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Western Australian events, awards & prizes

The Western Australian Chapter's program of awards provides opportunities for public and peer recognition of the state's achievements in architecture. Its awards and events program features many highlights of the state's architectural calendar.

The Institute acknowledges the generous support of our major state sponsors.

2016 WA Architecture Awards

Key Dates

Exhibition of Entries: 27 June to 8 July 2016
Exhibition of Entries Opening: 28 June 2016
Presentation Evening: 1 July 2016

Exhibition of Entries

The Exhibition of Entries is an opportunity for the 2016 WA Architecture Awards entries to display their entry.

Date: Monday 27 June to Friday 8 July 2016
Time: 8am - 5pm
Venue: Central Park Lobby, 152 - 158 St Georges Tce, Perth


Exhibition of Entries Opening

Members and guests are invited to the cocktail opening of the Exhibition of Entries. 

Date: Tuesday 28 June 2016
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Central Park Lobby, 152 - 158 St Georges Tce, Perth

Members - no charge
Non-members $40

RSVP by Thursday 23 June 2016 to wa@architecture.com.au 

Presentation Evening

The most prestigious event on the calendar. Celebrate with fellow entrants and peers as the winners are presented with their awards.

Date: Friday 1 July 2016
Time: 6pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Crown Perth

Seats: $195.00 per person
$1,750 table of 10 if paid before 3 June.
$1,950 table of 10 if paid after 3 June.
All prices include GST.


Please RSVP to wa@architecture.com.au or 08 9287 9900

We look forward to seeing you there.

Future Built Environment Opportunities
Thursday 16 June 2016 

Where will the work come from in the next 1 - 2 years?

Join Western Australia's leading design and construction industry bodies for an interactive and enlightening event.

Phil Helberg [Building Management & Works]
Dean Mudford [Landcorp]
Stephen Beer [Vicinity Centres]
Dr Penny Flett [Brightwater Care Group]
Kieran Kinsella [Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority]

Panel Discussion followed by networking drinks.

Time: 3pm for 3.30pm start
Venue: Perth Arena [Granite Room], 700 Wellington Street.

Click here to view poster.
Click here to register.  

Emerging Architect Prize

The Emerging Architect Prize recognises an individual emerging architect or emerging architectural collaboration’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, which advances the profession’s role within the public arena. Entrants need to be nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects. This prize is sponsored by Architectural Window Systems (AWS).

Click here to nominate someone or to self-nominate for the Emerging Architect Prize in your Chapter.

Entry into the Emerging Architects Prize is now a two step process.
  • Nomination – eligible candidates are nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects via the online entry system.
  • Submission of entry material – nominated candidates will be invited to continue with the submission; should they wish to accept the nomination the nominee will be asked to submit the entry material listed under 'entry requirements' via the online entry system.
Winners at a Chapter level proceed to be considered for the National Emerging Architects Prize.

Click here for more information.

Gil Nicol Biennial Award 2015/16

Named in honour of one of Western Australia's great architects whose work was inspired by international experiences, the Gil Nicol Biennial Award recognises a local architect who is making a significant impact on the State's built environment while in the early stages of their career.

Entries open 1 May 2015 and close 31 July 2015.

Click here for more information.

E.G. Cohen Medal

Eustace Gresley Cohen was an English born farmer and architect. He practised architecture in Bunbury and became involved with the Institute of Architects of WA. 

He always took a very keen interest in the work and progress of young people in architecture. 
It was for this reason that he established in 1924 a bronze medal to recognise students who have set themselves apart with their work, their attitude to their fellow peers and the respect they have within the profession.

Students are nominated from both The University of Western Australia and Curtin University, submitting a written submission and attend an interview.

The medal is presented at the Exhibition Opening for the WA Architecture Awards at the end of June, by the grandson of Eustace Gresley Cohen.