Fifty-seven projects and products have been shortlisted for the 2013 BPN Sustainability Awards, with a high quality of entries demonstrating innovative and sustainable initiatives across all nine categories.

The jury, comprising Richard Francis-Jones (design director of fjmt), Dick Clarke (Envirotecture) and Malay Dave (self-sustainable housing researcher), was involved in the shortlisting process, with returning judge Clarke stating that the process was exceptionally difficult this year, considering the competitiveness of all submissions.

BPN magazine will announce the winners at a gala dinner and ceremony on Thursday 21 November at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf Sydney. Tickets are on sale, and can be purchased HERE or via email at [email protected].

The finalists will be featured in the October issue of BPN, and a full report on each project or product’s key initiatives can be found on Click HERE for more information.


Full shortlist:


Birkenstock Australia HQ by Melbourne Design Studios

Breathe Architecture – Captain Melville

LAVA – Martian Embassy

Shed Architects – Boomworks

Melbourne Design Studios – Headquarters for Birkenstock Australia

Studio Equator – G-Lux Showroom

Studio Equator – PATS The Philly Way

Studio Equator – Fountain Gate Dry Cleaners



Australian Red Cross Blood Service Melbourne Processing Centre by DesignInc

Nettleton Tribe – Lifestyle Working Collins Street

Norman Disney Young – 215 Adelaide Street

DesignInc – Australian Red Cross Blood Service Melbourne Processing Centre

Zen Architects – Carlton Graphic Design Studios



The Sound Alliance by Environa Studio

Reddog Architects – 385 St Paul’s Terrace

Intermain Pty Ltd – World Wide Fund for Nature Australia, Sydney Office

Zen Architects – Carlton Graphic Design Studios

Melbourne Design Studio – Headquarters for Birkenstock Australia

BSE – WorkSmart@420

DesignInc – GPO2 Design Studio

Environa Studio – The Sound Alliance

Dunn + Hillam Architects – Republic of Everyone



Into the Woods by Breathe Architecture

Breathe Architecture – Into the Woods

Lifehouse Design – LiFEHOUSE 2.2

Kevin O’Brien Architects – Archibald Street House

Fisher Design + Architecture – Baalijin House

Pidcock Architecture + Sustainability – Sutherland Residence

Positive Footprints – Junction House

Welsh + Major – Venus Bay House

Strine Design – Krawarree House



Cowshed House by Carterwilliamson Architects

Booth & Watts – Harrington House

Carterwilliamson Architects – Cowshed House

Breathe Architecture – Bricolage House

Anderson Architecture – Bridge House Newtown

Fox Johnston – Balmain House

Maxa Design – Nunawading Residence

Christopher Polly Architect – Cosgriff House

Energy Architecture – Hazelwood Park Residence



Separation Street Townhouses by dKO Architecture

Nettleton Tribe – Unilodge @ANU – Lena Karmel Lodge

Iredale Pederson Hook – East Kimberley Development Package Stage 3

dKO Architecture – Separation Street Townhouses



Geelong Ring Road Section 4B by BKK Architects

Environa Studio – The Wayside Chapel

Kerstin Thompson Architects – Marysville Police Station

Stockland – Affinity Retirement Village Clubhouse

Chris Elliot Architects – Walla Mulla and Bourke Street Parks

BVN Donovan Hill – The National Life Sciences Hub, Charles Sturt University

EME design – Mildura Eco Living Centre

dwp suters – Bentleigh Secondary College Meditation & Indigenous Culture Centre

BKK Architects – Geelong Ring Road Section 4B



Peregian Beach House by Conlon Group & Sparks Architects

ASPECT Studios – Victorian Desalination Project Green Roof

Conlon Group & Sparks Architects – Peregian Beach House

Chris Elliot Architects – Walla Mulla and Bourke Street Parks



Suspended Geopolymer Concrete Floor Panels by Bligh Tanner, Wagners & HASSELL

CSR Monier – Monier SOLARtile

Bligh Tanner, Wagners & HASSELL – Suspended Geopolymer Concrete Floor Panels

Formula Interiors – Shift Demountable & reconfigurable partition

WE-EF – VFL540 Street Light

Brightgreen – TR700 LED tracklight

Bosch Hot Water & Heating – Bosch Compress 3000

Green Insulation – CRIS

CSR Gyprock – Gyprock EC08 Complete