The Sustainability Awards is Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious awards program dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating excellence in sustainable design and architecture.
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.
A person who has over their career, shown exemplary efforts in advancing the progression of the sustainability in Australia.
A Class 5, 6, 7 or 8 building used for professional and / or commercial purposes of over 500sqm in floor size.
A Class 5, 6, 7 or 8 building used for professional and / or commercial purposes of under or equal to 500sqm in floor size.
A child care centre, preschool, primary, secondary or tertiary educational facility or a facility where an educational institution is a partner.
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.
The design and construction of a single-residential building to which a Class 1a Building category.
Extensions and/or alterations to at least 50 percent of a Class 1a building.
Buildings or non-building projects at the intersection of architecture, landscape design and urban planning. Examples include parks, pedestrian bridges and walkways, pools, shelters, picnic facilities, toilet blocks and playgrounds. Can also include green roofs, green walls and other urban garden and similar installations.
A renovation or fit-out of the interior of an existing building where the sustainable design is involved with such factors as determining the efficient and effective use of space, selecting construction materials that offer low environmental impact and lowering pollution, waste, and the lowering of the overall energy consumption.
A building or facility or artwork which primarily services or is used by the public except educational facilities. This can include hospitals, medical centres, sports ovals and facilities, transport hubs, parliament houses, zoological gardens, museums, government department buildings and religious structures.
(Social & Community Outcomes)
A new category for 2022, Editor’s Choice is an award given by the Architecture & Design editorial team. All shortlisted projects are assessed for their suitability for this award on the basis of their contribution to and consultation with their local community.
Selected from among all the category winners on the basis of both sustainable outcomes and aesthetics and/or innovative design principles.