Welcome to the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects Awards NSW Chapter


The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program is an opportunity for public and peer recognition of your work and provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture in Australia and internationally.

2015 NSW Key Awards Program Dates

Entries open 8 December 2014. Entries Close 3 March 2015. Presentation to jury 13-14 March 2015. Presentation evening 2 July 2015.

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13 Named Awards and 7 Prizes will be awarded as part of the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards on Thursday 2 July 2015 with recipients of Named Awards and general category Awards progressing to the National Architecture Awards to be announced in November 2015.

Named Awards

PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE | URBAN DESIGN | COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE | INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE | RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE- HOUSES + MULTIPLE HOUSING + ALTS & ADS | SMALL PROJECTS | HERITAGE-CONSERVATION & CREATIVE ADAPTATION | ENDURING ARCHITECTURE | SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE COLORBOND AWARD FOR STEEL ARCHITECTURE

NSW Prizes

BLACKET PRIZE FOR REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE | PREMIER’S PRIZE | PRESIDENT’S PRIZE | MARION MAHONY GRIFFIN PRIZE | EMERGING ARCHITECT PRIZE | ADRIAN ASHTON PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE IN THE MEDIA| THE CITY OF SYDNEY LORD MAYOR’S PRIZE FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE | DAVID LINDNER PRIZE

2015 Jury Announced

The final list of jurors for the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards will be announced in the coming weeks however we are very pleased to announce that the jury chairs for the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards are:

Public Architecture & Urban Design

Kiong Lee BW 100Kiong Lee is a director of JPW and has been with the practice for more than two decades. He has worked extensively in Australia and abroad. His project achievements include the RAIA National Award for Commercial Architecture for 363 George Street Sydney, the Lloyd Rees Award for Westpac Place and most recently the Sir Zelman Cowan Award, Romaldo Giurgola Award, Sir John Overall Award and the Canberra Medallion for AWM Eastern Precinct Development. Kiong is heavily involved in community and professional affairs. Kiong has been a past president and was on the board of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for over a decade.

Commercial & Interior Architecture

141218_LeoneLorrimer_100Leone Lorrimer is CEO of dwp|suters, one of Australia’s largest architecture and interior practices. Over her 30 year career as an executive of two major Australian practices Leone has led award-winning, integrated architecture and interior projects for major corporations and government. In the Middle East Leone managed the design process for internationally significant city scale master plans and iconic cultural buildings.

In Doha, Leone oversaw the construction of the award winning Qatar Science and Technology Park. In Abu Dhabi Leone was design manager for a commercial and retail tower designed by Frank Gehry and for 3 new museums by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel and Foster + Partners. These projects provided first-hand experience working with these leading international practices in their own studios.

Leone brings to the jury role a deep understanding of the local commercial and interior profession within an international context. She appreciates client requirements, collaboration, design response and execution. Leone is also sensitive to context: physical, cultural and economic and the responsibility of the architectural profession to deliver holistically sustainable solutions.

Residential Architecture Houses & Alts/Adds

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFergus Scott has established a Sydney practice with a recognised portfolio of residential work. Site specific designs allow the client to connect with their environment and experience its nature. Buildings are operable and harness passive solar and thermal principles. The essential qualities of materials and structure are pursued from the outset. Awards include two NSW AIA Wilkinson Awards, received in 2003 for the Toumbaal Plains House near Yamba, and in 2012 for the Cliff Face House in Palm Beach- a joint project with Peter Stuchbury Architecture. Both these projects also received AIA national awards. Fergus has been a registered architect in NSW since 1996 (reg. no. 6086) and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects since 2001.

Small Project Architecture & Heritage

Jean Rice 100Jean Rice is a Sydney architect, specialising in heritage conservation, with 30 years of experience. Jean worked for the then NSW Public Works Department for 19 years, for Otto Cserhalmi and Partners PL for 8 years and in late 2007 established her own architectural practice. Jean is a conservation architect with extensive experience in all aspects of heritage conservation from strategic planning and the management of cultural landscapes to site supervision of heritage trades and materials conservation. Jean has been involved with the heritage assessment, conservation management and master planning of many large and small historic sites and areas. She is experienced in building conservation including documentation, heritage assessment and the preparation of maintenance plans.

Residential Architecture Multiple Housing

Nick Turner 100Nicholas Turner is the Principal and founder of Turner. Within the practice, he leads the design of innovative residential, public, workplace, industrial and urban design projects that are informed by environmentally responsive design principles. Recent experience on architectural urban projects includes locations as diverse as China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Lebanon, Iraq as well as locally in South Sydney, Leichhardt, Rhodes, Sydney Olympic Park, Rockdale, Ryde, the City of Sydney, Botany, Wentworth Point, Tweed Heads and Brisbane City. Nicholas was the project director for the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, the world’s first carbon neutral hotel and recently, as part of a small delegation to Iraq, he is providing advice and design propositions to deal with the Iraqi housing crisis including housing models with a sustainability andeducation and  training focus. Nicholas is an accomplished speaker and presenter of ideas, providing clarity to the process of designing and delivering buildings, helping to steer a definitive course through the often-complex requirements of approvals and construction. Nicholas was a design tutor at the University of Technology, Sydney, from 1995 to 2001 and he also taught in the Master of Architectural Design course at the University of NSW in 1995.Nick Turner, Turner Studio.