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A+W•NZ Awards 2017, 2014

A+W NZ AWARDS 2017  -  Awards Dinner to be held on 26 August 2017, 7:30pm.

The A+W NZ Awards are held every three years, with the inaugural Awards held in 2014 and the second round of the Awards programme being held this year, 2017. The A+W NZ Awards foster the generosity that exists in New Zealand's architectural community, and seeks to highlight those whose excelent work is sometimes unseen. The Awards reward 'bodies of work', rather than single architectural objects, an area already so well served by the many excellent award programmes that already exist.

The A+W NZ Awards have three award categories, 

the Chrystall Excellence Award - celebrating the full and rich career of a female in the field of architecture

the Wirihana Emerging Leadership Award - celebrating a developing career for females in their second decade after graduation,

the Munro Diversity Award - celebrating those who work hard to support diversity in the field of architecture, and

 

Process:

  1. Entries are by nomination or self-nomination, made via email to architecturewomen@gmail.com. (Links to the 2017 A+W NZ Awards nomination can be found by clicking on the award categories above.)
  2. Nominees are notified of their entry into an award category. Any additional information required is collected from nominee/nominator by the A+W-NZ Awards 2017 team.
  3. The Jury select Five Finalists from all nominations in each category, all who are celebrated at the A+W NZ Awards 2017 Dinner Function, to be held on Saturday 26 August 2017, 7:30pm, in Wellington.
  4. From these Five Finalists, one Winner in each category is selected and is announced at the Awards Dinner. Each Winner receives a beautiful cast glass sculpture made by Ainsley O'Connell and a cash prize.

A+W-NZ Award 2017 Dates:
Nominations Close:  Thursday 22 June 2017, 6pm
Awards Function:      Saturday, 26 August 2017

You can download a general information brochure for the A+W NZ Awards 2017 here.

You can download the Nomination Forms for each category here:

Form A (Chrystall Excellence Award),

Form B (Wirihana Emerging Leadership Award),

Form C (Munro Diversity Award)

The A+W NZ Awards support both of the two main aims of this non-profit organisation: visibility and inclusiveness. We are committed to removing as many barriers as possible for as many people as possible, and the awards are structured to lessen the usual reasons that awards are not entered by those active in the field of architecture.

How are the A+W-NZ Awards different from the many other (excellent) awards programmes?

  • Entry to the A+W-NZ Awards is via nominiation or self-nomination - this circumvents the typical 'modesty' barrier which often prevents entries to awards, as well as providing opportunities to be generous to our peers, mentors and colleagues.
  • Entry is free
  • The workload associated with awards entries is lessened via the nomination process and online entry
  • The A+W-NZ Awards celebrate 'bodies of work', rather than single architectural objects
  • Eligibility includes groups as well as individuals 
  • The A+W-NZ Awards are held triennially, not annually.

Below is a list of A+W-NZ members who are NOT elligible for the 2017 A+W-NZ Awards, due to current or past involvement with the Incorporated Society which may be perceived as a conflict of interest;

Lynda Simmons

Elisapeta Heta

Nicole Allan

Lauren Speer

Sukshma Paranjpe

Rebecca Green

Kitty Fan

Hannah Sharp

Sarah Treadwell

Megan Rule

Julie Wilson

Lindley Naismith

Christina van Bohemen

Ainsley O'Connell

Marianne Calvelo 

Peggy Russell 

Ariana Pia 

Kirsty Jones 

Bridget Lensen

Emily Batchelor

Siran Li

Anner Chong

Divya Purushotham

Dasha Tapa 

Kayley Feng 

Pam Sando

Janice Au 

Bojana Kavrakovska

Aimee Lee

Jane Rooney 

Chloe Coles 

Brita Corbett

Anne Salmond

A+W NZ AWARDS 2014  -  Awards Dinner held on 27 September 2014, 7:30pm.

The inaugural A+W NZ Awards was held at the Te Iringa Room at AUT on Saturday 27 September 2014. It was a great night relaxed, educational and celebratory. Photographer for the evening was Auckland University architecture student Alice O'Brien Gortner, and you can see more of her great images on this link. The Awards programme has three categories, with five Finalists celebrated in each category on the night. One winner in each category is announced and presented with a beautiful cast glass sculpture made by Ainsley O'Connell (above).

A+W•NZ Awards 2014 book and poster designed by Catherine Griffiths Studio

Each guest at the awards function received a copy of the A+W NZ Awards 2014 publication, designed by Catherine Griffiths Studio.

A+W•NZ Awards 2014 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: (in alphabetical order)

Finalists - Wirihana Emerging Leadership Award:

Andrea Bell

Cecile Bonnifait

Maggie Carroll

Sarah Gilbertson

Marianne Riley

Winner:  Cecile Bonnifait, Bonnifait + Giesen Atelier Workshop

Finalists - Munro Diversity Award 2014:

Justine Clark and Gill Mathewson (Parlour)

Amanda Reynolds

Smith and Scully Architects

Studio Pacific

Thursday Lunch Group ( including Claire Chambers, Denise Civil, Ellen Brinkman)

Winner: Justine Clark & Gill Matthewson (Parlour)

Finalists - Chrystall Excellence Award 2014:

Min Hall

Gina Jones

Lindy Leuschke

Sarah Scott

Julie Stout

Winner: Julie Stout, Mitchell & Stout Architects

Meet the Jury;

Peggy Deamer, Liz Seuseu, Bill McKay and Jo Aitken have all had intense and interesting discussions, coming up with the finalists lists above. Thank you very much to our hugely talented jury members from the A+W•NZ Awards Team 2014.

 

Visibility is one of the core aims of the A+W•NZ community, and to strengthen this a tri-annual award event has been established. We are very excited to announce the launch of the A+W•NZ Awards on Saturday 27th September 2014, with a dinner/guest speaker evening as part of Auckland Architecture Week. Entries will be by nomination and will open on Tuesday 14th July, and closed on Thursday 21st August.

Nominations Closed 21 August 2014. Finalists announced 8 September 2014.

A+W•NZ Awards
The architectural community is well-served with awards, the majority of which recognize excellence in built design and architecture on paper. There are, however, gaps to fill where entire careers in and around architecture remain unrecognised, gradually dimming from view from the second decade beyond graduation. The new Architecture+Women•NZ Awards provide an alternative awards structure, one where the award is given to celebrate careers which contribute to our built environment in many and diverse ways, rather than to a single object or a building.
In September 2014, we are very pleased to host a dinner event to announce the first of our annual award events;

Chrystall Excellence Award:
The award aims to recognise the extraordinary talent of women who have led expanded and full careers in architecture over several decades.
Great architecture is produced by teams of talented people, with many contributing over lengthy careers while remaining unrecognised. A major focus of this career award is recognition of excellence in a body of work, leadership, and mentorship.
The Chrystall Excellence Award has prize money of $1,000 and the winner receives a cast glass sculpture, designed and made by Ainsley O'Connell.

This award is open to members of the A+W-NZ web database, as well as all women working in and around architecture prior to 1980 who may not be on the database.

Individuals and practices are encouraged to nominate mentors who have achieved excellence in their practice of architecture.

Entry Criteria:

  • The Chrystall Excellence Award is open to all who are on A+W-NZ web database and to all women working in and around architecture prior to 1980 who may not be on the database.
  • Entry for the Chrystall Excellence Award is by nomination.
  • Entrants may nominate themselves or be nominated by another person or group / practice.
  • Nominations can be for an individual or a Practice/Collective.
  • Nominees are not required to be a practicing architect or architectural designer.
  • A+W•NZ core Award Team not eligible for nomination (refer below for list of non-eligible members).

Download Form A here.

Download Aims and Judging criteria here. (A)

Wirihana Emerging Leadership Award:
The award aims to highlight some of the extraordinary talent of women who remain in the field of architecture beyond the first decade after graduation through, historically, a defining period of professional practice.
This award is open to members of the A+W-NZ web database.

Practices are encouraged to nominate employees who are in, or have held, positions of leadership in their practice of architecture.

The Wirihana Emerging Leadership Award has prize money of $500 and the winner receives a cast glass sculpture, designed and made by Ainsley O'Connell.

Entry Criteria:

  • The Wirihana Emerging Leadership Award is open to all members on the A+W•NZ database who is in the second decade after the date of their graduation.
  • Entry for the Wirihana Emerging Leadership Award is by nomination. The nominator does not need to be a member of the A+W-NZ database.
  • Entrants may nominate themselves or be nominated by another person or group / practice.
  • Nominations can be for an individual or a Practice/Collective.
  • Nominees are not required to be a practicing architect or architectural designer.
  • A+W•NZ Core Award Team not eligible for nomination (refer below for list of non-eligible members).

Download Form B here.

Download Aims and Judging Criteria here.(B)

Munro Diversity Award:

This award celebrates an outstanding career, which has continually supported and/or promoted diversity in architecture, and to recognise the invisible work that goes into supporting the entire architectural community. An architectural community is made stronger through the consistent support of those who encourage and celebrate diversity.

This award is open to both male and female nominees, individuals, practices and/or collectives.

Individuals and practices are encouraged to nominate associates, mentors, team members and friends who have actively supported diversity in New Zealand's architectural community and the profession.

The Munro Diversity Award has prize money of $500 and the winner receives a cast glass sculpture, designed and made by Ainsley O'Connell.

Entry Criteria:

  • The Munro Diversity Award is open to male and female nominees.
  • Entry for the Munro Diversity Award is by nomination. The nominator does not need to be a member of the A+W•NZ database.
  • Entrants may nominate themselves or be nominated by another person or group / practice.
  • Nominations can be for an individual or a Practice/Collective.
  • Nominees are not required to be a practicing architect or architectural designer.
  • A+W•NZ core award team not eligible for nomination (refer below for list of non-eligible members).

Download Form C here.

Download Aims and Judging Criteria here.(C)

To enter:

• Entry to each category is by nomination.
• Entrants may nominate themselves or be nominated by another person or group / practice.
• Nominations can be for an individual or a Practice/Collective.
• Refer to each award Nomination Form for particular entry criteria.

Send nomination forms by email to: architecturewomen@gmail.com

or by post to: PO Box 105 972, Auckland 1143.

Nominations Due: Thursday August 21st 2014, 4:00pm NZ time.

Finalists announced: Monday 8 September 2014

Jury: The jury will be selected each year by the core A+W•NZ Awards group, and will be made up of 3-5 people.

Awards Dinner: Saturday 27th September 2014, 7:30pm
Guest Speaker: Linda Tyler, speaking on the career of Lillian Chrystall
Venue: Te Iringa Room, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT
Cost: $90.00 profits as a fundraiser for A+W•NZ

For a downloadable information form on the A+W•NZ Awards 2014 click here.

 

Listed below are the A+W•NZ members excluded from entry to the A+W•NZ Awards 2014:

Core A+W•NZ Award sub-committee:

  • Julie Wilson
  • Aimee Lee
  • Elisapeta Heta
  • Sarah Treadwell
  • Megan Rule
  • Lynda Simmons

Other A+W•NZ sub-committee roles:

  • Courtney Kitchen
  • Fritha Hobbs
  • Charissa Snijders

A+W•NZ Incorporated Society members:

  • Megan Rule
  • Lynda Simmons
  • Sarah Treadwell
  • Julie Wilson
  • Nicole Stock
  • Lindley Naismith 
  • Elisapeta Heta
  • Kathy Waghorn
  • Christina Van Bohemen
  • Ainsley O'Connell
  • Jane Aimer
  • Raukura Turei
  • Wendy Shacklock
  • Sara Lee
  • Linda Tyler