Parlour Summer Salon - Maggie Edmond Gold Medalist

28 Nov 2023

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A special celebration of Maggie Edmond being retrospectively awarded the 2003 Gold Medal with Peter Corrigan.

Vanessa Bird introduced the Australian Institute of Architects process for the correction to the 2003 Gold Medal, then interviewed Maggie. We heard about Maggie's Viennese father and fashion designer mother Linda Suchestow who has 364 pieces in the NGV collection. Growing up at Quamby (Roy Grounds) then Bridgeford House (Robin Boyd) and around Flinders lane where her parents' business was located. We heard about student years and making a dress from Sisalation, the early years of Edmond and Corrigan, and how the practice was formed, her appointment as head of Public Works and Maggie's extensive and generous work on Boards, including her first appointment by Evan Walker to the Zoological Board which quickly resulted in the Butterfly House commission. Thanks to Brickworks for hosting. Photo: Ceridwen Foran


Dezeen Awards Longlist 2023

13 Sep 2023

Dezeen longlist 2023

151 Toorak Road has been 'longlisted' from 4800 enties from 94 countries for the 2023 Dezeen Awards. Our project is one of 16 longlisted in the Workplace Project category. Shortlists will be announced 9-16 October. Congratulations to all selected. See more here.

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Victorian Premier’s Design Awards 2023

15 Mar 2023

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Vanessa Bird chairs the Architectural Design Jury for the 2023 Premier's Design Awards in its 26th year. Established by the Victorian Government in 1996, the Victorian Premier's Design Awards celebrate local design capacity and the significant contribution the design sector makes to the Victorian economy. The awards were announced at the NGV in March 2023.