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    Revealed: 2015 NSW Architecture Awards winners

    Nathan Johnson

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    Over 60 accolades have been handed out by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) at the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards held at Sydney’s Town Hall.

    While there was strong presence from small architecture firms, 2015 was the year for big firms who prevailed in most of the program’s 12 category prizes.

    The state’s most prestigious honour, the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture, went to BVN for their Westmead Millenium Institute project while at the other end of the scale, the Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) was awarded to the AIA’s 2015 Gold Medallist Peter Stutchbury for his firm’s Light House project.

    The jury noted that both buildings were meticulously detailed and considered in their design.

    “This is a project where every aspect has been considered. The sensitivity and deftness of this consideration has transformed the building’s logic into an uplifting and inspiring environment for collaboration and research," the jury said about the Westmead Millenium Institute.

    “The jury was unanimous in their decision … Light House is a remarkable and exquisite outcome on a tight, complex site – the edge of a cliff, 80 metres above the sea. This home is poetic and investigative, and a delight to experience," commented the jury on Light House.

    Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) was another big name who enjoyed success, taking the Sir Arthur G Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture along with a Commendation for Sustainable Architecture and the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture for their 50 Martin Place.

    COX Richardson’s Sustainable Building’s Research Centre at the University of Wollongong took out the Sustainable Architecture category ahead of strong field that included projects from the NSW Government Architect’s Office and renowned sustainability experts, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Drew Heath Architects.

    Holding the flag for smaller firms was Brent Dunn and Katharina Hendel of Takt Studio for Architecture, whose Copper House project in Sydney’s Coogee took out the Small Project Architecture category.

    Named Award and Architecture Award winners go on to compete for National Architecture Awards, announced in November.

    Full list of Awards:

    COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE

    SIR ARTHUR G STEPHENSON AWARD
    50 Martin Place by JPW. Photography by Peter Bennetts.

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARDS


    EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

    WILLIAM E KEMP AWARD
    UTS Science Faculty, Building 7 by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects & BVN. Photography by Darren Bradley

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    • Camperdown Childcare by CO-AP (Architects)
    • Charles Perkins Centre by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp + Building Studio (architects in association)
    • Cameraygal (formerly Dunbar building) by NSW Government Architect’s Office

    COMMENDATION


    ENDURING ARCHITECTURE

    Buhrich House II by Hugh Buhrich. Photography by Michael Wee

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    HERITAGE

    GREENWAY AWARD
    The Abbey, Johnston Street, Annandale by Design 5 – Architects. Photography by Images for Business

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARD (Creative Adaptation)

    • Irving Street Brewery by Tzannes Associates

    COMMENDATIONS (Creative Adaptation)

    • Cameraygal (formerly Dunbar building) by NSW Government Architect’s Office
    • Legion House by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
    • House McBeath by Tribe Studio Architects

    ARCHITECTURE AWARD (Conservation)

    • Bronte House, Restoration & Management by Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners

    COMMENDATION (Conservation)

    • Melrose House by Tropman & Tropman Architects

    INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

    JOHN VERGE AWARD
    Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Photography by Christian Mushenko

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARD

    • St Barnabas Church by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

    COMMENDATION

    • Charles Perkins Centre by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp + Building Studio (architects in association)

    PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

    SULMAN MEDAL
    Westmead Millennium Institute by BVN. Photography by John Gollings

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARD

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre by Francis- Jones Morehen Thorp
    • Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre by HASSELL


    RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES (ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS)

    HUGH AND EVA BUHRICH AWARD
    Orama by Smart Design Studio. Photography by Sharin Rees

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    • Walter Street Terrace by David Boyle Architect
    • Courtyard House St Peters by Reg Lark Architect

    COMMENDATION

    • Howe Allan House by Ian Moore Architects

    RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES (NEW)

    WILKINSON AWARD
    Light House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Photography by Michael Nicholson

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    • Balmoral House by Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison
    • Nikki Maloneys by Drew Heath Architects

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Alexandria Courtyard House by Matthew Pullinger Architect
    • Garden House by Tzannes Associates

    RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – MULTIPLE HOUSING

    AARON BOLOT AWARD
    Studios 54 by Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects. Photography by Brett Boardman

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    • CASBA by Billard Leece Partnership + SJB Architects in association with BKH Interiors
    • Polychrome by David Boyle Architect

    COMMENDATIONS

    • DHA Lindfield – Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner by Bates Smart
    • Finlayson Street by Candalepas Associates
    • Pelican Street by Candalepas Associates
    • The Kensington by Fox Johnston

    SMALL PROJECT ARCHITECTURE

    ROBERT WOODWARD AWARD
    Copper House by Takt | Studio for Architecture. Photography by Shantanu Starick

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    • Sydney Opera House Recording Studio by Scott Carver

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Bresic Whitney, Hunters Hill by Chenchow Little
    • Tempe House by Eoghan Lewis Architects
    • AGL Lakeside Pavilion by Kennedy Associates Architects

    SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

    MILO DUNPHY AWARD
    Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) – University of Wollongong by COX Richardson. Photography by John Gollings

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    • Cameraygal (formerly Dunbar building) by NSW Government Architect’s Office
    • Polychrome by David Boyle Architect
    • Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
    • Nikki Maloneys by Drew Heath Architects

    COMMENDATIONS

    • 50 Martin Place by JPW

    URBAN DESIGN

    LLOYD REES AWARD
    Wollongong City Centre and Crown Street Mall Renewal by NSW Government Architect’s Office. Photography by Ian Hobbs

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    ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

    • The GPT Group’s Wollongong Central by HDR Rice Daubney
    • Tamarama Kiosk and Beach Amenities by Lahz Nimmo Architects

    COMMENDATION

    • Chatswood Transport Interchange by COX Richardson and DesignInc Joint Venture

    COLORBOND® AWARD FOR STEEL ARCHITECTURE

    50 Martin Place by JPW

    COMMENDATION

    • The GPT Group’s Wollongong Central by HDR Rice Daubney Page 4 of 4

    ADDITIONAL PRIZES

    IALD LIGHTING PRIZE
    The GPT Group’s Wollongong Central by HDR Rice Daubney


    BLACKET PRIZE
    NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Centre Gunnedah by NSW Government Architect’s Office


    NSW PREMIER’S PRIZE
    Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre by HASSELL


    CITY OF SYDNEY LORD MAYOR’S PRIZE
    UTS Science Faculty, Building 7 by Durbach Block Jaggers & BVN


    NSW PRESIDENT’S PRIZE
    Helen Lochhead, Deputy Government Architect


    EMERGING ARCHITECT PRIZE
    Brendan Murray, JPW


    MARION MAHONY GRIFFIN PRIZE
    Justine Clark, Architectural editor, writer and critic


    ADRIAN ASHTON PRIZE FOR WRITING AND CRITICISM
    Parlour


    DAVID LINDNER PRIZE
    Andrew Daly and Kevin Liu, TYP-TOP Architecture Office

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