Due to COVID-19 restrictions, for the first time in the 81-year history of the Australian Institute of Architects, winners have been announced ‘virtually’ with the Queensland Chapter of the Institute hosting a ‘virtual’ awards ceremony to announce the winners of its Regional Awards’ program.
The ceremony was streamed to members via Instagram and YouTube and acknowledged the winning projects located all across Queensland.
Queensland Chapter President, Michael Lavery, praised the agility of Chapter members. “Naturally, our architects are accustomed to adapting to changing environments and they embraced the online celebration with a fervour and camaraderie that is indicative of Queensland designers,”
The winners of the ‘Building of the Year’ category are listed below:
Buildings of the Year
A university, arts and research centres, schools, and an air base facility were among the big winners. Awarded regions, projects and architects are listed below.
John Dalton Award for Building of the Year
Queensland University of Technology Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct
Wilson Architects + Henning Larsen Architects, Architects in Association
Far North QLD
Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year
Bulmba-ja Centre of Contemporary Arts
Gabriel Poole Award for Building of the Year
Caloundra Christian College, Primary Learning Centre
McLellan Bush Architects
JW Wilson Award for Building of the Year
Mon Repos Turtle Centre
Walter and Oliver Tunbridge Award for Building of the Year
Replacement Chinook Facilities
Gold Coast & Northern Rivers
Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Building of the Year
St Joseph’s College, Coomera
Macksey Rush Architects Pty Ltd
All of the above projects have now been shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland Architecture Awards, to be judged and awarded in the coming months.