Student Awards Exhibition

Students from across disciplines showcase award winning projects in the annual, on-campus student awards exhibition

Digital Render of a reimagined Victoria University Kelburn Campus
Render by Chris Foster

This May we celebrate industry awards, with winners, finalists and highly commended students from the Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation, showcasing work in an on-campus exhibition of physical, digital and printed materials. We are trilled to celebrate the incredible talent of our students, and congratulate them on their extraordinary efforts, as recognised by key industry stakeholders.

May 5–18, Te Aro Campus Atrium

Thank you and congratulations to this years award winner exhibitors:
  • Charlotte Teneza, Ulan — Kohler Future Designer 2022 Award
  • Chris Foster, Sanctuary— Team Architects Scholarship Supreme Award
  • Lucia Graham & Hunter Reeve, Ō Tokaanu — Design Best Award
  • Lucia Graha, Restore Value — Artichoke Magazine Prize
  • Logan Cooper, [enter the void]: SUBCONSCIOUS DREAM STRUCTURES — PFM Burrows Scholarship
  • Adam Clark, Te Whare Atapō | The House Before Dawn — Warren and Mahoney Māori and Pasifika Scholarship
  • Kisa Bowker, Remember: Kitchen Fitout — Abyme Scholarship—Knight Associates
  • Hannah Brodie, A Regenerative Gesture — John Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship
Design Best Awards

The National Graphic Design Awards were established in the mid seventies to celebrate New Zealand’s best graphic design. These awards, brought to you by The Designers Institute of New Zealand, are now known as the Design Best Awards, and are an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, digital and motion design along with three special awards - Value of Design, Public Good and Toitanga.

Artichoke Magazine Prize

Artichoke Magazine covers interior architecture, design, objects, people and products, presenting inspiring examples of design excellence. Their annual award is given to interior design/interior architecture students who show excellence in the areas of interior design practices through written and visual communication.

PFM Burrows Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship was established through the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation from a bequest by Mrs Carol Rowan, in memory of her grandfather, Pierre Finch Martineau Burrows, who was a former Colonial Architect of New Zealand. The Scholarship is awarded on academic merit with consideration for the candidate's willingness to help others.

Kohler Award

Kohler Co. has been leading the way in style and innovation since the company was founded in 1873. Taking great strides in product development over the years, Kohler has continually proven that great products equal beautiful design, ground-breaking innovation and reliable functionality. Their annual award is given to young design, product, spatial and architect students from AUT, Unitec, Massey, Te Herenga Waka or Otago.

Team Architects Scholarship Awards

TEAM Architects Scholarships assist and encourage capable students with completion of the final year of their degree, and are awarded based on consideration of the design work in the first semester of the Masters course.

Warren and Mahoney Masters Scholarship for Māori and Pasifika Students

The Scholarship was established in 2021 and is funded by Warren and Mahoney, a New Zealand multidisciplinary architectural design practice. The intention of the Scholarship is to encourage and support Māori and Pasifika students to undertake a Master of Architecture (Professional) at Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland.

John Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a memorial to the late John Fitzgerald, a graduate (1997) of the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture. Projects are awarded based on their forward-looking qualities, while aiming to further architectural knowledge, techniques or developments at the level of individual study or collective interest.


Violette Squire, Faculty Activities Coordinator,