John Byleveld has exhibited exemplary leadership in his energetic and inclusive contribution to changing the architectural consciousness of Adelaide, his adopted city. He has been the founder of initiatives that have elevated the dialogue on architecture, including radio show The Plan and BARC Club, an open forum about architecture. He has been a SONA representative and a key participant in the FLUX 2011 Student Congress and assisted in the staging of the University of Adelaide’s Speaker Series.
Byleveld is a talented and rigorous designer. He contributed to the 5000+/Green City forums and was one of the state winners of the 2012 Super Studio program. Colleagues and teachers speak highly of his collaboration and leadership skills and dedication to high-quality outcomes.
Byleveld has an obvious commitment to architecture and design as a primary means to improve the world. He is a more than worthy recipient of this Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture.
Jury: Shane Thompson FRAIA (chair), Australian Institute of Architects (Qld) President; Kirsten Orr RAIA, University of Technology Sydney, National Education Committee; Peter Skinner FRAIA, University of Queensland; Callum Senjov, SONA Vice President.