The best architecture from the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers celebrated at Regional Awards

Eleven projects from across the region have been honoured at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards held Friday 26 February in the Gold Coast.

The Building of the Year was awarded to Griffith University Student Guild Uni Bar & Link Refurbishment by Push. The jury praised the project for the way it ‘links the main street and the heart of the campus in a well resolved correlation of uses and space’.

Two residential projects received special honours with Shaun Lockyer Architects’ Hinterland House winning the Gold Coast/Northern Rivers House of the Year. This project was celebrated by the jury because a ‘sense of place is achieved through the capturing of views, passive solar design, simplicity of section, spatial treatments and quality of detailing’. Regional Project of the Year was awarded to Shane Denman Architects for 2A Concrete.

In addition to the above accolades the three projects join eight others who were awarded Regional Commendations (listed below) by the jury with these projects now progressing to the Queensland State Architecture Awards to be announced on Friday 24 June in Brisbane.

Regional Commendations:

Architectural Project Architectural Practice Location
Casino Aboriginal Medical Service Kevin O’Brien Architects in association with AECOM Casino
Hinterland House Shaun Lockyer Architects Canungra
2A Concrete Shane Denman Architects Palm Beach
60s Modern Jamison Architects Burleigh Heads
Griffith University Student Guild Bar & Link refurbishment Push Southport
Monaco Renovation Paul Uhlmann Architects Broadbeach Waters
Stella Maris Church Straw & Dunne with PMG Architect Broadbeach
Dryandras Residence Paul Uhlmann Architects Casuarina Beach
Griffith University Red Zone, Gold Coast Campus Cox Rayner Architects Southport
ALTA Main Beach Willemsen Architecture Main Beach
Margaret Olley Art Centre Bud Brannigan Architects Murwillumbah