Recent Awards and Media from GWA

Australian Institute Of Architects

Jury Prize winner: Maitland Riverlink by CHROFI Architects with McGregor Coxall. Photo by Brett Boardman.

We’re excited to announce our very own Georgina Wilson attended this year’s 2019 Newcastle Architecture Awards held in Newcastle, NSW as a Jury Chair.

The full media report can be found below, represented by the Australian Institute Of Architects.

The Maitland Riverlink by CHROFI Architects with McGregor Coxall has emerged as the preeminent project in this year’s Newcastle Architecture Awards, collecting a swathe of honours including the prestigious Jury Prize.

This public building provides a gateway uniting two key aspects of Maitland’s key identity for the first time – its architecturally rich High Street and the environmental amenity of the Hunter River. It supports revitalisation of the central business precinct and creates a ‘public living room’ for locals and tourists to enjoy.

Impressed with its elegant simplicity, which feels like it is just ‘meant to be’, the jury also recognised the project’s achievements with the Award for Public Architecture and the Award for Urban Design. ‘The architecture has a strong civic presence in a street full of historic buildings and is a landmark when viewed from the river…It will no doubt be the catalyst for further revitalisation of this dynamic regional community.’

Two other civic projects – both by EJE Architecture – took out the Award for Heritage Architecture: The Newcastle Signal Box and The Station. SHAC also had a double-win with their St Pius X High School Library, which received both the Award for Educational Architecture and the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture.

Five outstanding residential projects earned awards and commendations. Austin Maynard Architects’ expertly crafted and playful Greenacres won the Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New), while CKDS Architecture’s flexible and contextually responsive project The Edge earned the Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing. The Award for Sustainable Architecture went to True North Architects for the Graham Whiteing Residence.

The jury also recognised readiness to work across design disciplines and in close association with building trades to deliver strong outcomes in the case of the winner of the Award for Interior Architecture, Derive Architecture & Design’s Ginger Megs X project, which cleverly transforms a late 20th century theatre into a bar and restaurant.

Jury chair, Georgina Wilson of Georgina Wilson Architect said this year’s entries are ‘a testament to the local architects and community… It was wonderful to witness the energy, commitment and ambition of the community towards achieving great imaginative outcomes for the built environment of this area.’

NSW Chapter President Kathlyn Loseby concurred with Ms Wilson that the region is emerging as an inspiring example of a continuously rejuvenating and dynamically evolving built environment. ‘Greater Newcastle will continue to be an exciting place to watch into the future.’

In total the jury bestowed 14 awards and commendations. The Institute congratulates all the practices that participated in the 2019 Newcastle Architecture Awards program and thanks this year’s jurors, who contributed their time and expertise with great generosity.

FROM THE BUILDING SITE

Paspalis Business Centre Darwin nearing completion.

 

SURGICAL PARTNERS AT HOBART CONFERENCE FOR PRACTICE MANAGERS – AAPM & PMAANZ 2015

Georgina Wilson Architect is proud to support innovation. Last week our client Surgical Partners unveiled their new product at the Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd (AAPM) & Practice Managers and Administrators Association of New Zealand conference in Hobart.

 

 

AOS Series – Art and Architecture – Penelope Seidler AM, Mika Utzon Popov

A lovely evening was had at Woollahra Council Chambers for our Architecture on Show event. Many thanks to the speakers Penelope Seidler AM and Mika Utzon Popov.

Thanks also to Woollahra Council and the Institute for all their support in organising the event. A big thank you also to those from the community who came along to share in the discussion

 

 

Workflowmax Webinar – How to Demonstrate Your Value to Clients by Streamlining Your Architectural Practice

For architects, transparency between deliverables and costs helps establish client trust. With the right documentation and technology, you can ensure Georgina Wilson Architect’s clients actually understand and engage with the process, resulting in a greater appreciation of the value of your work.

Join Georgina Wilson, of Georgina Wilson Architect, a Sydney-based practice, and Chirag Ahuja, head of WorkflowMax marketing, as Georgina outlines how she has created a very clear process for on-boarding new clients, articulating the services involved, and using data to inform her pricing structure.

In this 60-minute webinar, Georgina will explain how you can:

  • Demonstrate the value of your services by communicating process and deliverables in layman’s terms
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AOS Series – Luigi Rosseli and John Oultram

Another beautiful evening at Woollahra Council Chambers for the Third in the Architecture on Show Series.

Many thanks to the speakers Luigi Roselli and John Oultram. Their discussion on Heritage Architecture was fascinating.

Thanks also to Woollahra Council and the Institute for all their support in organising the event. A big thank you also to those from the community who came along to share in the discussion

Stay tuned for more details on the next talk later this year.

 

 

GWA Christmas Party

The GWA Christmas party took place at Chiswick at the Gallery on Friday. Happy Christmas everyone!

 

 

AOS Masters Series – Alec Tzannes

Another beautiful evening at Woollahra Council Chambers for the second in the Architecture on Show Series.

Last night featured Alec Tzannes from Tzannes Associates as the first of our architectural masters speakers. His discussion on “The Creative Challenge” was excellent.

Many thanks to Woollahra Council and the Institute for all their support in organising the event. A big thank you also to those from the community who came along to share in the discussion

Stay tuned for more details on the next talk in March 2015 on the Paddington terrace.

 

 

Architecture on Show – First talk

A lovely evening was had by all at the inaugural Woollahra Architecture on Show talk last night. With illuminating presentations by CO-AP and Collins and Turner.

A special thanks to Will Fung, Tina Engelen and Huw Turner for sharing their experiences with us and helping to generate such an enlightening discussion. Also many thanks to Woollahra Council and the Institute for all their support in organising the event.

2013 MBA Excellence in Construction Award

On Saturday night Sydney Eye Specialist Centre was awarded the 2013 MBA Excellence in Construction Award for Commercial Buildings (up to $5,000,000).

http://www.mbansw.asn.au/Excellence-Awards/EIC/2013/ENTRY-31/

Congratulations to Beebo Constructions and Sydney Eye Specialist Centre