Darling Downs Regional Architecture Awards’ entries revealed

Darling Downs Regional Architecture Awards’ entries revealed

Twelve projects are in the running for honours in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 Darling Downs Regional Architecture Awards with winners to be announced on Friday 15 March.

Spanning the region from St George in the west to Springfield in the east, the projects include an aquatic centre, a bookshop and a hillside house, among others entered in commercial, public, residential, small project and interior architecture categories.

Darling Downs Regional Jury Coordinator Stephen Sims, Principal at Sims White Architects, along with Jurors Colin Davidson, Principal at CKD Architects and Max Brammer, of Brammer Architects, will assist the 2013 Awards Jury Director, Mark Damant (Woods Bagot) and Deputy Director, Liam Proberts (bureau^proberts) with selecting the worthy recipients of Regional Commendations and the William Hodgen Award for Building of the Year.

Projects awarded on the night will progress to the coveted Queensland Architecture Awards to be announced in Brisbane on 21 June.

Queensland 2013 Awards Jury Director, Mark Damant will present the Regional Commendations to Darling Downs winners at a special Awards ceremony at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba commencing at 6:00pm Friday 15 March. Media are invited to attend.

An exhibition of entries will be on display at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery from Wednesday 13 March to Sunday 24 March.

Projects in the running are:

Architectural Project Architectural Practice Architectural Category Location
Toowoomba Regional Council Customer Service Centre OPUS Architecture Commercial Architecture Toowoomba
The Bremer Institute of TAFE Bundamba Campus – Block C Redevelopment SKM Interior Architecture Bundamba
Somerset Civic Centre ThomsonAdsett Public Architecture Esk
St Barts Anglican Church OPUS Architecture Public Architecture Toowoomba
Our Lady of the Southern Cross College Technology Science + Art Centres Fulton Trotter Architects Public Architecture Dalby
Dalby Aquatic Centre Liquid Blu Public Architecture Dalby
University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Sciences Suters Architects Public Architecture Toowoomba
The Springfield Anglican College Library Bickerton Masters Architecture Public Architecture Springfield
Balonne River House Fulton Trotter Architects Residential Architecture – Houses St George
Kara View Residence Aspect Architects and Project Managers Residential Architecture – Houses Toowoomba
USQ Springfield Bookshop Giarola Architects Pty Ltd Small Project Architecture Springfield Central
Insight Accountants Aspect Architects and Project Managers Small Project Architecture Toowoomba


View all Darling Downs entries here.


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