The Interior Awards is the leading programme of its kind in New Zealand and was met with great interest and enthusiasm from the industry when it launched in 2012.
The Interior Awards are back again for 2013 (entries now open) with a stellar judging panel featuring:
Tim Dorrington (Dorrington Architects and Associates) - a practising architect for 15 years, during which time he has undertaken a number of residential and commercial projects, many of which have been recognised by various local awards programmes. Read more.
Michael Barrett (editor of Interior). Prior to this, Michael was at the helm of ProDesign for three years and was awarded Editor of the Year in the Trade/Professional category at the MPA Awards 2010.
Shauna Herminghouse (Studio Pacific Architecture) - who studied architecture at the University of Arizona, before moving to New Zealand and completing a Masters of Architecture at the University of Auckland. Following stints at Architex (formerly Andre Hodgskin Architects) and ArchOffice, Shauna moved to Wellington and started working for Studio Pacific Architecture… Read more.
José Gutierrez (José Gutierrez Architects) - an award-winning architect based in Auckland who works across a number of commercial and residential projects. His work for The Research Agency won him a Gold Pin in the Office and Workspace category at the 2010 Best Awards. Read more.
Jessica Barter (BUREAUX) - who, with fellow architect Maggie Carroll, started Bureaux and, since then, the firm has created a number of tailored spaces, each imbued with a special aesthetic that balances handcraftedness and material knowledge with precise detailing. Read more.
Entries will be judged across seven categories with $7,000 in cash prizes awarded to the Supreme Winner ($6,000) and the Emerging Design Professional winner ($1,000). The 2013 programme will benefit from the introduction of two new categories;
- Emerging Design Professional - recognising the contribution of an interior architect or design professional, 30 years of age or under.
- Craftsmanship - an optional category rewarding bespoke objects or solutions that have been created specifically for a submitted project.
Entries are now open until 19 April, 2013. More information on prizes, publicity and how to enter can be found here.