Judging Process

The judging process is anonymous and confidential.  To ensure anonymity in judging, no names of applicants or collaborating parties may appear on submitted images, drawings or written support materials.

Jurors and their practices are not permitted to enter the Houses Awards in the year they are participating in the program. Jurors must declare any other perceived conflict of interest regarding an entry and step down from the panel for assessment of that entry.

The Jury reserves the right to re-classify the project to a more appropriate category, if deemed necessary.

Jury decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2017 Jury

Richard Kirk

Director, Kirk (Qld/Beijing/Kuala Lumpur)

Richard is the Principal Director of Kirk, which he established in 1995, after graduating from the University of Queensland in 1991 with first class Honours. The practice has studios in Brisbane, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.

The design-intensive practice has received numerous professional awards for their completed projects, including three National Awards for the Advanced Engineering Building at The University of Queensland. The practice is committed to developing and establishing new sustainability benchmarks. It is this dedication to buildings that respond and embrace the opportunities climate offers that defines the work of the practice.

Richard is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, the Immediate Past President of the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter, National President Elect AIA, Board Member of the South Bank Corporation and he sits on several other design advisory panels.

Wendy Lewin FRAIA

Wendy Lewin FRAIA

Principal, Wendy Lewin Architect (NSW)

Wendy is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and currently heads her own architecture studio. Since graduating in architecture from the University of Sydney she has held leading positions in private practice and is the recipient of state, national and international awards for her built work and contribution to architecture, education and the architecture profession.

Wendy’s studio undertakes projects spanning multiple sectors including residential, commercial, cultural and educational facilities. She has a deep interest in exhibition design and was a creative director for the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale. Wendy Lewin is committed to design education and for over thirty years has taught at various universities including The University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and Hong Kong University and has chaired and participated in numerous state, national and international design competition juries.

Ian Moore

Principal, Ian Moore Architects (NSW)

Ian is the principal of Ian Moore Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice established in 1990. The practice has won numerous national and international awards and has been exhibited in Australia and around the world, including Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Berlin, Vicenza, Barcelona and Buenos Aires. His work has also been included in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 and 2012.

Studying architecture at the University of Technology Sydney, Ian graduated with Honours in 1988. He then received a Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2000.

Ian has taught at Sydney University, University of Technology Sydney, The University of New South Wales and the Sydney Institute of Technology. He has been a speaker and guest lecturer throughout Australia as well as New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Germany and the United Kingdom. Ian has also been a member of awards juries in Australia, New Zealand and at the World Festival of Interiors in 2013 and the World Architecture Festival in 2015. In 2003, Ian was the inaugural Creative Director of the Australian Institute of Architects annual conference.

Juliet Moore

Juliet Moore

Director, Edwards Moore (Vic)

Juliet is a director at Edwards Moore, an architecture studio with a repertoire ranging from residential to large-scale city planning projects. After gaining a Bachelor of Architecture from Liverpool University, Juliet graduated with a master’s degree in Architecture from RMIT University, Melbourne in 1998.

Juliet’s focus is on clarity of design and execution that is responsive to a client’s expectations as well as the environmental implications of each project. Her infectious energy and belief in an architecture of inclusivity make her a true team leader, able to organize and co-ordinate complex consultant teams through effective communication and collaboration to ensure spectacular results.

Juliet has co-presented and hosted a number of radio programs for RRR and has published numerous articles on architecture as well taking an active role in the design community providing mentorship to young architects. She has been a judge for the Victorian Australian Architecture awards on two occasions and is a guest critic at both RMIT University and Melbourne University.

Katelin Butler

Katelin Butler

Editor, Houses magazine (Vic)

Katelin is the editor of Houses and writes regularly for the magazine. Prior to her appointment as editor, she was the assistant editor of Architecture Australia (2005–2009) and wrote book, exhibition and project reviews for the publication. She has coedited two books, The Forever House: Time-Honoured Australian Homes (2014) and The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian Way of Life (2015), both published by Thames and Hudson.

Katelin holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Architecture from the University of Melbourne. She has been a peer juror, guest university critic and speaker at various industry events. Katelin is interested in the role of ideas, experimentation and innovation in residential architecture, and how a house, through occupation, becomes a home.

Architectural Advice in Heritage Category

Peter Williams

Founding Director, WilliamsBoag Architects (Vic)

Peter is a highly regarded practitioner who successfully combines the responsibilities of heading a prominent architectural firm and membership of allied professional bodies and other organizations within the community. Peter was a member of the Victorian Heritage Council 2002-2008.

Under Peters guidance WBa has been acknowledged by 40+ design awards at National, State and local government levels including the prestigious RAIA Architecture Medal in 1994, the international Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities program in 2002 and both State and National awards in 2 separate categories in 2005.

Jury Host