Nineteen of ALVA's top students from 2013 were recognised for their exceptional work in both practical and theoretical subjects at the Annual Prize-Giving Ceremony and Exhibition opening held last night. 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, Fred Chaney Jnr, a Principal at Chaney Architecture and a UWA architecture graduate delivered an inspiring talk.
He spoke about his own studies at ALVA and encouraged the ALVA students to work hard and 'fall in love with what they do'. With the assistance of the Dean, Fred then presented the 2013 prize recipients with their awards.
Thanks were expressed to the generous prize sponsors: Architects Board of WA, Association of Consulting Architects Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter), Cameron Chisholm and Nicol, Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland, Hassell, Margaret Pitt-Morison, Midland Brick, Robwin and Sons, SKM Building Services and The University of Western Australia.
Students Mark Sawyer, Philippa Munckton and Kyra Lomas all took home two prizes each.
Below is a full list of winners who shared in $20,000 worth of prizes:
Architects Board Graduate Award - Mark Sawyer
Association of Consulting Architects Australia Prize - Veronique Plazy-Dutton
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize - Philippa Munckton
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize- Level 1 - Riley De Campe
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize - Level 2 - Mitchell Ledger and Susan McDougall
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize - Level 3 - Alison Haynes and Samuel Harry
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (WA Chapter) Prize - Level 4 - Rebecca McGregor
ALVA Level 1 History of Art Prize - Sam Fatovich
ALVA Level 1 Visual Arts Prize - Sophie Taylor
Cameron Chisholm and Nicol Award for Architectural Design - Benjamin Juckes
Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland Architectural Award - Sally Farrah
Hassell Dissertation Prize - Philippa Munckton
Hassell Prize for Independent Design - Mark Sawyer
Margaret Pitt-Morison Memorial Prize - Bao Dang
Midland Brick Prize - Edward Hicks
SKM Building Services Prize - Claire Holmes and Kyra Lomas (joint winners)
Robwin and Sons Prize in Architecture - Kyra Lomas
UWA Graduates Prize (Convocation) - Frances Shaw
UWA Foundation Program Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts - Brian Malata
The ceremony was followed by a cocktail function held in the Cullity Gallery to formally open the exhibition of prize-winning work.