The Think Brick Awards, Australia’s richest design awards, has announced its jury members for 2019 with internationally recognised and highly acclaimed industry leaders.
This year’s Think Brick Awards winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 15 August 2019, and will be judged on the craftsmanship and innovative ways they have used clay bricks, concrete masonry, pavers and roof tiles.
“The 2019 jury panel are of an exceptionally high calibre and are internationally renowned for their distinctive architectural practice and standout contributions they have made to the industry," says Think Brick Australia CEO, Elizabeth McIntyre.
“The jury is made up of past Think Brick Award winners and finalists. They each know what it takes to create winning designs and win a Think Brick Award.”
The jury members are:
- Rachel Nolan, Kennedy Nolan
- Patrick Kennedy, Kennedy Nolan
- Melissa Bright, MAKE architecture
- Billy Kavellaris, KUD
- Andrew Hagemann, Fringe Architects
Rachel Nolan, is looking for imagination and craftsmanship that champions the material as the hero of the building.
“We will be looking for design strength when brick, block or tile is not token decoration, but central to the idea of the building.”
Patrick Kennedy, is looking for creativity and excellence in refinement and resolution.
“There is something exceptionally direct about the relationship of brick, block and tile to architecture – a sense of infinite possibility and the potential for something greater than the sum of its whole.”
Melissa Bright is looking for authentic and thoughtful material expression, where buildings relate to context and site.
“I will be looking forward to seeing projects the make the most out of the material’s solidity and durability.”
Billy Kavellaris would like to see innovation in design that showcases brickwork and the manner it is incorporated into the narrative of the project.
“I am very interested in the tactile nature of how the sum of many parts are assembled as a singular building to create space, articulation and ornamentation.”
Andrew Hagemann is looking for projects who present a surprising application of brick, block or tile.
“I think as architects we have a responsibility to be innovative and push the boundaries with design and materials. Whilst we may not procure the majority of the built work, we are still at the forefront of advancements in material use, design and application.”
The deadline for awards entries is 3 May 2019. Each entrant will receive two complimentary tickets to the awards dinner.
For more information about the awards, please visit http://www.thinkbrick.com.au/think-brick-awards.
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