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2021 Sustainability Awards Winners

Over 250 projects, people and products were submitted to the 2021 Sustainability Awards, all of which exhibited such a high calibre and level of design that choosing the finalists was an arduous task, even for our highly experienced jury.

After careful and deliberate consideration, our jury managed to pick winners they believe push sustainability in the architecture and design industry to new frontiers, and that help propel Australia’s leading architects onto the global stage.

Best Of The Best

Best of the Best Winner - ECOPact and ECOPact Zero


Emerging Sustainable Architect Winner - David Coates
Lifetime Achievement - Tone Wheeler
Women in Sustainability Winner - Belinda Allwood & Dr Shaneen Fantin


Commercial Architecture (Large) Winner - Olderfleet
Commercial Architecture (Small) Winner - Ona Coffee Melbourne
Education & Research Winner - Ainsworth Building, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University
Multi-Resdiential Dwelling Winner - Breese St by Milieu
Single Dwelling (New) Winner - Urban Green Home Build
Single Dwelling (Alteration/Addition) Winner - Light House
Best Adaptive Reuse Winner - Smart Design Studio
Public, Urban & Landscape Winner - People Parkers


Green Building Material Winner - ECOPact and ECOPact Zero
Smart Building Ideas Winner - Urban Green Home Build

2021 Jury

They’re leaders in their respective fields. They’re from universities, industry associations and architecture firms, and they know what sustainable buildings look like. They are world-class industry experts and world-class judges, and will ensure that only the country’s most pioneering green projects have made the final cut.

2021 Ambassadors


The Sustainability Awards is Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious awards program dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating excellence in sustainable design and architecture.


Emerging Sustainable Architect / Designer

Open to architects / designers in their first five years of their career and recognises an outstanding achievement or development in the field of sustainable and / or environmental architecture planning or design across any of the building categories.

Lifetime Achievement

A person who has over their career, shown exemplary efforts in advancing the progression of the sustainable built environment in Australia.

Women in Sustainability

Presented to a woman who has made a significant contribution to the built environment sustainability in Australia over the past 5 years.


Commercial Architecture (Large)

A Class 5, 6, 7 or 8 building used for professional and / or commercial purposes of over 500sqm in floor size.

Commercial Architecture (Small)

A Class 5, 6, 7 or 8 building used for professional and / or commercial purposes of under or equal to 500sqm in floor size.

Education & Research

A child care centre, preschool, primary, secondary or tertiary educational facility or a facility where an educational institution is a partner.

Multi-Residential Dwelling

The design of a new townhouse, duplex or residential complex that contains multiple residential dwellings. Projects nominated under this category are classifiable as Class 2 or Class 3 buildings.

Single Dwelling (New)

The design and construction of a single-residential building to which a Class 1a Building category.

Single Dwelling (Alteration)

Extensions and/or alterations to at least 50 percent of a Class 1a building.

Best Adaptive Reuse

Recognises the adaptive reuse of a building (heritage and/or new) that has minimal impact on the historical significance of the building and its setting, while also pursuing a design that is sympathetic to the building in order to give it a new purpose.

Public, Urban & Landscape

A building or facility or artwork which primarily services, or is used by the public except educational facilities.


Green Building Material

A building product that is renewable, environmentally responsible and where the impact is considered over the entire lifetime of the product.

Smart Building Ideas

A building that uses smart design or a range of automated processes to automatically control the building’s operations in order to help improve asset reliability, performance, and energy use.

Best of the Best

Selected from among all the category winners on the basis of both sustainable outcomes and aesthetics and/or innovative design principles.

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