2016 Inception Award Winners

In 2014 IDEA introduced the Inception Award to acknowledge excellence in the advancement of interior design / interior architecture education. The competition is limited to Interior Design / Interior Architecture / Spatial Design students of the 12 member institutions of IDEA. This year IDEA solely invites students currently in their final year of education in interior architecture, interior design or spatial design.

The work is judged on the following three criteria:

  • Best interior proposition.
  • best visual representation. Keywords: evocative, composition, craftsmanship
  • best comprehensive work of text with drawings

With the reward of a first Gold prize of A$650 and a second Silver prize of A$350 for their distinctive contribution to the discipline.

Gold winner

Emmeline Paige Neate from Monash University for “Skinthetic“.
Transforming the body into a hyper field.



Silver Winner

Olivia Shew from AUT for “The Nosherie


Silver Winner

Joshua Lewis from Massey for “Live Cinema / Motion as Manifest
Live performance visual methods and representations of the body.


Award Student Name Project Name Academic Institution
Alison Pollard a journey via art QUT
Anna Conrick Between: Three Screens RMIT
Taya Brooks Carve UNSW
Michael Stonham Fruit UNSW
Millicent Knott Gather Hotel UTAS
Silver Joshua Lewis Live Cinema / Motion as Manifest Massey
Emiko Carter MEANING(FULL) interiors Curtin
Xavier Ellah Nocturne for a Sunken City Massey
Sian Jenkins Plan B UTS
Gold Emmeline Neate Skinthetic Monash
Rosemary Sargood Sleep Tram Monash
Timothy Quirk Slow House RMIT
Charlotte Hughes-Hallett Space for … VUW
Briony Knowles Studio Picture Theatre QUT
Silver Olivia Shew The Nosherie AUT
Veringa The Outpost UTS
Kenny Leung The Play of the Inbetween VUW
Emma Brisbane-Cohen UNBOUND Curtin