2019 LEQ Award results

Published: Friday 20 December 2019

Congratulations to all the winners and commended projects at the inaugural LEQ Awards, announced on the 11th December. It was great to see the level of support for this year’s Awards and we thank all our entrants for sharing your projects with us.

The aim of the Awards is to celebrate exceptional learning environments where innovative architecture meets and supports advanced educational philosophy. We appreciate the breadth and quality of projects in Queensland that meet these standards and it was fantastic to see projects from across the state, from the Gold Coast to Cairns.

The overall Award winner this year was Queensland University of Technology Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct Building by Wilson Architects + Henning Larsen in Association.

The jury appreciated “the clear and comprehensive [submission], reflective of the high quality architectural education planning and design execution... The design includes strong connections with the greater Campus environment and nearby Library setting, and is comprehensive and resolved in its surroundings. Strong consideration of student circulation and clear planning values have forged a memorable space on Campus. A variety of adaptive teaching spaces are well-considered to meet pedagogical needs and changing future educational trends. The external and internal material palette, composition and succinct detailing provides an exceptional, future focussed environment which suggests high expectations of its users and the program.”  

Category Award winners and Commendations were:

Category 1

Commendation – Josiah College Stage 1 by Hamitlon Hayes Henderson Architects

Category 2

Winner – Queensland University of Technology Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct Building by Wilson Architects + Henning Larsen in Association

Commendation – Northside Christian College, Centre for Innovation & Creativity by McLellan Bush Architects

Commendation – Ormiston College Centre of Learning and Innovation by BSPN in collaboration with Ormiston College

Category 3

Commendation – The Pod – Coomera Anglican College by Coomera College

Commendation – Westside Christian College Creative Industries Precinct – Stage 1 by Phillips Smith Conwell Architects

Category 5

Winner – Trinity Lutheran College Middle School Reinvention by Burling Brown Architects

Category 6

Winner – Autism Queensland – Classroom and Amenities Refurbishment by Giarola Architects

Category 7

Winner – Pacific Lutheran Early Learning Centre by Greenedge Design


A full list of all jury citations can be found here . To view all entrants, please refer to the gallery here: https://learningenvironments.awardsplatform.com/gallery/MwNrgowd

Image: Queensland University of Technology Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct Building. Photographer Christopher Frederick Jones