The Australian Stone Advisory Association Architectural Stone Awards were presented during designEX 2014 by David West of International Conservation Services and architect Stephen Varady of Stephen Varady Architecture.

With criteria established by ASAA and the Australian Institute of Architects to reward commercial and residential projects that exhibit ‘good design values’ and ‘appropriate use’ of materials, the awards acknowledge the use of imported stone and Australian natural stone, and are presented to the project architect or sculptor, and the stone supplier.

The ASAA Awards were sponsored by Stone Initiatives.

Premier Award:

Project: National Workers Memorial in the Australian Capital Territory; Architect: Brendan Murray of Johnson Pilton Walker

Stone and supplier: Austral Juperana granite (WA) and Balmoral Green granite (SA), AustralAsian Granites; Darwin Brown granite (NT), Southpac; Natone granite (Tas), Melocco Stone; Bluestone (Vic), Bam Stone; Mugga Mugga porphyry (NSW), Boral; Grandee granite (NSW), Marblecraft; Bianca Mist marble (Qld), Cairns Marble & Granite; Mintaro Slate (SA), Mintaro.

Imported Stone Awards

Best Residential

Project: Private residence in Sydney, New South Wales; Architect: Huw Turner of Collins Turner; Stone and supplier: Pietre Antibes limestone from Ocean+ Merchant

Best Commercial

Project: Freshwater 2 – Commercial Tower in Melbourne, Victoria; Architect: Eamon Harrington of Bates Smart; Stone and supplier: Onyx from TTI Stone

Australian Stone Awards

Sculpture/Public Art

Project: Dwell in Moranbah, Queensland; Sculptor: Hew Chee Fong & L.M Noonan; Stone and supplier: Grandee Granite from Grandee Granite Quarries, New South Wales

Joint winner and special commendation

Project: Wurrungwuri stone sculpture in Sydney, New South Wales; Sculptor: Chris Booth; Stone and supplier: Piles Creek & Wondabyne sandstones from Gosford Quarries, NSW

Best Residential

Project: Private residence in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia; Architect: TT Architecture, Canberra; Stone and supplier: Kanmantoo Bluestone, South Australia

Best Commercial

Project: Emirates Eco Resort in New South Wales; Architect: Annraoi Morris of Turner & Associates; Stone and supplier: Sandstone from Sarkis Bros, New South Wales

Best Export

Project: Eden Gardens, Beirut, Lebanon; Architect: Tim Fowler of LAB Architecture, Melbourne; Stone and supplier: Bluestone from BAM Stone, Victoria

Best Restoration

Project: St Alban’s Church in Muswellbrook, New South Wales; Architect: Linda Babic of Heritas Architecture, New South Wales; Stone and supplier: Wollombi Sandstone, New South Wales.