Last month, University of Melbourne hosted its annual Melbourne School of Design Dean’s Honour Awards where three students Tet Way Chen, Jason Leung and Carey Landwehr were presented with awards only made possible by the contributions from DesignInc, ACF’s legacy fund Green Cities Innovation Fund and Tarkett Australia. The Green Cities Innovation Fund is now closed but still achieving the intended impact of the donor – promoting sustainable living.
Philanthropic support to the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning allows the Dean and the Faculty’s Executive to direct income into areas where it will have the greatest impact. In the words of award recipient Carey Landwehr “I would like to thank DesignInc, the Australian Communities Foundation and Tarkett Australia for making this award possible. Awards such as this help to reinforce the need for holistic thinking in regards to the built environment and the role of architecture alongside other disciplines in both environmental as well as cultural sustainability and regeneration.
It is a great honour and privilege to be considered worthy of such an award (especially given the calibre of other entrants) and helps to strengthen my personal belief in the importance of tackling difficult problems (design or other) with not only due-diligence but also a strong holistic framework and an open mind.
I hope that my project is the first of many within a long multidisciplinary career, with a direct focus on the ability for architecture and design to not only be regenerative, but to also seek solutions to the difficult questions of our times.”