9 September 2011

International architectural organisation, The American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), has awarded its prestigious Student Award of Excellence to The University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Architecture student, Amy Learmonth.

Ms Learmonth’s illustration, 'The Seddon Project’, will be the only student entry out of around 60 international pieces to be showcased in the international travelling exhibition, Architecture in Perspective 26.

Architecture in Perspective is an annual international competition, exhibition and catalogue, which includes work by many of the most accomplished contemporary architectural illustrators from around the world.

Exhibits are selected by a jury of respected professionals in the fields of architecture, illustration, photography, fine art or design education.

Head of the School of Architecture, Professor John Macarthur, congratulated Ms Learmonth on her success in receiving the award.

“The ASAI Student Award of Excellence is an internationally recognised award, which reflects the high quality of work Amy produces,” Professor Macarthur said.

“We prepare our students to strive for the highest standards, and it is clear that all of Amy’s hard work and persistence in obtaining perfection has most certainly paid off.”

Ms Learmonth said it was a great honour to have been chosen from the large number of applicants from around the world.

“I was so pleased and honoured when I found out the news,” she said.

“I am very grateful to the UQ School of Architecture for encouraging me to submit an entry.”

Ms Learmonth has completed her undergraduate degree in a Bachelor of Architectural Design at UQ and is currently working in London before returning to UQ next year to complete her Masters degree.

“I’m having a fantastic time living in London and gaining experience with a wonderful architecture firm that is working on some exciting design projects,” Ms Learmonth said.

“I am looking forward to my final two years at UQ and in particular the travel-studio subjects on offer in the Masters.”

Photos of Ms Learmonth and her illustration, 'The Seddon Project’, are available for publication.

Media: Madelene Flanagan (m.flanagan@uq.edu.au or 3365 8525)