MPavilion (24 01 24)

Naomi Milgrom AC awarded AIA National President’s Prize

Photograph by Georges Antoni

Last week the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded its 2024 National President’s Prize to Naomi Milgrom AC, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and commissioner of the MPavilion initiative.

The National President’s Prize recognises an individual’s contribution to the advancement of architecture in any significant way, other than through architectural design, practice or education.

National President Stuart Tanner FRAIA said, “Naomi Milgrom stands as one of our profession’s greatest supporters and advocates for the importance of design excellence in the public realm. Appreciating that a work does not need to be understood to move us, Naomi’s elevation of the deeper worth of design to all people is critical to the furthering the discourse of architecture in society.”

“The MPavilion program, an initiative made possible by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, continues to explore the highest levels of design philosophy through engagement with some of the worlds most eminent practitioners, and donates this publicly through the fabrication of the pavilions themselves and the experiences offered by the program.

Among Milgrom’s tireless advocacy for art, architecture and design the MPavilion series is an exemplar of dedication to the crucial role that sophisticated design philosophy and execution in the built context plays in broadening our perspectives.”

Congratulations to all 2024 National Prize winners:

  • Gold Medal– Philip Thalis
  • National President’s Prize– Naomi Milgrom AC
  • Paula Whitman Gender Leadership Equity Prize– Monica Edwards
  • Leadership in Sustainability Prize– Abbie Galvin and Paulo Macchia
  • Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize– Simon Anderson
  • Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture– Hudson Smith

Read the full announcement and discover more about the 2024 Prize winners here.

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