Public invited to see spectacular designs

The public can view the State’s best architectural projects at Federation Square this month in a free Exhibition of Entries for the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards.

Run by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Awards celebrate the industry’s best work over the past year and recognise the importance of innovative, user-centric and sustainable design.

The Exhibition of Entries will feature all of the entries of the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards, ranging from projects in the CBD to rural areas.

Details include:

  • Tuesday 26 May – Monday 8 June 2015, open all day
  • Hosted at the Atrium in Federation Square
  • Free event, no tickets or booking required


The Exhibition follows the recent announcement of the Awards Shortlists, which included an extensive program of jury presentations and site visits to determine the very best projects in each category.

A total of 74 projects have been shortlisted from almost 200 entries across 15 categories, such as Urban Design, Heritage and Interior Architecture.


Penleigh and Essendon Grammar, McBride Charles Ryan, Photo by John Gollings.

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar, McBride Charles Ryan, Photo by John Gollings

Highlights include:

  • The Residential Architecture – Houses Alterations and Additions Category, which had the highest number of entries with 35 projects submitted and 11 shortlisted.
  • The new Educational Architecture Category, which launched this year and showcases the importance of the impact design has on learning, and follows the huge success of educational projects in previous years.
  • The Sustainable Architecture Category, which assesses all of the entries from the Victorian Architecture Awards, supporting the idea that sustainability should be a focus of every architecture project developed.


The final winners will be announced at the Presentation Dinner on Friday 16 June.