2020 – Sydney Regional Design Awards

Supreme Award

Adam Roser – South Coast Building Design

Bulli Modern

Adam Roser, director of South Coast Building Design, won the Supreme Award in the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020 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.

New Residential Buildings

Adam Roser – South Coast Building Design

Bulli Modern

Adam Roser of South Coast Building Design won the New Residential Buildings category 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.

James Hardie Industry Partner Award

Adam Roser – South Coast Building Design

Bulli Modern

Adam Roser, director of South Coast Building Design, won the James Hardie Award 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.

Residential Alterations / Additions

Mike Besley – ICR Design

Holland Street

Mike Besley’s Holland Street design has won the residential alterations/additions award category of the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020. Besley is the director and building designer of ICR Design, a forward-thinking Building Design Practice based in Castle Hill, New South Wales.

Boasting a reimagined entry veranda, this design was deemed by judges to be a great version of an Australian coastal house – simple, elegant, tasteful. A lovely house well-laid out to separate the living and sleeping areas. The reworking of the existing front balcony and footprint is a creative re-imagining of the frontage.

With good northern exposure masses of natural light, and PV on the roof, the home boasts many sustainable features. The designer was praised by this transformation of a standard red brick 70’s home into a modern beach style dwelling.

Weathertex Industry Partner Award

Sally Gardner – Sally Gardner Design and Draft

Perrey

Sally Gardner’s Perrey design won the Weathertex Industry Partner Award; an award earned for her exemplary use of exterior cladding on a tropically flavoured sustainable renovation of a lovely family home.

Interiors

Neche Page – Living Lot

Beauty Point Project

Neche Page’s Beauty Point Project has won the Interiors category of the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020. Page is the director of Living Lot, an award-winning building design studio that provides ideas, concepts and planning approval services to homeowners in Mosman and surrounding areas.

Judges praised the design’s nice original fireplace and tasteful opening; deeming the project a quality outdoor remodel that met the challenge of turning an older house into a contemporary family home.

They praised Page’s excellent documentation, and the way that her design was addressed by the redistribution of spaces to suit a more modern lifestyle–and the featured use of INEX board in the kitchen.

Heritage Buildings / Adaptive Reuse

Christopher Stewart

Bowral Heritage Conservation Rebuild

Christopher Stewart’s Bowral Heritage Conservation Rebuild design won the Heritage Buildings/Adaptive Reuse category of the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020.

Judges praised the design’s fresh, bright colour scheme with a heritage twist; seeing the project as a good response to Heritage planning restrictions to achieve maximum floor area in roof.

They noted the rebuild’s challenging site in regards to orientation – north to the street. They also said that the garage was well sited to free space to suit the northern aspect.

Commercial / Industrial Buildings

Brent Fitzpatrick – Fabric Architecture Studio

The Joker and Thief

Brent Fitzpatrick of Fabric Architecture won the commercial/industrial building category of the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020 for his The Joker and Thief.

This upscale commercial lounge features lush lines, sustainable materials and upscale furniture; and in addition to its signature look, Fitzpatrick was honoured for his extensive documentation of his design.

It stands as an example of Fitzpatrick’s internationally renowned design work in the areas of high-end and heritage listed residential projects.

Hebel Industry Partner Award

Brent Fitzpatrick – Fabric Architecture Studio

The Joker and Thief

Brent Fitzpatrick of Fabric Architecture won the Hebel Industry Partner Award category of the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020 for his The Joker and Thief.

This upscale commercial lounge features lush lines, sustainable materials and upscale furniture.

It stands as an example of Fitzpatrick’s internationally renowned design work in the areas of high-end and heritage listed residential projects, and of the infinitely sustainable and high-performance Hebel building products.

Student Design | Residential

Andrew Seller

Penshurst Street Units

Andrew Seller won the student design/residential category of the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020 for his Penshurst Street Units design. Seller was honoured for his complex drawings and well-presented design of a multi-level, large-scale luxury multi-unit structure with lush tropical accents.

He was praised for producing a functional, sophisticated and complex design deemed worthy of construction. The design was called very well considered and resolved, depicting a curved, high end home with an ambitious scheme which has been well considered.

The design also was praised for its use of appropriate materials for this situation, to accentuate the architecture.

Student Design | Non-Residential

Edi Ivancic

Harry Henson Hall & Café

Edi Ivancic has won the Student Non-Residential Award in the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020 for his Harry Henson Hall and Café. Judges praised this well- considered, very well-documented eatery and event hall as site appropriate, a bit different and edgy but very buildable.

They deemed this airy, cheery design an impressive entry with innovative building materials used appropriately, including the use of curved glulam ribs to create unique building form with a green roof concept.

This is a buildable scheme, with a clear vision and design statement; nicely presented and modest in scale.

Unbuilt Work

Brian Heavin – Box Design Studio

Thomas Street

Brian Heavin, director of Box Design Studio, has won the Unbuilt Work category of the BDAA Sydney Regional Chapter Design Awards 2020 with his Thomas Street design. Judges praised the nice presentation of a sleek, ultra modern home built on a heritage constrained site, one that comes complete with a downstairs new ‘wing’ west facing, with brilliant skylights on the northern plane.

They found that this beautifully documented design retained its original features, especially in the exposed brick dividing wall and finishes informed by the Heritage Impact Statement, along with all-natural stone materials. The home features large skylights to allow northern light into the west-facing kitchen.

A number of recycled items are outlined in the design brief, and a BASIX certificate has been provided to reference sustainable design solutions. The design solution achieves its objective due to limited site constraints. A bold exterior colour scheme merges flawlessly with improved internal alterations for a sensible, beautiful build.