State Awards

RAIA results, leading up to the National announcements at the Cairns Convention on October 3.

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Collard Clarke Jackson’s school drama centre.

Canberra Medallions (3): Morrison alterations at Deakin by Graeme Trickett; Australian Geological Survey Organisation headquarters at Symonston by Eggleston Macdonald; Hyson Green Calvary Hospital at Bruce by Munns Sly Scott-Bohanna Moss. Awards (4): Tuggeranong Police Station by Collins Caddaye & Humphries; Drama Centre at Canberra Church of England Girls’ Grammar School at Deakin by Collard Clarke Jackson; Lovie residence at Jerrabomberra by Geoff Lovie & Associates; Eagle/Gascoigne alterations at Griffith by Townsend & Associates. Commendations (4): Boobialla Street house at O’Connor by Anna Pender; Condamine Court at Turner by Munns Sly Scott-Bohanna Moss; Minchin alterations at Forrest by Ann Cleary with Pedro Geleris. Other Prizes: Art & Architecture Award- Canberra Museum & Gallery at Civic by May Flannery. 25-Year Awards (3)-Northbourne housing precinct at Lyneham by Sydney Ancher; Anzac Memorial Chapel of St Paul at Duntroon by Fowell, Mansfield Jarvis & Maclurcan; Vasey Crescent houses at Campbell by Grounds Romberg & Boyd. BHP Steel Award-Duntroon Grandstand by Collins Caddaye & Humphries. Student Awards (3)-ACT Chapter Medallion to Sarah Crennan; Harry Foskett Award to Christopher Millman; John Redmond Prize to Bronwen Claire Jones.

Public and Institutional: Sir John Sulman Medal-Olympic Park Rail Station at Homebush Bay by Hassell. Award-Gordon Yu-Hoi Chiu Building at the University of Sydney by Hassell. Residential: Sir Leslie Wilkinson Medal-Droga apartment at Surry Hills by Durbach Block Murcutt. Awards (3)-Ruzzene/Leon house at Neutral Bay by Engelen Moore; Steel house at Byron Bay by Grose Bradley; Kronenberg house at Killcare by Alexander Tzannes. Civic Design: Lloyd Rees Medal-Long’s Lane Precinct Stage 3 conservation at The Rocks by the Sydney Cove Authority. Conservation and Reuse: Awards (2)-Long’s Lane Precinct Stage 3 by the Sydney Cove Authority; Blandford at Leura by Clive Lucas, Stapleton & Partners. Interior Architecture: Award-The Centennial bar/restaurant at Woollahra by Alexander Tzannes. Ecologically Sustainable Design: Award-Faculty of Nursing building and Richardson Wing refurbishment at the University of Newcastle by EJE with Stutchbury & Pape. Other Prizes: President’s Awards (3)-Ross Bonthorne, Philip Pollack, Graham Jahn. Marion Mahony Griffin Award (inaugural) for architectural and research work by a woman-Associate Professor Jennifer Taylor. Adrian Ashton Medal for Architectural Journalism-‘The Comfort Zone’ on ABC Radio National. BHP Colorbond Award for use of steel-Olympic Park Rail Station by Hassell. Premier’s Award-NSW Historic Houses Trust for the Harbourings exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. NSW Country Division: Edmund Blacket Award- Kronenberg house by Alexander Tzannes. Award-Grant residence at Seal Rocks by Bourne + Blue. Boral Timber Award-RAS Showground Clydesdale Pavilion at Homebush Bay by Suters. Award (for timber) Whale Beach house by Tonkin Zulaikha. Award for use of Wattyl paints-Temporary Easter Show facilities on the Olympics site at Homebush Bay by Lahz Nimmo.


Grose Bradley’s house at Byron Bay.

Non-Residential: FDG Stanley Award- Southbank Institute of TAFE student centre at the Morningside campus by Project Services. High Commendations (2)- Sunshine Coast University College recreation building at Sippy Downs by Clare Design; Cleveland Library and Administration Centre by Daryl Jackson. Residential: Robin Dods Award- Q house at Graceville by Donovan Hill. High Commendation-Taringa house by Donovan Hill. Civic Design: Award-Cleveland Library and Administration Centre by Daryl Jackson. Commercial: Award-Robina Town Centre by Cameron Chisholm & Nicol (Gold Coast) with Jerde Partnership International (USA). High Commendations (2)-Leo Muller Audi at Albion by Bradley Williamson; Cassimatis Offices at Townsville by Barrett & Associates. Conservation: Award-Conrad Treasury Hotel and Queens Park Carpark in Brisbane by The Buchan Group. High Commendation-Middle Hall, Rockhampton by Thomson Adsett with Ivan McDonald. Recycling: Award-Powerlink Queensland Virginia project by Peddle Thorp. High Commendation-Old Mineral House, Brisbane by Cox Rayner. Interiors: Award- Queensland Clunies-Ross Centre for Science & Technology in Brisbane by Bligh Voller Nield. Environment: Award-Faculty of Science, Sunshine Coast University College by Down & Neylan with Daryl Jackson. Other Awards: President’s Award- Ipswich City Council. BHP Colorbond Award- Student Centre at the Southbank Institute of TAFE by Project Services. Unbuilt Work High Commendation-Brisbane City Centre Planning Strategy by Cox Rayner.
- The Queensland Chapter says it will review its naming of High Commendations, which are not eligible for national jury consideration (as are the equivalent Awards of Merit and non-named awards given in other states).


Donovan Hill’s Q house in Brisbane.

Woods Bagot’s Darwin Correctional Centre.

Building of the Year: Tracy Memorial Award-Pee Wees at the Point at East Point by Troppo. Housing: Burnett Award-Old Contractor’s Camp at Jabiru, Kakadu, by Troppo; Commendation-Darwin Area Housing Authority at Darwin River by Build Up Design. Corporate and Office Design: Award-Pee Wees at the Point by Troppo. Institutional: Award-Medium Security Block at the Darwin Correctional Centre, Berrima, by Woods Bagot; Commendation-APIN 72- 1 CSSB Transport and Maintenance Companies at Robertson Barracks, Palmerston, by Woods Bagot. Recycled Buildings: President’s Award-Central Land Council Regional Office at Tennant Creek by Tangentyere Design. Interior Design: Award-CATIA Visitor Information Centre and Offices at Alice Springs by Tangentyere Design. Other Prizes: People’s Choice Award-McNicol residence at McMinn’s Lagoon by Matthews Kapetas Ehrlich. BHP Award-Knuckeys Lagoon Garden Centre by Peddle Thorp (NT).

New Public Buildings: Awards of Merit (2)- Monarto Zoological Park Visitors Centre by Phillips/Pilkington; the Science, Technology & Art Centre at the Collegiate School of St Peter at Hackney by Geof Nairn. Commendations (3)-ETSA Park Netball Stadium at Mile End by Greenway International; Mt Gambier Hospital by Falconer Group; St Ignatius College Stage 1 at Athelstone by Geof Nairn. Commercial: Award of Merit-Bankers Trust HQ at Bedford Park by Hassell. Commendations (4)-Minelab Electronics Head Office at Torrensville by Christopher Parker; Prairie Hotel at Parachilna by Energy Architecture; Ornare Lighting Showroom at Norwood by Phillip Hearden with Abitare; DSTO Salisbury Laboratory Complex by Woods Bagot. Residential: Commendations (3)-Cecchin dwelling at Fullarton by Energy Architecture; Fraser & Les house at St Peters by Max Pritchard; Gillett residence in Adelaide by Steve Grieve. Renovations (Archicentre): Commendations (3)-Farrer house at Bridgewater by Rodney Barrington; The Bungalow Reborn at Toorak Gardens by Anton Johnson; Wolfe/Green extension at Prospect by Phillips/Pilkington. Civic Design: Commendation-Rymill Park Bridges by Steve Grieve. Interior Architecture: Commendation-SA Water: Australia/Asia Water Centre in Adelaide by Hassell. Energy and Environment (Energy Information Centre): Award-Monarto Zoological Park Visitor Centre by Phillips/Pilkington. Conservation: Commendation-Jeffcott Chambers in Adelaide by DAIS heritage unit with Weidenhofer. Recycling: Commendations (3)-Marienburg Limeburners Centre at McLaren Vale by Danvers; Port Adelaide/Enfield Civic Precinct redevelopment by Chris Loan; Salisbury Heights Pre-School additions by Flightpath. Other Awards: Art & Architecture Award of Merit-Gillett residence by Steve Grieve. President’s Medal-Professor Judith Brine. BHP Colorbond Steel Award-Monarto Zoological Park Visitor Centre by Phillips/Pilkington. AISC SA Award-ETSA Park Netball Stadium by Greenway International. High Commendations (2)- Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium by Woods Bagot; Minelab Electronics Head Office at Torrensville by Christopher Parker. Adelaide Prize (awarded by Adelaide City Council)- Merz Co-operative Housing by Dieter Sczesny. Commendations (2)-The Lion Hotel in North Adelaide by David Dawson; completion of the tower at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral by Lynton D. Jury.

Bankers Trust HQ by Hassell.

Sean Godsell’s Kew house.

Building of the Year: Victorian Architecture Medal-Sound barriers along the Eastern Freeway extension by Wood Marsh with Pels Innes Nielson Kosloff. Institutional: William Wardell Award-Building 220, RMIT campus at Bundoora by Wood Marsh with Pels Innes Nielson Kosloff. Awards of Merit (3)-2 Treasury Place by Peter Elliott with Curnow Freiverts Glover; CSIRO Division of Minerals Laboratory Complex alterations by Woods Bagot with Andrew Kings; Eastern Institute of TAFE at Lilydale Lake by Perrott Lyon Mathieson with Carey Lyon. Commendations (2)-Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE at Benalla by Perrott Lyon Mathieson with Carey Lyon; Shepparton Indoor Aquatic Centre by Swaney Draper with Ray White. Residential: Harold Desbrowe Annear Award-Ivanhoe house alterations by McBride Charles Ryan. Awards of Merit (2)-Kew house by Sean Godsell; Mt Martha house by McBride Charles Ryan. Commendations (4)-Kellcher alterations at South Yarra by James Brearley; Watersedge housing at Williamstown by Col Bandy; Wye River house by Col Bandy; Carmody/Baird farmhouse at Redesdale by Robert Toon + Dennis Carter. Commercial: Sir Osborne McCutcheon Award-Prince of Wales Hotel by Allan Powell. Award of Merit-Offices at Richmond by Metier 3. Commendation-Petrucelli studio alterations by McBride Charles Ryan. Urban Design: Joseph Reed Award-Eastern freeway sound barriers by Wood Marsh with PINK. Awards of Merit (2)-Riverside promenade at the Crown entertainment complex by Bates Smart, Perrott Lyon Mathieson, Daryl Jackson; CBD laneways by City Projects, City of Melbourne. Conservation: John George Knight Award-2 Treasury Place by Peter Elliott with Curnow Freiverts Glover. Commendations (3)-St Francis Church by Falkinger Andronas; Castlemaine Market exterior restoration by the National Trust of Australia (Vic); School house by Col Bandy with Robert Sands. Interior Architecture: Marion Mahony Award-Georges redevelopment by Daryl Jackson with Conran Design Group. Award of Merit-Just Jeans at Richmond by Woods Bagot. Other Prizes: The Melbourne Prize (significant improvement to the city, awarded by the City of Melbourne)- Georges retail development by Daryl Jackson with Conran Design Partnership; Commendation-State Government Offices at 2 Treasury Place by Peter Elliott with Curnow Freiverts Glover. Energy Efficiency Award of Merit-Greene house by Louise Honman. BHP Colorbond Award of Merit-Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE by Perrott Lyon Mathieson with Carey Lyon. Commendation for use of steel- Carmody Baird farmhouse by Robert Toon + Dennis Carter. Bates Smart Awards for Architecture in the Media (2)- Aardvark edited by Doug Evans for RMIT; ‘Building A Vision’ by Robert Harley in The Australian Financial Review.

Building of the Year: George Temple Poole Award-Mosman Park residence by Ross Chisholm with Overman & Zuideveld. Public/Institutional: Laminex Award of Merit-Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre at Canning Vale by Spowers. Residential: Colorbond Awards of Merit (2)-Mosman Park residence by Ross Chisholm with Overman & Zuideveld; Ooi house at Prevelly by Kerry Hill Architects. Commendations (2)-Honey residence at Peppermint Grove by Paul Burnham; Greygoose residence at East Perth by Overman & Zuideveld. Civic Design: Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia Award of Merit-Mandurah Performing Arts Centre at Mandurah by Hames Sharley. Commendation-The John Curtin Centre at Curtin University Bentley campus by Brand Deykin & Hay. Commercial: Camerons Award of Merit-Newspaper House at Herdsman by Jones Coulter Young. Interiors: Award of Merit-Crawley apartment by Overman & Zuideveld; Mosman Park house by Ross Chisholm with Overman & Zuideveld. Commendation-Space Consultants in Perth by Ross Donaldson. Conservation: Awards of Merit (2)-College of Law at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle by Marcus Collins; Former Hale School west wing by Cox Howlett & Bailey. Commendation-South-east corner refurbishment of Government House, Perth, by Allom Lovell Hocking. Recycling: Commendation-Former Hale school west wing in West Perth by Cox Howlett & Bailey. Energy Conservation: The Alternative Energy Board Award of Merit-Solar house at East Perth by Zdenka Underwood.

Kerry Hill’s Ooi house at Margaret River.

The Saltmarsh Kelly house at Battery Point by Leigh Woolley with Craig Rosevear.

New Buildings: Commendation-Royal Hobart Hospital new ward block by Gilby Roussos with Crawford Shurman Wegman and Woods Bagot. Residential: Award- Saltmarsh/Kelly house at Battery Point by Leigh Woolley with Craig Rosevear. Commendations (2)-Hut in a World Heritage Area at Cradle Mountain by Ken Latona; McDonald house at Taroona by Stephen Firth. Recycling & Conservation: Award-Forestry Tasmania HQ at Hobart by Morris-Nunn with Blythe Yeung. Interiors: Award-Corumbene at New Norfolk by Morris-Nunn. Other Awards: BHP Steel Award-Forestry Tasmania HQ by Morris-Nunn with Blythe Yeung. John Lee Archer (triennial award)-Lake St Claire Park Centre by Eastman Heffernan Walch & Button. SWT Blythe Award for Students-Parasite by Benjamin Duckworth. Commendation- Temporary events development at Princes Wharf No 1 by Chris Exner.



Published online: 1 Sep 1998


Architecture Australia, September 1998

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