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Australian Institute of Architects International Chapter Emerging Architects Prize to John Chow


Metagram's founder and principal designer has been awarded the 2023 Emerging Architect Award by the Australian Institute of Architects International Chapter.


The award was presented at the AIA Internation Chapter's awards ceremony held in Copenhagen, running parallel with the UIA World Congress of Architects conference.


From Left: John Chow, Richard Kirk, Robert Nation and Justin Hill

Image courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architect


Jury citation:


“John Wei Shun Chow has been awarded the 2023 Emerging Architect Prize by the International Chapter. John is recognised for the work of his practice, Metagram, his leadership roles within the Australian Institute of Architects International Chapter and the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, as well as his advocacy for decarbonisation in the building industry through the Hong Kong Australian Chamber of Commerce.


In addition to his work with Metagram, John has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the architectural profession through his role as a councillor with the Australian Institute of Architects International Chapter since 2021. John has also been an active member of the Hong Kong Australian Chamber of Commerce, contributing to the Construction, Property, and Infrastructure Committee as the only practicing architect on the ‘Net Zero’ workshop. Through this role, John is committed to raising awareness of ‘net zero’ and other carbon reduction initiatives.


The International Chapter congratulates John Wei Shun Chow on his well-deserved achievement and looks forward to seeing his continued contributions to the architectural profession.”



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