Cox Associate Christina Na-Heon Cho was yesterday announced the winner of the 2017 Queensland Emerging Architect Prize by the Australian Institute of Architects.
Christina studied architecture at the University of California in Berkely and at the University of Queensland, graduating as university Valedictorian with first class honours. She was awarded a 2011 Dulux Study Tour – Emerging Architect Travelling Scholarship – participating in think tanks across Europe. Her expertise includes being an Accredited Green Star Professional and LEED Design Professional in environmental sustainability.
Christina’s recognition in the Australian architectural profession is reflected in her selection as one of twenty architects selected from across the country featured in ‘Chasing the Sky: Twenty Stories of Women in Architecture’, by Maven Publishing.
Christina’s design expertise and leadership is reflected in her work, where she has excellend as the Project Architect for the Ipswich Government Office Tower in Queensland, and the Kings Square commercial urban renewal development in Perth. This project also includes a mixed retail, childcare and wellbeing centre. It is no surprise Christina was a key member of Cox Architecture’s team working on UQ Oral Health Centre, which recently won the highest honour at the 2016 Queensland State Awards, the FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture.
Christina has collaborated with designers in Seoul, Boston and London on public art installations, one being the winning entry in a global competition for Tokyo Designers Week. This work enriches her interest and ability in creating interactive public spaces. She is co-organiser of the PechaKucha program in Brisbane, a committee member of FutureNet, and Past Chair of Young Architects Queensland.
Christina’s drive and passion for her work is unparrallelled, and we are lucky as a practice and team to work with such a fantastic architect and person. Congratulations Christina!