Matt Delroy-Carr wins the Emerging Architecture Prize for WA in 2022

MDC Architects founder and director Matt Delroy-Carr was honoured to receive the Emerging Architecture Prize for WA, during the Institute of Architect’s Awards presentations on Thursday 9 June 2022.

Accepting the award during a live cross during the online ceremony, Matt expressed surprise at the announcement and said he is looking forward to continuing to advocate for more sustainable, affordable medium density housing, that is accessible to a wider range of people.

The jury citation for the award read:

“Matt’s fundamental belief is that architecture should be for everyone, and that good design is central to an improved quality of life.With a focus on infill housing, accessible to the wider majority,

Matt has completed the design and documentation of a number of single and multiple residential projects in Perth.

With this experience, Matt was one of the contributors to the State Government’s draft Medium Density Design guidelines, which aim to improve the design quality of medium density housing for Western Australians and address the need for greater housing diversity and choice.

Prior to establishing his own practice, Matt was a collaborative partner of felix. working on a number of research and competition proposals. Of note was Matt’s role as one of the Creative Directors for the felix_Giles_Anderson + Goad team for the Australia Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2014, curating the digital content for the exhibit Augmented Australia 1914-2014.

Balancing his work with contribution to the profession, Matt has been a sessional staff member at the University of Western Australia since 2009 and continues to coordinate design studios in the undergraduate degree.”

Matt thanks the jury and the Institute for this prize, which is awarded each year to a young architect for their leadership and achievements in the architecture profession.


Photographer: Lajos Varga @lajosjohnvarga