VIC Emerging Architect Prize Tour with Ben Peake

VIC Emerging Architect Prize Tour with Ben Peake

Thursday 21 March 2024
Arrive: 5.00pm start
Conclude: 8 pm
Venue: Level 2, 41 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Drinks at Garden State afterwards at 101 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 

About Ben Peake

As Design Director of Carter Williamson Architects, Ben's impact on the practice has been profound. He has been instrumental in steering award-winning projects, nurturing young architects, and advocating for gender and diversity equity. Ben's contributions aren't limited to his profession; he has actively shared his knowledge as a tutor and received recognition like the Byera Hadley Traveling Scholarship and Dulux Study Tour. Notably, he led the SaveOurSirius movement, successfully preserving a significant building against development forces in NSW. The resulting publication, "Sirius," stands as a testament to his achievements. Ben's leadership style encompasses design excellence alongside a profound sense of social responsibility, demonstrating architectural practice as citizenship. He has not only shaped projects but also embraced the ethical dimensions of architecture.

Guest Speaker:
Claire Scorpo - 2023 Victorian Chapter EAP winner
Claire Scorpo is the co-director of Agius Scorpo Architects, and Lecturer at RMIT School of Architecture + Urban Design.
Her project work has grown over time from thoughtful residential alterations and additions, through to the new female-led commercial development “BVIA on Bank”, which seeks to address gender equity in the profession and to promote women in the built environment. Her work has been awarded and published widely and has earned her multiple accolades including a place on the 2017 Dulux Study Tour and being the 2023 Victorian recipient of the AIA Emerging Architect Prize.
Claire has also been a consistent contributor to Australian Institute of Architects committees and initiatives including EmAGN, Small Practice Forum, and Chapter award juries. Claire demonstrates a passion to explore highly relevant social topics and a drive to engage with her community and advocate for the positive impact of architecture through her practice, research and voluntary work.

Prize Jury members: 
Stuart Tanner (Chair) | Australian Institue of Architects National President, Tanner Architects TM
Dino Vrynios
 | 2021 National EAP Recipient, Das Studio
Tiffany Liew | National EmAGN President, Andrew Burns Architecture


Complimentary for Institute members
$20 non-members general admission

Refreshments will be provided.

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