28 June 2016
The Victorian Architecture Awards, presented by the Australian Institute of Architects, were presented in Melbourne on Friday evening.
ARM Architecture took out the most prestigious award of the evening, the Victorian Architecture Medal. Awarded for its work on the new Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, ARM also received three additional awards for the project, including Best Regional Architecture and Best Public Architecture.
In the category of Residential Architecture (Multiple Housing), the Best Overend Award went to McBrideCharlesRyan for Logan Hall, a new 250 room student accommodation facility located at Monash University's Clayton campus.
Other award winners included McGlashan and Everest, which received the Enduring Architecture Award for its work on the 1963 building, Heide II. Part of the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen, the building was once a home to the gallery's founders, John and Sunday Reed.
Croxon Ramsay Architects also won two awards for its design of the Saltwater Community Centre, a facility highly regarded for its sustainable design, located in the greater Melbourne suburb of Point Cook.
The Victorian Architecture Awards provide a platform for public and peer recognition of Victorian architects. Held annually, the awards promote the achievements of Victorian architects on both a local and global scale.