Round One Grant Winners Announced for 2022!

10 July 2022
The Alastair Swayn Foundation is excited to announce the winners of the first round of grants for 2022!
This year saw the Foundation introduce its new grants program, awarding Design Strategy and Design Thinking grants to innovative research projects that will advance design in Australia.



‘Project Home’ | by Ian Strange in collaboration with OFFICE

‘Lived-in: a Post-Occupancy Evaluation of St Albans Housing’ | by NMBW Architecture Studio

‘Designed 4 Recycle – Rethinking Recycled Plastic use in Architecture and Design Applications’ | by Nancy Sporkin of Grieve Gillett Andersen

‘Pathways towards inclusion; First Nations’ Principles (Sharing, Making and Kinship in Australian Workplace) | by Michaela Patel Coe

‘Phycoforms: Building the Future with Seaweed’ | by Shimroth Thomas


‘Developing Spatial Design Know-How with and for Young People Living in Out-of-Home Residential Care’| by Dr Suzie Attiwill of RMIT

‘StorySpace: an Approach to Design Education and Advocacy for Children and Adults’ | by Pia Ednie-Brown and Marika Neustupny

‘Rural Design: Queensland Perspectives and Practices’ | By Dr Linda Carroli

The Foundation congratulates all our new grant winners and looks forward to sharing more details of these incredible projects with you in the coming weeks via our social media accounts
The Alastair Swayn Foundation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on the land of which we work, the Ngunnawal people of the ACT. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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