Darcy is currently a 3rd year student in Landscape Architecture at the University of Canberra, and has recently completed a 12 month student cadetship with GHD, Canberra.
Darcy has been consistently commended by his teachers, employers and peers for an outstanding quality of design thinking, high levels of self-motivation and willingness to learn, together with a capacity to collaboratively apply rigorous analytical processes in the resolution of complex design problems. He has also been commended for the exemplary and inclusive nature of his approach to design, consistently displaying high levels of creativity, initiative, and generosity within design studio culture both at university and in the professional workplace.
The jury considers that Darcy has demonstrated significant characteristics of leadership in the profession even at this early stage in his career, and eagerly anticipates his contribution as a future leader in Australian landscape architecture upon his graduation.
Jennifer graduated from University of Canberra in 2007 with First Class Honours in Landscape Architecture. Since then she has worked with dsb Landscape Architects and from 2009 has also been engaged as a part-time tutor in design at the University of Canberra .
Jennifer has been commended by her employers and peers as a committed and enthusiastic professional who has demonstrated an outstanding desire and capacity to make a positive contribution to the landscape architecture profession.
Jennifer’s commitment to education is integral to her personal and professional development. The jury recognises her significant contribution to the profession via her active roles in the ACT GraduAILA and AILA ACT groups. Jennifer’s professional project work together with her teaching experience demonstrate - even at this early stage in her career - her desire and ability to inspire and communicate the value of landscape to those around her.
The jury commends Jennifer for her career achievements to date along with her commitment to landscape architectural education, graduate affairs and advocacy of graduate interests. We also applaud the combination of generosity, passion and attentiveness she brings to the profession and wish her every success in her ongoing future leadership activities and development.