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We are celebrating and rewarding true mastery in the Building Designers Association of Australia 2020 National Design Awards.

These design awards are so much more than building excellence. They go beyond best practice. We are looking for work that combines sustainability, utility, design solution, and quality.

With 30 National categories including various residential, commercial, and landscape design. Student Design Award plus Industry Partner Awards, there is a category for everyone.

The Design Awards are open to all members pushing the boundaries and producing exceptional work. Give your entry the time it deserves making sure it reflects your outstanding work by getting started now!

Users who have entered National or Chapter awards previously can use the same log in details. New users are required to complete the quick registration process. Once logged in, you will be able to access all the information on this year’s program.

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Categories 2020

**Eligibility**
To be eligible, the Entrant must be the primary author and coordinator for this aspect of the project i.e. the majority stakeholder. Entrants are encouraged to notify specialist consultants or contractors involved in this aspect of the project to confirm authorship. Entrants must acknowledge specialist consultants or contractors in the Contributors section of the entry submission.

Projects can be entered in this category, or in the appropriate floor area and project value category, OR BOTH!

The BDAA is pleased to name our sustainable building awards in memory of Chris Reardon. Non-residential sustainable buildings can be entered in this category, or the appropriate floor area and project value category, OR BOTH!

The BDAA is pleased to name our sustainable building awards in memory of Chris Reardon. Residential sustainable buildings can be entered in this category, or the appropriate floor area and project value category, OR BOTH!

**Eligibility**
Buildings eligible for this category are predominantly of Class 5 & 6 as per the Building Code of Australia.

There is no restriction on the type of project that may be entered into this category. Unbuilt projects are permitted. Entries in this category will be judged on the quality of documentation rather than the project design. Specific judging criteria apply to this category including but not limited to legibility, level of detail, logical sequence and flow for the user and visual presentation. Visualisations of the project may be submitted if they form part of the documentation set, although they will not be considered for the purposes of this category.

**Eligibility**
Buildings eligible for this category are predominantly of Class 7 & 8 as per the Building Code of Australia.

**Eligibility**
To be eligible, the Entrant must be the primary author and coordinator for this aspect of the project i.e. the majority stakeholder. Entrants are encouraged to notify specialist consultants or contractors involved in this aspect of the project to confirm authorship. Entrants must acknowledge specialist consultants or contractors in the Contributors section of the entry submission.

Projects can be entered in this category, or in the appropriate floor area and project value category, OR BOTH!

**Eligibility**

To be eligible, the Entrant must be the primary author and coordinator for this aspect of the project i.e. the majority stakeholder. Entrants are encouraged to notify specialist consultants or contractors involved in this aspect of the project to confirm authorship. Entrants must acknowledge specialist consultants or contractors in the Contributors section of the entry submission.

Projects can be entered in this category, or in the appropriate floor area and project value category, OR BOTH!

**Eligibility**
To be eligible, the Entrant must be the primary author and coordinator for this aspect of the project i.e. the majority stakeholder. Entrants are encouraged to notify specialist consultants or contractors involved in this aspect of the project to confirm authorship. Entrants must acknowledge specialist consultants or contractors in the Contributors section of the entry submission.

Projects can be entered in this interiors category, or in the appropriate floor area and project value category, OR BOTH!

**Eligibility**
Buildings eligible for this category are predominantly of Class 9 as per the Building Code of Australia.

**Eligibility**
To be eligible, the Entrant must be the primary author and coordinator for this aspect of the project i.e. the majority stakeholder. Entrants are encouraged to notify specialist consultants or contractors involved in this aspect of the project to confirm authorship. Entrants must acknowledge specialist consultants or contractors in the Contributors section of the entry submission.

Projects can be entered in this interiors category, or in the appropriate floor area and project value category, OR BOTH!

This category is open to any type of project. We are seeking to acknowledge good design regardless of the brief or budget. So if you’ve designed the world’s best cubby house, dog house, pergola, garage, outdoor entertaining area, pool, pop up shopfront, etc. then this is the category for you!

We have reduced the entry fee for this category in recognition of the lower project values. We want to ensure all our members are able to engage in, and benefit from the Awards.

**Prize**

The winner of the Student design category will receive a trip to the BDAA National Conference, including:

– Full single delegate registration to the Conference
– Ticket to attend the gala Design Awards Presentation Ceremony
– Return airfare from entrant’s nearest capital city

The results of the Student design category will be announced prior to the Conference.

This category aims to acknowledge excellent designs that did not progress to construction. Projects can be any type or value, but must have been designed to meet the requirements of a specific brief, for a specific site. Projects entered into design competitions are also welcome.

2019 National Design Excellence Award Winner

A Man for All Designs: Dave Bennett honoured with three BDAA Design Awards.

Creating revolutionary building designs that are creative, functional, and above all inspirational, building designer Dave Bennett has emerged as an exalted multiple award-winner in the 2019 BDAA Design Awards; his designs garnering three top honours in this year’s competition, a widescale and widely revered celebration of Australia’s built environment.

Bennett’s Mother Teresa Catholic School building design project was awarded the respected National Design Excellence Award and the Public Buildings/Structures at this year’s BDAA Design Awards.

The Full 2019 Award Winners List

Winner: Brett Grimley
Entry: Cobhearthome

Winner: Jeff Lee
Entry: Scarborough House

Winner: Chris Knierim
Entry: The Boulevarde

Winner: Adrian Sorensen
Entry: Addison Road

Winner: Ben Trajcevski
Entry: Verdon residence

Winner: Stuart Patrick
Entry: Magpie Retreat

Winner: Tristan Ryall
Entry: Fairbridge Crescent

Winner: Claus Ejlertsen
Entry: Hawthorne House

Winner: Claus Ejlertsen
Entry: Hawthorne House

Winner: Brent Fitzpatrick
Entry: Woodview House

Winner: Mark Wysman
Entry: The Newport Bathroom

Winner: Andrew Wilson
Entry: Urban Cottage

Winner: Anthony Rigg
Entry: Lives Lived Well Family Units

Winner: Claus Ejlertsen
Entry: Avalon Beach Secondary Dwelling

Winner: Boris Stankovic
Entry: Bluewater Apartments

Winner: Tristan Ryall
Entry: Nangor Street

Winner: Pierre Tapper
Entry: Currumbin Pines Early Learning

Winner: Brad Read
Entry: Kon-Tiki Business Centre

Winner: Chris Cooper
Entry: Aus Organics Grain Mill

Winner: Dave Bennett
Entry: Mother Teresa Catholic School

Winner: Natalie Andersen
Entry: Carinya Premium Wines

Winner: Dave Bennett
Entry: Oxenberry Farm Refurbishments

Winner: Tracy Graham
Entry: Wilkins Green

Winner: Jess Brouwer
Entry: Living In Lego

Winner: Diego Fernando Garzon Rayo
Entry: Doherty Gold Mine Airport Lounge

Winner: Lisette Marchant
Entry: Matcham Road Landscape

Winner: Anthony Rigg
Entry: Lives Lived Well Family Units

Winner: Dave Bennett
Entry: Mother Teresa Catholic School

Winner: Lesley McClennan
Entry: Austin Street

Winner: Frank Geskus
Entry: Brickworks on Brisbane

Winner: Gavin Dale
Entry: Origami House

Winner: Elie Sleiman
Entry: Project 51

Winner: Ashley Beaumont
Entry: Periwinkle Project

Winner: Glenn Sewell
Entry: Borambola Residence

Winner: Ben Trajcevski
Entry: Verdon residence

Winner: Adam Hobill
Entry: Mawson Home

Winner: Chris Knierim
Entry: The Boulevarde

Winner: Richard Lutze
Entry: Lennox Head Residence