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Australia’s National Architecture Awards shortlist announced
Sep 23, 2015

Residential-architecture firms are on the shortlist for this year’s Australian Institute of Architects National Architecture Awards. With Jury Chair David Karotkin at the helm, the jury selected 73 entries, a total of 59 projects across 14 categories, to move along to the final phase. The shortlisted entries were chosen from 185 eligible nominees, who had won the Regional and Chapter Architecture Awards. This year’s winners will be announced on November 5.

“Reviewing 185 award-winning entries was daunting for the jury. We reluctantly narrowed the field to a shortlist of 73, aware of the tension that comes from a process where we have the responsibility of choosing the best from a field of the best,” said Karotkin. “The diversity and quality of this year’s award-winning projects from around the country proves yet again what a profound contribution architects are making in our society.”

Australia’s National Architecture Awards shortlist announced
The Edge by Charles Wright Architect (Qld), courtesy Patrick Bingham-Hall

Australia’s National Architecture Awards shortlist announced
Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect Builder (Qld); courtesy Sean Fennessy

Australia’s National Architecture Awards shortlist announced
Villa Marittima, St Andrews Beach by Robin Williams Architect (Vic), courtesy Dean Bradley.

This year, four houses will compete for the new Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award, in the Residential Architecture—Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. And for the second year, the public is invited to vote for its favorite residential project in the People’s Choice Award, which will launch in October.

Among the shortlisted entries are:

Residential Architecture—Houses (New)
Balmoral House, Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison   
Bethanga House, tUG workshop   
Light House, Peter Stutchbury Architecture   
Planchonella House, Jesse Bennett Architect Builder
Sawmill House, Archier   
The Edge, Charles Wright Architects  
Villa Marittima, St Andrews Beach, Robin Williams Architect

Residential Architecture—Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Local House, MAKE Architecture
Orama, Smart Design Studio
Tower House, Andrew Maynard Architects
Walter Street Terrace, David Boyle Architect

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