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Tristan d´Estrée Sterk

Tristan d´Estrée Sterk

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Masters of Architecture

University of Adelaide graduate, Tristan d'Estrée Sterk has recently received the prestigious 2011 Dublin Family Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects.

"The School of Architecture & Built Environment at The University of Adelaide had an outstanding focus graduating students with a keen understanding of three extremely important topics, those of energy, digital media and cross-cultural design. Together these areas of research interest provide an extremely rich and productive way of understanding the discipline.

By having buildings actively respond to changing patterns of use as well as changing environmental conditions we can make buildings that are capable of adapting to wide varieties of conditions and also reduce our environmental footprint.

I would not have been able to connect the dots and take these steps without my education from The University of Adelaide."

AIA Chicago and the AIA Chicago foundation reveal the winner of the 2011 Dubin Family Young Architect Award

CHICAGO (December 9, 2011) – The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) and the AIA Chicago Foundation are pleased to announce that Tristan d'Estree Sterk, AIA, is the winner of the 2011 Dubin Family Young Architect Award. Sterk, 37, is a principal at the Office for Robotic Architectural Media & Bureau for Responsive Architecture (ORAMBRA) and an assistant professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The Dubin Family Young Architect Award is bestowed annually and recognizes excellence in ability and exceptional contributions by a Chicago architect between the ages of 25 and 39.

Sterk began his career as a design architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago. From 2006 to 2008, he worked at Busby Perkins+Will in Vancouver. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture in 1999 from The University of Adelaide, Australia.

In selecting Sterk for this year's Dubin Family Young Architect Award, one juror complimented Sterk's forward-thinking work: "Tristan's work stood out because it was about the type of structures we could live in tomorrow."

"It's exciting to see the work of an emerging professional who is deeply involved in academia and who is exploring a diverse set of possibilities in architecture," said Zurich Esposito, executive vice president of AIA Chicago. "The jury has selected a young visionary for this honor."

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