Seventy-nine projects from multiple architecture fields have been shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards, hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).

The shortlist comes from a field of more than 170 entries across the categories of Public, Educational, Commercial, Small Project, Sustainable and Interior architecture, as well as Residential Architecture – Houses (New), Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions), Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing, Urban Design and Heritage (Conservation and Creative Adaptation).

The projects are spread fairly evenly across these categories but the residential (Alterations & Additions), Small Projects, Multiple Housing and the Sustainability categories are the best represented this year.

The winners of each category will be announced at the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards presentation to be held on 2 July along with the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture which, like the award for Sustainable Architecture, is selected from across the entire field of entries.

NSW Chapter President Shaun Carter said the shortlist highlighted the diversity of design happening across the state and the skill of the architects in making these designs a reality.

“I believe the standard of architecture within NSW is historically high and this year’s award entries certainly support that. I congratulate all shortlisted architects and thank everyone who entered and support the awards program and hope to see you all at this year’s ceremony,” Carter said.

The full shortlist below: (Click through for images)

Public Architecture (7 Projects)

Educational Architecture (8 Projects)

Urban Design (5 projects)

Commercial Architecture (4 projects)

Interior Architecture (5 projects)

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions) (13 Projects)

Residential Architecture – Houses (New) (10 Projects)

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing (11 Projects)

Small Project Architecture (12 Projects)

Heritage (Conservation) (4 Projects)

Heritage (Creative Adaptation) (5 Projects)

Sustainable Architecture (11 Projects)