At the Awards Ceremony on Friday 4th July 2014, the Australian Institute of Architects awarded Matt Davis, of Davis + Davis Architects, the Emerging Architect Prize for his "substantial contribution to architecture in South Australia".
The jury citation reads:
"To date Matt has made a noteworthy contribution in academia, education, private practice, and goverment. A talented and well regarded architect in his own right, a valued educator (by his peers and students), a mentor, a leader and a forward thinking and devoted advocate for the role of architecture and design in Australia's communities.
A highly accomplished and multi-talented architect and educator, Matt's contribution has not only benefited - and will continue to benefit - the projects he is involved in, but he is influencing quality outcomes for the next generation of designers and policy makers alike.
As the recipient of this prize, Matt's dedication, influence and breadth of experience across all facets of practicing architecture is recognised."
You can read the full citation at http://wp.architecture.com.au/voice/2014-winners/