Welcome to the Australian Institute of Architects Awards for the New South Wales chapter. The Awards are an opportunity for public and peer recognition of your work and provide the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture in 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.
The 2015 winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Architecture Awards were announced at Sydney Town Hall on 2 July. 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. The Sulman Medal for Public Architecture went to Westmead Millennium Institute by BVN, and the coveted Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture was awarded to Peter Stutchbury for his cliffside project, Light House. Adaptive reuse projects were big winners on the night picking up accolades in several categories including Sustainable Architecture and Commercial Architecture; including JPW’s 50 Martin Place, The NSW Government Architect’s Office’s Cameraygal (formerly Dunbar building), and Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Three projects from Wollongong also took out awards across multiple categories, including top category honours for Urban Design and Sustainable Architecture. A further 9 Prizes were awarded including the President’s Prize which was awarded to Deputy Government Architect Helen Lochhead.