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BDAV Building Design Awards

The Building Designers Association of Victoria introduced an annual Building Design Awards competition in 1996 to showcase the talents and expertise of building designers, and to encourage higher standards of excellence in design. 2014 celebrates the 19th year of the BDAV Design Awards, and the judges continue to be impressed with the standard of entries, reflecting the high level of quality design being offered by design professionals to consumers.

The Awards aim to profile excellence in building design, as well as profiling the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and to the broader community. BDAV Members play an important role in providing the public with building designs that fulfil many and varied criteria.

The competition is open to all building designers who are Full Members of the BDAV and who are either Registered Building Practitioners or Registered Architects at the closing date of the competition.
The only exception is entrants in the Student Category. Such entrants must be third-year students studying for the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) at a recognised TAFE institution at the closing date of the competition.

This year’s winners will be announced on 26 July 2014, and will be posted to this website shortly afterwards.

Winning Design

The BDAV has been publishing an annual consumer-focussed magazine - Winning Design - since 2006, which profiles the winners, entrants, and sponsors in the BDAV's annual Awards competition. This very popular magazine has a strong following by Victoria's discerning public who are looking to build or renovate their home. Winning Design is available through newsagents in Victoria, or via the webshop at this website. Within Winning Design we celebrate the Australian way of life and what's happening in Australian design. Our homes have clearly become our sanctuary. We all value the precious time we spend at home with family and friends. Whether you're designing a new home or renovating your existing one, within Winning Design you're sure to find some ideas to help you turn your next dream home into reality.

To view an eBook version of the 2013 edition of Winning Design, CLICK HERE.

Advertising enquiries for Winning Design should be referred to the BDAV at

Award Sponsors

The Building Designers Association of Victoria acknowledges, with thanks, the sponsors of the 2014 Building Design Awards:

BlueScope Steel
Architectural Window Systems
James Hardie
Kingspan Insulation
Bradford Insulation