Curtins has launched the AJ/Curtins Graduate Prize 2017, a fantastic opportunity to celebrate young talent in architecture. This is the third year of awarding the prize, which recognises graduates who have made a significant impact on an architecture practice’s business or is demonstrating good business sense on an independent project.
Encouraging and supporting young talent has always been at the forefront for Curtins – founder Bill Curtin hand-picked graduates from his college course to start the business with him believing: “Youngsters can run this company. All they need is a guiding hand, to be encouraged, enthused, and then to be given their heads.” Today Curtins Academy helps graduates achieve their professional qualifications, with our first set of 16 graduates applying for their qualifications by the end of the year.
This ethos hasn’t been more evident than through Paul Menzies, who joined Curtins as a graduate in 1996 and is now an Executive Director of the business.
‘From my own experience every voice [at Curtins] is heard and you never feel like you are “just a graduate”.’
The call for entries is now open and runs until 1st September. The finalists will be announced at an event held by the Architect’s Journal in November.