RMIT Sue Carr Award winner unveiled

28 November 2023
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Third-year Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) student, Rouyi ShaoTian, has won the RMIT Sue Carr Award 2023.

The Turning Circle project, Creative Marketplace, by Rouyi ShaoTian.

Rouyi ShaoTian was announced as the winner of the Sue Carr Award at the RMIT INDEX Exhibition opening night on Friday 17 November.

The jury was impressed by Rouyi’s winning portfolio and steadfast commitment to her design practice, citing:

“Rouyi showcased an enthusiastic and well-rounded repertoire of design, beyond just her chosen discipline. With an adept ability to convey a proposal, Rouyi’s maturity and sincere passion for design – technical and conceptual – is evident through her portfolio and articulation of thought.”

The Sue Carr Award acknowledges the academic achievement of a third-year student in the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) program at RMIT University. The award recognises excellence in design and communication. The prize includes $5,000 to support the winner’s final year studies, as well as the opportunity to undertake work experience at the Carr studio in Melbourne.

We’d like to thank RMIT, particularly Dr Phoebe Whitman and Dr Roger Kemp, everyone who entered, and congratulate all those shortlisted. The standard of entries this year was of an exceptionally high calibre. We look forward to seeing all these students flourish in their final year.



An active participant in student life, Rouyi is a committed young designer with a curious and tenacious approach to her studies. It is this rigour that Carr values and promotes.”

Candice Bradley Profile
Associate Director

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