Techné Architecture + Interior Design was one of the winners at the 2014 Victorian Architecture Awards in the Commercial Architecture category for their work on the Prahran Hotel.

The Australian Institute of Awards (AIA) program recognises the most innovative design and architecture works from across Australia with the Victorian AIA Chapter Awards honouring projects of excellence in Victoria.

Awards are given across eight categories: Small Project, Residential, Urban Design, Heritage, Public, Residential Multiple, Interior and Commercial Architecture.

One of the most prestigious categories, the Commercial Architecture Award selection goes through rigorous judging criteria with nominees required to submit project information and images online, and also assessed by a highly esteemed judging panel.

Designed by Techné Architecture + Interior Design as an iconic reinvention of a 1940s pub, the Prahran Hotel is located in High Street, Prahran. The inspiring and unconventional design by Techné Architecture + Interior Design has attracted global attention and a host of honours.

Justin Northrop, director of Techné Architects said they were very honoured to receive the award, given the high calibre of projects competing in the commercial category.

Winners of each category will now progress to the National Architecture Awards to be announced on 6 November.