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2020 National Prize Winners announced

Australia Architecture News - May 21, 2020 - 10:42   1422 views

2020 National Prize Winners announced

The National Architecture Awards have been held annually since 1981. This event recognises outstanding architectures and introduces creative architects yearly. The winners of the 2020 National Architecture Prizes were announced by ArchitectureAU on Wednesday 6 May, 2020.

The 2020 Students Prize for the Advancement of Architecture

The winner of the Australian Institute of Architects 2020 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture is Chantelle Fry for her proven leadership amongst fellow students and within the profession. 

"Since commencing her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Adelaide in 2015, Chantelle has been committed to fostering student engagement and showcasing student work to the wider architecture community," reported by ArchitectureAU.

2020 National Prize Winners announced

Image © Aaron Plus

The 2020 President’s Prize

The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore is awarded the National President’s Prize. "Her vision and leadership in politics for more than 30 years has systematically transformed the City of Sydney into one of our most livable cities. During her mayorship, the City of Sydney has developed a global reputation for delivering award-winning buildings, open spaces and transport infrastructure; for advocating design excellence as public policy; for supporting creative industries; and for initiating progressive solutions to complex social and environmental challenges," reported by ArchitectureAU.


Image © Jacquie Manning

2020 Leadership in Sustainability Prize 

The winner of the 2020 Leadership in Sustainability Prize is Stephen Choi for his ability to translate principles into practice. "Stephen is the Living Building Challenge Manager for Frasers Property, which is aiming to build the world’s most sustainable shopping centre in Burwood, Victoria. He has been extremely engaged to enable the delivery of change within sustainability across multiple areas of the value chain. Named Burwood Brickworks, the project is set to be Australia’s first to receive Living Building Challenge certification and the first in the world to focus on a retail centre. It has been recognized with a 6 Star Green Star Design and As-Built v1.1 (Design Review) rating".

2020 National Prize Winners announced

Image © Stephen Choi

2020 Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

"Parlour’s work has led to significant changes in policy, structure and attitudes across the profession in Australia and increasingly around the world. Parlour’s research and advocacy led to the development of the Gender Equity Policy for the Australian Institute of Architects and the establishment of the National Committee for Gender Equity which has successfully championed for significant reform across the organisation. Parlour’s compelling and wide-reaching projects work to transform architecture into a more equitable and robust profession, and demonstrate outstanding leadership in gender equity in architecture," reported by ArchitectureAU.

Parlour office holders (L–R): Naomi Stead, Alison Cleary, Gill Matthewson, Susie Ashworth, Justine Clark, Julie Willis, Sarah Lynn Rees.

2020 National Prize Winners announced

Image © Peter Bennetts  

2020 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal winner 

John Wardle is awarded the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal. "He is a designer of consummate skill, whose works, from the smallest intricate piece of joinery to complex high-rise buildings receive detailed attention and conscientious formal experiment". He is expert in both individual craft and the broader production processes of making a building. "He is a most worthy candidate for the award of the Gold Medal, the highest accolade of the Australian Institute of Architects," reported by ArchitectureAU.

2020 National Prize Winners announced

Image © John Wardle

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