Welcome to the NSW Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of NSW architects. The program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within NSW, across Australia and internationally.

By entering into the NSW Architecture Awards and therefore the National Architecture Awards program, you give yourself, your firm and your staff the opportunity to be judged for the work you are proud of, the issues you stand for and to show your peers what you have been working on.  It can be an important contributor to your membership in the architectural community, and also offer milestones in your career – whether as an emerging architect, small firm or as a member of a larger project team.

Details of the awards process and how to apply are detailed on this website year-round. If you have any questions relating to the NSW Awards please contact the NSW Awards Manager or call 0292464012.


2017 NSW Architecture Awards – shortlists announced

We are pleased to announce the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards shortlist, selected from a record field of over 200 entries from across the state. Following an intensive schedule of presentations and site visits, juries have selected 88 projects for further deliberation. Winners will be announced at the NSW Architecture Awards Night on Saturday 1 July. Congratulations to all those shortlisted!



2016 NSW Architecture Awards Night

Tickets for the biggest night in NSW architecture go on sale this Friday! Celebrate with your profession, your friends and your colleagues and be the first to find out this year’s winners of the NSW Architecture Awards. Single ticket and table bookings are now on sale, so be sure to secure your spot.
Sat 1 July, 7pm – midnight
The Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney


NSW Architecture Awards 2017: exhibition of entries

Presenting over 200 entries from this year’s NSW Architecture Awards, this exhibition features some of the best new architecture from across the state. Review the shortlist from ten categories and pick your favourites ahead of award winner announcements. Join us on Thursday 1 June for an opening drinks reception – free but pre-registration required.

Opening Thurs 1 June, 6–8pm
Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point / REGISTER NOW


DEADLINE EXTENDED: David Lindner Prize 

Have a burning research idea you’d like to work on? Is there someone you know who has some great ideas we should hear more about? 
The prize supports research by graduates and emerging architects engaging in important and challenging design issues involving the public realm. Now open for 2017 submissions exploring a broad range of topics relevant to current architectural discourse in Australia and internationally.

Submissions close Weds 31 May / MORE INFO


2017 Newcastle Architecture Award winners announced

The 2017 Newcastle Architecture Awards were announced on Thursday 9 March at a presentation evening at the Merewether Surfhouse, with twenty projects recognised across eleven categories.

The complex alteration of a modest four-unit, beachside structure by Genton Architecture took top honours, the jury recognised the ‘enigmatic and innovative’ 43 Ocean Street North Avoca project with both the Award for Excellence and Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing. Award winners are now eligible to progress to the NSW state awards.