The Gold Medal Prize
The Gold Medal is the highest honour the Institute can bestow. It was created to recognise architects who have given distinguished service by designing or executing buildings of high merit or who have produced work of great distinction resulting in the advancement of architecture, or have endowed the profession of architecture in such a distinguished manner as to merit the receipt of the Prize.
The prize is a personally engraved gold medal which the Gold Medallist is presented with at the National Architecture Conference. The Gold Medallist is further recognised through a National Tour, the winner prepares their Gold Medal presentation and presents it in every state around Australia. At the completion of the tour and upon return to their home state the Gold Medallist presents the AS Hook Address, a presentation on their experience and learnings from the Gold Medal Tour as the Gold Medallist.
2019 Gold Medal Tour
Los Angeles-based Australian expatriates Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg, of Koning Eizenberg Architecture, jointly won the prestigious Gold Medal in 2019 for their lifelong pursuit of social and community outcomes through architecture.
For further information on the 2019 Gold Medal tour, please visit the Gold Medal chapter events.
Gold Medal Tour EmAGN Meet and Greet
The Gold Medal meet and greet is a breakfast (VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, SA & QLD) or pre-drinks event (NT & WA) held in conjunction with the Gold Medal tour. EmAGN provides this opportunity to allow emerging graduates and architects the chance to connect, in an informal atmosphere, with Australia’s most recognised and distinguished architects.
For further details on the EmAGN the meet and greet event please contact your local Chapter.