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.

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