2019 National Architecture Awards: Emerging Architect Prize

Rodney Eggleston.

Jury citation

From an exceptional field of contenders, Rodney Eggleston is a most deserving winner of this year’s National Emerging Architect Prize. Graduating from RMIT University in 2006, Rodney founded March Studio in 2007 with graphic designer Anne-Laure Cavigneaux.

With relentless consistency, Rodney and the other members of March Studio demonstrate design excellence in everything they do. They inspire our industry by continuing to innovate with material explorations and experimental methods – all with an entrepreneurial spirit. This leadership is demonstrated across the board in retail, residential, cultural, hospitality and furniture design. March Studio has been awarded numerous state, national and international awards. Rodney is a regular contributor to the architectural profession as an awards juror, a speaker at forums and a visiting teacher at RMIT University. His passion for and contribution to various community groups through his voluntary efforts is admirable. Having very much already emerged, Rodney is to be congratulated on a truly impressive body of work. We look forward to his continuing connection to the Australian Institute of Architects.

Jury: Helen Lochhead FRAIA (chair), national president of the Australian Institute of Architects; Thom McKenzie RAIA, 2019 president of EmAGN and director at Winwood McKenzie; Monique Woodward RAIA, past winner of the National Emerging Architect Prize and director at Wowowa Architecture; and Lucy Kendall, marketing, partnerships and events coordinator at Architectural Window Systems.

Architectural Window Systems is the Emerging Architect Prize partner.



Published online: 7 Nov 2019
Words: 2019 National Awards Jury
Images: Peter Bennetts


Architecture Australia, November 2019

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