bligh Voller Nield (BVN) Architecture for their innovative design of the ‘Brain and Mind Research Institute (BRMI) – Youth Mental Health Building’. BVN received an additional triumph when they were awarded the John Verger Award in Interior Architecture for the ‘BVN Sydney Studio’. Visiting UNSW Professor James Grose was a project principle in both of these winning projects.

Other prizes which were won by members of the UNSW BE community include an Architecture Award in Residential Architecture – Housing to Chenchow Little Architects (BArch 2003/2004 respectively) for their ‘Skylight House’, and an Architecture Award in Commercial Architecture for the ‘ERA’ project to Stanisic Associates Architects, who includes current UNSW studio master Frank Stanisic.

Dean of UNSW Built Environment, Professor Alec Tzannes said “the awards night produced a fantastic result for the Faculty and the University, with recognition going to UNSW Built Environment professors, lecturers and alumnus. These successes help to reinforce this faculty’s position as a highly successful and innovative educational facility who continues to produce individuals who are highly sought after within our industry.”

Professor Tzannes is also Director of Tzannes Associates.  His firm received an Architecture Award in Public Architecture for the ‘Hillingdon Ascham School’ in addition to three Commendations in Residential Housing, Residential Multiple Housing and Commercial Architecture.

We would like to congratulate all winners at the 2011 NSW Architecture Awards.

Click here to view a full list of this years winners.

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UNSW Built Environment: NSW Architects Registration Board 2011 Awards and Scholarships

24 06 2011

The NSW Architects Registration Board is offering a variety of awards and scholarships to students and graduates of NSW universities.

The Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship offers recipients the chance to undertake a course of study, research, or other activity which has been approved by the Board. Recent graduates and current students enrolled in an architecture program at a NSW university are invited to apply. There are three scholarships in the student category ranging in value between $10,000 and $15,000, and three available in the graduate category ranging from $15,000 to $20,000.
In 2011, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of these scholarships the Board have added an extra three scholarships available to emerging Architects and graduates who wish to participate in an exchange program offered by The Architecture Foundation in London. This program aims to promote the best architects and practitioners from each country through developing networks, dialogue and cultural exchange that allow for the sharing of ideas and new practices

Applications close on 29 July 2011.

The 2011 Architects Medallion will be awarded to a Master of Architecture graduate who has achieved a variety of distinction throughout the final two years of their course.  This award will comprise of a medallion, certificate and $5,000. Each school of Architecture in NSW nominates one candidate, and final selection is made by a committee.

This year the Board will also be offering each NSW university architectural school up to $5,000 support for their end of year graduation exhibitions. To be eligible for this support, each school must provide the Board with a statement of benefits to the Board linked to the Board’s objectives and information regarding the event details.

Please click here for more information on any of the aforementioned awards and scholarships.





UNSW Built Environment: Emerging Architect Prize

14 04 2011

The New South Wales  Emerging Architect Prize is now open for entry. The prize recognises an emerging architect’s outstanding contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement.

The winner of the NSW prize will receive a certificate, an invitation to the awards ceremony, public recognition including the opportunity to give a talk at Sydney Design 2011 and will be eligible for the national prize which will be presented at the 2012 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Nominees can be self nominated or nominated by a third party.

If you are a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, a registered Architect and have graduated in the last 15 years you are eligible to enter.

For full details of eligibility and submission requirements please visit the Emerging Architect Prize Entry Page

Entries close 12 May 2011.





UNSW Built Environment: Has the public lost faith in the Sydney planning system?

4 03 2011

UNSW Built Environment Professor Bill Randolph has recently written an article for the Sydney Morning Herald about loss of public faith in the Sydney planning system. Professor Randolph, Director of the UNSW City Futures Research Centre, and Associate Dean for UNSW Built Environment Research argues that the free market will continue to fail people looking for affordable housing in Sydney unless the state government takes action.

Read more about Professor Randolph’s opinion piece on the UNSW News page, or the full article at SMH online.