The NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2018 NSW Student Architecture Awards, recognising the best student work completed in the last year. Four students from the University of Sydney received medals from a competitive field of 39 entries.
Bachelor of Design in Architecture graduate, Connie He was the deserving recipient of the NSW Undergraduate Medal for her project ‘Between Anchors’. The project, a space for discussion, display and performances, is situated in Sydney’s Domain. The jury recognised that she ‘skilfully addresses a spatially complex brief with elegance and rigour’.
The jury was also impressed by the works of Miriam Osburn, Bachelor of Design in Architecture 2017, awarding her a Commendation for the NSW undergraduate Medal. Osborn was recognised for her intricate approach to the design and to the site of her project, Bodies/Ground.
The NSW Architectural Communication Award, was awarded to Brennan Clody, who completed the Bachelor of Design in Architecture in 2017. His project, ‘Jazz Garden’ was acknowledged by the jury as a ‘very complete and consistent presentation; from verbal presentation through to sketches, drawings, model and delightful black and white vignettes that captured the poetics of space’. Brennan also took home a Commendation award for the NSW Undergraduate Medal.
NSW Chapter President and 2018 Jury Chair, Andrew Nimmo said the awards showcased the best in emerging young architectural talent across the state.
‘The architectural awards program presented by the Australian Institute of Architects is the most rigorous and prestigious architectural awards process in Australia,’ Mr Nimmo said.
‘The calibre of projects entered was of the highest order and point to a pipeline of innovative talent coming through our architectural schools. We were particularly pleased to see a strong gender balance among the winning students, something the Institute it working hard to foster and strengthen in the profession moving forward