Voting now open for Australia’s favourite house

In celebration of World Architecture Day on Monday 2 October, voting has opened for the annual People’s Choice Award as part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 National Architecture Awards.

The People’s Choice Award gives members of the public the opportunity to select their favourite house from the 15 residential projects on the national jury’s shortlist.

Chosen from more than 250 entries, the homes showcase the best residential architecture – both new builds and alterations and additions – from around the country.

Voting is open until 5:00pm AEDST Friday 27 October. Some fantastic prizes, thanks to our Corporate Partners, are also up for grabs for those who vote in the People’s Choice Award and enter the competition by telling us in 25 words or less why their chosen project is their favourite.

The winning project will be revealed at the National Architecture Awards ceremony on Thursday 2 November at Albert Hall in Canberra along with all the winners as chosen by the expert panel of judges.

More information on the 2017 National Architecture Awards and access to voting in the People’s Choice Award is available via

Projects in the running for the 2017 People’s Choice Award are:

Annandale House by Welsh + Major Architects (NSW)
Burleigh Street House by ME (Qld)
Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects (Tas)
Cape Tribulation House by m3architecture (Qld)
Coogee House by Chenchow Little (NSW)
D’Entrecasteaux House by room11 (Tas)
Dark Horse by Architecture Architecture (Vic)
Dornoch Terrace House by James Russell Architect (Qld)
Jac by panovscott (NSW)
Little Sister’s House by Candalepas Associates (NSW)
Mitti Street House by James Russell Architect (Qld)
Rose House by Baracco+Wright Architects (Vic)
Sorrento House by Figureground Architecture (Vic)
Tamarama House by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects (NSW)
Tent House by Sparks Architects (Qld)


The Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of prizes by Corporate Partners BlueScope, Dulux, AWS, Smeg and Architecture Media.