Award Categories

Our mandate is to uncover the best in the industry, celebrate it and inspire designers to aim for equal or higher benchmarks for the betterment of our built environment.

To do this we judge project entries across nine award categories:

Retail

This category recognises a shop, retail outlet, showroom, department store, food market and hairdresser.

Hospitality

This category recognises a cafe, bar, restaurant, motel, hotel, boutique lodge etc.

Healthcare and Wellness

This category recognises a surgery, medical practice, gym, yoga studio, aged-care facility, spa, dentist etc.

Civic

This category recognises a gallery, museum, concert hall, theatre, exhibition venue, place of worship, educational institution, hospital, library, community centre, consulate, law court, parliamentary building, airport, railway station, port and ferry terminal.

Workplace – up to 1000m2

This category recognises an office, studio, warehouse, factory.

Workplace – over 1000m2

This category recognises an office, studio, warehouse, factory.

Residential

This category recognises the entire interior design within a house, villa, townhouse, apartment or unit.

Residential Kitchen

This category recognises the design of a kitchen within a house, villa, townhouse, apartment or unit (commercial kitchens are excluded).

Emerging Design Professional

This category recognises professionals 35 years of age or under on, or before the 1 May 2022, either employed in a design or architecture practice; or self-employed.