In 2015, twenty-four projects were submitted for the International Chapter Architecture Awards, across four categories. A total of six Awards and four Commendations were bestowed.
At the National Architecture Awards, a National Award was presented to Gloucestershire Garden Room, by Robert Grace Architecture, and the Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture to Pico Branch Library by Koning Eizenberg Architecture.
Grant Marani FRAIA (Chair)
Grant Marani joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects, a world-renowned 300-person firm, in 1984 and has been a Partner with the firm since 2000. His broad experience includes federal courthouses, institutional buildings, recreational facilities, chapels, and private residences across North America, and mixed-use and residential developments as well as resorts in Europe, Australia, and most recently in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and China.
After graduating from the University of Melbourne (B.Arch., 1979), Grant went on to further his architectural education at Cornell University (M.Arch., 1984). He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is currently involved with the Architectural League of New York, the Skyscraper Museum, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, where he serves on the Education Committee.
From 1989 to 2001, Grant was Adjunct Associate Professor of Design on the faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He has also been a guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Yale School of Architecture. He is co-author of the monographDesigns for Living: Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects(2014), and his work has been published extensively in a variety of architectural journals and magazines.
Prior to joining Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Grant worked for Edward Durell Stone, Architects, New York, and with Edmond & Corrigan, Architects and Urban Designers, Melbourne, Australia.
Janine Campbell RAIA
Janine Campbell is a registered architect in Australia, with 18 years experience in the building and design industry. She started her career studying Fine Arts, and continues to exhibit her artwork, exploring the blurred boundaries between, art, design and architecture.
Janine has a keen interest in urban art and public space, and has experience in the design and documentation of large scale urban art and architecture projects. During her career, she has utilised her creativity and skills as a leading designer for a variety of unique projects, such as cultural, residential, master planning and commercial.
She has attained architectural experience from design development through to construction. In 2004, after 10 years in the industry, Janine underwent a study tour of the Middle East, Paris, Ireland and New York. On returning to Sydney, she launched her own boutique design practice, receiving commissions for residential projects, creating site specific art installations, and entering design competitions.
Additionally, Janine has travelled to Asia, and worked as a volunteer for YCI, a Canadian aid organization in Guyana, South America on sustainable building projects. In October 2008, Janine departed to Europe to work at the The Venice Architecture Biennale (Australian Pavilion, ‘Abundant Australia’ Exhibition), travelled to Vienna, Turin and visited Zurich. This inspired her to return to ‘die Alpen’, learn German and to fulfill an ambition to live and work in Europe, where she now lives. Janine`s current field of research is the design process, creativity and the blurred boundaries between art, design and architecture.
In Europe Janine has collaborated with the design ateliers of Candio Buettler, Camenzind Evolution and Swarovski.
Adrian FitzGerald FRAIA
Adrian FitzGerald studied environmental design and architecture at the TCAE (University of Tasmania). He joined Denton Corker Marshall in 1982, working successively in the Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, London and Singapore offices.
He assisted in establishing the London office with Stephen Quinlan in 1990 and was Director in Charge of the Singapore office 1992 – 1996 before relocating to Melbourne in 1996, being appointed a Director of the Practice in 2003.
Adrian FitzGerald’s principal area of expertise is in design and planning and he plays a key role in Denton Corker Marshall’s Design Cell, which undertakes design for all of the practice’s Australian and major international work. His conceptual design and presentation skills are valuable to the preparation of the practice’s work in both competition and direct commission.
Adrian FitzGerald is involved in many areas of design activity outside the practice including lecturing and active involvement in professional institutes, including The Australian Institute of Architects (the Institute) National Architecture Awards jury, and he was a Chapter Councillor for the Institute’s Victorian Chapter from 2002 to 2004.
Vlasta Jeftic is a Graduate of Architecture currently located in Timor Leste, where she is an assistant Project Manager in a community resettlement project.
Upon completing a Master of Architecture at the University of Canberra in 2008, Vlasta worked for Stewart Architecture, an award winning practice with expertise in high quality architecture and urban design and planning. In 2011 she relocated to Berlin, Germany, to expand her professional experience and fulfil her curiosity in culture, language and alternative urban design and architecture methods. In Europe, she was involved in various commercial and private projects, collaborating with local and international architects such as AnOther Architect, Berlin, and Steele Associates, Sydney.
Her professional engagement with Steele Associates was through an online studio system. The collaboration explored the boundaries in technology and communication in architectural practice, by establishing an eco-conscious, in design, construction and operation, paperless office.
After almost a decade working in the architecture sector in Australia and overseas, Vlasta has refocused her efforts towards international development, with the hope of creating sustainable and meaningful change to communities through high-quality, affordable architecture.
She is an active member of a number of organisations, including Australian Institute of Architects (the Institute), Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and UN Volunteers. As a member of the Institute, Vlasta dedicated her time to various committees and events, including FACTION (ACT Emerging Architects Committee), ACT Events Committee, 2006 Venice Biennale and ACT speaker series.
Sustainable and conscientious architecture has always been the focus of her professional interest and work. Vlasta is currently completing her post-graduation studies in Masters in International Development at RMIT, Melbourne.