The National Association of Building Designers has been formed to acknowledge the expertise, creativity and excellence of building designers nationwide. The National Design Awards are celebration of the achievements of Australia’s best Building Designers and designs. A select panel of judges toiled for hours deliberating and discussing the merits of every single project to finally award a winner in each category.

I am very proud to announce that our Chaddesley Avenue Project won the award in the category for ‘Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design – $350K to $800K construction cost, thanks to a submission by architect Luke Fry.

The judges said, “The execution of highly detailed design and craftsmanship of construction sets a precedent for how best to renovate and prolong the like of a period home without excessive cost or extensive demolition. The contemporary architectural solution to the client’s brief for this Art Deco home improves the occupants’ lifestyle, adds cultural value to the house and enriches the character of the neighbourhood. A contemporary steel addition with floor-to-ceiling glass and an open pergola structure creates a strong connection between both indoor and outdoor. Its square form complements the existing circular  and triangular primary shapes found at the rear of the property. The steel structure was deigned to weave around a much loved existing maple tree, and the new raw concrete deck provide views over lush new landscaping. Every detail is thoughtful and consistent.”

Congratulations also to the construction team, Oxley Constructions for such brilliant execution.