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The Emerging Architect Prize (EAP) has been developed to recognise an individual emerging architect or architectural collaboration’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, which advances the profession’s role within the public arena. The Emerging Architect Prize is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architect and Graduate Network (EmAGN).
The National Emerging Architect Prize Winner travels to every state and territory, presenting a ‘show and tell’ of their works, experiences and architecture. Join us as this year as we hear from the 2021 National Winner, Dino Vrynios.
This tour is sponsored by the Institutes Major National Partner, BlueScope.
Dino Vrynios - Das Studio
2021 National Emerging Architect Prize Winner
Dino Vrynios has continuously and passionately engaged himself in all aspects of architecture and the community, tirelessly searching for and achieving his studio motto, “Make better.” After graduating from the University of South Australia, he quickly established a high-responsibility career within practice, while determinedly contributing to many new initiatives within the Australian Institute of Architects as well as the broader local community. Dino’s dedication to work outside his practice is exemplary, including: co-founding the Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD) and undertaking the role of creative director; developing and expanding the Future Forum initiative in partnership with the South Australian chapter of the Institute; creating the 20 Minute City Podcast in collaboration with Citymag; researching modular construction and co-founding commercial organizations Escapod and MDLR; and sitting on the board of directors for Tutti Arts, a disability arts not-for-profit. Dino’s tireless work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit have seen him receive the Jack Hobbs McConnell Travelling Fellowship (2015), Indaily’s 40 Under 40 award (2020) and multiple state architectural awards within his previous practice. After a frank acknowledgement of the toll a heavy workload can have on individual wellbeing, Dino re-evaluated his direction and established Das Studio with his partner in 2019. The practice has grown rapidly and become a “home” for a group of mostly young graduates and recently registered architects in which knowledge sharing, mentoring and wellbeing are a focus. Dino has proven himself to be an influential and entrepreneurial leader as he continues to spread his enthusiasm about architecture and its capacity to create a better world.
Emily Ouston - Core Collective Architects
2021 Tasmanian Emerging Architect Prize Winner
Emily Ouston is recognised for her excellence in both architectural practice and her leadership in design research and education, as well as advocacy for gender and social equity, sustainability and human rights. Her extensive skill set is demonstrated through her ability to navigate complex user groups, nurture meaningful collaborations and incorporate these into sustainable and astute architecture. This success is reflected by the multiple award-winning projects she has contributed to.
Emily has made honourable contributions to the Tasmanian architectural community through her role as a Chapter Councillor and as Vice-President of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Institute, and through her volunteer work for Australian Architects Declare. Emily weaves her environmental and social values through a determined architectural practice. She advocates for people and sustainability, while contributing selflessly to the community, and is an architect worthy of this high commendation.
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