NSW Country Division Architecture Awards
Celebrating design excellence
and its contribution to communities Across regional nsw
Since its inception in 1960, the NSW Country Division has provided continuous representation and service to regional architects of the Australian Institute of Architects outside the metropolitan areas of Sydney and Newcastle.
The NSW Country Division Architecture Awards celebrate the work of architects working in regional NSW.
Awards and categories
Projects in this category must be residential, generally falling within BCA Class 1a and must be new builds. Projects with up to two self-contained dwellings may be entered in this category.
Projects must be residential, generally falling within BCA Class 1a, and must include renovations or alterations or additions to an existing building, whether or not the building was residential in nature in the first instance. Projects with up to two self-contained dwellings may be entered in this category.
Projects in this category will be those considered to be ‘small’ in terms of area or budget as determined by the Jury. Projects are recognised that have been constrained by space or cost restrictions, but have achieved a level of invention, creativity and craftsmanship beyond these constraints. This category can accommodate projects which may be over-looked against larger scale projects in other categories or may be transient or experimental in nature, such as exhibition design, set design or installations. Projects of all functional types may be considered.
To be a residential dwelling/s, detached or attached (not apartments) with an individual dwelling cost not exceeding a contract price of $400,000.00 excluding non-essential landscaping, pools and consultant fees.
Projects in this category must be residential and comprise of, or include, two or more self-contained dwellings (whether or not the building includes uses for other purposes).
Projects in this category may be single buildings, groups of buildings or non-building projects, studies or masterplans, which are of public, civic or urban design in nature. Awarded projects must have enhanced the quality of the built environment or public domain or contribute to the wellbeing of the broader community.
Projects in this category must be built primarily for commercial purposes, generally falling within BCA Classes 3b, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Projects in this category must be interior spaces and environments within a new building or the refurbishment of an existing building.
Projects in this category must be predominantly of a public or institutional nature generally falling within BCA Class 9. It does not include projects falling within the definition of Educational Architecture or any BCA Class 9b building used primarily for educational purposes.
Projects in this category may be any preschool, primary, secondary or tertiary educational facility and/or joint research facilities in which an educational institution is a significant partner. Education projects may not be entered in the Public Architecture category.
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This category is for any built conservation project or study developed in accordance with the Australian ICOMOS Burra Charter, or any adaptive reuse of a heritage structure.
This award is given in recognition of outstanding architectural work by a NSW Country Division Architect. The use of timber must be integral to the success of the project, with a significant and/or ingenious use of timber being displayed in the design. All entries can be considered for this Award, no additional entry fee is required.
Projects can be built or unbuilt in NSW, interstate and overseas, not type specific, could be conceptual, could be consultancy/advice lead, could be community art-based, could involve `change leadership’, could be a masterplan, could be a building overseas.
The purpose of this award is to showcase the skills and capacity of NSW Country Division Architects, ideally in community focussed endeavours but also to recognise projects that may not easily fit the main awards whilst still providing credibility to what we do as a broader organisation.
Highest Honour of the NSW Country Division Architecture Awards. Only Regional Architects who have submissions in the NSW Country Division Awards will be considered for the James Barnet Award. This award will be made, where appropriate, for outstanding work by a NSW Country Division member of the Institute, in any category.
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*Winners of Country Division Awards will be required to pay an additional State entry fee to be considered for the 2024 NSW State Awards. There is no additional charge for progression to the National Architecture Awards. Entry fees are exclusive of GST.
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|Country Division||Monday 1 May - Monday 31 July 2023 11:59PM (AEST)||Monday 21 August - Friday 25 August 2023||Friday 20 October 2023|