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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NSW Architecture Awards Night

Friday 1 July, Australian Technology Park
6.30 PM-12.00 midnight

Tickets are on sale for the biggest night in NSW architecture! Celebrate with your profession, your friends and your colleagues and be the first to find out this year’s NSW Architecture Award winners.
 NSW has the biggest membership of all states, and we want to see more of you at our Awards night! Our goal this year is to match Victoria with 700 people celebrating on our night of nights. Let’s step up to the challenge of making this one of the biggest events in our cultural calendar!
This year we’re mixing things up and a putting on a real show. The big changes are:

> it’s on a Friday night  > tickets include a seated dinner, as well as arrival drinks & canapes  > group bookings available for tables of 10  > a midnight finish our star MC is the fabulous and funny JUDITH LUCY! > a photo booth for free photos of friends and colleagues    > Band and dance floor after the awards  > a bar in the round for drinks
> all set in the historic Locomotive Workshop of the Australian Technology Park.

We encourage you to buy a table of 10 and celebrate with your office, friends, consultants and clients. If you’re a small office, why not share a table with another practices and take the discount?
Timings:  6.30PM – Welcome drinks and canapes *new earlier start time!* >  8PM – Award Presentations and Dinner 10PM – Party! Midnight – Event close.
Tickets:  Single ticket: $198  /  Table of 10: $1850
Ticket sales now close at midnight Wednesday 22 June if not sold out before.


NSW Enduring Architecture Award

Do you have a longstanding, favourite building in NSW you feel should be recognised with an award? Open to buildings of at least 25 years of age, the Enduring Architecture Award recognises achievement for the design of buildings of outstanding merit, which remain important as high quality works of architecture when considered in a contemporary context. Members, non-members and non-architects are encouraged to put forward nominations for consideration by the award jury before Monday 6 June 2016.


Image: The Enduring Architecture Award 2014 Winner: CB Alexander College, Tocal, Ian McKay and Philip Cox, architects in association. Photography: Max Dupain.


2016 NSW Architecture Awards: 2016 Shortlist Announced

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 NSW Architecture Awards. Following an intensive schedule of site visits, juries have selected a total of 79 individual projects across 12 categories.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted! Following further deliberation this year’s award winners will be announced at the NSW Architecture Awards on Friday 1 July.



2016 NSW Architecture Prizes open for submissions

The following NSW Prizes are open for submissions until the end of May 2016: 

Adrian Ashton Prize for architectural writing and criticism, sponsored by Bates Smart
Open to journalists, editors, authors, producers and others reporting on architecture and design in NSW, this prize recognises outstanding architectural reporting and criticism, public engagement and high-quality debate. CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

David Lindner Prize
This prize aims to inspire graduates and emerging architects to engage in important and challenging design issues involving the public realm through a funded body of research. CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

Marion Mahony Griffin Prize, sponsored by Bespoke
This prize acknowledges the significant contribution of women architects to the profession across a number of industry platforms including architectural education, journalism, research, professional practice and theory, as well as for built architectural work. CLOSED FOR ENTRIES