72 projects have been unveiled in the shortlist for the 2013 New South Wales Australian Institute of Architects’ Architecture Awards.

The Awards received almost 160 entries across a range of categories including public architecture, urban design, commercial architecture, interior architecture, residential architecture (houses, alts & adds, and multiple housing categories), heritage (conservation and creative adaptation) and small project architecture.

NSW Chapter President Joe Agius said that after a series of presentations from the entering architects as well as on-site visits, the juries were confident that the shortlist for this year’s Awards represented the best in current architectural practice from across the state.

"The juries now have some difficult decisions ahead of them as they decide on the award winners and I speak for them when I congratulate all the shortlisted architects and their projects," Agius said.

Notably, the multi award winning Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios and Lend Lease has been shortlisted in the urban design category and the interestingly named Martian Embassy by LAVA is in the running for the small project architecture award.


Martian Embassy by LAVA laboratory for visionary architecture. Photography: Brett Broadman

The 2013 NSW Architecture Award and Prize winners will be announced on 27 June at the heritage Doltone House venue at Jones Bay Wharf.

Further awards for Sustainable Architecture and the Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture will be selected from across the entire field of entries, as are the winners of the Blacket Prize for regional architecture, the President’s Prize, the Premier’s Prize and the City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize.

Also to be awarded on the night are a range of prizes for outstanding individual contributions to the profession and the state’s architecture including the Emerging Architect Prize, the Marion Mahony Griffin Prize (recognising the significant contribution of a woman in architecture), the Adrian Ashton Prize for Writing and Criticism and the David Lindner Prize (a new research prize for graduate and emerging architects).

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Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture. Photography by Michael Nicholson. 

2013 Shortlist:

Public Architecture

(7 Projects)

Charles Sturt University National Life Sciences Hub – BVN Donovan Hill

Cranbrook Junior School – Tzannes Associates

Museum of Contemporary Art Redevelopment – Architect Marshall

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre – BVN Donovan Hill

UTS Multi-Purpose Sports Hall – PTW Architects

UTS Great Hall and Balcony Room – DRAW

Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre – Collins and Turner Architects

Urban Design

(3 projects)

Darling Quarter – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios and Lend Lease

Pitt Street Mall Public Domain Upgrade – Tony Caro Architecture

The Former Coal Loader – Hassell


Public Architecture and Urban Design Jury

Jury: Helen Lochhead (Chair) – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA); Bertram Beissel – Ateliers Jean Nouvel; Dale Jones-Evans – Dale Jones-Evans Architecture; and Chris Procter – Places Victoria/Project Architecture.


Commercial Architecture

(4 projects)

Darling Quarter – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Gladesville Bridge Marina – Candalepas Associates

Sydney Eye Specialist Centre, Kingsford – Georgina Wilson Architect

The Darling – Cox Richardson Architects and Planners


Interior Architecture
(6 projects)

85 Castlereagh St Sky Lobby & Entry – John Wardle Architects

Bresic Whitney Office Fitout – Chenchow Little Architects

Lilyfield Warehouse – Virginia Kerridge Architect

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre - BVN Donovan Hill

UTS Great Hall and Balcony Room – DRAW

Woods Bagot Sydney Studio – Woods Bagot


Commercial and Interior Architecture Jury

Paul van Ratingen (Chair) – Johnson Pilton Walker; Tina Engelen – CO-AP Architects; Guy Lake – Bates Smart; and Peter Mould – Emeritus Government Architect.


Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
(16 Projects)

Angophora House – Richard Cole Architecture

Austinmer Beach House – Alexander Symes Architect

Brisbane Street House – Alexander &CO.

Bondi House – Andrew Burges Architects

Coalcliff House – Indyk Architects
Flipped House – Marsh Cashman Koolloos Architects

Gallery House – Woods Bagot
Gordons Bay Residence – Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Hunter Valley House – James Stockwell Architects

Invisible House – Peter Stutchbury Architecture

Jamberoo Farm House – Casey Brown Architecture
Lagoon House – Matt Elkan Architect
Macmasters Beach House – Neeson Murcutt Architects

Northern Beaches House – Tobias Partners

St Albans House – Rory Brooks Architects

Stewart House – Chenchow Little Architects


Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)
(10 Projects)

Bellevue Hill Residence – Tzannes Associates
Cowshed House – Carterwilliamson Architects

A House With Tiles On It – Welsh + Major

Lavender Bay Boatshed – Stephen Collier Architects

Tír na nÓg – Drew Heath Architects

Chauvel House – Mary Ellen Hudson Architects

Tenandry – Mury Architects

Balmain House – Fox Johnston

Lilyfield Warehouse – Virginia Kerridge Architect

Elliott Ripper House – Christopher Polly Architect


Residential Architecture – Houses (New and Alterations & Additions) Jury

Sam Crawford (Chair) – Sam Crawford Architects; Fenella Kernebone – ABC broadcaster; Heidi Pronk – Mackenzie Pronk Architects; and Adam Russell– DRAW.


Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
(10 Projects)

29-35 Prince Street, Cronulla – Candalepas Associates

Apex Apartments – Turner Studio

Benelong Crescent – Luigi Rosselli Architects

Iglu Central – Bates Smart

Imperial – Stanisic Architects

Little Bay – Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

Silk Apartments – Tony Caro Architecture

Telopea Social Housing  – Turner Studio

The Majestic – Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects

VSQ2 – Tony Caro Architecture


Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Jury

Adam Haddow (Chair) – SJB;  Stephanie Smith – Innovarchi; Marcus Trimble – Bennett & Trimble; and Josephine Wing – NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.


Small Project Architecture

(6 Projects)
Art Gallery of NSW Forecourt Upgrade – Johnson Pilton Walker

Cook Park Amenities ­– Fox Johnston

Crescent House – Andrew Burns Architect

Grid – Carterwilliamson Architects

Martian Embassy – LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture)

Yurong Public Amenities – Government Architect’s Office


Heritage Architecture (Conservation)

(4 Projects)

Conservation of the Convict Superintendent's House Cockatoo Island – Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Glebe Town Hall – Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects   

Hyde Park Barracks (Reconstruction of Gate Lodge Domes) – Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners

Restoration and Rejuventation of George Bradman House, Bowral – Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners


Heritage Architecture (Creative Adaptation)

(6 Projects)

Botanica Heritage Precinct (The Gallery) – Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

Lavender Bay Boatshed – Stephen Collier Architects

Former Paramount Studios Building – Fox Johnston

Gowings and State Theatre Buildings Restoration and Hotel Conversion, Sydney – Woodhead

The Former Coal Loader – Hassell

The Majestic – Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects       


Small Project Architecture and Heritage (Conservation and Creative Adaptation) Jury

Darlene van der Breggen (Chair) – NSW Government Architects Office; Matthew Chan – Scale Architecture; Ian Kelly – former Heritage Manager, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority; and Eva-Marie Prineas – Architect Prineas.