Partners | Sponsors | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Contact
 
home The BDAV Membership CPD and Education Consumer Information Design Awards Design Profession Information Energy And
Sustainability Hub Job Market News and Media Partnerships Shop

Award Categories

Entries in the BDAV's 2014 Awards competition were offered in the following categories. The major award – the Building Design of the Year – will be selected as the most outstanding submission from the winners of Type 'A' categories. Winners will be announced on 26 July 2014.

Type 'A' Categories

Residential Design – New Houses:

  • Up to $300,000 construction cost
  • $300,000 $500,000 construction cost
  • $500,001 $1M construction cost
  • Over $1M construction cost

Residential Design – Alterations & Additions:

  • Up to $200,000 construction cost
  • $200,000 $500,000 construction cost
  • Over $500,000 construction cost

Residential Design – Multi-Residential

Non-Residential Design:

  • New Project 
  • Alterations/Additions 

Best Design of a Special Project

Type 'B' Categories

Interior Design: 

  • Residential
  • Non-Residential

Heritage Conservation Project:

  • Residential
  • Non-Residential

Best Energy Efficient Design:

  • Residential
  • Non-Residential

Best Environmentally Sustainable Design

  • Residential
  • Non-Residential

Type 'C' Categories

  • Excellence in Use of Steel
  • Excellence in Use of Glass
  • Excellence in Use of Brick
  • Excellence in Use of Timber
  • Most Innovative Bathroom Design
  • Most Innovative Kitchen Design
  • Most Innovative Small Works Project
  • Drafting Excellence Award

NOTES 

(1) The maximum number of categories an entrant may nominate for each project is EITHER one ‘Type A’ category plus one ‘Type B’ category, plus 2 ‘Type C’ categories OR one ‘Type A’ category plus two ‘Type B’ categories, plus 1 ‘Type C’ category.
(2) The Judges reserve the right to create sub-categories in the following categories, depending on the number of entries, and type of projects received in these categories:
      - Residential Design – Multi-Residential
      - Non-Residential Design: New Project/Alterations/Additions
(3) Only projects from Type 'A' categories will be considered for the Building Design of the Year.
(4) If, in the opinion of the Judges, entries in any category do not meet the standards commensurate with the standards of the competition, the Judges reserve the right not to grant an award in any such category.