The best architectural works from the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers were celebrated and honoured at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards held Friday 26 February.

Among the eleven projects from across the region honoured at the 2016 Regional Architecture Awards were the Griffith University Student Guild Uni Bar & Link Refurbishment by Push, which won the Building of the Year title.

Two residential projects received special honours with Shaun Lockyer Architects’ Hinterland House winning the Gold Coast/Northern Rivers House of the Year and the Regional Project of the Year going to Shane Denman Architects for 2A Concrete.

Eight projects also won Regional Commendations by the jury with all eleven projects now progressing to the Queensland State Architecture Awards to be announced on Friday 24 June in Brisbane.


Casino Aboriginal Medical Service, Casino by Kevin O’Brien Architects in association with Aecom. Photography by Kevin O'Brien


Hinterland House, Canungra by Shaun Lockyer Architects. Photography by Scott Burrows


2A Concrete, Palm Beach by Shane Denman Architects. Photography by Scott Burrows


60s Modern House, by Jamison Architects. Photography by Remco Jansen


Griffith University Student Guild Bar & Link refurbishment, Southport by Push. Photography by Ross Eason


Monaco Renovation, Broadbeach Waters by Paul Uhlmann Architects. Photography by Toby Scott


Stella Maris Church, Broadbeach by Straw & Dunne with PMG Architect. Photography by Patrick McGuinness


Dryandras Residence, Casuarina Beach by Paul Uhlmann Architects. Photography by Katie Holmes


Griffith University Red Zone, Gold Coast Campus, Southport by Cox Rayner. Photography by Christopher Frederick-Jones


Alta Main Beach, Main Beach by Willemsen Architecture. Photography by Richie WIllemsen


Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah by Bud Brannigan Architects. Photography by David Sandison