Nominations now open! Named after the late Paula Whitman, the Leadership in Gender Equity Prize recognises strong leadership and contribution with a focus on gender equity in architectural practice education and governance.

Paula Whitman was a Queensland architect, university professor and renowned advocate for gender equity in the profession. Her 2005-study, Going Places: The Career Progression of Women in the Architecture Profession, is considered one of the most important documents in understanding the experiences of women in architecture.

The prize seeks individuals and/or groups demonstrating exceptional contributions through education, research, advocacy, policy development, and more.

Applicants may be nominated or self-nominated for this prize, however, they must be financial members of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Submissions require a statement of excellence, an address of the judging criteria, a curriculum vitae, contact information of two referees, and an image of yourself. Entries close June 30.

Find out more on the Australian Institute of Architects website.