AIA WA Chapter Awards 2011

Around the middle of June every year the occupants of the nuthouse start sitting a little closer to the edges of their seats. It’s awards time, specifically the Australian Institute of Architects Awards time. All the buildings we’ve fallen in love with since this time last year have been judged by the peers of their creators, gowns are donned, trophies are polished and distributed.
Of course a large part of the excitement for us is bathing in the reflected glory of the projects we’ve been associated with! Can we share them with you?
A couple of buildings garnered awards across a number of categories, The State Theatre Centre by Kerry Hill Architects (above) won the Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture as well as the Julius Elischer Award for Interior Architecture.

Paul Wellington and Elizabeth Karol picked up commendations in Residential Architecture, Mondoluce Lighting Award and Sustainability as well as an Architecture Award in Interior Architecture for their beautiful Hamersley Road, Subiaco house (below).

Kerry Hill also had a win in Multiple Residential with Beachside Leighton North (left).
Katherine and Marco of vittinoAshe will be finding room among their knick knacks for the Iwan Iwanoff Award for Small Project Architecture (below). Watch out for this North Perth renovation in an upcoming issue of InDesign magazine.
Silver Creek House, Guilderton Other residential projects that received an award or commendation include Hartree + Associates Architects for a dramatic home featuring cast concrete and cantilevered upper floor in Pennell Road Claremont (above);

Officer Woods’ brilliant re-interpretation of the classic West Aussie beach house in Guilderton (left and above left) and

Walter Hunter and Penny Watson Architects’ wild re-model of Christian Lyon’s home in Peppermint Grove (below).

Phillip Griffiths Architects got a Urban Design commendation for William Street Renewal project, a part of the state government’s overhaul of the Perth Cultural Centre (left).

Taylor Robinson’s mastery of hospitality interiors had them taking home an interior architecture commendation each for Sentinel and The Boulevard (below left and below)

Our own tipping pool isn’t always on the money… in particular this office loved what Wayne Dufty at DNA Architects did with the Patrick Autocare logistics building out near the airport (left). DNA left empty handed, this time anyway. And of course we managed to convince ourselves that, despite some tough competition, Kerry Hill Architects were a shoe-in for the George Temple Poole for the STC. That prize was won by Hassell’s 140 William Street project.