2016 NSW Architecture Awards

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Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club by Neeson Murcutt Architects.

Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Australian Museum Crystal Hall by Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects.

Australian Museum Crystal Hall by Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Marks Park Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects.

Marks Park Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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St Andrews House by Candalepas Associates.

St Andrews House by Candalepas Associates. Image: Brett Boardman

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Netball Central by Scott Carver.

Netball Central by Scott Carver. Image: Geoff Ambler

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Overseas Passenger Terminal Upgrade by JPW.

Overseas Passenger Terminal Upgrade by JPW. Image: Brett Boardman

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South East Regional Hospital by BVN.

South East Regional Hospital by BVN. Image: John Gollings

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The Waterfront Pavilion, Australian National Museum by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

The Waterfront Pavilion, Australian National Museum by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Image: Brett Boardman

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5 Martin Place by JPW & TKD architects in collaboration.

5 Martin Place by JPW & TKD architects in collaboration. Image: Brett Boardman

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Lennox Bridge Portals by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects.

Lennox Bridge Portals by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects. Image: Alex Rink

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Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Image: Andrew Chung

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City of Sydney Public Domain Furniture by Tzannes.

City of Sydney Public Domain Furniture by Tzannes. Image: Ben Guthrie

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Abbotsleigh Multi-purpose Assembly and Sports Hall and Sports Field by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects.

Abbotsleigh Multi-purpose Assembly and Sports Hall and Sports Field by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects. Image: Tyrone Branigan

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St Columba's Catholic Primary School by Neeson Murcutt Architects.

St Columba’s Catholic Primary School by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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UNSW Materials Science & Engineering Building by Grimshaw.

UNSW Materials Science & Engineering Building by Grimshaw. Image: John Gollings

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UNSW, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering by Bates Smart.

UNSW, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering by Bates Smart. Image: Brett Boardman

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Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney by Denton Corker Marshall.

Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney by Denton Corker Marshall. Image: Richard Glover

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Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School Stage 1 by BVN.

Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School Stage 1 by BVN. Image: John Gollings

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Sydney Nanoscience Hub by Architectus.

Sydney Nanoscience Hub by Architectus. Image: Brett Boardman

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Novartis building by HDR | Rice Daubney.

Novartis building by HDR | Rice Daubney. Image: Tyrone Branigan

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5 Martin Place by JPW & TKD architects in collaboration.

5 Martin Place by JPW & TKD architects in collaboration. Image: Brett Boardman

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AHL Headquarters, 478 George Street by Candalepas Associates.

AHL Headquarters, 478 George Street by Candalepas Associates. Image: Tom Ferguson

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70 Castlereagh Street, Sydney by Bates Smart.

70 Castlereagh Street, Sydney by Bates Smart. Image: Brett Boardman

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Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Image: Andrew Chung

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Minter Ellison by BVN.

Minter Ellison by BVN. Image: John Gollings

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Bennelong by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

Bennelong by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. Image: Brett Stevens

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Paramount by The Office Space by Woods Bagot.

Paramount by The Office Space by Woods Bagot. Image: Trevor Mein

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Apartment. Finger Wharf by Architect Prineas.

Apartment. Finger Wharf by Architect Prineas. Image: Chris Warnes

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UTS Tower by Lahz Nimmo Architects.

UTS Tower by Lahz Nimmo Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney by Denton Corker Marshall.

Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney by Denton Corker Marshall. Image: John Gollings

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Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio.

Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio. Image: Sharrin Rees

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Deepwater by Tobias Partners.

Deepwater by Tobias Partners. Image: Justin Alexander

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House Acute by MCK Architects.

House Acute by MCK Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Marrickville Courtyard House by David Boyle Architect.

Marrickville Courtyard House by David Boyle Architect. Image: Brett Boardman

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Ocean Shores House by A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung).

Ocean Shores House by A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung). Image: James Hung

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The Farm by Fergus Scott Architects.

The Farm by Fergus Scott Architects. Image: Michael Nicholson

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Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture.

Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture. Image: Rhys Holland

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Noble Hughes Residence by David Boyle Architect.

Noble Hughes Residence by David Boyle Architect. Image: Simon Whitbread

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Darlinghurst Rooftop by CO-AP (Architects).

Darlinghurst Rooftop by CO-AP (Architects). Image: Ross Honeysett

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Double Life House by Breathe Architecture.

Double Life House by Breathe Architecture. Image: Katherine Lu

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Unfurled House by Christopher Polly Architect.

Unfurled House by Christopher Polly Architect. Image: Brett Boardman

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Llewellyn House by Studioplusthree.

Llewellyn House by Studioplusthree. Image: Brett Boardman

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W House by MCK Architects.

W House by MCK Architects. Image: Richard Glover

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10 Wylde Street by SJB.

10 Wylde Street by SJB. Image: Brett Boardman

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3 Houses Marrickville by David Boyle Architect.

3 Houses Marrickville by David Boyle Architect. Image: Brett Boardman

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Bourke St Woolloomooloo by McGregor Westlake Architecture.

Bourke St Woolloomooloo by McGregor Westlake Architecture. Image: Brett Boardman

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Dunstan Grove by Architectus.

Dunstan Grove by Architectus. Image: Brett Boardman

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Nº 17 Danks by SJB.

Nº 17 Danks by SJB. Image: Brett Boardman

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Sydney 385 by Smart Design Studio.

Sydney 385 by Smart Design Studio. Image: Sharrin Rees

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Australia Towers by Bates Smart.

Australia Towers by Bates Smart. Image: Brett Boardman

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George and Allen by Turner.

George and Allen by Turner. Image: Brett Boardman

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North Eveleigh Affordable Housing by Architectus.

North Eveleigh Affordable Housing by Architectus. Image: Brett Boardman

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Garden Gallery by Panovscott Architects.

Garden Gallery by Panovscott Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Marks Park Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects.

Marks Park Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Warships Exhibition by Studioplusthree.

Warships Exhibition by Studioplusthree. Image: Brett Boardman

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Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design.

Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design. Image: Brett Boardman

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McMahons Point House by Carterwilliamson Architects.

McMahons Point House by Carterwilliamson Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Mini Griffin Theatre by Design King Company.

Mini Griffin Theatre by Design King Company. Image: Brett Boardman

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5 Martin Place by JPW & TKD architects in collaboration.

5 Martin Place by JPW & TKD architects in collaboration. Image: Brett Boardman

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Lennox Bridge Portals by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects and Design 5 Architects.

Lennox Bridge Portals by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects and Design 5 Architects. Image: Alex Rink

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The Old Clare Hotel by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

The Old Clare Hotel by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer. Image: Chris Court

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155 Clarence Street, Sydney by Bates Smart with Design 5 Architects.

155 Clarence Street, Sydney by Bates Smart with Design 5 Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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House. Elysium by Architect Prineas.

House. Elysium by Architect Prineas. Image: Chris Warnes

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Primus Hotel by Woods Bagot & GBA Heritage.

Primus Hotel by Woods Bagot & GBA Heritage. Image: Trevor Mein

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Northern Beaches Christian School by WMK Architecture.

Northern Beaches Christian School by WMK Architecture. Image: Brett Boardman

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Netball Central by Scott Carver.

Netball Central by Scott Carver. Image: Ethan Rohloff

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Ocean Shores House by A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung).

Ocean Shores House by A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung). Image: James Hung

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70 Castlereagh Street, Sydney by Bates Smart.

70 Castlereagh Street, Sydney by Bates Smart. Image: Brett Boardman

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Abbotsleigh Multi-purpose Assembly and Sports Hall and Sports Field by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects.

Abbotsleigh Multi-purpose Assembly and Sports Hall and Sports Field by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects. Image: Tyrone Branigan

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Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Image: John Gollings

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Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture.

Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture. Image: Rhys Holland

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Australian Museum Crystal Hall by Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects.

Australian Museum Crystal Hall by Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Reader’s Digest Building by John James.

Reader’s Digest Building by John James. Image: Diane Graham, courtesy John James & Associate Architects. From the Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Chapter’s digital archive

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Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design.

Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design. Image: Brett Boardman

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St Andrews House by Candalepas Associates.

St Andrews House by Candalepas Associates. Image: Brett Boardman

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Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Liberty Place by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Image: Andrew Chung

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Nº 17 Danks by SJB.

Nº 17 Danks by SJB. Image: Brett Boardman

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Australian Museum Crystal Hall by Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects.

Australian Museum Crystal Hall by Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects. Image: Brett Boardman

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Graham Jahn, City of Sydney.

Graham Jahn, City of Sydney. Image: Courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects

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Bridget Smyth, City of Sydney.

Bridget Smyth, City of Sydney. Image: Courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects

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Panovscott, Emerging Architect Prize.

Panovscott, Emerging Architect Prize.

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Professor Desley Luscombe.

Professor Desley Luscombe. Image: Courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects

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The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia by Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland (Aileen Sage Architects) and Michelle Tabet.

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia by Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland (Aileen Sage Architects) and Michelle Tabet. Image: Courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects

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Public Sydney: Drawing the City by Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill.

Public Sydney: Drawing the City by Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill. Image: Courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects

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Anne Colenbrander, Hancock Architects.

Anne Colenbrander, Hancock Architects. Image: Courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects

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The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 New South Wales (NSW) Architecture Awards have been announced in Sydney.

The Institute recognized 60 projects from a shortlist of 79 and a total entry pool of 179. 

The Sulman Medal, given to a public building of exceptional merit, was awarded to Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club by Neeson Murcutt Architects. 

This project is completely engaged with the environment and the culture of coastal NSW. The execution and detailing is beautifully refined and resolved, but still tough and robust to suit the extreme, corrosive environment and the demands of a ‘club’ client,” the jury noted. 

Major inner-city works balancing commercial, public and urban interests were praised by the jury for their contributions to the city landscape. 

JPW and TKD architects in collaboration’s project 5 Martin Place, a winner in the Commercial, Heritage and Urban Design categories, was labelled a “masterful example of strategic, design-led planning.” 

‘The built project not only executes the intent of the strategic planning piece as a powerful and deliberate architectural work, it also breathes new life into Martin Place, Pitt Street and perhaps most surprisingly, the previously uninhabited service laneway network,” the jury said. 

Projects that received a Named Award or Award are now in the running for the National Architecture Awards, to be announced in November. 

Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Image:  Brett Boardman

Public Architecture 

Sulman Medal

Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club – Neeson Murcutt Architects

Awards

Australian Museum Crystal Hall – Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects

Marks Park Amenities – Sam Crawford Architects

St Andrews House – Candalepas Associates

Commendations

Netball Central – Scott Carver

Overseas Passenger Terminal Upgrade – JPW

South East Regional Hospital – BVN

The Waterfront Pavilion, Australian National Museum – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

5 Martin Place by JPW & TKD architects in collaboration. Image:  Brett Boardman

Urban Design

Lloyd Rees Award

5 Martin Place – JPW and TKD architects in collaboration

Awards

Lennox Bridge Portals – Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects

Liberty Place – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Commendation

City of Sydney Public Domain Furniture – Tzannes

Abbotsleigh Multi-purpose Assembly and Sports Hall and Sports Field by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects. Image:  Tyrone Branigan

Educational Architecture 

William E. Kemp Award

Abbotsleigh Multi-purpose Assembly and Sports Hall and Sports Field – Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

Awards

St Columba’s Catholic Primary School – Neeson Murcutt Architects

UNSW Materials Science & Engineering Building – Grimshaw

UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering – Bates Smart

Commendations

Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney – Denton Corker Marshall

Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School Stage 1 – BVN

Sydney Nanoscience Hub – Architectus 

Jury for Public Architecture, Urban Design and Educational Architecture: Ben Hewett (jury chair, Office of the Government Architect), Tarsha Finney (University of Technology Sydney, UTS), Matthew Pullinger (Hassell)

Novartis building by HDR | Rice Daubney. Image:  Tyrone Branigan

Commercial Architecture

Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award

Novartis building – HDR | Rice Daubney

Awards

5 Martin Place – JPW and TKD architects in collaboration

AHL Headquarters – 478 George Street – Candalepas Associates

Commendations

70 Castlereagh Street, Sydney – Bates Smart

Liberty Place – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Minter Ellison by BVN. Image:  John Gollings

Interior Architecture

John Verge Award

Minter Ellison – BVN

Awards

Bennelong ­– Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

Paramount by The Office Space – Woods Bagot

Commendations

Apartment. Finger Wharf – Architect Prineas

UTS Tower – Lahz Nimmo Architects

Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney – Denton Corker Marshall

Jury for Commercial and Interior Architecture: Olivia Hyde (jury chair, Office of the Government Architect), Ramin Jahromi (Cox Architecture), Stephanie Little (Chenchow Little)

Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio. Image:  Sharrin Rees

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Wilkinson Award

Indigo Slam – Smart Design Studio

Awards

Deepwater – Tobias Partners

House Acute – MCK Architects

Marrickville Courtyard House – David Boyle Architect

Ocean Shores House – A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung)

The Farm – Fergus Scott Architects

Commendations

Crackenback Stables – Casey Brown Architecture

Noble Hughes Residence – David Boyle Architect

Darlinghurst Rooftop by CO-AP (Architects). Image:  Ross Honeysett

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)

Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award

Darlinghurst Rooftop – CO-AP (Architects)

Awards

Double Life House – Breathe Architecture

Unfurled House – Christopher Polly Architect

Commendations

Llewellyn House – Studioplusthree

W House – MCK Architects

Jury for Residential Architecture – Houses (New and Alterations & Additions): Chris Major (jury chair, Welsh + Major Architects), Polly Harbison (Polly Harbison Design), Andrew Benn (Benn + Penna Architecture), Penny Craswell (The Design Writer)

10 Wylde Street by SJB. Image:  Brett Boardman

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Aaron Bolot Award

10 Wylde Street – SJB

Awards

3 Houses Marrickville – David Boyle Architect

Bourke St Woolloomooloo – McGregor Westlake Architecture

Dunstan Grove – Architectus

Nº 17 Danks – SJB

Sydney 385 – Smart Design Studio

Commendations

Australia Towers – Bates Smart

George and Allen – Turner

North Eveleigh Affordable Housing – Architectus

Jury for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing: Jesse McNicoll (jury chair, City of Sydney), Annabel Lahz (Lahz Nimmo Architects), Ben Green (Tzannes Associates), Peter Salhani (freelance journalist)

Garden Gallery by Panovscott Architects. Image:  Brett Boardman

Small Project Architecture

Robert Woodward Award

Garden Gallery – Panovscott Architects

Awards

Marks Park Amenities – Sam Crawford Architects

Warships Exhibition – Studioplusthree

Watt Space Gallery – Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design

Commendations

McMahons Point House – Carterwilliamson Architects

Mini Griffin Theatre – Design King Company

5 Martin Place by JPW & TKD architects in collaboration. Image:  Brett Boardman

Heritage

Greenaway Award

5 Martin Place – JPW & TKD architects in collaboration

Awards

Lennox Bridge Portals – Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects and Design 5 Architects

The Old Clare Hotel Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

Commendations

155 Clarence Street, Sydney – Bates Smart with Design 5 Architects

House. Elysium – Architect Prineas

Primus Hotel – Woods Bagot & GBA Heritage

Jury for Small Project Architecture and Heritage: David Stevenson (jury chair, Lacoste + Stevenson Architects), Susan O’Neill (NSW Land and Environment Court), Felicity Stewart (Stewart Hollenstein)

Northern Beaches Christian School by WMK Architecture. Image:  Brett Boardman

Sustainable Architecture

Milo Dunphy Award

Northern Beaches Christian School – WMK Architecture

Awards

Netball Central – Scott Carver

Ocean Shores House – A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung)

Commendations

70 Castlereagh Street, Sydney – Bates Smart

Abbotsleigh Multi-purpose Assembly and Sports Hall and Sports Field – Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

Liberty Place – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Jury for Sustainable Architecture: Alistair Coulstock (sustainability expert advisor, Cundall), Ben Hewett (Office of the Government Architect), Chris Major (Welsh + Major Architects), David Stevenson (Lacoste + Stevenson Architects), Jesse McNicoll (City of Sydney), Olivia Hyde (Office of the Government Architect)

Crackenback Stables by Casey Brown Architecture. Image:  Rhys Holland

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Award

Crackenback Stables – Casey Brown Architecture

Commendation

Australian Museum Crystal Hall – Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects

Jury for Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture: Ben Hewett (Office of the Government Architect), Chris Major (Welsh + Major Architects), David Stevenson (Lacoste + Stevenson Architects), Jesse McNicoll (City of Sydney), Olivia Hyde (Office of the Government Architect) *With specialist technical advice from BlueScope

Enduring Architecture Award

Reader’s Digest Building – John James

Prizes

Watt Space Gallery by Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design. Image:  Brett Boardman

Blacket Prize

Watt Space Gallery – Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design 

NSW Premier’s Prize

St Andrews House – Candalepas Associates 

City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize

Liberty Place – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp 

Commendations

Nº 17 Danks – SJB 

Australian Museum Crystal Hall – Neeson Murcutt Architects / Joseph Grech Architects 

NSW President’s Prize

Graham Jahn and Bridget Smyth, City of Sydney 

Emerging Architect Prize

Panovscott 

Marion Mahony Griffin Prize

Professor Desley Luscombe 

Adrian Ashton Prize for Writing and Criticism

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia Amelia Holliday and Isabelle Toland (Aileen Sage Architects) and Michelle Tabet 

Adrian Ashton Prize for Writing and Criticism – Special Jury Award

Public Sydney: Drawing the City – Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill 

David Lindner Prize

Anne Colenbrander, Hancock Architects 


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The Australian Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2017 Western Australian Architecture Awards on Friday, June 23, at the Crown Towers II Ballroom.

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