In July Sibling Co-director Qianyi Lim was awarded the NSW Emerging Architect Prize! We are so proud of Qianyi and are thrilled for the recognition of Qianyi’s immense contribution to our studio and the profession through practice, education and advocacy.

Jury Citation:
Amongst a group of highly talented nominees, the jury considered that Qianyi’s impressive and rounded career portfolio that spans across private practice, education and advocacy made her the ideal candidate for this prize. Qianyi has used her reach in the profession to champion diversity and advocate for women in architecture through invited panels and talks. Further to this, her built work puts Sibling’s research into practice exploring relevant societal themes such as models of home ownership, ageing and multi-generational housing.

Qianyi’s contribution and esteemed expertise to the wider profession is through her involvement co-chairing the AIA NSW Education and Research committee, award juries and as panel member on the State Design Review Panel. Most notably, after years of teaching at various universities in Melbourne and Sydney, her appointment as Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Building and Planning sees Qianyi contributing directly to the development of the masters curriculum and shaping the next generation of architects.

The jury congratulates Qianyi Lim on this well deserved recognition of her extensive contribution to the profession.