Alberto Pugnale

Teaching Excellence Award

This Award relates to extended and innovative development of a studio and related subjects and workshop activities. Alberto’s concerted efforts to ground these learning experiences in pedagogic theory and practice, including emerging approaches, has informed a program that includes intensives and blended learning modes. Alberto has worked with a number of collaborators to develop “How virtual becomes real”, one of the activities recognised through the Award, seeking to position it at the intersection of theory and practice, historical precedent and projective design. He has engaged with colleagues within and beyond the faculty, including industry, to share the approach developed through this work. The thorough grounding of his approach to teaching, and his creative extension of this approach for the benefit of student learning, are recognised through this Award.