Hettich Australia was the category sponsor for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) at the 2016 WA Chapter Architecture Awards held recently in Perth. Hettich’s sponsorship of the award reflects the brand’s continued support for excellence in design and construction, and is also aligned with its partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Architecture Awards program is an opportunity for the general public and the design industry to recognise and promote architects and architecture in Australia and internationally.

The Australian Institute of Architects, the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia, announced the winners of the 2016 Western Australia (WA) Architecture Awards at Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom.

For the first time in the program’s history, the George Temple Poole Award, the WA Chapter’s highest honour went to two projects, the City of Perth Library and Public Plaza and the State Buildings, both designed by Kerry Hill Architects with the latter in collaboration with Palassis Architects (Heritage Architect).

The Enduring Architecture Award was renamed this year in recognition of Richard Roach Jewell, a long-serving public works architect in Western Australia. The award went to Howlett and Bailey Architects for Perth Concert Hall. This is the second year in a row the practice has received the award, having won last year for Council House.