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.



NOMINATIONS OPEN: NSW Award for Enduring Architecture 2017

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. Members, non-members and non-architects are encouraged to put forward nominations for consideration by the award jury.

Nominations close Friday 5 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.


NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON: Marion Mahony Griffin Prize 2017

This International Women’s Day recognise someone you know by nominating them for the 2017 Marion Mahony Griffin Prize. Established in 1998, the prize acknowledges a distinctive body of work by a female architect, be it for their contribution to: architectural education, journalism, research, theory, professional practice, or built architectural work.

Do you know someone who should be acknowledged? Maybe that person is yourself! If so, nominations for the 2017 prize are now open.  

Image: Prof. Desley Luscombe – 2016 Marion Mahony Griffin Prize winner – presents at this year’s International Women’s Day Breakfast


2017 NSW Architecture Award Juries

We are pleased to announce the jurors for the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards. Selected through our EOI process, they will be assessing entries across award categories in the coming months.