University of Melbourne Magazine

Architecture, Building and Planning: News Update

  • 2014 Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize awarded to Miles Lewis

    The Australian Institute of Architects’ Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards were announced in March and the 2014 Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize was awarded to Emeritus Professor Miles Lewis. The Award recognised Professor Lewis for his teaching in architectural history and heritage and his many accomplishments over four decades that have influenced heritage and conservation practice across Australia and the region.

    Progressive Architecture Awards citation for our new building

    Render of Studio Hall in ABP's new building.

    Render of Studio Hall in ABP’s new building.

    Our future Faculty building, designed by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA, in association, recently won its first international award — a citation in America’s prestigious Annual Progressive Architecture Awards. The project was one of only 10 recognised out of 150 entries from across the globe, at a special event in New York on February 20, 2014. The jury were impressed by the holistic approach to design with an eye towards practical realisation, common across all awarded projects. Speaking of the new ABP building, juror Couture noted the design intention to make the building “in and of itself a pedagogical tool”.

    Responding to the Faculty’s design brief, the architects have designed the building to provide an enhanced learning environment for students, researchers and academics. Environmental and sustainability interventions complement the flexible and engaging workspaces spread across four levels. The open and welcoming building, sited in the centre of campus, will soon become a hub of activity for the University.

    Follow the building’s progress on the ABP blog.