Eighteen of ALVA's top students from 2012 were recognised for their exceptional work in both practical and theoretical subjects at the Annual Prize-Giving Ceremony and Exhibition opening held last night. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robyn Owens, recipients and their guests, prize donors and staff of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts attended the evening.
Following a brief address by the Dean, Winthrop Professor Simon Anderson, The Honorable Albert Jacob MLA, Minister for Environment; Heritage, a UWA architecture graduate and former prize-winner himself, delivered an inspiring talk.
He spoke about his own studies at ALVA and how they had prepared him for the rigours of political life and the relevance of the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and visual arts today in Perth's rapidly changing environment. With the assistance of the Dean, the Minister then presented the 2012 prize recipients with their awards.
Thanks were expressed to the generous prize sponsors: AECOM, Architects Board of WA, Association of Consulting Architects Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter), Cameron Chisholm and Nicol, Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland, Ferguson Architects, Hassell, Jackson's Drawing Supplies, The Laminex Group, Margaret Pitt-Morison, Boral Midland Brick, Mossenson Galleries, Robwin and Sons, SKM Building Services and The University of Western Australia.
Top Bachelor of Environmental Design student Qian Yun Say won four from four awards she was eligible for, one as a joint winner with fellow student, Andrew Hayden.
Below is a full list of winners who shared in over $21,000 worth of prizes:
AECOM Prize in Design - Amy Sullivan
Ferguson Travel Scholarship in Architecture - Thomas Hobbs
Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland Architectural Award - Keith Reid
Hassell Prize for Independent Design - Cecily Norton
Association of Consulting Architects Australia Prize - Charlie Boman
Margaret Pitt-Morison Memorial Prize - Qian Yun Say
Midland Brick Prize - Andrew Hayden & Qian Yun Say (joint winners)
Laminex Group Prize in Architecture - Qian Yun Say
SKM Building Services Prize - Michael Warr
Cameron Chisholm and Nicol Award for Architectural Design - Cecily Norton
Architects Board Graduate Award - Georgia Taylor-Berry
Hassell Dissertation Prize - Eloise Timms
Convocation, the UWA Graduates Association Prize - Timothy Mettam
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize - Liam Mouritz
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize- Level 1 - Frances Shaw
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize - Level 2 - Effie Cooke
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize - Level 3 - Caine Holdsworth
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize - Level 4 - Liam Mouritz
Mossenson Galleries Prize for Creativity - Valdene Buckley
Robwin and Sons Prize in Architecture - Mark Sawyer
Jackson's Drawing Prize in Architecture - Qian Yun Say
UWA Foundation Program Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts - Yu Rong Tan
The ceremony was followed by a cocktail function held in the Cullity Gallery to formally open the exhibition of prize-winning work.