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Announcing the 2020 Workspace Awards Shortlist!

Since 2017, the Workspace Awards have been a highlight on Australia’s design calendar, celebrating interior design, and showcasing the finest work in our community.

  • Group GSA's work on 7/11

Open to all Australian designers and firms across the commercial and residential sectors, the Workspace Awards program is a celebration of all that’s great about our industry.

Split between the structures of Primary and Major Categories, the Workspace Awards always see a broad entry base from independent designers and small firms, as well as medium and large design companies.

An independent awards program, the Workspace Awards has grown rapidly over its four years, and in 2020, although having the most unusual circumstances, the awards has received incredible support and entries.

Due to the current circumstances around COVID-19, the Workspace Awards has unfortunately had to be postponed until early 2021. A silver lining for this though, is that the postponed WorkSpace Awards show will allow the Workspace team to deliver and execute a truly incredible, interactive event. Keep an eye out on the Workspace social media (@workspacecf_ and @workspaceawards) and Website for more information and new event date.

Without further ado, here is your 2020 Shortlist…

Workplace ≥ 1000smt Shortlist

  • Group GSA for 7 Eleven
  • PTID for Thomas Duryea Logicalis
  • Hot Black for Hotels Combined
  • Hot Black for Kraft Heinz
  • Hot Black  for Hydro Tasmania

Workplace < 1000smt Shortlist

  • Studio Edwards for Sackville Studios
  • Hot Black for Hilton Hotels HQ
  • MODE for J Block / Jigsaw
  • Harmer Architecture for VCAT Oakleigh
  • IA Design for Yellowfin

Yellowfin by IA Design

Designer of the Year Shortlist

  • Group GSA for 7 Eleven
  • Hot Black for Hydro Tasmania
  • Inarc Design for VSON Laser Vision Specialist
  • KHID for MAB Corporation
  • Harmer Architecture for VCAT Oakleigh
  • Hot Black for Kraft Heinz

Emerging Designer Shortlist

  • Studio Edwards for Sackville Studios
  • Studio Edwards for Eyescan
  • Studio Edwards for Base Cabin
  • Ewert Leaf for There Café
  • Dieppe Design for Deepwater House

Eyescan by Studio Edwards

Sustainability Shortlist

  • Studio Edwards for Sackville Studio
  • Studio Edwards for Base Cabin
  • Group GSA for 7 Eleven
  • Harmer Architecture for VCAT Oakleigh
  • Hot Black for Hydro Tasmania

Hospitality Shortlist

  • Ewert Leaf for There Café
  • Ewert Leaf for Firebird Community Group
  • Pitch Architecture and Design for Maverick Cafe
  • Ply Architecture for Fourth Bar & Restaurant
  • Surround Interiors for Sailmaster Hotel

Hotel Tasmania by Hot Black

Education Shortlist

  • Conrad Gargett Architecture for Habitat Nundah
  • Detail Studio for Trinity College Innovation School
  • Mode for J Block / Jigsaw
  • Conrad Gargett Architecture for Federation University Australia
  • Detail Studio for St Martin’s Catholic Primary School

Technology Shortlist

  • Group GSA for 7 Eleven
  • Harmer Architecture for VCAT Oakleigh
  • Alkimi Studio for Cognizant Head Office
  • KHID for MAB Corporation
  • KHID for Ian Potter Foundation

Hotels Combines by Hot Black

Health Shortlist

  • Studio P Architecture & Interiors for Liverpool Medical Suite
  • Cheeseman Architects  for Animal Welfare League
  • Inarc Design for VSON Laser Vision Specialist
  • Project Hemesphere for University of Tasmania (UTAS)
  • Cheeseman Architects for Adelaide Cosmetic Dentistry

Aged Care Shortlist

  • I+D Studio  for Mona Tait Gardens / RSL Lifecare
  • Gilmore Interior Design for PAC Stockton Stage 1
  • MELI Studio for Opal Aged Care Meadowbank Grove
  • Gilmore Interior Design for St Charbel’s Care Centre
  • Gilmore Interior Design for Lakeview Shell Harbour

Cognizant Headquarters by Alkimi Studio

Retail Shortlist

  • TA Square for Kurimu
  • Studio Edwards for Eyescan
  • Ewert Leaf for Little Sky Gelateria
  • Elvin Tan Designs  for Amazing Buns
  • Elvin Tans Designs + OLSK (Collaboration) for Chiesled Hair

Residential Design Shortlist

  • Studio Edwards for Base Cabin
  • Dieppe Design for Deepwater House
  • Studio AKA for Range Rd
  • Ply Architecture for Son/Shift Out North Altertion
  • Pitch Architecture & Design for Warraweena

Deepwater House by Dieppe Design


We thank the Workspace team for their dedication to honouring and celebrating great local design, and wish a sincere congratulations to all projects and teams shortlisted!

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