2018 ACT Architecture Awards

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Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre by Hassell.

Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre by Hassell. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Synergy by BVN/

Synergy by BVN/ Image: John Gollings

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St Christopher’s Precinct by Cox Architecture.

St Christopher’s Precinct by Cox Architecture. Image: Ben Wrigley

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High Commission of Samoa in Australia by Cox Architecture.

High Commission of Samoa in Australia by Cox Architecture. Image: Ben Wrigley

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Throsby Infrastructure by Tait Network.

Throsby Infrastructure by Tait Network. Image: Glen Martin

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ANU Pop-Up Reunion Village by Oculus with Craig Tan Architects.

ANU Pop-Up Reunion Village by Oculus with Craig Tan Architects. Image: Jaime Diaz-Berrio

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St Christopher’s Precinct by Cox Architecture.

St Christopher’s Precinct by Cox Architecture. Image: Ben Wrigley

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STEM Centre by Collins Caddaye Architects.

STEM Centre by Collins Caddaye Architects. Image: Stefan Postles

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RN Robertson Building by CCJ Architects.

RN Robertson Building by CCJ Architects. Image: Ben Wrigley

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Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre by Hassell.

Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre by Hassell. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio by Mather Architecture.

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio by Mather Architecture. Image: Dianna Snape

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Dairy Road (3.4) by Craig Tan Architects.

Dairy Road (3.4) by Craig Tan Architects. Image: Anthony Basheer

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Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture.

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture. Image: Tom Ross

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St Christopher’s Precinct by Cox Architecture.

St Christopher’s Precinct by Cox Architecture. Image: Ben Wrigley

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Synergy by BVN.

Synergy by BVN. Image: John Gollings

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Capital Airport Group Office Fitout by Cox Architecture.

Capital Airport Group Office Fitout by Cox Architecture. Image: Ben Wrigley

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Chowne Street House by Philip Leeson Architects.

Chowne Street House by Philip Leeson Architects. Image: Lightstudies

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 Puutalo House by Judd Studio.

Puutalo House by Judd Studio. Image: Brett Boardman

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TL House by Ben Walker Architects.

TL House by Ben Walker Architects. Image: Lightstudies

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DC House by Ben Walker Architects.

DC House by Ben Walker Architects. Image: BWA

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Swan by Collins Caddaye Architects.

Swan by Collins Caddaye Architects. Image: Stefan Postles

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Box House by Paul Tilse Architects.

Box House by Paul Tilse Architects. Image: Stefan Postles

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Inset House by Judd Studio.

Inset House by Judd Studio. Image: Brett Boardman

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Moss River House by Cox Architecture.

Moss River House by Cox Architecture. Image: Ben Wrigley

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Sawtooth House by Judd Studio.

Sawtooth House by Judd Studio. Image: Aarthi Ayyar Biddle

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St Germain by Cox Architecture.

St Germain by Cox Architecture. Image: Ben Wrigley

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St Christopher’s Precinct by Cox Architecture.

St Christopher’s Precinct by Cox Architecture. Image: Ben Wrigley

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Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture.

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture. Image: Tom Ross

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Phased Change House by Erin Owens/Mako Architecture.

Phased Change House by Erin Owens/Mako Architecture. Image: The Guthrie Project

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Kingston Boat Sheds by Tait Network.

Kingston Boat Sheds by Tait Network. Image: Glen Martin

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Parents room, Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Mather Architecture.

Parents room, Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Mather Architecture. Image: Tom Ross

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Synergy by BVN.

Synergy by BVN. Image: John Gollings

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RN Robertson Building by CCJ Architects.

RN Robertson Building by CCJ Architects. Image: Ben Wrigley

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The Link by CCJ Architects.

The Link by CCJ Architects. Image: Ben Wrigley

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Roberts Residence by Formi Building Creators.

Roberts Residence by Formi Building Creators. Image: Ben Wrigley

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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Charnwood – Mitchell Giurgola Thorp Architects

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Charnwood – Mitchell Giurgola Thorp Architects Image: Australian Architecture Association

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The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2018 ACT Architecture Awards.

From a record field of 58 entries, 38 named awards, awards and commendations were presented at the awards ceremony on 23 June.

The highest honour, the Canberra Medallion, was presented to Hassell for its Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre. The project also won the John Andrews Award for Commercial Architecture.

“The Forensics and Data Centre extracts generosity and openness from a highly sensitive program to engender a collaborative and collegiate workplace and find a welcome ease of fit between organization and built form,” said jury chair Rob Henry.

ACT chapter president Philip Leeson said the record number entries in 2018 showed “a promising sign that Canberra homeowners see the benefit of good quality sustainable design and that business leaders see the return on investment achieved through architectural design.”

He continued, “Many of the projects were commissioned by the private sector including a number of education buildings and several private residences.”

Winners of awards and named awards will now progress to the National Architecture Awards, which will be announced on Thursday 1 November in Melbourne.

Canberra Medallion

Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre – Hassell

Synergy by BVN/ Image:  John Gollings

Public Architecture

Romaldo Giurgola Award

Synergy – BVN

Award

St Christopher’s Precinct – Cox Architecture

Commendation

High Commission of Samoa in Australia – Cox Architecture

Throsby Infrastructure by Tait Network. Image:  Glen Martin

Urban Design

Sir John Overall Award

Throsby Infrastructure – Tait Network

Award

ANU Pop-Up Reunion Village – Oculus with Craig Tan Architects

Commendation

St Christopher’s Precinct – Cox Architecture

STEM Centre by Collins Caddaye Architects. Image:  Stefan Postles

Educational Architecture

Enrico Taglietti Award

STEM Centre – Collins Caddaye Architects

Commendation

RN Robertson Building – CCJ Architects

Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre by Hassell. Image:  Christopher Frederick Jones

Commercial Architecture

John Andrews Award

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre by Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture. Image:  Tom Ross

Australian Federal Police Forensics and Data Centre – Hassell

Award

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre – Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture

Commendation

Dairy Road (3.4) – Craig Tan Architects

Interior Architecture

W. Hayward Morris Award

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre – Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture

Awards

St Christopher’s Precinct – Cox Architecture

Synergy – BVN

Commendation

Capital Airport Group Office Fitout – Cox Architecture

Chowne Street House by Philip Leeson Architects. Image:  Lightstudies

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

Gene Willsford Award

Chowne Street House – Philip Leeson Architects

Commendations

Puutalo House – Judd Studio

TL House – Ben Walker Architects

DC House – Ben Walker Architects

Swan by Collins Caddaye Architects. Image:  Stefan Postles

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award

Swan – Collins Caddaye Architects

Awards

Box House – Paul Tilse Architects

Inset House – Judd Studio

Commendations

Moss River House – Cox Architecture

Sawtooth House – Judd Studio

St Germain by Cox Architecture. Image:  Ben Wrigley

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing

Sydney Ancher Award

St Germain – Cox Architecture

Award

St Christopher’s Precinct – Cox Architecture

Heritage

J. S. Murdoch Award

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre – Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture

Small Project Architecture

Cynthia Breheny Award

Phased Change House – Erin Owens/Mako Architecture

Award

Kingston Boat Sheds – Tait Network

Commendation

Parents room, Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre – Mather Architecture

Sustainable Architecture

Derek Wrigley Award

Synergy – BVN

Award

RN Robertson Building – CCJ Architects

Commendation

The Link – CCJ Architects

Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture

Roberts Residence – Formi Building Creators

Enduring Architecture

Sir Roy Grounds Award

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Charnwood – Mitchell Giurgola Thorp Architects

Additional Prizes

Pamille Berg Award for Art in Architecture

Chowne Street House – Philip Leeson Architects

Robert Foster Award for Light in Architecture

Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre – Universal Design Studio and Mather Architecture

Architectural Professional of the Year

Remco Alexander de Vries, SQC Architecture

President’s Medal

Harold Guida, Guida Moseley Brown Architects

Clem Cummings Medal

Rachael Coghlan, CraftACT

Emerging Architect Prize

Shannon Battisson, The Mill: Architecture + Design

Lifetime Contribution Prize

Robert Foster

ACT Chapter Student Medallion

Joel Smith, University of Canberra


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