The jury for the 2018 Think Brick Awards has been announced, with a swathe of industry leaders and influencers comprising the lineup.
The Think Brick Awards encourages architects, designers and builders to rethink brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles as contemporary and sustainable design materials.
Meet this year's judges:
Sam Klopper, Klopper & Davis
Sam is the Director at Klopper & Davis, an award-winning residential architecture practice in Western Australia.
“I want to see innovation and explorations of material in interesting, whimsical and clever ways.”
David Brand, OOF! architecture
David is an architect and also currently a Councillor representing St Kilda, Middle Park + Albert Park on the City of Port Phillip Council.
“I look at buildings from perspectives of urban policy, the public realm, design innovation, and architectural history. And sheer beauty!”
Miriam Green, Tribe Studio
Miriam is Managing Associate Director at TRIBE Studio, known for its artful, intelligent and sustainable work. A First-Class Honours graduate, she has led project teams from design through to construction, on builds of up to $50 million.
“I always approach architecture with a sense of wonder, curiosity and open-mindedness – all of which I believe are essential when critiquing design. With curiosity comes open-mindedness which I believe is imperative when critiquing design.”
Stuart Vokes, Vokes and Peters
Stuart is a Director at Vokes and Peters, a practice that specialises in boutique residential, commercial and institutional projects, along with furniture design and teaching.
“The winning projects for me will be those that recognise the fundamental nature and timeless presence of brick.”
Fooi-Ling Khoo, OOF! architecture
Fooi-Ling is the director of OOF! architecture and has dedicated herself to creating stunning one-off residential projects. Fooi is also the chair of the board of directors at ArchiTeam.
“I particularly love seeing the skills of different trades on show alongside the natural raw beauty of materials when you make buildings this way. It’s not for the fainthearted”
Categories in the awards include Horbury Hunt Commercial Award, Horbury Hunt Residential Award, Kevin Borland Masonry Award, Bruce Mackenzie Landscape Award, Robin Dods Terracotta Roof Award and the New Entrants Award: for those architects who have never entered in the awards before, with a cash prize of $10,000.
For more information on the awards visit the website.