RMIT Design Hub
CONGRATULATIONS to RMIT Architecture student TROY BORG on receiving the prestigious AIA 2018 STUDENT PRIZE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ARCHITECTURE.
‘Since starting his Bachelor of Architecture at RMIT in 2015, Troy Borg has proven himself to be a dedicated and hardworking student with a passion for giving back to the student body. After assisting in the Victorian Architecture Awards’ Presentation to Juries in 2015, Troy joined SONA as the RMIT representative in 2016, was the national vice-president in 2017 and was recently announced as the network’s national president for 2018.
During his time with SONA, Troy has volunteered at the National Architecture Conference in Canberra and attended National Educational Committee and National Council meetings. Most significantly, he has worked with the Institute to reconfigure SONA’s social media platforms in a way that increases engagement and facilitates contact between different universities. This has led to improved awareness of events and opportunities for SONA members.
Troy is passionate about equality and shows care and respect for everyone he meets. He has organized a number of events, including the By Invitation Masterclasses, Buddy Breakfast and Embracing Differences. While the content of these events has varied greatly, the underlying message has been to break down barriers between people and facilitate community. Troy embodies values that speak well to architecture’s future – generosity, leadership and inclusiveness.’
We are immensely proud of this achievement and we look forward to watching Troy’s continuing engagement with students, industry and our wide community of practice.
Troy Borg is our second recipient of this prestigious award in four years. RMIT Architecture Alumnus and Studio Leader Barnaby Hartford-Davis is the 2015 recipient.
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