Earlier this year, St Andrew’s alumna Georgia Forbes-Smith (fr 2011) was awarded the Architects Medallion for her project Architecture of Measure. This highly regarded honour is testament to Georgie’s intellect, creativity and hard work. We spoke to her about this prize and what lies ahead.
Read more about Georgie’s project on the NSW Government’s Architects Registration Board page.
Can you describe your time at university and where this interest first came from?
I studied a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Sydney from 2011-2013 and then a Master of Architecture from 2015-2016. I had always had an interest in design since early school years so architecture seemed like a step in the right direction.
What project won you the Architects Medallion and where did your inspiration for it come from?
I was nominated for the Architects Medallion by the University for my graduation project called Architecture of Measure. The project didn’t come about by any specific piece of inspiration – my process involved doing as much research as possible and then deducing my findings into a design. The whole project was equally about a tracing of the process as it was a final product. The brief was to design a Museum of Space and Time which led to collecting an archive of historical buildings as inspirations for certain parts of the museum.
What were some of your other achievements during your time in College?
2011-2013 Rosebowl Hockey and Athletics teams
2011 Academic Thistle Award
2012 Rosebowl Hockey Secretary
2012 Crane Stewart Academic Merit Bursary Scholarship
2012 Alumni Society Scholarship
2013 Intercol Representative
What lies ahead for you, in terms of your career and goals?
At the moment I’m working for a small architectural practice in Sydney called Scale Architecture, which I love. Since going on exchange to Sweden, I am open to the idea of pursuing further study or working overseas at some point, although I haven’t decided on anything yet!
St Andrew’s College warmly congratulates Georgie on her success, and we look forward to following her continued progress in architecture.