Praised as “a great role model” for young designers Amy Muir has been announced as the winner of the 2016 National Emerging Architect Prize at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.
She graduated from RMIT with first-class honours in 2002, winning both the Anne Butler Memorial Prize and the Architects Registration Board of Victoria’s Association of Women in Architecture Prize for her final thesis project.
Muir worked for Carr Design for seven years as director of Architecture. having co-founded Muir Mendes – now Muir Architecture) in 2011 – she now runs the practice as the sole director.
The jury citation read: “Muir is a passionate member of the Victorian Chapter Council and co-chairs the Victorian Small Practice Forum, the participation levels of which have grown during her involvement.
“Muir demonstrates exceptional leadership skills and natural generosity through a clear commitment to the value of knowledge sharing. Muir is widely recognised as a great role model for young architects and she is a deserving winner of the National Emerging Architect Prize for 2016.”