The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) has called for Victorians to choose their favourite project in the 23rd BDAV Building Design Awards.

According to BDAV, projects eligible for votes include a gamechanger in affordable, energy-efficient living (Core 9), a delightful new childcare centre in Warrnambool (Koala), a renovation that takes a home from 0.9 to 7 star energy performance (Swansson), family-owned Ego Pharmaceuticals’ new energy-efficient headquarters (Ego), a grand open-plan bayside family home (Martha’s Peak), a bushfire-resistant Passive House in the Dandenongs (Kallista), and a multigenerational seaside home in Inverloch (Western).

Core 9 – Cape Peterson


Koala Childcare North Campus – Warrnambool


Ego Pharmaceuticals’ Headquarters – Dandenong South


Swansson Residence – Blackburn


Martha’s Peak – Mount Martha


Kallista – Dandenong Ranges


Western – Inverloch



This year’s awards feature over 30 categories, from single dwelling and multi-residential projects to interior design, commercial, education, hospitality, heritage conservation, and public buildings.

The awards typically place an emphasis on sustainability in building design, with categories including ‘Best Energy Efficient’, ‘Best Environmentally Sustainable’, and a new category: ‘Excellence in the use of Recycled Materials’.

The People’s Choice Award will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner, Saturday 4 August 2018 at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Voting is now open at and closes 5pm, Tuesday July 24.