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2019 National Architecture Awards Jury 

Clare Cousins
Immediate Past President & National Jury Chair
Director, Clare Cousins Architects

Clare Cousins established her Melbourne practice, Clare Cousins Architects, in 2005. Engaged in projects large and small, the studio has a particular interest in housing and projects that nurture community. Clare is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, and its Immediate Past National President.

Maintaining a balanced professional profile, Clare is actively involved in the broader design community. Within the Institute Clare sits on the Board of Directors, is a Nationally-Elected Councillor and is involved in various committees at state and national level. She has contributed to strategic advisory panels, including for the Victorian Government, and is a passionate advocate for the advancement of architecture. In 2018, Clare was awarded the American Institute of Architect’s Presidential Medal and honorary membership for her contribution to the profession.

Clare was an inaugural investor in the Nightingale model, a socially, financially and ecologically sustainable multi-residential housing model. She is now undertaking her own Nightingale project as one of six architecture practices collaborating to deliver Nightingale Village as both designers and developers.

Clare was a member of the Institute’s National Awards Jury in 2013 following receipt of that year’s National Emerging Architect Prize. She has since adjudicated awards for Dulux, Think Brick, IDEA, NGV Architecture Commission, and numerous state and national Australian Institute of Architect’s awards, including the 2019 Gold Medal.

Emma Williamson 
Founder and CEO, TheFulcrum.Agency


Emma Williamson is a founder and CEO of TheFulcrum.Agency, an innovative creative practice focused on bringing design thinking, research and advocacy and to a wide range of community challenges.

Over the course of her career Emma has developed a portfolio of projects with a focus on socially impactful outcomes.  These have received national and international recognition across fields as diverse as Urban Design, Education, Heritage and Public Participation.

 She currently holds a position as Chair of the Design Review Panel for the City of Canning, Deputy Chair for the Design Review Panel for the City of Stirling and since 2012 has been an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. She is a sought-after jury member for awards programs across Australia, from the AIA to programs such as Think Brick, HOUSES and IDEA awards.

Emma has developed a keen interest in the culture of practice and has established a reputation as a leading voice on equity in architecture, particularly the improvement of career pathways for women. She was the founding Chair of the AIA’s National Gender Equity Committee, a committee that has been pivotal in generating a movement of change in practice across Australia.


Rachel Neeson
Director, Neeson Murcutt Architects

Rachel Neeson formed Neeson Murcutt Architects Pty Ltd with her late partner Nicholas Murcutt in 2004. Based in
Sydney, the practice pursues a range of project types across Australia from bespoke houses to housing prototypes,
multiunit housing, public and community projects, sports facilities, and schools.

Neeson Murcutt Architects is one of very few smaller practices to have been awarded the highest professional accolade across diverse categories – public architecture, urban design, interior, heritage, education and residential architecture.

Rachel studied architecture at the University of Sydney, graduating with the University Medal in 1993. She was awarded the Board of Architects 2002 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship and completed a Masters of Architecture in Barcelona.

She has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, and is now Professor of Practice at the University of New South Wales. Rachel currently serves on design advisory panels for the City of Sydney and Landcom.

Neeson Murcutt Architects was joined by Dr Stephen Neille, formerly of Perth-based practice Pendal and Neille, in 2016.

Professor Donald Bates

Professor Donald Bates is the Chair of Architectural Design, University of Melbourne and Associate Dean (Engagement)for the Melbourne School of Design.  He is a Founder and Director of LAB Architecture Studio.

Bates graduated with a B.Arch from University of Houston, and has an M.Arch from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  Upon graduation, he was invited to teach at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He founded and directed LoPSiA in France from 1990-94.

In 1994, Prof Bates and Peter Davidson founded LAB Architecture Studio, and in 1997, LAB won the competition for Federation Square.  LAB has designed a range of large-scale commercial, cultural, civic and residential projects, numerous master plans, with built works in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and has received numerous awards for these projects. 

Prof Bates has lectured at more than 240 schools of architecture, and has been published extensively in journals and magazines.  He is a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel, Chair of the University of Melbourne Design Advisory and Review Group, the Metro Rail Arts Advisory Panel, and has been a jury member or chair of more than 25 international architectural design competitions.

Mat Hinds
Director, Taylor and Hinds Architects 

Mat received his architectural education in both Tasmania and abroad, and registered as an Architect in Tasmania in 2011. 

He has held teaching and associate lecturing and examiner positions at the University of Tasmania for over a decade, and has taught in a number of institutions internationally.

In 2010 he established his practice with partner Poppy Taylor.  The work of Taylor and Hinds is recognised nationally for its poetic, considered and rigorous ideation and execution.  The practice is internationally, nationally and locally awarded.

In 2018 he was awarded the Tasmanian Emerging Architects Prize for his contribution to the profession. 

2018 National Architecture Awards Jury 

Photographer: Grenville Turner

Richard Kirk
Immediate Past President & National Jury Chair
Director, KIRK

Richard Kirk is the founding Director of KIRK, which was established in 1995. With studios in Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur, the practice works across a diverse range and scale of projects throughout Southeast Asia.

The work of the practice has been widely published and has received recognition through a number of prestigious professional and industry awards.
Richard is the Immediate Past President of the Australian Institute of Architects and Life Fellow of the Institute, Adjunct Professor at The University of Queensland, South Bank Corporation Board Member and Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel Member.

Richard has been involved with the Institute for over 20 years and was previously the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter President and a Chapter Councillor since 2008. Richard has also served on the Board of Architects of Queensland and was a member of the Brisbane City Council Independent Design Advisory Panel.

Jill Garner
Victorian Government Architect

Jill took the helm of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in 2015, stepping into the role as a public advocate for architecture and design after more than twenty years in practice. As an architect, her practice - Garner Davis - has received numerous industry awards for delivering sensitive, crafted public and private work. As a design advisor and advocate in government, she strongly promotes the value of contextual, integrated design thinking and a collaborative pproach across design disciplines.

Jill has taught at both RMIT and Melbourne University, she is a graduate of the innovative practice-based Masters by Design at RMIT; a past board member and examiner for the Architects Registration Board Victoria; chair of the Venice Architecture Biennale Committee and Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Kevin O'Brien
Principal, BVN

Kevin O’Brien is a Brisbane based architect. In 2018 he joined BVN as a Principal, becoming part of one of Australia’s largest and most highly acclaimed architectural practices. In 2017 he was appointed the Professor of Creative Practice at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. He is also a Board member of La Boite Theatre and the Institute of Modern Art.
Kevin’s expertise over the past 20 years in artistic, educational, health and commercial projects has generated a reputation for achieving meaningful architecture and authentic outcomes for the communities and clients they serve. Since 2013, 9no. projects have been recognised through 19no. Australian Institute of Architects awards and commendations in regional, state and national categories.Of significance is the Finding Country project that began in 2005 and continues to this day as a guide for practice, teaching and thinking about architecture, place-making and terra nullius. In 2012 this endeavour took the form of the Finding Country Exhibition as an official collateral event of the 13th Venice Architectural Biennale, enjoying international attention, and winning the 2013 Australian Institute of Architects Karl Langer Award for Urban Design in Queensland.
Between 2015 and 2017, Kevin was a Queensland Chapter Councillor committed to the restructuring of the Australian Institute of Architects, and the establishment of the Philip Y Bisset Planning (Architecture) Scholarship and the Dunbar Fellowship. He has previously served on Brisbane regional juries for public buildings and education categories.
Kevin continues to search for an architecture that reveals a tension between seemingly apparent opposites.

Katelin Butler
Editorial Director

Architecture Media Pty Ltd

Katelin Butler is a writer, editor and curator. She is the editorial director at Architecture Media. Prior to this appointment as editorial director, she was design portfolio manager at Architecture Media (2018), editor of Houses (2010–2018) and the assistant editor of Architecture Australia (2005–2009). She has coedited three books, The Forever House: Time-Honoured Australian Homes (2014), The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian Way of Life (2015) and The Apartment House: Reframing the Australian Dream, all published by Thames and Hudson. Katelin holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. She has been a peer juror, exhibition curator, guest university critic and speaker at various industry events and conferences.

Charles Wright
Director, Charles Wright Architects Pty Ltd 

Charles Wright leads a contemporary design practice with offices in Melbourne, Victoria and Port Douglas in Queensland. He possesses award winning major project experience and specialist technological capabilities to develop iconic and sustainable solutions to complex problems. Since establishing Charles Wright Architects (CWA) in 2004, he has directed a discipline focused on innovative outcomes with enduring and inspiring qualities. The practice’s approach to design and integration of ESD strategies has acquired CWA unique recognition with a number of world class buildings and extensive publication both nationally and internationally



2017 National Architecture Awards Jury

Photographer: Vincent Swift Photography


Ken Maher
Immediate Past National President & National Jury Chair

Ken Maher is a leading Australian architect, active in practice and academia. He advises governments on design, sustainability and the future of cities throughout Australia and internationally. Ken has a strong interest in the role of design contributing to public life. He writes, lectures and speaks regularly on the value of design, cities, sustainability and public responsibility in architecture.

Ken is a Fellow of HASSELL, following 20 years as a Principal and nine years as Chairman. A Professor at UNSW Built Environment, in 2015 Ken was elected President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. He is Chair of the City of Sydney’s Design Advisory Panel, a member of the Sydney Opera House Eminent Architects Panel and a board member of Urban Growth NSW and the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living. Ken’s recognition as a designer is reflected in the numerous awards received for projects he has led. In 2009, Ken was awarded the Australian Institute of Architect’s highest accolade, the Gold Medal and in 2010 he received the Australian Award in Landscape Architecture from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Lawrence Nield

Lawrence Nield was the 2012 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medallist, the Institute of Architects highest accolade, and in 2007 he was honoured by Republic of France with le Chevalier de l’ordre des l’Arts et Lettres. He is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle and the Northern Territory Government Architect

 He was founding principal of Bligh Voller Nield where he was responsible for many award-winning buildings including the University of the Sunshine Coast Library (Sir Zelman Cowan), the Mt Druitt Hospital, the David Maddison School of Medicine, the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital, the Olympic Tennis Centre, and Questacon in Canberra. He headed up the master planning team for the Sydney Olympic Games and designed major sporting venues in the Sydney, Athens, and London Olympic Games. In Beijing, he designed Olympic Tennis complex and the Rowing Centre. In 2009 Architectural Society of China, gave the Tennis complex the Grand Architectural Creation Award. He was the Chair the NSW Heritage Council from 2012 to 2015.

Sue Dugdale
Director, Susan Dugdale and Associates

Sue Dugdale grew up in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Britain. She studied architecture at Queensland University and RMIT and worked in several practices in Melbourne before relocating to Alice Springs in 1994 where she now lives.

Six years working with the Aboriginal-owned architectural practice Tangentyere Design gave Sue an appreciation of the unique cultural depth and climatic context of central Australia. Through her own practice, Susan Dugdale and Associates, started in 2000, Sue pursues a personal passion for exploring and giving form to the cultural narrative and environment of the region. Sue has produced a body of work whose influence is notable in the fabric of Alice Springs and beyond. The work of her practice has won numerous awards, and was featured in the 2014 Venice Biennale.

Sue was an elected member of the AIA’s National Council from 2015 to 2016, and is a recent long term member of the NT Heritage Advisory Council. She has taught architectural design at various architecture schools including Melbourne University, RMIT, Deakin University and the Tasmania University of Technology.

Peter Maddison
Director, Maddison Architects Pty Ltd
Host, Grand Designs Australia

Peter Maddison is a multi-award-winning architect and Founding Director of Maddison Architects. He has contributed to the RAIA over many years, and is currently a member of the Honours Committee of the Victorian Chapter. In 2014 he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Design (Honoris Causa) by RMIT. In 2016, he was awarded the National President’s Prize by the RAIA for Australian Achievement in Architecture. Maddison Architects has sought to create a new and relevant architecture and has won a total of 55 commendations and awards in the Architecture design field.

Peter is Ambassador for the not-for-profit Melbourne Open House program, the Planet Ark endorsed Environmental Edge campaign, Kids Under Cover charity, and Architects Without Frontiers. Peter took on the role of Host of The LifeStyle Channel’s Australian production of Grand Designs in 2009. In 2011 it won two ASTRA awards, and also received Logie nominations in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Series 7 will go to air in 2017. Peter is also the Editor-at-Large for the Grand Designs Australia Magazine, and his first book, “Grand Designs Australia The Handbook” was released in late 2013.

Melissa Bright
Founding Director, MAKE architecture

Mel Bright is the owner and founding director of MAKE architecture, a Melbourne based emerging practice that has already gathered a collection of diverse and highly acclaimed built work. MAKE is best known for its houses but the practice is currently working on a number of city making projects across a variety of scales and types including civic, educational and multi-residential projects.

Mel has led the MAKE team since starting the practice in 2006. Her prior work experience has included work in the UK, Europe, South East Asia and China. A broadly based lineage of experience has allowed Mel a long gestation of the ethos that underpins MAKE today. MAKE value innovative design thinking, thoughtful material explorations, respect for heritage, deference to civic context and rigorous acknowledgement of environmental influences. A deep seated passion for design excellence has fuelled these MAKE values to widely awarded built outcomes.

2016 National Architecture Awards Jury

Photographer: Geoff Comfort


Jon Clements
Immediate Past National President & National Jury Chair
Director, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Jon Clements is a founding director of Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects (JCB). JCB was established in Melbourne in 1998, and the practice currently employs approximately 50 architects and interior designers. JCB have delivered a diverse range of projects throughout Australia and overseas and their built work has been widely published in the local and international media. JCB has also been regularly recognised for excellence in Australian Institute of Architecture and Industry awards programs.

As a natural extension to Jon’s interest in practice, Jon has held a number of advocacy roles for the architectural profession and architectural education. Jon is the Immediate Past National President of the Australian Institute of Architects and Past President of the Victorian Chapter. Jon has been a member of various RAIA Awards Juries and he was a member of the Building Advisory Council of Victoria between 2011 and 2014.

Jon maintains a close and active association with the School of Architecture at Deakin University, providing regular contributions to course content and guest lectures. Jon was selected as a member of the RAIA State Visiting panel for Course Accreditation in 2002 and 2003. In 2006 Jon was appointed as a member of the RAIA National Accreditation Panel for Melbourne University. Jon has also provided guest lectures and crits at The University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT.


Rodney Eggleston
Founding Director of March Studio

Rodney Eggleston is the principle architect and a founding director of Melbourne-based architecture and design practice March Studio. After completing his studies at RMIT University, he became a part-time lecturer running design studios specialising in urban infill architecture. Rodney worked for Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam from 2005, returning to Australia in 2007 to open March Studio with Parisian graphic artist Anne-Laure Cavigneaux. Since the studio’s formation, the pair have built a prodigious body of work across a wide variety of disciplines in a relatively short period of time.

Within March Studio, Rodney seeks to represent a new generation of architects and designers; practitioners who have been educated in a digital environment but embrace the fundamental elements of making and innovation within their work. With projects ranging in scale and purpose, March Studio now presents a comprehensive portfolio that has attracted domestic and international acclaim.  Project highlights include three Victorian State Architecture Award winning houses - Brent Knoll, The Mullet, and Somers Beach House; 17 retail interiors for Aesop both nationally and abroad; numerous restaurants including Gazi, Lucy Liu and The Press Club; and the ground floor lobby of Hotel Hotel in Canberra, which was awarded a National Architecture Award in the Interior Category, and was also awarded World Interior of the Year in November 2015. 

More than awards though, Rodney and March Studio seek projects that stretch their capabilities and challenge accepted practices through their dedication to bold ideas, in-house manufacturing and innovative use of materials.


Abbie Galvin
Principal, BVN

Abbie Galvin is a Principal of BVN, one of Australia’s largest and most highly acclaimed architectural practices.

Abbie has worked for over 20 years on public, educational, health, research and workplace projects that have been highly awarded, published and recognised internationally for bringing fresh approaches to common project types.

Amongst her portfolio of work are the Taronga Zoo Upper Entrance Precinct, the Braggs Research Institute for the University of Adelaide, Stockland’s Headquarters, The UTS Campus 2020 Masterplan, the HMAS Creswell Redevelopment in Jervis Bay, The National Life Sciences Hub at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga and the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Abbie has been involved with the profession, the Institute and the Board for many years – as a Chapter Councillor, State Visiting Panel member, chair and member of many design juries, regular speaker at industry conferences, and as a design critic at University design studios. She is a member of a number of advisory panels including those for UNSW, The University of Newcastle, and the Eminent Architects Panel for the Sydney Opera House.

Abbie is a firm believer that building typologies benefit enormously from exposure to other sectors, that experts in their field always have something to learn from the amateurs and that the core of innovation comes from cross disciplinary expertise.

Abbie is passionate about the ability of architecture and our built environment to positively affect human behaviour, the way people interact, and the manner in which institutions and organisations operate.


Fenella Kernebone
Head of Curation, TedxSydney

Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TedxSydney responsible for leading the programming for what has become one of the largest Tedx events in the world as well as TedxSydney Salons. Fenella manages a team of over 20 curators and producers dedicated to spreading great ideas and strong stories in fields including science, technology, arts, business and design.

Fenella is also a noted television and radio presenter and producer, MC, interviewer and writer with a distinguished career working across arts, music, design and culture. Her hosting roles have included Radio National’s By Design, The Sound Lab on Triple J, Art Nation and Sunday Arts on ABC TV and The Movie Show on SBS TV. .

As well as being the Director of a small production company, Fenella hosts and presents at numerous events. This year these include the Australian Interior Design Awards, Future Cities conferences, Design Summit and Vivid Ideas. She is a member of the 2016 national jury for the Australian Architecture Awards and an ambassador for the Sydney Architecture Festival. In 2015, Fenella presented a five part series for the ABC called Design Shots focusing on Australian designers.


Stuart Vokes
Architect and Director of Vokes and Peters

Stuart Vokes lives, writes, teaches and practices architecture in Brisbane.

After graduating with honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994, Stuart designed the Bald Knob House, which received a commendation at the 1997 RAIA Sunshine Coast Regional Awards.

In 1999 Stuart lived abroad and worked for Burkhardt Architekten in Germany. He returned to Brisbane in 2000 to work for the offices of Donovan Hill and BVN, prior to establishing the practice Owen and Vokes with Paul Owen in 2003, later becoming Owen and Vokes and Peters in 2012.

In early 2015 Stuart co-founded Vokes and Peters with long-time collaborator Aaron Peters.

Vokes and Peters is better known for its houses but the practice is currently working on a range of boutique cultural and commercial projects, including the new Singapore Airlines Silverkris Lounge at Brisbane International Airport in collaboration with principal Singapore-based architects Ong + Ong, and a private gallery for contemporary art in Brisbane.

As well as teaching at both the University of Queensland and Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, Stuart and Aaron curate and host a talk series titled Garden Variety. The line-up of past speakers includes urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, makers, tailors, architects, exhibition designers and brand advisors.

Stuart is a member of the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and is registered with the Board of Architects in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

2015 National Architecture Awards Jury

David Karotkin
Immediate Past President & National Jury Chair
Managing Director, Sandover Pinder

David Karotkin is Managing Director of award winning Perth-based architectural consultancy Sandover Pinder. After graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Architecture, First Class Honours, David has spent 24 years practicing in the United Kingdom, Israel, Asia and Australia across a diverse portfolio of architectural projects including healthcare, education, law and order and community developments. Recently he led the firm’s expansion into the Indonesian healthcare industry, which has helped to set new international standards.
David was appointed as the Australian Institute of Architects National President in May 2014 following three years as the WA Chapter President.


Shelley Indyk
Design Director, Indyk Architects

Shelley Indyk’s projects include over 30 years experience in highly detailed Interior fitouts, New Cinemas, Hotel developments, bespoke private houses, community based urban projects and competitions.
Indyk has been a design tutor in the past, at Sydney University. During 1997 she taught at the Haifa Technion, Israel and was design tutor in an international architectural studio with Palestinian, Israeli, Finnish and Spanish students. She was involved in the initial Global Studio initiative in Istanbul Turkey in 2005, that came out of the UN’s Millenium Projects Task Force. She has shared awards for the development of the QT Sydney Hotel in 2013, was awarded runner up in competitions for a mosque in Nazareth, 4th place in the competition to transform the national Park of Gallipoli into a Peace park, and won an expressions of interest to design the masterplan for a Jewish community in Sydney involving the design of Synagogue, Child Care centre and Education forum.
She is on the board of the Aboriginal Benefits foundation, a not for profit organisation whose aim is to support art, health and cultural projects with a connection to aboriginal communities and artists.
Working with her team at Indyk Architects and collaborating with client, builder and community alike, Indyk is inspired by diversity and a commitment to lasting solutions that provide excellence and a positive outcome.
Architects need to travel, as the world becomes their ‘classroom’. In the last 20 years, Indyk has repeatedly visited Arnhem land with a group of female artists, exploring both the landscape and ancient cave art in ‘stone country’, guided by local elders. Her love of all art, drawing and the landscape is allowed the freedom of exploration in this vast country, and later brings deep insights into her work.

Steve Grieve
Director, Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects

Steve Grieve is a Director of Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects based in Adelaide.  Steve graduated in Architecture at UNSW and has been a Registered Architect since 1978.

Steve's extensive experience as an architect and urban designer includes arts, heritage, health, transport, education, residential and remote projects.  He has worked with state and local government clients, developers, private clients, community groups and cultural institutions.  He has a long involvement with arts organisations, both as an architect and as a board member.

Projects include the Lion Arts Centre, Tandanya (National Aboriginal Cultural Centre), the Torrens Parade Ground, Jam Factory, National Wine Centre Adelaide Studios at Glenside (both with Cox Richardson), the Adelaide Central School of Art, Rundle Mall (1996) and urban design for the New Royal Adelaide Hospital.  Steve has also worked extensively with the Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide Festival to create visual arts venues and performance venues such as ‘Red Square’ and the ‘Depot’.

He has served on various boards and committees including Country Arts SA as chair, Regional Arts Australia, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, the Experimental Art Foundation, the Arts Industry Council, AbaF, Arts SA’s Cultural Facilities Committee, Adelaide College for the Arts and the Little Big Book Club Inc.
He is currently the President of the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, a Professor in the School of Architecture & the Built Environment at the University of Adelaide and a board member of the Adelaide Fringe.

Philip Goad
Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne

Professor Philip Goad holds the Chair of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. The Founding Director of the Melbourne School of Design, he is internationally known for his design criticism and historical research and has worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant and curator. He is an authority on modern Australian architecture, an expert on the life and work of Robin Boyd, and has held visiting scholar positions at Columbia University, the Bartlett School of Architecture and UCLA. He has published widely in Australian architecture, including in the fields of modernism, residential, community, institutional and commercial building design, on individual architects and contemporary design thinking. Philip has been Editor of Fabrications and a contributing editor to Architecture Australia. Along with Associate Professor Julie Willis, he is the editor of the Encyclopaedia of Australian Architecture. He is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Peta Heffernan
Director, Liminal Studio

Peta Heffernan is co-founding director of the cross-disciplinary practice, Liminal Studio launched in 2011. Liminal Studio is a Tasmanian owned, interdisciplinary ‘think-tank’ comprising Liminal Architecture, Liminal Graphics and Liminal Spaces. Their approach integrates design and architecture with the parallel disciplines graphic design, art, media, events, furniture design and performance. Underpinning the Studio’s philosophy is the belief that collaborative design across disciplines drives innovative thinking.

Peta’s contribution to architecture, design and place goes beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture, ranging from delivering award winning architecture and interiors to acclaimed collaborations in contemporary performances, exhibitions and festivals to roles influencing the framing of cultural policy.

Most recently, Peta’s recognition in the architecture and cultural scene has led to being awarded the Australian Institute of Architects (Tas) Emerging Architect Prize in 2013, contributions to festivals such as Ten Days on the Island and MONA FOMA, as well as invitations for guest speaker roles for various events including the 2013 agIdeas International Design Forum in Melbourne, the Tasmanian Leaders’ Congress in 2014 and expert panel member for Dark MOFO’s Future Hobart 2014 event.

2014 National Architecture Awards Jury

L-R: Clare Cousins, Lindy Johnson, Justin Hill, Paul Berkemeier (Past President and National Awards Jury Chair), and Virginia Kerridge.

2013 National Architecture Awards Jury

2014 National Jury

L-R: Past President and National Awards Jury Chair, Shelley Penn, Ben Hewett, Justine Clark, Richard Hassell and Hannah Tribe.