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Exemplars of science and design: Your Sustainability Awards 2022 shortlist is here

We introduce you to the 65 Sustainability Awards finalists who are revolutionising Australia’s built environment.

Exemplars of science and design: Your Sustainability Awards 2022 shortlist is here

Now in their 16th year, the 2022 Sustainability Awards are more important than ever.

The past 24 months have provided a window into the future of humanity, with natural disasters, civil unrest, challenging economic forecasts and health crises providing a worrying forecast for the years to come. And yet for some, hope is born from these bleak outlooks, providing an impetus for change that drives them to make a positive mark on the environment they live in. 

For examples of this, we look no further than the 2022 Sustainability Awards shortlist, where a selection of 65 people, products and projects are showing us truly outstanding contributions to the sustainable built environment.

Considering the urgency with which we need to respond to our environmental challenge, it is perhaps no surprise that the 2022 Awards received an exceptional calibre of entrants – of which our jury whittled it down to just the 65 featured below. Once again, this shortlist was finalised on our annual live judging day – which was proudly supported by Best of the Best and Carbon Neutral Partner Autex Acoustics

The jury were set a challenging task in selecting the shortlist for this year, as they looked for entries who were able to ‘marry science and design’ in achieving outstanding sustainable outcomes. Each finalist has, in their own way, contributed to the bettering of Australia’s built environment, finding innovative and considered ways to address sustainability challenges including embodied carbon, circularity, performance, wellbeing and biodiversity. 

The winners of the 2022 Sustainability Awards will be announced on Thursday November 10 at the Shangri La, Sydney. The award ceremony will follow a full day conference – The Sustainability Summit – which will bring together over 30 leading names from across the Sustainable built environment to share their knowledge and thought leadership about the challenges, innovations and successes happening across the industry.

Discover the 2022 Sustainability Awards shortlist below.

Adaptive Reuse (Alteration/Addition)

Emily Taylor and Warders Hotel, by Matthew Crawford Architects. Photography by Dion Robeson.

Proudly partnered by WoodSolutions

Austin House

Emily Taylor and Warders Hotel
Matthew Crawford Architects

Midtown Centre
Fender Katsalidis

Poppy’s House
Northern Edge Studio

SubStation No. 164

Sue Hutton’s Stephensons Mill
Hector Abrahams Architecture

Commercial Architecture (Large)

SEEK by Hassell. Photography by Peter Bennetts

Proudly partnered by Network Architectural

Four Pillars Gin Distillery 2.0

Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay
Misho + Associates

Midtown Centre
Fender Katsalidis

Quay Quarter Tower
AMP Capital


Commercial Architecture (Small)

ANZ Breathe by Breathe. Photography by Tom Ross.

Proudly partnered by Big Ass Fans

ANZ Breathe

Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club
Warren & Mahoney

Sarah & Sebastian
Russell & George

Education & Research

Cannon Hill Anglican College D Block, by Reddog Architects. Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones.

Proudly partnered by NeXTimber by Timberlink

6 Hassall Street
RTW Communications

Cannon Hill Anglican College D Block
Reddog Architects

Port Melbourne Secondary College
Billard Leece Partnership

Q Building
EJE Architecture

s.e.e.d. – a new demountable classroom
betti&knut architecture

SVSS – Double Streaming Building

Interior Design

Finesse Shoe Store, by Studio Edwards. Photography by Peter Bennetts.

Proudly partnered by GH Commercial

50/50s House
Green Sheep Collective

Built/SubStation No. 164

Department of Transport, Victoria

Finesse Shoe Store
studio edwards

Koorootang Court Retirement Village – Community Centre and Lodge Building Corridor Refurbishment
Lendlease Retirement Living

Pivot House
ssd studio

Landscape & Urban

Riverside Green by Hassell. Photography by Scott Burrows.

Proudly partnered by Holcim

Central Linear Park (Stage 1)
SCAPE Design 

Collins Arch and Market Street Park

Pavilions Residences by Mirvac

Riverside Green

Multiple Residential Dwelling

Angaston Hill by Taylor Buchtmann Architecture. Photography by Peter Barnes.

Proudly partnered by Electrolux

Angaston Hill
Taylor Buchtmann Architecture

Carrington Terraces
MDC Architects

Gibbons Street

Nightingale Ballarat

Terrace House
Austin Maynard Architects

Public Buildings

Eden Port Welcome Centre by Cox Architecture. Photography by John Gollings.

Proudly partnered by Siniat

Bay Pavilions Arts + Aquatic

Eden Port Welcome Centre
Cox Architecture

Eric Tweedale Stadium
dwp | design worldwide partnership

Glenroy Community Hub
DesignInc Melbourne

Single Dwelling (Alteration/Addition)

Phoenix House by Harley Graham Architects. Photography by AndyMacpherson.

Proudly partnered by Bondor

Blackburn House
Light House Architecture & Science

Eades House
Fred Architecture

Hood House
Mihaly Solcombe

Jacob and Jade’s House
Cooee Architecture

Pepper Tree Passive House
Alexander Symes Architect 

Phoenix House
Harley Graham Architects

Single Dwelling (New)

Cascade House by Core Collective Architects. Photography by Adam Gibson.

Proudly partnered by Stormtech

Ballina House 6848
BlueKube Architecture

Balmy Palmy House
CplusC Architectural Workshop

Cascade House
Core Collective Architects

The Hütt 01 Passivhaus
Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)

Thistle Hill
Light House Architecture & Science

Smart Building Ideas

Home Southbank by Bates Smart. Photography by James Greer.

Proudly partnered by Verosol

Gabrielle’s Home
BluKube Architecture

Home Southbank
Bates Smart

The Phillip
Green Homes Australia

Green Building Material and/or Product

SR2 – Systems Reef by BVN and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Photography by SR2 Design Team.

Proudly partnered by ForestOne


ClinkaCRETE for Cygnet House
Core Collective Architects

Coharo Coatings Levelling Coat

CONQOR B50 Sustainable Waterproofing Admixture

Frontier™ 24mm , Cube™ 24mm , ASL, Quietspace® Panel

SR2 – Systems Reef

Volt Solar Tile
Leeson Group

Water Yuludarla Collection

Emerging Sustainable Architect/Designer

Four Pillars Gin Distillery 2.0 by Breathe. Photography by Anson Smart.

Proudly partnered by Kaolin

Ali Galbraith

Kim Nguyen
Integral Group

Kris Spann
People Parkers

Marni Reti
Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

The following categories do not have a shortlist, but will have a winner announced at the 2022 Sustainability Awards on Thursday November 10

The Editor’s Choice (Social and Community Outcomes)

Proudly partnered by Sika

Lifetime Achievement

Proudly partnered by BlueScope

Best of the Best

Proudly partnered by Autex Acoustics

The Sustainability Awards would like to congratulate all the shortlisters for 2022. We would also like to sincerely thank our 2022 Jury for the time and expertise they have brought to the judging process. We thank head judge Dick Clarke and the full jury, including Arianna Brambilla, David Coates, Michael Faine, Sandra Furtado, Mahalath Halperin, Kate Nason, Simone Schenkel, Jeremy Spencer, Oliver Steele and Suzanne Toumbourou. 

For the full 2022 Sustainability Awards shortlist, click here.

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