26.10.2019

2019 Building Design Awards

The talent and expertise of building designers were on show Saturday 27 July at the 24th annual Building Design Awards, where over 300 guests celebrated good design at the prestigious National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

As a nod to the growing industry commitment to advancing good design, an incredible 56 unique projects entered the annual Building Design Awards for 2019.

Celebrating its 24th year, the 2019 Awards showcased the best residential, interior, sustainable, heritage conservation, excellence in use of materials and non-residential design projects from Design Matters (formerly known as Building Designers Association of Victoria) members across Victoria and beyond.

Design Matters President Dominique Hunter believes the Awards are vital for the industry to encourage excellence and performance as it gives designers a high standard to work towards.

“We’re proud to showcase and acknowledge the importance of building design, both within our professional community and across the wider community of those we serve with good design,”said Ms Hunter.

“At Design Matters, we believe good building design unites form and function while addressing commercial, social and human needs.”

Set in the Great Hall of the NGV, famous for its stunning stained glass ceiling by Leonard French, the gala night was not just a glamourous awards ceremony, but also a great networking event with members and industry peers all coming together to catch up and celebrate.

The evenings ceremonies also celebrated the works from emerging designers and the People’s Choice Award, which welcomes the public to vote for their favourite design project.

It was also a great honor to recognise seven members for their 25 years of membership of the Association.

Profiles of all the winning projects are available in the Awarded Magazine at www.designmatters.org.au

Award Winners

Building Design of the Year 2019

Winner:  Vibe Design Group

Project:  Moat’s Corner

Residential Design New House $300K-$600K Construction Cost

Winner:  Beaumont Concepts

Project:  Backbeach Project

Residential Design New House $600K-$1M Construction Cost

Winner: GLOW Design Group

Project: Village House

Residential Design New House $1M-$3M Construction Cost

Winner: Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)

Project: Biophilia – Slate House Northcote

Commendation: Maxa Design

Project: Heathmont Passive House

Residential Design New House over $3M Construction Cost

Winner:  Vibe Design Group

Project:  Moat’s Corner

Residential Design Best Environmentally Sustainable

Winner:  Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)

Project:  Biophilia – Slate House Northcote

Residential Design Multi-Residential

Winner: Holman Designs Pty Ltd

Project: Same but Different

Residential Design Alterations & Additions up to $250K Construction Cost

Winner: Sync Design

Project: Hope Street

Residential Design Alterations & Additions $250K-$500K Construction Cost

Winner: Maison Co

Project: Corner Store

Residential Design Alterations & Additions $500K-$1M Construction Cost

Winner:  Sketch Building Design Pty Ltd

Project:  Project Armadale

Residential Design Alterations & Additions over $1M Construction Cost

Winner:  Peter Jackson Design P/L

Project:  Kilburn

Residential Design Restoration

Winner:  Rachcoff Vella Architecture Pty Ltd

Project:  Firewood and Candles

Residential Design Heritage

Winner:  Another Dimension Building Design

Project:  Kirrewur Court Restoration & Additions

Residential Design Best Small Lot

Winner:  Drake Design

Project:  Elwood Residence

Commendation:  Maison Co

Project:  Corner Store

Residential Design Interior

Winner:  Rachcoff Vella Architecture Pty Ltd

Project:  Firewood and Candles

Winner:  STUDIOMINT

Project:  Beaumaris Residence

Non-Residential Design Alterations & Additions

Winner:  JJC Design

Project:  Traralgon Bowls Club – Indoor Bowls Centre

Non-Residential Design New Project

Winner:  Crosier Scott Architects

Project:  Holmesglen Student Hub & Learning Commons

Non-Residential Interior

Winner:  STUDIOMINT

Project:  Yamaha Music Australia

Commendation:  STUDIOMINT

Project:  Civilex

Excellence in Use of Glass

Winner:  Nagydesign

Project:  Urban Oasis

Excellence in Use of Lightweight Materials

Winner:  GLOW Design Group

Project:  Village House

Excellence in Use of Masonry

Winner:  Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)

Project:  Biophilia – Slate House Northcote

Excellence in Use of Recycled Materials

Winner:  Woodend Building Design

Project:  Kyneton Red Brick House

Excellence in Use of Metal

Winner:  Project Now

Project:  Westlab

Excellence in Use of Timber

Winner:  Project Now

Project:  Aspect Parade

Excellence in Documentation

Winner:  Green Sheep Collective

Project:  Magnolia Soul

James Hardie Award

Winner:  GLOW Design Group

Project:  Village House

Most Innovative Design Bathroom

Winner:  Design Unity

Project:  Villa Essence

Most Innovative Design Kitchen

Winner:  Sketch Building Design Pty Ltd

Project:  Project Armadale

The 2019 Building Design Awards are proudly sponsored by: James Hardie, Jetmaster, Webber Insurance Services and WoodSolutions