Architecture and Urban Design Awards 2017

Entries for the Architecture and Urban Design Awards are now open.

The Awards recognise excellence and inspire good architectural, landscape and urban design. The awards promote community awareness and acknowledge the designers involved in enhancing Randwick City’s built environment.

Awards for entries in each category will be assessed on their:

  • Relationship to the urban and natural environment
  • Contribution to contemporary and/or historic settings
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Excellence in design


There are seven award categories:

  1. Best House

    The category applies to new single detached houses, semi-detached dwellings or dual occupancies.

  2. Best Apartment
    Projects comprising new residential flat buildings, multi-dwelling housing/townhouses, attached dwellings/terraces, boarding houses or student accommodation.

  3. Best Alteration and Renovation

    Projects relating to alterations and additions for new and existing:
    - single detached houses, semi-detached dwellings or dual occupancies, or
    - residential flat buildings, multi-dwelling housing/townhouses, attached dwellings/terraces, boarding houses or student accommodation.

  4. Best Conservation Project
    This comprises projects relating to a heritage conservation area, and/or a heritage listed building or structure under the Randwick LEP or State Heritage Register.

  5. Best Urban Project
    This category applies to:
    - projects of a commercial, institutional or public nature, including churches, schools, research centres, office buildings, shopping centres, mixed use buildings, and buildings predominantly for public use, or

    - projects comprising of private and communal open spaces in apartment and mixed use developments, landscaped spaces in commercial and public buildings, streetscape and public domain improvements, parks and public open spaces, and master planning and site design.

  6. People’s Choice Award
    This comprises all projects and members of the public select their favourite via open vote.

  7. The Hi-Vis Prize
    Randwick City Council’s outdoor staff will vote for their favourite entry.


All entries will be put on public display including Council’s website to be entered into the People’s Choice Award. A panel of expert judges will assess and shortlist those entries which best meet the award criteria for each category.

Deadline for entries is 5pm Friday 25 August 2017. Download the entry form here.


To see previous winners, visit Randwick City Council's website.


Entries for the Architecture and Urban Design Awards are now open.

The Awards recognise excellence and inspire good architectural, landscape and urban design. The awards promote community awareness and acknowledge the designers involved in enhancing Randwick City’s built environment.

Awards for entries in each category will be assessed on their:

  • Relationship to the urban and natural environment
  • Contribution to contemporary and/or historic settings
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Excellence in design


There are seven award categories:

  1. Best House

    The category applies to new single detached houses, semi-detached dwellings or dual occupancies.

  2. Best Apartment
    Projects comprising new residential flat buildings, multi-dwelling housing/townhouses, attached dwellings/terraces, boarding houses or student accommodation.

  3. Best Alteration and Renovation

    Projects relating to alterations and additions for new and existing:
    - single detached houses, semi-detached dwellings or dual occupancies, or
    - residential flat buildings, multi-dwelling housing/townhouses, attached dwellings/terraces, boarding houses or student accommodation.

  4. Best Conservation Project
    This comprises projects relating to a heritage conservation area, and/or a heritage listed building or structure under the Randwick LEP or State Heritage Register.

  5. Best Urban Project
    This category applies to:
    - projects of a commercial, institutional or public nature, including churches, schools, research centres, office buildings, shopping centres, mixed use buildings, and buildings predominantly for public use, or

    - projects comprising of private and communal open spaces in apartment and mixed use developments, landscaped spaces in commercial and public buildings, streetscape and public domain improvements, parks and public open spaces, and master planning and site design.

  6. People’s Choice Award
    This comprises all projects and members of the public select their favourite via open vote.

  7. The Hi-Vis Prize
    Randwick City Council’s outdoor staff will vote for their favourite entry.


All entries will be put on public display including Council’s website to be entered into the People’s Choice Award. A panel of expert judges will assess and shortlist those entries which best meet the award criteria for each category.

Deadline for entries is 5pm Friday 25 August 2017. Download the entry form here.


To see previous winners, visit Randwick City Council's website.