2022 Enduring Architecture Award – Call for Nominations

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.

Church Street Public Housing Exterior shot
Commendation for the Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture | Church Street Public Housing | Parish O’Neill, Cox Rayner and Bligh Voller | Photographer: Toby Scott

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

Contact 

For all enquiries please contact QLD qld@architecture.com.au