Vote for your favourite in the Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards

Vote for your favourite in the Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards

Fifteen projects are in the running for honours in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards with winners to be announced on Friday 24 May.

Locals have the opportunity to vote for their favourite eligible project in the People’s Choice Award and go in the draw to win one night’s accommodation for two at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino.

Shortlisted projects are on display at the Cairns Regional Council Office, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns. This exhibition is open to the public between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. To cast your vote, simply fill out the ballot paper available at the display before midday, Friday 24 May for your chance to win the generous prize kindly donated by the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino.

Entries in this year’s Awards include the Cairns Foreshore Redevelopment by CA Architects and Cox Rayner Architects in association with O’Neill Architecture, Curator’s Office – Tanks Arts Centre by Total Project Group Architects and the Undara Experience by EdgeArchitecture among others in commercial, heritage, interior, public, residential and small project architecture and urban design categories.

Far North Queensland Regional Jury Coordinator Dr Shaneen Fantin, Principal at People Oriented Design and Juror Andrew Lane, Principal at Indij Architectural & Interior Design along with Lay Juror Kier Shorey, Presenter of the Breakfast Show on ABC Far North Queensland, will assist the 2013 Awards Jury Director, Mark Damant (Woods Bagot) and Deputy Director, Liam Proberts (bureau^proberts) and State Jurors, Eloise Atkinson (Deicke Richards Architects) and Paul Curran (PUSH Architects) with selecting the worthy recipients of Regional Commendations and the Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year.

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

Queensland 2013 Awards Jury Director, Mark Damant will present the Regional Commendations to Far North Queensland winners at the Awards ceremony at Pullman Reef Casino, Cairns from 6pm, Friday 24 May. Media are invited to attend.

Click here for images and names of all projects in the 2013 Far North Queensland Awards.


For media enquiries and high resolution images contact:

Alexandra Cato
National Media and Communications Officer
Australian Institute of Architects
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