Teaching Excellence Award
This award recognises the contributions of a new staff member to the development and delivery of teaching at ABP. It is awarded to Hing-wah Chau in recognition of his development of studios that connect students’ architectural studio experiences with broader contexts and experiences. This has been achieved by engaging with multicultural perspectives and travel (eg Deliberation in Guangzhou), and with multiple disciplines including architecture and property (Design for Aging – Clayton South) and also architecture and planning (Home @ Atherton Gardens). Support for collaborative investigations through early group work, and strategic engagement with professionals and stakeholders relevant to each project assists students to situate their learning, and the development of design proposals, within a broader set of concerns. Presentations of some of these outcomes has opened opportunities for students to strongly connect the disciplines of ABP with the potential impact of our graduates.