2023 Learning Environments Australasia Design (LEAD) Awards
04 May 2023
The 2023 Learning Environments Australasia Design (LEAD) Awards closed on 23 February and since then the 18 judges have been busy reviewing and assessing the 95 projects. Assessment and selection of the overall winner is being finalised. The results are imminent.
Judges were selected from the 27 nominations received. These nominations were all from excellent potential judges; and selection was based on a range of factors including: location, gender, experience (at least one “new” judge is allocated to each panel, whilst the Panel Chair has previous LEA Awards judging experience) and the individual’s professional experience. Six panels, with three judges each, were allocated to judge the entries, including the overall judging panel which selects the overall winner of the awards.
Thank you to the following people for volunteering their time and expertise in judging the awards this year:
John Augeri (Japan)
Deb Aukland (South Australia)
Sam Aukland (South Australia)
Michael Bailey (Queensland, Australia)
Eamon Broderick (Western Australia)
Madison Ducat (Queensland, Australia)
Andrew Duffin (NSW, Australia)
Kellee Frith (Victoria, Australia)
Emily Gilfillan (Victoria, Australia)
Karen Jebb (Victoria, Australia)
Mark Khoury (NSW, Australia)
Vicki Leo (Victoria, Australia)
Cassandra Naccarella (NSW, Australia)
Emma Parkinson (Victoria, Australia)
Chris Scoble (Victoria, Australia)
Elliet Spring (Victoria, Australia)
Lucia Uribe Perez (Victoria, Australia)
Elly Wallace (Victoria, Australia)
The announcement of winners and commendations is on Thursday 18 May 2023 during a dinner presentation at the 2023 LEA Conference - re:Activate, generating a city of learning, in Christchurch, New Zealand.
All entries have been previewed on our Social Media these past few months. During the conference, posters of the awards entries will be exhibited in the foyer. If you are attending, please come by to have a look and say hello. All entries can also be viewed on the 2023 LEAD Awards Gallery, which will be updated with the results and citations after the 18 May announcement. Keep an eye on our emails for more information.
The design and editing of the new 2023 Contemporary Learning Spaces book, which features all the entries in the 2023 LEAD Awards, has been completed and is now at the printer. This book will be available for purchase at the 2023 LEA Conference or from our online store after the conference. All entrants and judges will receive a complimentary copy. If you are coming to the conference, make sure you pick up a copy of the book.
I look forward to meeting some of you at the conference.
Overall Winner of the 2022 LEA Awards : Ultimo Public School, NSW, Australia
DesignInc Sydney, Lacoste+Stevenson and bmc2, architects in association with School Infrastructure NSW
Photographer: Brett Boardman