The Australian Stone Advisory Association Architectural Stone Awards were presented during designEX 2014 by David West of International Conservation Services and architect Stephen Varady of Stephen Varady Architecture.

With criteria established by ASAA and the Australian Institute of Architects to reward commercial and residential projects that exhibit ‘good design values’ and ‘appropriate use’ of materials, the awards acknowledge the use of imported stone and Australian natural stone, and are presented to the project architect or sculptor, and the stone supplier.

The ASAA Awards were sponsored by Stone Initiatives.

Premier Award:

  • National Workers Memorial in the Australian Capital Territory by Brendan Murray of Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
  • Stone and supplier: Austral Juperana granite (WA) and Balmoral Green granite (SA), AustralAsian Granites; Darwin Brown granite (NT), Southpac; Natone granite (Tas), Melocco Stone; Bluestone (Vic), Bam Stone; Mugga Mugga porphyry (NSW), Boral; Grandee granite (NSW), Marblecraft; Bianca Mist marble (Qld), Cairns Marble & Granite; Mintaro Slate (SA), Mintaro.


Imported Stone Awards

Best Residential

  • Private residence in Sydney, New South Wales by Huw Turner of Collins Turner Architects
  • Stone and supplier: Pietre Antibes limestone from Ocean+ Merchant


Best Commercial

  • Freshwater 2 – Commercial Tower in Melbourne, Victori by Eamon Harrington of Bates Smart Architects
  • Stone and supplier: Onyx from TTI Stone


Australian Stone Awards

Sculpture/Public Art

  • Dwell in Moranbah, Queensland by Hew Chee Fong & L.M Noonan Sculptor
  • Stone and supplier: Grandee Granite from Grandee Granite Quarries, New South Wales


Joint winner and special commendation

  • Wurrungwuri stone sculpture in Sydney, New South Wales by Chris Booths sculptor.
  • Stone and supplier: Piles Creek & Wondabyne sandstones from Gosford Quarries, NSW. (Image: Gosford Quarries)


Best Residential

  • Private residence in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia by TT Architecture, Canberra.
  • Stone and supplier: Kanmantoo Bluestone, South Australia (Image: TT Architecture)


Best Commercial

  • Emirates Eco Resort in New South Wales by Annraoi Morris of Turner & Associates Architects.
  • Stone and supplier: Sandstone from Sarkis Bros, New South Wales. (Image: Emirates)


Best Export

  • Eden Gardens, Beirut, Lebanon by Tim Fowler of LAB Architecture, Melbourne.
  • Stone and supplier: Bluestone from BAM Stone, Victoria


Best Restoration

  • Project: St Alban’s Church in Muswellbrook, New South Wales by Linda Babic of Heritas Architecture
  • Stone and supplier: Wollombi Sandstone, New South Wales.

All Images supplied unless stated.