Do you have a longstanding, favourite building in QLD you feel should be recognised with an award?
This award is open to buildings of at least 25 years of age, the Enduring Architecture Award recognises achievement for the design of buildings of outstanding merit, which remain important as high quality works of architecture when considered in a contemporary context. Nominations are welcome from Institute members, non-members and non-architects, but must provide adequate content for consideration by the jury.
Nominations for the 2022 QLD Enduring Architecture Award are open now and will close on Friday, 04 February 2022.
Projects will be works considered technically advanced or innovative for their time, which remain symbolically significant, are exponents of creative leadership or are works of national significance. Recommendations can be submitted via an online form each year following an open call for nominations. Nominations must provide adequate content for consideration by the jury, including a project description and/or a statement of significance, as well as any materials which may assist the jury such as drawings and photographs.
If the building has no formal listing, please try to outline the project’s significance yourself. If you are preparing your own statement, the Institute’s Register of Significant Buildings provides a guide for what should be included in a Statement of Significance:
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS REGISTER OF SIGNIFICANT BUILDINGS
The award jury considers recommendations, previous award winners and the state’s Register of Significant Twentieth Century Architecture to determine a shortlist of projects for consideration. The jury will incorporate any new recommendations on a master list that will be revisited annually. One project has been awarded at state level annually since 2003. State winners are later considered by the national jury for the National Award for Enduring Architecture.
Previous QLD Enduring Architecture Award winners:
2003 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture, Golden Gate, Urs Berger, Gold Coast
2004 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture, Queensland Art Gallery, Robin Gibson & Partners, Brisbane
2005 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture, Agriculture & Entomology Building UQ James Birrell Architect, Brisbane
2006 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture, JCU Library Douglas Campus, James Birrell Architect, North Queensland
2007 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture, TAB Building (now UniTab), Conwell, Smith & Wilson, Geoffrey Pie, Brisbane
2008 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture, Banfield, Wongaling, South Mission Beach, JMA Architects, Far North Qld
2009 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture, White Residence, Lindsay Clare Mitchell Pty Ltd, Brisbane
2010 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Robin Gibson & Partners, Brisbane
2011 Award for Enduring Architecture, Riverside Centre, Harry Seidler & Associates, Brisbane
2012 Award for Enduring Architecture, Pie Residence, Peregian Beach Geoffrey Pie Architect, Sunshine Coast
2013 Award for Enduring Architecture, Oribin House and Studio, E.H. Oribin Architect, Far North Qld
2014 Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture, Torbreck, AH Job and RP Froud
2015 Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture, Chapel of St Peter’s Lutheran College, Indooroopilly, Dr Karl Langer, Brisbane
2016 Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture, Good Shepherd Chapel, Bishopsbourne Conrad Gargett, Brisbane
2017 Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture, St Alban’s Bush Brotherhood Church, Cunnamulla, Lund, Hutton, Newell, Black & Paulsen, Central Queensland
2018 Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture Townsville Courts of Law – Edmund Sheppard Building, Hall, Phillips & Wilson Architects Pty Ltd, North Queensland
2019 Enduring Architecture Award, Railton House and Office, John Railton Architect, Brisbane
2020 Enduring Architecture Award, Holy Family Church, Indooroopilly Douglas and Barnes, Brisbane
2021 Enduring Architecture Award, Church Street Public Housing, Parish O’Neill, Cox Rayner and Bligh Voller, Brisbane