Seven projects were recently awarded Regional Commendations at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 Central Queensland Regional Architecture Awards. The best new local projects were honoured at the prestigious awards program with winners now progressing to the coveted State Architecture Awards to be announced in Brisbane on 24 June.

The jury awarded Regional Commendations to seven projects. Among the winners, CQU Health Clinic Extension by Reddog Architects not only received a Regional Commendation, but was also presented with the J.W. Wilson Award for Building of the Year.

According to the jury, “The CQU Health Clinic expansion integrates both the professional requirements of external parties, and a public interface, with the university’s learning objects. Sky-lighting, spatial interplay and a palette of natural colours bring a sophisticated quality to circulation spaces and a fresh sensibility to the healthcare typology.”

St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School, Stage 1 by Bold Architecture + Interior Design was also awarded Regional Project of the Year in addition to a Regional Commendation.

Queensland 2016 Awards Jury Director, Michael Lavery (M3 Architecture) presented the Regional Commendations to the Central Queensland winners.


Gladstone State High School – Year 7 Block, Gladstone by TVS architects. Photography by Andrew Mason


CQU Health Clinic Extension, North Rockhampton by Reddog Architects. Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones


Former Pioneer Shire Council Building, Mackay by Conrad Gargett. Photography by One Moment Photography


Mount Whitsunday Residence, Mount Whitsunday by Push. Photography by Paul Curran


Rainbow Valley Early Learning Centre, Telina by Beat Architects. Photography by John Casey


St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School, Stage 1, Rural View by Bold Architecture + Interior Design. Photography by Candice Van Moolenbroek


Anglican Church of St James the Fisherman, Yeppoon by Thomson Adsett. Photography by Rex Boggs