Eight projects are in the running for the top prize in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards.

This year’s entries include houses, new school buildings, the Cairns Museum, Tobruk Pool and Munro Martin Parklands.

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

Last year’s winners included an office project by Kevin O’Brien Architects and a science facility project by Charles Wright Architects.

You can view the 2017 shortlist below:

Munro Martin Parklands by CA Architects 
MunroMartinParklands_CAArchitects_Photo-ColynHuber.jpgPhotography by Colyn Huber 

Cape Tribulation House by M3architecture 
CapeTribulationHouse_m3architecture_Photo-PeterBennetts.jpgPhotography by Peter Bennetts

O'Shea House by Julianne McAlloon Architects
OSheaHouse_JMcAlloonArch_AndrewWatsonPhotography_.jpgPhotography by Andrew Watson 

Haddad Residence by Total project Group Architects 
HaddadResidence_TPGArchitects_Photo-AndrewWatson.jpgPhotography by Andrew Watson 

Cairns Museum - The School of Arts Building by Total Project Group Architects
CairnsMuseum-TheSchoolofArtsBuilding_TPGArchitects_Photo-AndrewWatson.jpgPhotography by Andrew Watson 

St Joseph's Primary School, Weipa by Peddle Thorp Architects
St-Josephs-Primary-School-Weipa_Peddle-Thorp_Photo-Andrew-Watson.jpgPhotography by Andrew Watson 

Trinity Beach State School - Senior Learning Centre by Julianne McAlloon Architects (design and construct architect) and dbARCH (schematic design architect)
TrinityBeachSS_JMcAlloon-dbARCH_AndrewWatsonPhotography.jpgPhotography by Andrew Watson 

Tobruk Pool by MMP Architects
Tobruk-pool_MMPArchitects_Photo-brad-newton.jpgPhotography by Brad Newton