2015 Regional Award Winners and Commendations

Published: Tuesday 26 May 2015

Congratulations to Bob Sly and the conference conveners for a truly enlightening experience at the15th Annual CEFPI Regional Conference, in Canberra.  Thanks also for the ongoing support of the CEFPI Australasia Awards Program. This year, all entries were exhibited in the main Exhibition Hall of the National Convention Centre, and  the Awards were presented on the final day of the conference. The Australasian Awards program continues to grow, with 89 submissions from across the Region and the introduction of a sixth category. The Educational Landscapes / Outdoor Learning Area category recognises the importance of learning spaces outside the classroom.  In total 16 awards and commendations were presented across six categories including awards for Outstanding Project from Emerging Chapters and the Overall Regional winner.

This years Emerging Chapter Award Winner is Victoria University of Wellington, Campus Hub and Library Upgrade by Athfield Architects and Architectus

The Overall Winner for the Australasian Region is The Elizabeth Blackburn School of SciencesThe University High School by ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects.

Also presented was the 2015 CEFPI People’s Choice Award. Delegates of the conference were able to view all entries at the Awards Exhibition, and vote for their favourite project across all categories.

The Winner of the 2015 CEFPI Australasia Peoples Choice Award is Claremont College by TERROIR Architects.

Congratulations to all those who received awards this year, and a warm thank you to the Jurors who adjudicated.

CATEGORY 1: NEW CONSTRUCTION, ENTIRE NEW SCHOOL

WINNER:                  Noosa Flexible Learning Centre     Fulton Trotter Architects

COMMENDATION:           Aldinga Beach Children’s Centre  Department for Education and Child Development

COMMENDATION:           Our Lady of the Southern Cross Primary School      Baldasso Cortese Architects

CATEGORY 2: NEW CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR FACILITY

WINNER:                  Brighton Grammar Middle School   ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

COMMENDATION:       O’Regan Arts and Cultural Common     Monte Sant’Angelo Mercy College       Brewster Hjorth Architects

COMMENDATION:                       St John the Apostle Primary School, Stage 1      Baldasso Cortese Architects

COMMENDATION:           Victoria University of Wellington    Campus Hub and Library Upgrade Athfield Architects / Architectus

CATEGORY 3: RENOVATION / MODERNISATION OVER $2 MILLION

WINNER:                  FROEBEL Learning Centre      Steffen Welsch Architects

COMMENDATION:           Margaret Ames Centre – Immanuel College   Swanbury Penglase Architects

CATEGORY 4: RENOVATION / MODERNISATION UNDER $2 MILLION

COMMENDATION:           Year 3/4 Neighborhood    Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School    Centrum Architects Pty Ltd

COMMENDATION:           Kahurangi School     Stephenson & Turner

CATEGORY 5:  EDUCATION INITIATIVE / DESIGN SOLUTION FOR AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM

WINNER:                  Elizabeth Blackburn School of Science,  The University High School    ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

COMMENDATION:    NSW Aboriginal Child and Family Centre    NSW Government Architects Office

CATEGORY 6:  EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPE / OUTDOOR LEARNING AREA

WINNER:                  Horsham Special School - Sensory Courtyard   Kneeler Design Architects   Jeavons Landscape Architects

 

Lara Mackintosh
Regional Awards Coordinator