2012 Winners

SHAUN CARTER, Carterwilliamson, Sydney

Shaun Carter, has a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, both from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He is a principal at Carterwilliamson Architects, based in Summer Hill, Sydney. Shaun came to architecture through engineering and construction, where he completed a degree in structural engineering.

Shaun’s work to date includes both residential and commercial projects, which have earned him numerous awards and citations. Included in Shaun’s submission were several endorsements from clients – for example, “We consider ourselves extremely fortunate in our choice of architect for our home renovation” and “We wanted to engage an architect who was passionate about design, who could listen, advise and create, with the skills to interpret our needs and vision.”

The jury was impressed by the insightful comments presented by Dr Kirsten Orr, senior lecturer at UTS, who both taught Shaun and invited him to tutor at the university. She said, “Shaun is dedicated, energetic and pas- sionate about architecture. His enthusiasm rubs off on his students, who feel empowered by the opportunity to translate their ideas from the immaterial, digital realm into physical, handcrafted prototypes.”

The jury was unanimous in selecting Shaun as a worthy candidate for the Dulux Study Tour



JAMES COOMBE, Architects EAT, Melbourne

James Coombe, graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 2008. As an associate at Architects EAT he has been responsible for leading a number of small projects, including the Elm and Willow House, which won the Residential Architecture Award –Alterations and Additions at the 2010 Victorian Architecture Awards.

Coombe stated that he was interested in projects having an extraneous level of interest that a user may experience and feel rather than see or use. His love of tactile surfaces and detail

design, along with his interest in photography, were reinforced by his submission. The Jury was delighted with Coombe’s referral letter, which was prepared by Albert Mo, director at Architects EAT. It described James as a highly motivated architect who has a finely tuned sense of design that also infuses his activities outside the office.




Anna Maskiell, is a registered architect, having graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 2008. Prior to that, in 2003, Anna completed a Bachelor of Design Studies at the University of Queensland. Anna stated that teaching, researching and mentoring are key components of her professional practice as they provide opportunities for her to share knowledge and explore ideas. Included in her submission was a support letter prepared by Andrew Kings and Clinton Murray of S2F, which stated that Anna plays a key role in the studio conversation – teaching, investigating and

questioning. The Jury was impressed with Anna’s submission, which illustrated her commitment to and passion for driving design excellence through research and testing for complex built environments.



EMILY OUSTON, Terroir, Hobart

Emily Ouston, who graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 with a Master of Architecture, received Dean’s Commendations for High Achievement in 2007 and 2008. Her graduation design project – a proposal for a skills centre in Woolloongabba, Brisbane – demonstrates her astute understanding of the contribution a building can make to the life and cultural identity of a suburb. Emily also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Tasmania and was a Queensland state finalist in the SONA Superstudio international design competition in 2008. She is currently employed as a project architect by Terroir in Tasmania, where her work on the firm’s Building the Education Revolution [BER] projects has made a significant contribution to her progress as an architect. The built work provides evidence of the development of her design ability, professional approach and interpersonal skills. Emily is committed to her craft, but is not too serious to miss out on the exciting opportunities a career in architecture offers.



WEIAN LIM, Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, Melbourne

<Weian Lim, is a graduate, with a 2009 Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. Weian has demonstrated an immense interest in all things architectural and has been involved as project architect on many projects within Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, where he is currently employed.

Weian’s built work includes the Christian Residence, the Carlisle Residence, the Mary Residence and the Kooyong Residence. Each of these shows Weian to be an architect sensitive to space, materiality and program; his passion for architecture is palpable and directly translates into these built projects.

The Kooyong Residence was shortlisted in the Victorian State Awards and received the Best Renovation award from the Australian Timber Design Awards. Weian also received the Award for Best Young Architect from the 2011 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards for his contribution to that project.