Five projects are in the running for the top prize in the Australian Institute of Architect’s 2017 North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards.

This year’s entries include a house, three university buildings, and a facility for abused children.

Among the shortlist is Conrad Gargett’s James Cook University CBD Campus in Townsville, which has a number of peer-to-peer and collaborative learning spaces equipped with the latest technology. M3architecture’s Acts for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence which features a decorative concrete façade is another shortlisted project.

Results will be announced on Friday 12 May, with commended projects progressing to the Queensland State Architecture Awards. 

You can view the 2017 shortlist below:

James Cook University CBD Campus, Townsville by Conrad Gargett
JCU-CBD_Conrad-Gargett_Photo-Matthew-Gianoulis.jpgPhotography by Matthew Gianoulis 

Stuart Street House, North Ward by Outcrop Architecture
StuartStreetHouse_OutcropArchitecture_MatthewGianoulis.JPGPhotography by Matthew Gianoulis 

Townsville Hospital Campus Redevelopment, Douglas by Cox Architecture
Townsville-Hospital_Cox-Architecture_Photo-Andrew-Rankin.jpgPhotography by Andrew Rankin 

Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence, Townsville by M3architecture
ActforKidsChildandFamilyCentreofExcellence_m3architecture_Photo-PeterBennetts.jpgPhotography by Peter Bennetts

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Douglas by Jackson Architecture 
AITHM_Jackson-Architecture_Andrew-Rankin-Photography.jpgPhotography by Andrew Rankin