2020 NSW Student Architecture Awards


2019 Medal Winner Joshua Sleight | The University of New South Wales

NSW Student Architecture Awards – General overview

The NSW Graduate & Student Awards program was established in 2010 coinciding with the introduction of the Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees. The aim of the program is to promote the skills of architecture students in NSW.

Winners will be announced in February at the NSW 2020 Student Architecture Awards Night.

All nominees for the Awards are required to submit their work, which will be exhibited at Tusculum as part of the annual NSW Student Architecture Awards Exhibition.

Nominated graduate projects will be considered for the NSW Graduate Medal.

Nominated undergraduate projects will be considered for the NSW Undergraduate Medal.

All graduate and undergraduate projects submitted for the Medals above will also be considered for the NSW Architectural Communication Award and NSW Architectural Technologies Award.

The Awards also include four University nominated prizes for each NSW school of architecture:

  • Graduate of the Year (Bachelors program)
  • Graduate of the Year (Masters program)
  • History & Theory Prize to the student with the highest aggregate mark
  • Construction & Practice Prize to the student with the highest aggregate mark

The NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects will launch its inaugural Student’s Choice Award in conjunction with the 2020 NSW Student Architecture Awards. Featuring the projects nominated by the NSW schools of architecture for the NSW Student Architecture Awards, the Student’s Choice Award invites students to engage with the work of their peers and make their choice count. Online voting opens on Monday 20 January and closes Friday 21 February 2020 at 2 pm. The winner will be announced on Friday 21 February in occasion of the NSW Student Architecture Awards Night.

As part of the program and in cooperation with Bangladeshi Architects in Australia, the Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary will also be awarded to a graduate nominee.

Important Documents

Entries for the 2020 NSW Student Architecture Awards will open on Friday 22 November.

Please note that only projects nominated by an accredited School of Architecture in NSW (UNSW, University of Sydney, University of Newcastle and UTS Sydney) can be entered with the aim to be judged for the:

  • NSW Graduate Medal (best graduate project);
  • NSW Undergraduate Medal (best undergraduate project).

All projects will also be judged for the:

  • NSW Architectural Communication Award;
  • NSW Architectural Technologies Award.

The Awards include University nominated prizes to students from each NSW School of Architecture.
Each university will nominate the most outstanding student in four areas for a prize that will be presented at the Awards Night.

 Key dates

  • Online entries open: 22 November 2019
  • Online entries close: 20 January 2020
  • Student’s Choice Award: online voting opens on Monday 20 January and closes Friday 21 February 2020 at 2 pm
  • Submission of additional material: 30 January 2020
  • Presentation to Juries, Partners’ Cocktail & Exhibition launch: 6 February 2020
  • 2020 NSW Student Architecture Awards EXHIBITION, 6 –24 February 2020
    at Tusculum, Monday to Friday, 10am–5.30pm
  • NSW Student Architecture Awards Night: Friday 21 February 2020

Judging

The Jury will be appointed by the NSW Chapter Council and will comprise:

  • NSW Chapter President, or nominee (a respected practitioner not actively engaged in any NSW architecture programs);
  • Interstate academic nominated by NSW Education & Research Committee;
  • One Representative of the practice partner for the Graduate Medal;
  • One Representative of the practice partner for the Undergraduate Medal;
  • EmAGN chair or delegate.

No jury member is to have taught at any of the accredited NSW schools of architecture during the period for which submissions have been entered. The jury must have at least one member having studio teaching experience.

Award Partners

To be confirmed.

Contact

For all enquiries relating to the NSW Student Architecture Awards please contact the NSW Awards & Prizes Officer or call 02 9246 4006.