Architecture Gold Medal To Lead New People-based Event

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Tuesday 17 November 2009

Architecture Gold Medal to lead 

new ‘people-based’ awards event

The announcement of next year’s winner of Australia’s Gold Medal

for Architecture will headline a new annual awards event being

introduced by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Placing the achievements of people in architecture more firmly into the spotlight,

the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards event will bring together

a suite of existing annual architecture prizes previously announced in the shadow

of other flagship Institute events.

The Institute’s National President, Melinda Dodson, says by providing a home for

a number of existing individual prizes, the new ‘people-focused’ event will ensure

a higher level of recognition for those recipients.

“Headlined by the Australian Gold Medal for Architecture announcement, the

Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards will include the Glenn Murcutt

Student Prize, Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize, Student Prize for the

Advancement of Architecture and Dulux Study Tour winners,” Ms Dodson said.

There is also scope for the development of new prizes recognising individuals

making a contribution to the profession and Australia’s built environment.

The one-hour cocktail-event ceremony will rotate around the country in March

each year, and with the Institute’s National Architecture Awards in October, will

effectively ‘bookend’ the Institute’s annual event calendar with two major award



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