The Australian Institute of Architects 2020 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture has been awarded to Chantelle Fry, for her proven leadership among fellow students and within the profession.

Since commencing her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Adelaide in 2015, Fry has been committed to fostering student engagement and showcasing student work to the wider architecture community. Fry is a passionate advocate for her fellow students, both at the University of Adelaide and nationwide. She is genuine in her approach and conducts herself with openness and integrity.

Through organising events such as Archi Spiel, the Student Design Project and the National Student Dinner, she has been able to strengthen the student community in South Australia. She joined the SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture) national team in 2017 and 2018 and brought the same lively enthusiasm to organising the national SuperStudio competition.

Fry has shown an unrelenting passion for the profession through her mentorship of her peers and high school students. She has contributed to an open dialogue for students, engendering a healthier and happier architecture cohort. She strives to create a student community that embraces the values that she competently models and represents: enthusiasm, inclusivity and leadership.

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