Victorian Architecture Awards
Stretching back to 1929, the Victorian Architecture Awards serve to recognise best practice in the field and inspire others to continue striving to positively shape communities through architecture. The Victorian Architecture Awards form part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards program which enables public and peer recognition of the innovative work of our members, and provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture across Australia and internationally.
Each year, our Victorian Awards run from November to Awards Night in June. You can find key dates, information about serving as a juror as well as state-specific prizes below.
2024 VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
Entries for the 2024 Victorian Architecture Awards are now open. Awards Applications open on Monday, 13 November 2023 and close on Monday, 5 February 2024.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO FINAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXTENSIONS IN THE 2024 VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS.
2024 BATES SMART AWARD ARCHITECTURE IN MEDIA
Entries for the 2024 Bates Smart Award for Architecture in Media open on Monday, 13 November 2023 and close on Monday, 5 February 2024.
2024 MAGGIE EDMOND ENDURING ARCHITECTURE AWARD
Entries for the 2024 Maggie Edmond Enduring Architecture Award open on Monday, 13 November 2023 and close on Monday, 5 February 2024.
DIMITY REED MELBOURNE PRIZE
The Dimity Reed Melbourne Prize recognises projects that have made a significant contribution to the city of Melbourne. All projects located within the Urban Growth Boundary are eligible for consideration. The winner is drawn from direct-entry categories in the Victorian Architecture Awards.
2023 Nightingale Village by Architecture architecture, Austin Maynard Architects, Breathe, Clare Cousins Architects, Hayball and Kennedy Nolan
2022 Queen & Collins by KTA + BVN
2021 Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design by Grimshaw in collaboration with Monash University
2020 State Library Victoria Redevelopment by Architectus + Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
2019 Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design
2018 (Joint) Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture
2018 (Joint) New Academic Street, RMIT University by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects
2017 (Joint) Tanderrum Bridge by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration
2017 (Joint) 2016 NGV ARCHITECTURE COMMISSION: Haven’t you always wanted…? by M@ STUDIO Architects
2016 Saltwater Community Centre by Croxon Ramsay Architects
2014 Dallas Brooks Community Primary School by McBride Charles Ryan
2013 Revitalising Central Dandenong, Lonsdale St Redevelopment by BKK/TCL Partnership
2012 The Royal Childrens Hospital by Billard Leece Partnership & Bates Smart
2011 AAMI Park by Cox Architecture
2010 The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by Woods Bagot & NH Architecture – Joint Venture Architects
2009 Canada Hotel Redevelopment by Hayball
2008 The Vaults by Six Degrees
2007 Sandridge Bridge Precinct Redevelopment by City of Melbourne in association with Nadim Karam and Marcus O’Reilly
2006 (Joint) Melbourne Central by Ashton Raggatt McDougall
2006 (Joint) The Urban Workshop by John Wardle Architects, Hassell & NH Architecture in joint venture
2005 QV2 by NH Architecture
2003 Federation Square by LAB Architecture Studio in association with Bates Smart
The Regional Prize recognises projects that have made a significant contribution to regional Victoria. All projects located outside the Urban Growth Boundary are eligible for consideration. The winner is drawn from direct-entry categories in the Victorian Architecture Awards.
2023 Warrnambool Library and Learning Centre by Kosloff Architecture
2022 Grampians Peaks Trail Stage 2 by Noxon Giffen Architects with McGregor Coxall
2021 Geelong College Junior School by John Wardle Architects
2020 Penguin Parade Visitor Centre by TERROIR
2019 Port of Sale by fjmt
2018 Koondrook Wharf by TERROIR
2017 Pomonal Community Hall by Workshop Architecture
2016 Geelong Library & Heritage Centre by ARM Architecture
2014 Bendigo Library Redevelopment by MGS Architects
2013 Marysville 16 Hour Police Station by Kerstin Thompson Architects
2012 New Hammond Fellowship Centre by Harmer Architecture
2011 (Joint) The Heights Community Building by Adam Dettrick Architect
2011 (Joint) Marysville Rebuilding Advisory Centre by bamford-dash architecture2011 (Joint) La Trobe University Shepparton by Gray Puksand
2010 South West Institute of TAFE – Stage 3 by Lyons
2009 (Joint) Bendigo Bank Headquarters by BVN Architecture + Gray Puksand
2009 (Joint) Hepburn Springs Bathhouse Redevelopment by Cox Architects & Planners
2008 (Joint) Albury Library Museum by Ashton Raggatt McDougall
2008 (Joint) Pioneer Museum Plaza, Jeparit by NMBW Architecture Studio + Urban Design, RMIT University
2007 Castlemaine Primary School by H20 Architects
2006 (Joint) Huski by Elenberg Fraser Architects
2006 (Joint) Latrobe University Visual Arts Centre by Peter Elliot Pty Ltd Architecture + Urban Design
2005 (Joint) Ballarat Learning Exchange by Bligh Voller Nield
2005 (Joint) Science Technology Innovations Centre, Bacchus Marsh by Lyons
2003 Latrobe University Library, Albury-Wodonga Campus by Woods Bagot
MAGGIE EDMOND ENDURING ARCHITECTURE AWARD
Open to buildings in Victoria of at least 25 years of age, the Maggie Edmond 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.
2023 Brambuk: The National Park and Cultural Centre by Gregory Burgess Architects
2022 Crigan House by Allan Powell
2021 Olympic Swimming Pool by Kevin Borland, John and Phyllis Murphy and Peter McIntyre, with engineer Bill Irwin
2020 MCG Great Southern Stand by Daryl Jackson
2019 Melbourne Terrace Apartments by Katsalidis Architects
2018 Yarra Footbridge at Southbank by Cocks Carmichael Whitford
2017 University South Lawn Underground Car Park by Loder and Bayley in association with Harris, Lange and Partners
2016 Heide II by McGlashan and Everist
2015 Domain Park Apartments by Romberg & Boyd
2014 McIntyre House by Peter McIntyre
2013 former ICI House by Bates Smart & McCutcheon
2012 NGV, St Kilda Road by Roy Grounds
2011 One Collins Street by Robert Peck & Denton Corker Marshall
2010 Infil Housing Program by Ministry of Housing -Gregory Burgess
2009 Sidney Myer Music Bowl by Yuncken Freeman Bros, Griffiths & Simpson; Greg Burgess
2008 Murray Valley Private Hospital (fmr Clyde Cameron College) by Kevin Borland, Architect’s Group
2007 Fmr Plumbers and Gasfitters Union Building by Graeme Gunn
2006 Robin Boyd House II by Grounds, Romberg & Boyd
2005 Former BHP House by Yuncken Freeman Architects
2004 Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne by Yuncken Freeman Architects
2003 Chapel of St Joseph by Edmond & Corrigan
BATES SMART AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE IN MEDIA
The Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media returns as Australia’s most prestigious media award for journalists, editors, producers and event organisers working in the field of architecture and design. In 2024, the Award will continue to encourage and recognise media discussion of architecture.
VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE MEDAL
The Victorian Architecture Medial is the highest honour awarded by the Victorian Chapter each year.
The Medal derives from the original ‘Street Architecture Medal’ introduced by The Royal Victorian Institute of Architects (RVIA) in 1926 as an award for the design of a building of exceptional merit. Buildings were judged on their urban propriety and architectural etiquette; the building had to front a street, road, square or court to which public had access. It was expected to have a civic character, offering its architectural qualities to the greater public realm of the city.
The Medal is awarded from the Named Award winners from all national direct-entry categories and Sustainable Architecture and COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, as well as the winners of the Melbourne Prize and Regional Prize. The winner of the Victorian Architecture Medal is therefore judged to be the most outstanding project of the entire field of entries, a building of exceptional merit.
Victorian Awards Archive
2023 VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS