This year's University Awards Night will be held on Tuesday May 14.
This evening is one of the most significant - and enjoyable - events of the Society’s Calendar. We present AJS-NSW Awards to outstanding students of Japanese studies at the six universities in the greater Sydney region.
This year we are honoured to have the Consul-General of Japan in Sydney, Mr. Keizo Takewaka, in attendance. We will also have an inspiring keynote address from Koichi Takada, an internationally-educated Japanese architect who has built his architectural practice, Koichi Takada Architects, in Sydney, with the aim of "naturalizing" architecture in the urban environment.
The awards ceremony will be followed by a networking reception.
This annual event is a highlight of our year and a lively evening. We hope many members will attend, as well as the students, their friends and family and lecturers. Registrations are now open; signup online or use the PDF form.
Please note that the function will be held at the offices of corporate member KPMG in Barangaroo.
Bio of keynote speaker, Koichi Takada
Koichi Takada has brought a Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture that melds the traditions of his homeland with today’s stunning flowing forms.
Takada-san graduated from the School of Architecture at the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London. He established his Sydney-based firm in 2008; Koichi Takada Architects is now being internationally recognized due to its award-winning designs. Recent projects include Crown Group’s Infinity in Green Square, a $525 million futuristic mixed-use development; Arc in Sydney CBD; six interiors of the National Museum of Qatar; and in collaboration with renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, a new landmark project in Waterloo.