Architecture Awards 2018 – Open Day

The Australian Institute of Architects recognise the best buildings completed in the preceding year in their annual awards program. Each year the Robin Boyd Foundation, in co-operation with the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter, is pleased to host a self guided tour of outstanding awarded and shortlisted projects in Victoria. See the 2018 Open Day buildings below.

6 Houses – Open Day

Sunday 19th August 2018

10am – 4pm

Nightingale 1 Tour

Sunday 19th August 2018

1pm – 4pm

Design Insight

Tuesday 14th August 2018

6pm for 6.30pm start – 290 Walsh Street

Six projects including the named award winners in the major residential categories: New, alterations & additions, small projects and interior architecture. See list of projects below.

We have the wonderful opportunity to tour award winning Nightingale 1 by Breathe Architecture. Separate tickets must be purchased for this tour due to very limited availability. (Please note the different access time for Nightingale 1: 1pm–4pm)

We will be hosting a Design Insight evening at Walsh Street on Tuesday August 14 (6 for 6.30pm start). 4 architects will present and discuss their projects prior to the open day.

Photo : Peter Bennetts

The Kite | Architecture Architecture

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)

Architecture Award

Albert Park


Photo : Derek Swalwell

King Bill | Austin Maynard Architects

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)

The John and Phyllis Murphy Award



Photo : Derek Swalwell

North Melbourne Terrace | Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Heritage Architecture

The John George Knight Award

North Melbourne


Photo : Derek Swalwell

Ross | Ola Studio

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)




Photo : Shannon McGrath

Fawkner Street | Workshop Architecture

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)


South Yarra


Photo : Derek Swalwell

Triangle House | Molecule Studio

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)




Photo : Peter Clarke

Nightingale 1 | Breathe Architecture

The Best Overend Award for Multiple Housing
The Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award for Sustainable Architecture
Melbourne Prize (Joint Winnter)



7 Properties in total were open on Sunday 19th August. A separate ticket was required for Nightingale 1 with a different access time.

6 residential homes were open between 10.00am and 4.00pm 

Nightingale 1 was open between 1.00pm and 4.00pm

Please note:  All participating buildings were self-guided tour, and several properties involved stairs.

Open Day Tickets must be pre-purchased. Tickets for individual properties are not be available. Robin Boyd Foundation Open Day tickets are limited and normally sell out, so you are encouraged to become a Friend of the Robin Boyd Foundation to get advance notice on all events and ticket sales.

To become a Friend of The Robin Boyd Foundation and access savings on our Open Days and other programs, please subscribe as a Friend here. Once subscribed, you will be notified of upcoming events in advance and you be able to purchase discounted tickets.


Enter your email address to receive our regular eNews updates