As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on an excellent year of building design. Once again, we’ve witnessed a record amount of entries in many of the architecture, interior design and sustainability awards programs hosted across the country, as well as the successes of Australian projects on the world stage.

Below is a categorised list of the awards programs announced in 2016 covered by Architecture & Design:


Indigo-Slam-NSW-by-Smart-Design-Studio-Photo-Sharrin-Rees-1-1.jpgIndigo Slam by Smart Design Studio. Photography by Sharrin Rees

2016 National Architecture Awards
2016 New South Wales Architecture Awards
2016 Tasmanian Architecture Awards
2016 Victorian Architecture Awards
2016 Queensland Architecture Awards
2016 Northern Territory Architecture Awards
2016 South Australian Architecture Awards
2016 Western Australian Architecture Awards
2016 ACT Architecture Awards  
2016 NSW Country Division Awards
2016 Sydney Design Awards  
2016 House of the Year
2016 RIBA National Awards
2016 Australian Development of the Year
2016 Learning Environments Awards
2016 Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards
2016 NSW Graduate and Student Architecture Awards  
2016 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards
2016 North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards  
2016 Sunshine Coast Regional Architecture Awards
2016 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards
2016 ArchiTeam Awards
2016 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards


The Gap and Natural Bridge by Department of Parks and Wildlife. Image: Department of Parks and Wildlife

2016 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards
2016 Tasmanian Landscape Architecture Awards
2016 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards
2016 South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards
2016 Western Australian Landscape Architecture Awards
2016 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards
2016 ACT Landscape Architecture Awards  


The Grange by James Collins. Photography by Matthew van Dijk

2016 BDA National Building Design Awards
2016 NABD National Building Design Awards
2016 Victorian Building Design of the Year
2016 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards  


88 Angel Street by Steele Associates Architects. Photography by Anna Zhu

2016 Sustainability Awards
2016 Green Gown and ACTS Awards


Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio. Photography by David Sievers 

2016 Eat Drink Design Awards
2016 Australian Interior Design Awards


8-1.jpgNational Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przelomy by Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes

2015 Emporis Skyscraper Awards
2016 International Highrise Award
2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
International 2016 Exhibition of School Planning & Architectural Awards
2016 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards
2016 CTBUH Tall Building Awards  
2016 Venice Architecture Biennale
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's 2016 Governor General's Medals in Architecture
2016 RIBA London Awards
2016 Housing Awards  
2016 RIBA International Prize
2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards
2016 World Building and World Interior of the Year
2016 RIBA House of the Year


Bold Park Aquatic by Donovan Payne Architects. Photography by Emma Van Dordrecht

2016 Australian Timber Design Awards
2016 Australian Urban Design Awards
2016 ATW Tapestry Design Prize
2016 Intergrain Timber Awards
2016 Development Excellence Awards
2016 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence
2016 Think Brick Awards
2016 Terra Awards
2016 ARBS Industry Awards
Australia’s Best Playground
2016 Dulux Colour Awards
2016 UDIA National Awards for Excellence  
2016 Good Design Awards