Architecture Awards 2017 – Open Day

Open Day

Sunday 20th August 2017

10am – 4pm  (Sorrento House open 1pm – 5pm)

Design Insight

Tuesday 15th August 2017

6pm for 6.30pm start – 290 Walsh Street

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

Seven 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 will be hosting this Design Insight evening at Walsh Street on Tuesday August 15 (6 for 6.30pm start) where architects will present and discuss their projects. The presentation format will include the architect presenting the project in conjunction with their clients.

Rose House Image : Andrew Kidman

Rose House | Baracco + Wright Architects

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award

Fitzroy North


Dark Horse Image : Peter Bennetts

Dark Horse | Architecture Architecture

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

Architecture Award(s)

Brunswick east


Sorrento House Image : Derek Swalwell

Sorrento House | Figureground Architecture

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)

John & Phyllis Murphy Award




Please Note the access time for this house is 1pm – 5pm to allow extra time in the afternoon to travel to this property.

Perimeter House Image : Peter Bennetts

Perimeter House | MAKE Architecture

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)

Architecture Award



Cirqua Apartments Image : Peter Bennetts

Cirqua Apartments | BKK Architects

Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing


Ivanhoe East


South Melbourne Beach House Image : Paul Hermes

South Melbourne Beach House | Topology Studio

Small Project Architecture

Kevin Borland Award
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)


South Melbourne


Shadow House Image : Shannon McGrath

Shadow House | Matt Gibson Architecture + Design with Mim Design

Interior Architecture

Marion Mahoney Award


Also Recipient of the following awards

2016 Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)

2016 Award for Heritage Architecture


This is a self guided tour. Tickets containing the address details of all properties will be issued by email on the Wednesday prior to the open day. Tickets will be sent to the email address you use when registering to purchase your tickets.

Open Day Tickets must be pre-purchased. Tickets for Individual properties will not be available. Book early as this event is expected to sell out – ticket numbers are limited.

6 Properties will be open between 10.00am and 4.00pm for viewing at your leisure. The 7th  – The Sorrento House will be open from 1pm until 5pm

Please note: Properties will involve stairs.

All ticket types and prices available below.

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