The Australian Institute of Architects’ Victorian Graduate Prize Program provides recognition and encouragement for architecture graduates as they embark on their professional careers. It involves the architect’s professional association, the Australian Institute of Architects, supporting architectural practices and/or industry related organisations in Victoria.
The aim of the prize is to:
- encourage a better understanding of becoming an architect
- promote a positive outlook regarding the profession’s support for graduates
- promote registration
- involve practices in the training and professional development of graduates and
- support the transition from education to the profession
The 2017 judges were Vanessa Bird, Alan Pert, Michael Roper and Andrew Lilleyman.
The winner of the 2017 Victoria Graduate Prize was announced on Saturday 25 March coinciding with the Presentation to Juries event at the University of Melbourne.
Congratulations to the 2017 Victorian Graduate Prize winner Tommy Aik Heng from The University of Melbourne for the project ‘The Selfless Gene, An Independent Architectural Design Thesis’.
Tommy Aik Heng – The University of Melbourne
Monique Banks – RMIT University
Ariani Anwar - The University of Melbourne
Arshadul Ibad Mohd Faudzi – Deakin University
The Victorian Chapter is pleased to announce the supporting partners of the 2017 Victorian Graduate Prize: Bates Smart, Cox Architecture, Fender Katsalidis, Grimshaw Architects, Hayball and Architect Registration Board of Victoria
Architectural Student Ideas Prize
The 2015 competition sought schemes from students from four Universities across Melbourne, to achieve significant benefits or enhance the quality of the public and built environment for the general community. Students were asked to respond to the ‘Market Place’ brief based on the City of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Draft Master Plan which outlines the Victorian Government and City of Melbourne aspirations for revitalising the market precinct.
The 2015 judges were Mark Allan, Peter Bickle, Ann Lau and guest judge Fiona Whitworth.
The winner of the 2015 Architectural Student Ideas Prize was announced on Tuesday 15 December. Congratulations to Yuchen Zuo from RMIT for her 'Inviting Monuments' scheme which selected as the 2015 winner.
Yuchen Zuo, Inviting Monuments
Anabell Rodriguez, Sample Sale
Paula Panopoulos, Fragmented
Karl Martin, Fundamental
Yonina Garfield, Undermarket
Ka Hei Sara Chan, Scatter City