On the weekend I traveled to Coffs Harbour to attend the Building Designers Association of NSW design awards night at Opal Cove.

Having been a judge over many years for the BDA at both a State and National Level, I am always pleased to be at the awards to congratulate and present awards to the worthy winners. This year was no exception.

When judging, we are not aware of the people behind the entries, so it is always a surprise and a pleasure to discover who the winners are; many of them are well known to me having published their work in past issues of Luxury Home Design or Contemporary Home Design magazines.

Winner: Premier Award for Design Excellence
Winner New Residential Buildings 351-450 sqm
Darren Evans – Solar Solutions Design and Drafting

Members of the BDANSW design literally hundreds of millions of dollars worth of building projects each year. These include commercial, industrial and residential projects, alterations and additions, multi-story and interior design. Many designers specialise in energy efficient building design and sustainable development practices moving towards a more environmentally sustainable future.

Winner: Paul Dass Memorial Award
Commendation: New residential buildings 351-450sqm
Michael O’Sullivan – Vibe Design Group Pty Ltd

Designing and building a new home or commercial development should not be a hit-and-miss affair. Our environment is too important to consider not only how a building will look but also how it will perform and hopefully, enhance the environment. Professional designers are trained to understand the relationship between a structure and it’s surroundings and the more that we use the services of professionals in the design and construction of buildings the more we can look forward to a better built environment.

Here I am presenting the Premier Award
for Design Excellence to Darren Evans
from Solar Solutions Design and Drafting.

Join with me in congratulating the winners and enjoy a selection of images from the night.

For more information on the Building Designers Association of NSW, contact: www.bdansw.com.au

For more information on the Building Designers Association of Australia, contact: www.bdaa.com.au