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 0292464004.


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The 2016 NSW Architecture Awards and Newcastle Architecture Awards are now closed for entries.

The presentation of 2016 NSW entries to the juries took place on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March. This annual two day event is free and open to both the public and fellow entrants. To see the list of this year’s entries please refer to the schedules below:

The 2015 winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Architecture Awards were announced at Sydney Town Hall on 2 July 2015. From a shortlist of 79 projects, 53 awards and commendations were presented on the night, with 34 NSW entries progressing to National level after winning an Architecture Award or Named Award. Congratulations again to all those shortlisted and to those that took out awards on the night. The press release and full list of winners can be viewed here and an album of the winning projects here.


2015 NSW Awards montage

Clockwise from top left: The William E Kemp Award for Educational Architecture – UTS Science Faculty, Building 7 by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects & BVN. Photo: Darren Bradley // The Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture – Copper House by Takt | Studio for Architecture. Photo: Shantanu Starick // Award for Sustainable Architecture and Multiple Housing – Polychrome by David Boyle Architect. Photo: Brigid Arnott // The Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) – Light House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Photo: Michael Nicholson // Award for Urban Design – The GPT Group’s Wollongong Central by HDR Rice Daubney. Photo: Brett Boardman