2013 Master of Architecture graduate, Felix Saw, has won the prestigious NSW AIA Design Medal which was announced last Friday at the Institute of Architects.

NSW AIA Design Medal is the top prize awarded to a Master of Architecture graduate project. Felix received the prestigious NSW Design Medal for his Master of Architecture Graduation Project (2013) titled The Stoma: Herb Bank.

At the same ceremony Felix was also awarded another prestigious prize, the Rafiq Azam Travel Bursary, awarded by Bangladeshi Architects in Australia, which includes a trip to Bangladesh (Dhaka).

Felix is the second UNSW Built Environment Architecture student in a row to have received the award, with Manus Leung as the joint winner last year, for his Master of Architecture Graduation Project Platform 870 at Cockatoo Island.

Professor Xing Ruan, Director of Architecture Discipline would like to congratulate Felix on this extraordinary achievement.

“Indeed, this could not have happened without the collective effort from everyone in Architecture who have worked diligently to enable the students to get to this point. So congratulations to all in Architecture.”

The course ARCH 7201/7202 MArch Graduation Studio was convened by Dijana Alic and studio instructors, Dijana Alic & John Dimopoulos (geoform design architects).

UNSW Built Environment's other two worthy student nominees were Jin Lee and Vincent Hsu.