Inaugural Alastair Swayn Internship awarded to Canberra architecture students

11 June 2020

Two Canberra architecture students have been awarded the inaugural Alastair Swayn Internship, which was established by the ACT Government to honour Mr Swayn’s contribution to the ACT.

University of Canberra Masters of Architecture students Daniel Schorn and Cornelius Pau impressed the selection board so much they were both awarded an internship.

Daniel and Cornelius will undertake a research assignment within the ACT Government and receive mentorship from ACT Government Architect Catherine Townsend to support them to design great buildings that will add to Canberra’s future skyline.

They will also receive a $2,500 research grant from The Alastair Swayn Foundation on assignment completion, which includes the opportunity for publication.

Professor Fellow Alastair Swayn was a prominent Canberra architect and founding partner of the multi-award-winning architectural practice Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn.

Alastair was the inaugural ACT Government Architect, a Professorial Fellow at the University of Canberra and a founding sponsor and Director of the Gallery of Australian Design, which has been renamed ‘The Swayn’ in his honour.

After he passed away in 2016, the ACT Government committed to support the establishment of an internship program to enable young, emerging architects to work with the government in honour of Alastair’s many contributions.

The Alastair Swayn Internship Program a joint initiative between the ACT Government, University of Canberra and the Alastair Swayn Foundation.

The Alastair Swayn Foundation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on the land of which we work, the Ngunnawal people of the ACT. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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