South Australian Architecture Awards honour renowned leader and emerging talent

South Australian Architecture Awards honour renowned leader and emerging talent

Adrian Evans has been recognised with the Sir James Irwin President’s Prize at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 South Australian Architecture Awards announced on Friday 14 June.

‘This year I have chosen to award an individual who I believe has not only made outstanding contributions to architecture in South Australia but also exemplifies many of the qualities that define an architect,’ South Australian President Steve Grieve commented.

‘He has continued to contribute to and support architectural education as a visiting lecturer and tutor at both Adelaide University and the University of South Australia and since 2002 he has been leading his own practice JPE through thick and thin.

‘It has not always been the easiest road – architecture is a tough profession – and throughout his career he has been true to his values and true to his unswerving passion for design and the pursuit of excellence.

‘In the last decade his built legacy has continued to grow through projects such as the Margaret Tobin Mental Health Centre at Flinders University and the Wave and Edge Office and Apartments Development at the southern end of King William Street.’

The Emerging Architects Prize has been awarded to Alex Hall of Hassell SA for his ‘dedication and enthusiasm towards the profession of architecture and design, as well as his involvement and achievements within professional, educational and community groups,’ the jury noted.

‘Among other leading examples, Alex has demonstrated his contribution to architecture through leadership within his role as project Architect at HASSELL, and through his active involvement in developing HASSELL’s young designers. Alex has made contributions to research and the education of Architecture through his engagement with The University of South Australia and Adelaide University architecture schools, as both studio educator and guest lecturer.

‘Alex is currently involved with the Australian Institute of Architects – SA chapter as a chapter councillor and has a strong focus on newer members to the profession. He was also previously a member of the editorial team for PLACE magazine.’


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