Five outstanding emerging architects have been chosen from a competitive field of 117 entrants to participate in the Australian Institute of Architects’ tenth annual Dulux Study Tour. The winners 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).
Prof Maher said the jury was deeply impressed with the talent and achievements of all applicants and the final decision was 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.
‘We have all been inspired by the understanding that our future as a profession is in such good hands,’ Professor Maher said.
The five winning architects all demonstrated an abiding passion for the architectural profession and especially for teaching. The benefit they gain from the tour will translate back into value for the profession and the community.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the first Tour run by the Institute and supported by Dulux and the winners of the highly sought-after prize are sure to be impressed and inspired by the architectural gems of Spain, the UK and the Czech Republic.
‘We at Dulux extend our congratulations to this year’s Dulux Study Tour winners. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the tour. We are extremely proud to be associated with the program which has had such an impact within the architectural community. The emergence and excellence of previous winners – “the tour alumni” – is testament to that,’ said Dulux General Manager – Trade, Richard Hansen.
The Dulux Study Tour has countlessly been described as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. During the Tour, recipients are immersed in architecture in every sense, from visits to global architectural firms to tours of renowned buildings. The tour is aimed at gaining as much access and exposure to the top architectural practices in the cities visited and is definitely not your everyday tour experience. The winners receive an exclusive look into the think tank of international practices.
More information about the Prize and winners can be found on the Dulux Study Tour blog at http://wp.architecture.com.au/duluxstudytourblog/.