The mobilization of architectural expertise that the Queensland Awards program generates is phenomenal – in terms of both those who submit their work for peer review and those who generously volunteer their time and experience as jurors. The keen enthusiasm of the profession for entering the awards is energized by the Queensland Chapter’s commitment to taking the awards program to every region of this constantly growing, ever-changing state. Two hundred and five projects representing Queensland’s climatic, cultural and ecological diversity were entered this year, and every one of them has been visited at least once in an exacting shortlisting process. The local knowledge of regional juries is invaluable in evaluating their peers’ work in context, while the experience is enhanced for both jurors and architects by the opportunity to meet on site. This advocacy and exchange rewards the entrants and the juries with an understanding of where the “bar” is and of which projects are the exemplars that ultimately deserve peer recognition.
Rosemary Kennedy (awards director)
Justin O’Neill, FRAIA
PublicFDG Stanley Award—The Cherrell Hirst Creative Learning Centre, Brisbane Girls Grammar School by m3architecture 1. Awards (2)—The Chancellery, University of the Sunshine Coast by Architectus 2; Queensland Brain Institute by John Wardle Architects and Wilson Architects (architects in association) 3. Commendations (2)—Boyne Tannum Memorial Parklands by Studio 39; All Hallows School by Cox Rayner Architects.
CommercialBeatrice Hutton Award—Port Central 1 by Thomson Adsett Architects and Studio 39 4. Commendations (2)—800 Gympie by Richard Kirk Architect; The Haven Eco Education Centre by Ferrier Baudet Architects.
Urban DesignNamed Award—Fortitude Valley Urban Vision, Brisbane by Hassell 5.
SustainableHarry S. Marks Award—The Chancellery, University of the Sunshine Coast by Architectus 6. Commendation—Honeydew Residence by Sparks Architects.
Residential – HousesRobin Dods Award—Samford House by Bligh Graham Architects 7. Awards (2)—Canoe Reach Residence, Yeronga by Steendyk 8; Honeydew Residence by Sparks Architects 9. Commendations (3)—Toomba Avenue House by James Russell Architect; The Annex by Paul Uhlmann Architects; Clayfield House by Quirk Architecture.
Residential – Multiple HousingNamed Award—Flow by Bligh Voller Nield 10. Commendations (3)—Tufton Street Bowen Hills by Deicke Richards; Campus Living Villages, Kelvin Grove by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects; Ultra by DBI Design.
InteriorNamed Award—Queensland Brain Institute by John Wardle Architects and Wilson Architects (architects in association) 11. Award—Samford House by Bligh Graham Architects 12. Commendation—The Cherrell Hirst Creative Learning Centre Interiors, Brisbane Girls Grammar School by m3architecture.
Small ProjectsAwards (2)—House of Orange (William and Mary’s Place) by Elizabeth Watson Brown Architects 13; Indooroopilly House by Owen and Vokes 14.
Art and ArchitectureAward—Queensland Brain Institute by John Wardle Architects and Wilson Architects (architects in association) 15. The Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture—The Chancellery, University of the Sunshine Coast by Architectus 16. 25 Year Award—Banfield by JMA Architects QLD 17.
Jon Linkins 1, 7, 12, 14
Peter Hyatt 2, 16
Christopher Frederick Jones 3, 8, 10, 11, 15
David Sandison 4
Jesse Lockhart-Krause 9
Adrian Boddy 6
Graham Meltzer 13
John Mainwaring 17
new south wales
Public Architecture was the strongest category in NSW, with projects ranging from the delicate to the heroic. The recurring theme this year was adaptation, the careful reuse of existing building stock. Some had significant heritage value, including past industrial use, others were mediocre commercial buildings revisited and reinvigorated, and still more revealed and revered previously unloved modern works. Housing is always fertile ground here and the Alterations and Additions category did not disappoint. Contemporary additions to both modest and fabulous houses made them relevant to today’s needs. The trend is also reflected in the 25 Year Award, with a project that set standards for the reuse of industrial buildings. Careful revitalization of our massive deposit of existing buildings is making them truly sustainable.
Peter Mould (jury chair)
Peter Mould (chair)
Peter John Cantrill
PublicSulman Award—The Bowden Centre, Mt Annan Botanic Garden by Kennedy Associates Architects 1. Awards (4)—CarriageWorks at Eveleigh by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer 2; Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre by Harry Seidler & Associates 3; Recreation Hall, Berry Sports and Recreation Centre by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects 4; Australian School of Business by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp with Lahz Nimmo Architects 5. Commendation—Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College McCauley Place New Learning Precinct by Brewster Hjorth Architects.
Urban DesignLloyd Rees Award—Rouse Hill Town Centre by Rice Daubney, Allen Jack+Cottier, Group GSA in association with Civitas Urban Design and Planning 6. Awards (2)—Sam Fiszman Park, Ben Buckler Headland by McGregor Westlake Architecture in collaboration with 360° 7; Parramatta Station Wall by McGregor Westlake Architecture 8. Commendations (2)—RTA Prototype Toilet 6 by Richard Goodwin; American Express Tower by Cox Richardson Architects and Crone Partners Architecture Studios.
CommercialAward—Parramatta Justice Building by Bates Smart 9. Commendation—61 York Street by Candalepas Associates.
HeritageGreenway Award—CarriageWorks at Eveleigh by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer 10. Awards (4)—Restoration of Glenfield, Casula for the Historic Houses Trust, New South Wales by Clive Lucas, Stapleton & Partners 11; The Cheong House by Robertson & Hindmarsh 12; Restoration of a Colonial Cottage at Millers Point, Sydney by Clive Lucas, Stapleton & Partners 13; Courtyard Pavilions, Parramatta Justice Precinct by Bates Smart 14.
SustainableMilo Dunphy Award—Stockland Head Office 133 Castlereagh Street Sydney by Bligh Voller Nield 15. Award—The Bowden Centre, Mt Annan Botanic Garden by Kennedy Associates Architects 16.
Residential – Single NewWilkinson Award—Leura House by James Stockwell Architect 17. Awards (3)—Avalon House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture 18; North Avoca House by Neeson Murcutt Architects 19; Balgowlah House by Reg Lark Architect 20.
Residential – Alterations and AdditionsAwards (3)—Chatswood House by Marsh Cashman Koolloos Architects 21; Kensington House by Fox Johnston 22; Garden House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture 23. Commendation—Lilyfield House by Nobbs Radford Architects.
Residential – Multiple HousingAaron Bolot Award—EDO by Stanisic Associates 24. Awards (2)—Beaconsfield Street Townhouses by Southmarc 25; Lamia by Candalepas Associates 26. Commendation—Lumiere Residence by Foster + Partners and PTW Architects.
InteriorAward—Darling Point Apartment II by Stanic Harding 27. Commendations (2)—Stockland Head Office 133 Castlereagh Street Sydney by Bligh Voller Nield; Suncorp Place by Bligh Voller Nield.
Small ProjectsAwards (2)—Transgrid Ventilation Shaft by Choi Ropiha 28; Headland Park Amenities, Lower Georges Heights, Mosman by Richard Leplastrier and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust 29. Commendations (3)—Permanent Camping by Casey Brown Architecture; Light + Airy, National Parks Amenities Blocks by Lacoste + Stevenson Architects; Jack Floyd Reserve by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects.
Blacket Prize—Recreation Hall, Berry Sports and Recreation Centre by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects 30.
Colorbond Steel Award —treehouse by Architecture Saville Isaacs 31.
25 Year Award—Wharf Theatre (Sulman 1985) by Vivian Fraser with NSW Government Architect 32.
Special Jury Prize— Paul Pholeros.
Premier’s Prize— Prince Henry Masterplan by Landcom.
President’s Prize—Peter Watts.
Marion Mahony Griffin Prize—Andrea Nield.
Adrian Ashton Prize—Naomi Stead for three articles, “Opening the City” Architecture Australia vol.96 no.1, “A [Very] Different View” POL Oxygen 20, and “Look Home” Monument 78; Commendation—Catherine Hunter for Architecture of Place: Peter Stutchbury.
Bart Maiorana 1, 16
Michael Nicholson 2, 10, 18, 23
Dirk Meinecke 3
Nic Bailey 4
Andrew Chung 5
Rowan Turner 6, 30
Dianna Snape 7
Brett Boardman 8, 19, 22, 25, 26
Tyrone Branigan 9, 14
Paolo Busato 11
Chris Elfes 12
Eric Sierins 13
John Gollings 15
Patrick Bingham-Hall 17, 24
Shannon McGrath 21
Paul Gosney 27
Ashley Mackevicius 29
Kata Bayer 31
Jeff Pickering 32