Entries Open for the 2021 BDAA National Design Awards

Entries are open for the BDAA National Design Awards, which showcases the best of the best in our member designs. This year’s design awards program promises to ‘best’ previous ‘bests,’ producing the finest and most exemplary pool of functional, eye-catching and sustainable designs.

In 2020, BDAA building designers weathered a tough building environment to produce their finest design creations. Also last year, the association expanded its ranks to form powerful alliances with Thermal Performance Assessors and other industry professionals.

With this in mind, the Building Designers Association of Australia is pleased and excited to put out a call to entries for the 2021 BDAA National Design Awards. The competition honours a vast spectrum of design types and features two new categories, the Thermal Design Excellence Award, a category open only to ABSA accredited Thermal Performance Assessors, and the Collaboration Award. This category requires one entrant to be an ABSA accredited Thermal Performance Assessor and the other to be a Chartered or Full Member of the BDAA.

Regardless of the category, winners of the BDAA Design Awards also win great acclaim, media attention, collaboration and partnership possibilities, and new clients.

For more information about the 2021 BDAA National Design Awards, contact Nicole Kingham on 0400 107 292 or designawards@bdaa.com.au.

Be a part of BDAA and building industry history. Be a part of the 2021 BDAA National Design Awards.

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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, as well as the appropriate residential project value category.

This award will be judged on spatial planning, materials & colour palette etc. Furnishings and decorations will not be considered
for the purposes of this category. Images of furnishings and decorations may be used in the Awards presentation & marketing for
visual interest.

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, as well as the appropriate residential or non-residential primary category.

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, as well as the appropriate residential or non-residential primary category.

Projects suitable for this category include dual occupancies, town houses, manor houses & visitor accommodation. Buildings
eligible for this category are predominantly of Class 2 as per the Building Code of Australia.

Buildings eligible for this category are predominantly of Class 2 as per the Building Code of Australia.

The BDAA is pleased to name our residential sustainable building awards in memory of Chris Reardon. Residential sustainable
buildings can be entered in this category, as well as the appropriate residential project value category.

Projects in this catgeory must submit a NatHERS rating.

Buildings eligible for this category are Commercial buildings, Industrial buildings, Public buildings / structures, or similar
non-residential uses. Projects can be entered in this category, as well as another appropriate category such as Commercial
buildings, Industrial buildings, or Public buildings / structures.

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

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

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

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, as well as another appropriate category such as Commercial buildings,
Industrial buildings, Public buildings / structures.
This award will be judged on spatial planning, materials & colour palette etc. Furnishings and decorations will not be considered
for the purposes of this category. Images of furnishings and decorations may be used in the Awards presentation & marketing
for visual interest.

This category is open to any type of project, however the project must not fit into any other categories. We are seeking to
acknowledge good design regardless of the brief or budget. We want to ensure all our members are able to engage in, and
benefit from the Awards.

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 is open to concept designs. It is not intended for projects that may be part of a future planning or building
application. Projects entered into this category may not be entered into any other category in a future awards program. Projects
in this category are never to be constructed.

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, as well as the appropriate residential or non-residential primary category where
applicable.

This category is open to residential projects only, and is intended to recognise projects demonstrating excellence in accessible
/ adaptable design. Projects can be entered in this category, as well as the appropriate residential or non-residential primary
category where applicable.

There is no restriction on the type of project that may be entered into this category. Unbuilt projects are permitted. 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. Visualisations may be used in the Awards presentation & marketing for visual interest.

This category requires one entrant to be an ABSA accredited Thermal Performance Assessor and the other to be a Chartered
or Full Member of the BDAA. The award shall recognise both parties working collaboratively to achieve an exceptional thermal
performance design outcome. Either party may nominate themselves as the entrant and pay the entry fee. The other party
should enter their details as the collaborator in the available fields. For the winning entry a trophy shall be provided for each
party.

This category is open to ABSA accredited Thermal Performance Assessors. There is no restriction on the type of project that
may be entered into this category. The project must demonstrate evidence of a thermal performance improvement from the
original design concept to the completed building.