Graduation // June 17
Twice a year we celebrate the incredible talent of our students with a Graduation celebration and public exhibition! This June we were blown away by the standard of work presented – it made it very difficult for our Educators to award our special prizes. Congratulations to all our graduates and those listed below who deserve special mention for their creativity and commitment!
“Be passionate, be yourselves and please come back and tell us about your achievements!” – Amanda Grace
Most Outstanding Students
Awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and consistently produced an exceptional standard of creative work throughout their course.
Temple & Webster Most Outstanding Certificate IV Student – Erika Alker
Thomas Hamel Most Outstanding Diploma Student – Natasha Voudouris
Lux Group Most Outstanding Diploma Student – Mudhurrah Baskaran
Gray Puksand Most Outstanding Advanced Diploma Student – Kathryn Walters
Highly Commended Awards
Awarded to a student in each class who has shown dedication, excellent time management and a high standard of skill and creativity.
Highly Commended Certificate IV Award – Stephanie Mowad
Highly Commended Certificate IV Award– Chris Gentile
Highly Commended Certificate IV Award– Helen Rydge
Highly Commended Certificate IV Award– Megan Paine
Highly Commended Certificate IV Award– Dara Zahrai
Highly Commended Certificate IV Award– Kelsie Sibley
Eckersleys Highly Commended Diploma Award – Emily Platts
Eckersleys Highly Commended Diploma Award – Kerryn O’Sullivan
The Blum Highly Commended Advanced Diploma Award – Rebecca Torrington
The Client’s Choice
This award is presented to one student from each of the Certificate IV classes for their Major Residential Project. Towards the end of their course our students are challenged with a real client brief and must design an entire residential scheme and present their work during a live critique. Our clients are always blown away by the calibre of work but we ask them to select their favourite scheme for this award.
Certificate IV Client’s Choice Award – Marietta Fisher
Certificate IV Client’s Choice Award – Erika Alker
Certificate IV Client’s Choice Award – Laura Pittaway
Certificate IV Client’s Choice Award – Catherine Kirwan
Certificate IV Client’s Choice Award – Courtney Bowen
June 17 Colour Awards
Presented by Dr Zena O’Connor of Design Research Associates to Diploma students who have shown exceptional use of colour and finishes.
The Colour Society of Australia Award presented by Judith Briggs, their National President, to one Diploma student who has shown outstanding ability in both exterior and interior colour schemes and finishes.
Best Commercial Project
This year we were approached by Universal Music Publishing Group and challenged to design a space for their new office in Woolloomooloo. They were blown away by our students’ designs but selected their absolute favourite for our Best Commercial Office Award.
Maddy Hyde (pictured below) & Mudhurrah Baskaran