Fifteen Finalists Announced for A+W NZ Dulux Awards 2020

28 June 2020

A+W•NZ Dulux Awards 2020

The Five Finalists in each of our Three Award Categories have been announced!

We are pleased that the number of Nominees grows with each award round, and this makes the decision-making for the Jury very difficult indeed.

The 2020 Jury made up of Lori Brown, Julia Gatley, Raukura Turei and Andrew Tu'inukuafe have confirmed the following Finalists;

Congratulations to the FIVE FINALISTS for the Wirihana Leadership Award;
(in alphabetical order)

Natalie Allen (The Urban Advisory)
Felicity Brenchley (Felicity Brenchley Architects + ĀKAU)
Ilona Haghshenas (Warren and Mahoney)
Fiona Short (Warren and Mahoney)
Louise Wright (Assembly Architects)

This award category is growing strongly each award round, and was reported by the jury as the most time-consuming in terms of deliberations. The category aims to highlight female leaders in their second decade (+) beyond graduation, an important stage that research shows is most highly-impacted for females in terms of career-progression.

Congratulations to the FIVE FINALISTS for the Munro Diversity Award;
(in alphabetical order)
Jade Kake (Matakohe Architecture + Urbanism)
Katherine Skipper (Warren and Mahoney)
Julie Wilson

We are very proud of the Munro Diversity Award category, which is believed to be the only award of this kind in New Zealand. We are well aware of the huge amount of invisible work that goes into supporting the many and varied sectors of the architectural community, and this award celebrates those working hard to make architecture more inclusive, in many and various ways.

A+W NZ Dulux Awards 2020 Finalists Chrystall Excellence

Thank you to all Nominees and Nominators for this award category, which recognises excellence in a body of work, leadership and contribution to the community through mentorship.

Well Done to all of the Finalists.

Well done, too, to all the Nominees - it is wonderful to see the generosity of the wider profession in putting forward their colleagues in the nomination process. As mentioned, each award round attracts more nominees, making the job more difficult for the Jury. We hope to see you all again in some way, involved in this awards process again in 2023.


And a very big thank you from A+W NZ goes to the hard-working Jury for 2020, this is a huge time committment and we are very grateful for your generosity and expertise.


Professor Lori Brown - Professor, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Syracuse Architecture, Licenced Architect New York AIACo-Founder of ArchiteXX
Dr Julia Gatley - Associate Professor, the University of Aucklandprevious Head of School, SoAP (2016-18), A+W NZ, MArch, PhD
Raukura Turei (Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and Ngā Rauru Kītahi) - Monk Mackenzie Architects, ANZIA, NZRAB, Nga Aho, A+W NZ, MArch(Prof) (1st Hons)
Andrew Tu'inukuafe - Principal, Warren and Mahoney, ANZIA, NZRAB, FDINZ, AA Dip(Grad Des), BArch(Hons)


Remember to book your tickets for the A+W•NZ Dulux Awards 2020, to be held online via Zoom Saturday 15 August, 7pm. 
The event is free to attend and we encourage you to tell your friends and colleagues.