2014 Victorian Architecture Award Winners Announced

Best-of-the-best honoured at industry’s night of nights


Victoria’s top architecture firms came together to recognise the state’s best, at the Australian Institute of Architects 2014 Victorian Architecture Awards on Friday.

Named Awards, Awards and Commendations were awarded in 12 categories as well as several specialist Awards, including residential, commercial and public projects, with key trends including the blending of community, health, arts and education projects with great design.

Victoria’s most prestigious Award, the Victorian Architecture Medal, was awarded to the Dallas Brooks Community Primary School by McBride Charles Ryan. James Staughton, Chair of Juries described it as ‘an outstanding example of how intelligent and thoughtful architecture can succeed in a context of social and economic disadvantage, cultural and ethnic diversity, a limited budget, and against difficult bureaucratic constraints.’

He commented, ‘The level of entries this year again showcases the tremendous talent of Victoria’s architects and the impact they have on public and private spaces, and those that use them.’

Named Award and Award winners from Victoria will progress to the National Awards to be announced on 6 November in Darwin.

The full list of Winners and Commendations can be found on the Australian Institute of Architects website.

Dallas Brooks Community Primary School photos by John Gollings