The Building Designers Association of Australia is proud to announce and honour the winners of the 2020 Sydney Regional Design Awards, an exclusive showcase for the finest residential and commercial designs gracing the Sydney built environment; those conceptualised and designed by BDAA members.

The awards ceremony, the debut event of the 2020 awards season, was celebrated Friday, 22nd May 2020. A virtual event hosted over Zoom, this groundbreaking interactive event marked an exciting kickoff to the BDAA Design Awards season!

This event was live and interactive; for while the BDAA limited the ‘stage’ to the show’s MC, Industry partners and winners, the audience’s conversation and applause were heard loud and clear via the show’s chat channel, which allowed attendees to connect and participate throughout the event. And this will not be the only event of the 2020 BDAA awards ceremony—indeed, this Sydney-centric event will serve as an exciting precursor to the 2020 BDAA National Design Awards.

Special congrats goes to Adam Roser of South Coast Building Design, who won three awards and earned one commendation for his Bulli Modern Design. The epitome of large-scale, refreshingly modern design, this residential masterwork emerges from its brick and wood foundations to emerge as a work of ivory and silvery grey colours, mouldings and skylights, upscale furnishings and sloping ceilings and roofs in a massive, tropically influenced multilevel package from a veteran new home designer.

Congratulations to the heralded winners of the 2020 Sydney Regional Design Awards:

Adam Roser of South Coast Building Design won the New Residential Buildings category for his Bulli Modern design; Mike Besley of ICR Design’s Holland Street design has won the residential alterations/additions award category; Ibrahim Mustapha of Cedar Designs Pty Ltd’s Zuttion design has won the Dual Occupancy category; Neche Page of Living Lots’s Beauty Point Project has won the Interiors category; Christopher Stewart’s Bowral Heritage Conservation Rebuild design won the Heritage Buildings/Adaptive Reuse category; Brent Fitzpatrick of Fabric Architecture won the commercial/industrial building category for his The Joker and Thief; Andrew Seller won the student design/residential category for his Penshurst Street Units design; Brian Heavin, director of Box Design Studio, has won the Unbuilt Work category with his Thomas Street design; and Edi Ivancic has won the Student Non-Residential Award for his Harry Henson Hall and Café.

Those who earned commendations in the 2020 Sydney Regional Design Awards are:

Chris Ambrose of CDA Building Design Solutions Pty. Ltd.’s Cronulla Dual Occupancy design has earned a commendation in the dual occupancy category; Brandon Kemmis’ Chippendale Terrace Housing design has claimed a commendation in the Student Design/Residential category; Neche Page of Living Lot’s Beauty Point Project has scored a Commendation in the Residential Alternations/Additions category; Jackson James’ Lyton Street design has claimed a commendation in the Student Design/Residential category; Brent Fitzpatrick of Fabric Architecture claimed a Commendation in the Heritage Buildings/Adaptive Reuse category for his Town Hall Hotel design; Adam Feigel claimed a commendation in the Student Design/Non-Residential category of the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020 for his Iceland Northern Lights Rooms; Tasneem Jamnagarwala claimed a commendation in the student design/non-residential category for her Market Street Shopping Centre design; Alex Urena Sandoval, the director of Alex Urena Design Studio Pty Ltd, has earned a commendation in the Unbuilt Work category with his Organos design; Adam Roser, director of South Coast Building Design, won a Commendation for his Coalcoast Hamptons design in the New Residential Buildings category.

Congratulations to those who earned Industry Partner Awards:

Sally Gardner of Perrey won the Weathertex Industry Partner Award; Adam Roser, director of South Coast Building Design, won the James Hardie Award for his Bulli Modern design; Brent Fitzpatrick of Fabric Architecture won the Hebel Industry Partner Award category for his The Joker and Thief design.

Thanks to our event premier partner, James Hardie, and award partners Weathertex and CSR Cemintel/Hebel for their generous support of this event.

The BDAA is proud to count these talented designers—and, for that matter, their exemplary designs—as credits to both our association and to the Sydney built environment.