2013 National Architecture Awards

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Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture: Perth Arena by ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol.

Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture: Perth Arena by ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol. Image: Greg Hocking

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Public Architecture Award: Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law by Architectus in association with Guymer Bailey Architects.

Public Architecture Award: Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law by Architectus in association with Guymer Bailey Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Public Architecture Award: RMIT Design Hub by Sean Godsell Architects in association with Peddle Thorp Architects.

Public Architecture Award: RMIT Design Hub by Sean Godsell Architects in association with Peddle Thorp Architects. Image: Earl Carter

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Public Architecture Award: Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre by Collins and Turner with City of Sydney.

Public Architecture Award: Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre by Collins and Turner with City of Sydney. Image: Richard Glover

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Public Architecture Award: Swanston Academic Building by Lyons.

Public Architecture Award: Swanston Academic Building by Lyons. Image: John Gollings

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Public Architecture Award: Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill architects in association.

Public Architecture Award: Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill architects in association. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Public Architecture Award: West Kimberley Regional Prison by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects in association.

Public Architecture Award: West Kimberley Regional Prison by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects in association. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Public Architecture Commendation: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture.

Public Architecture Commendation: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Public Architecture Commendation: The Braggs, University of Adelaide by BVN Donovan Hill and Hames Sharley in association.

Public Architecture Commendation: The Braggs, University of Adelaide by BVN Donovan Hill and Hames Sharley in association. Image: John Gollings

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Public Architecture Commendation: The Kinghorn Cancer Centre by BVN Donovan Hill.

Public Architecture Commendation: The Kinghorn Cancer Centre by BVN Donovan Hill. Image: John Gollings

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Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture: Fairhaven Residence by John Wardle Architects.

Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture: Fairhaven Residence by John Wardle Architects. Image: Trevor Mein

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Residential Architecture – Houses Award: Tír na nÓg by Drew Heath Architects.

Residential Architecture – Houses Award: Tír na nÓg by Drew Heath Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Residential Architecture – Houses Award: Edward Street House by Sean Godsell Architects.

Residential Architecture – Houses Award: Edward Street House by Sean Godsell Architects. Image: Earl Carter

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Residential Architecture – Houses Commendation: (-) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects.

Residential Architecture – Houses Commendation: (-) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects. Image: Patrick Bingham-Hall

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Residential Architecture – Houses Commendation: Balmain House by Fox Johnston.

Residential Architecture – Houses Commendation: Balmain House by Fox Johnston. Image: Brett Boardman

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Residential Architecture – Houses Commendation: Bisley Place House by James Russell Architect.

Residential Architecture – Houses Commendation: Bisley Place House by James Russell Architect. Image: Toby Scott

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Frederick Romberg Award for Multiple Housing: McIntyre Drive Social Housings, Altona by MGS Architects.

Frederick Romberg Award for Multiple Housing: McIntyre Drive Social Housings, Altona by MGS Architects. Image: Trevor Mein

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Multiple Housing Award: 29–35 Prince Street, Cronulla by Candalepas Associates.

Multiple Housing Award: 29–35 Prince Street, Cronulla by Candalepas Associates. Image: Brett Boardman

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Multiple Housing Award: Constance Street Affordable Housing by Cox Rayner Architects.

Multiple Housing Award: Constance Street Affordable Housing by Cox Rayner Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Enduring Award: Australian Parliament House by Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp, 1988.

Enduring Award: Australian Parliament House by Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp, 1988. Image: John Gollings

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Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage Architecture: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture.

Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage Architecture: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Heritage Architecture Award: Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford, by Robert Simeoni Architects.

Heritage Architecture Award: Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford, by Robert Simeoni Architects. Image: Courtesy Robert Simeoni Architects

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Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture: Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt).

Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture: Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt).

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Commercial Architecture Award: Mountain Retreat Medical Clinic by Circa Morris-Nunn.

Commercial Architecture Award: Mountain Retreat Medical Clinic by Circa Morris-Nunn. Image: Peter Whyte

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Commercial Architecture Commendation: One One One Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects.

Commercial Architecture Commendation: One One One Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Commercial Architecture Commendation: Brookfield Place by Hassell and Fitzpatrick + Partners.

Commercial Architecture Commendation: Brookfield Place by Hassell and Fitzpatrick + Partners. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture: Perth Arena by ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol.

Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture: Perth Arena by ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol. Image: Robert Luxford

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Interior Architecture Award: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture.

Interior Architecture Award: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Interior Architecture Award: Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill.

Interior Architecture Award: Translational Research Institute by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Interior Architecture Commendation: The Kinghorn Cancer Centre by BVN Donovan Hill.

Interior Architecture Commendation: The Kinghorn Cancer Centre by BVN Donovan Hill. Image: John Gollings

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Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design: Revitalising Central Dandenong: Lonsdale Street Redevelopment by BKK/TCL Partnership.

Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design: Revitalising Central Dandenong: Lonsdale Street Redevelopment by BKK/TCL Partnership. Image: John Gollings

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Urban Design Award: Flinders Street Revitalisation by Cox Rayner Architects.

Urban Design Award: Flinders Street Revitalisation by Cox Rayner Architects. Image: Angus Martin

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Urban Design Award: GASP Stage 1 by Room 11 Studio.

Urban Design Award: GASP Stage 1 by Room 11 Studio. Image: Ben Hoskins

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Urban Design Commendation: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture.

Urban Design Commendation: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture. Image: John Gollings

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Urban Design Commendation: 2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis.

Urban Design Commendation: 2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct by Fender Katsalidis. Image: John Gollings

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Urban Design Commendation: Brookfield Place by Hassell and Fitzpatrick + Partners.

Urban Design Commendation: Brookfield Place by Hassell and Fitzpatrick + Partners. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Urban Design Commendation: Pitt Street Mall Public Domain Upgrade by Tony Caro Architecture.

Urban Design Commendation: Pitt Street Mall Public Domain Upgrade by Tony Caro Architecture. Image: Paul Patterson

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Urban Design Commendation: Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios & Lend Lease.

Urban Design Commendation: Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios & Lend Lease. Image: John Gollings

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Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture: Australia House by Andrew Burns Architect and Atelier Imamu.

Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture: Australia House by Andrew Burns Architect and Atelier Imamu. Image: Brett Boardman

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International Architecture Award: Finding Country Exhibition (Venice Biennale 2012) by Kevin O’Brien Architects with the Finding Country Collective and Venti di Cultura.

International Architecture Award: Finding Country Exhibition (Venice Biennale 2012) by Kevin O’Brien Architects with the Finding Country Collective and Venti di Cultura. Image: Philip Crowther

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Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture: Djakanimba Pavilions by Insideout Architects.

Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture: Djakanimba Pavilions by Insideout Architects. Image: Peter Eve

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Small Project Architecture Award: Keperra House by A–CH (Atelier Chen Hung).

Small Project Architecture Award: Keperra House by A–CH (Atelier Chen Hung). Image: Alicia Taylor

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Small Project Architecture Award: Art Gallery of NSW Forecourt Upgrade by Johnson Pilton Walker.

Small Project Architecture Award: Art Gallery of NSW Forecourt Upgrade by Johnson Pilton Walker. Image: Brett Boardman

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Small Project Architecture Award: 7th Heaven, Ormond College by Nest Architects.

Small Project Architecture Award: 7th Heaven, Ormond College by Nest Architects. Image: Jesse Marlow

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Small Project Architecture Commendation: Abbotsford Convent Breezeway by Jackson Clements Burrows.

Small Project Architecture Commendation: Abbotsford Convent Breezeway by Jackson Clements Burrows. Image: Jaime Diaz-Berrio

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Small Project Architecture Commendation: Third Wave Kiosk by Tony Hobba Architects.

Small Project Architecture Commendation: Third Wave Kiosk by Tony Hobba Architects. Image: Rory Gardiner

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David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture: West Kimberley Regional Prison by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects.

David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture: West Kimberley Regional Prison by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Sustainable Architecture Award: Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre by Collins & Turner with City of Sydney.

Sustainable Architecture Award: Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre by Collins & Turner with City of Sydney. Image: Richard Glover

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Sustainable Architecture Commendation: Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell.

Sustainable Architecture Commendation: Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell. Image: John Gollings

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Sustainable Architecture Commendation: Constance Street Affordable Housing by Cox Rayner Architects.

Sustainable Architecture Commendation: Constance Street Affordable Housing by Cox Rayner Architects. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Sustainable Architecture Commendation: (–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects.

Sustainable Architecture Commendation: (–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects. Image: Patrick Bingham-Hall

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Sustainable Architecture Commendation: One One One Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects.

Sustainable Architecture Commendation: One One One Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects. Image: Florian Groehn

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Sustainable Architecture Commendation: Djakanimba Pavilions by Insideout Architects.

Sustainable Architecture Commendation: Djakanimba Pavilions by Insideout Architects. Image: Peter Eve

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The Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture: Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre by Collins & Turner with City of Sydney.

The Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture: Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre by Collins & Turner with City of Sydney. Image: Richard Glover

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Steel Architecture Commendation: West Kimberley Regional Prison by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects in association.

Steel Architecture Commendation: West Kimberley Regional Prison by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects in association. Image: Simon Wood

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Showcasing diversity and community engagement, the Australian Institute of Architects announces its 2013 National Architecture Awards.

The diversity of Australian architecture was celebrated on Thursday 7 November at the Sydney Opera House, which in October marked forty years as a cultural icon. Around 500 architects and their clients gathered in the Concert Hall and North Foyer for the 2013 National Architecture Awards dinner and presentation, hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Thirty-eight projects were awarded a total of fifty-five awards and commendations across the twelve categories. Pojects were selected by the 2013 national jury from the 166 eligible award winners progressing from the Insitiute’s state and territory awards series earlier in the year. On this year’s jury were Shelley Penn (chair), Richard Hassell, Ben Hewett, Justine Clark and Hannah Tribe.

Faced with the “daunting task of selecting the best from the best,” their focus for the major categories of Public, Urban, Commercial and Interior turned to the impact of public spaces on communities as well as clients. In her jury overiew published in Architecture Australia, Shelley Penn noted the positive social engagement of projects within these categories, saying: “Many of the winning projects went far beyond the basic requirements of the immediate brief to make meaningful contributions to the public realm … architecture which is not merely responsible, but generous. These were sometimes modest, sometimes grand – each of them offering a legacy of positive urban spaces, connections and approaches that will influence how their cities function and are perceived.”

Two new named awards were added to the program this year: the Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture and the David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture. The awards commemorate David Oppenheim, a distinguished architect and sustainability pioneer basing projects on architectural science and quantitative assessment, and Murcutt, a spirited and uncompromising architect whose practice with his partner, Rachel Neeson, holds many awards for projects great and small, including the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture.

Read Shelley Penn’s jury overview from Architecture Australia in full.

2013 National Architecture Awards

Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture: Perth Arena by ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol. Image:  Greg Hocking

 Public Architecture

Sir Zelman Cowen Award  
Perth Arena ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol

National Awards
Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law Architectus and Guymer Bailey Architects
RMIT Design Hub – Sean Godsell Architects and Peddle Thorp Architects
Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre – Collins and Turner with City of Sydney
Swanston Academic Building Lyons
Translational Research Institute – Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill Architects
West Kimberley Regional Prison TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

National Commendations
Hamer Hall ARM Architecture
The Braggs, University of Adelaide BVN Donovan Hill and Hames Sharley
The Kinghorn Cancer Centre BVN Donovan Hill

Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture: Fairhaven Residence by John Wardle Architects. Image:  Trevor Mein

Residential Architecture – Houses

Robin Boyd Award
Fairhaven Residence John Wardle Architects

National Awards
Tír na nÓg Drew Heath Architects
Edward Street House Sean Godsell Architects

National Commendations
(-) Glass House Charles Wright Architects
Balmain House Fox Johnston
Bisley Place House – James Russell Architect

Frederick Romberg Award for Multiple Housing: McIntyre Drive Social Housings, Altona by MGS Architects. Image:  Trevor Mein

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Frederick Romberg Award
McIntyre Drive Social Housing, Altona MGS Architects

National Awards
29–35 Prince Street, Cronulla Candalepas Associates
Constance Street Affordable Housing Cox Rayner Architects

Enduring Architecture

Lachlan Macquarie Award for Heritage Architecture: Hamer Hall by ARM Architecture. Image:  John Gollings

National Award
Australian Parliament House Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp

 Heritage Architecture

Lachlan Macquarie Award
Hamer Hall ARM Architecture

National Award
Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford Robert Simeoni Architects

Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture: Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt).

Commercial Architecture

Harry Seidler Award
Darling QuarterFrancis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

National Award
Mountain Retreat Medical ClinicCirca Morris-Nunn

National Commendations
One One One Eagle StreetCox Rayner Architects
Brookfield PlaceHassell and Fitzpatrick + Partners

Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture: Perth Arena by ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol. Image:  Robert Luxford

Interior Architecture

Emil Sondersten Award
Perth ArenaARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol

National Awards
Hamer HallARM Architecture
Translational Research InstituteWilson Architects + Donovan Hill Architects

National Commendation
The Kinghorn Cancer CentreBVN Donovan Hill

Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design: Revitalising Central Dandenong: Lonsdale Street Redevelopment by BKK/TCL Partnership. Image:  John Gollings

Urban Design

Walter Burley Griffin Award
Revitalising Central Dandenong: Lonsdale Street RedevelopmentBKK/TCL Partnership

National Award
Flinders Street RevitalisationCox Rayner Architects
GASP Stage 1 Room 11 Studio

National Commendations
Hamer HallARM Architecture
2 & 4 National Circuit Precinct – Fender Katsalidis
Brookfield Place – Hassell and Fitzpatrick + Partners
Pitt Street Mall Public Domain Upgrade – Tony Caro Architecture
Darling Quarter – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios and Lend Lease

Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture: Australia House by Andrew Burns Architect and Atelier Imamu. Image:  Brett Boardman

International Architecture

Jørn Utzon Award
Australia HouseAndrew Burns Architect and Atelier Imamu

National Award
Finding Country Exhibition (Venice Biennale 2012)Kevin O’Brien Architects with the Finding Country Collective and Venti di Cultura

Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture: Djakanimba Pavilions by Insideout Architects. Image:  Peter Eve

Small Project Architecture

Nicholas Murcutt Award
Djakanimba PavilionsInsideout Architects

National Awards
Keperra House – A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung)
Art Gallery of NSW Forecourt Upgrade Johnson Pilton Walker
7th Heaven, Ormond College Nest Architects

National Commendations
Abbotsford Convent BreezewayJackson Clements Burrows
Third Wave KioskTony Hobba Architects

David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture: West Kimberley Regional Prison by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. Image:  Peter Bennetts

Sustainable Architecture

David Oppenheim Award
West Kimberley Regional PrisonTAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook

National Award
Waterloo Youth Family Community CentreCollins & Turner with City of Sydney

The Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture: Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre by Collins & Turner with City of Sydney. Image:  Richard Glover

National Commendations
Darling QuarterFrancis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell
Constance Street Affordable Housing Cox Rayner Architects
(–) Glass House Charles Wright Architects
One One One Eagle Street – Cox Rayner Architects
Djakanimba PavilionsInsideout Architects

Steel Architecture

Colorbond Award
Waterloo Youth Family Community CentreCollins & Turner with City of Sydney

National Commendation
West Kimberley Regional PrisonTAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook


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