School of Architecture

Thursday 10 November 2016

Callum Fraser working with recent graduates at Elenberg Fraser

The UQ School of Architecture is thrilled to announce the newest prize for Master of Architecture graduates in 2016. The Elenberg Fraser Rising Star Award of $5,000 for the ‘most spectacular or strikingly original project, that is brave in conception and potentially divisive in its reception’ will be awarded at the Graduation and Prize Giving event on Thursday the 15th of December.

Melbourne architectural firm Elenberg Fraser have expanded their practice in recent years, opening new offices in Vietnam and Brisbane. Aligned with this expansion has been a continuing commitment to support the next generation of local architects.

Elenberg Fraser Principal, Callum Fraser said “At Elenberg Fraser we believe in failure. We love the redemptive cleansing that comes with totally messing something up. Because once we know what’s wrong we can finally start on what is right.  We encourage personal growth through risk.”

UQ Acting Head of School, Associate Professor, Naomi Stead said “this is one the only design prizes, amongst many that we have in the school, which specifically focuses on daring and originality. The school appreciates this focus, because it encourages intellectual and conceptual ambition: in design ideas, proposed outcomes, and in advancing the state of the art in architecture. We are excited to see the kinds of projects which will receive this award in years to come.”

The Elenberg Fraser Rising Star Award recipient will be announced on Thursday the 15th of December at the Graduation and Prizes event.