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Lower Hunter Urban Design Awards

At the Lower Hunter Urban Design Awards held on the 5 September at Tempus Two wineries, local architect, Chris McBriarty was a major winner, picking up three awards.
The New Lambton residence she designed, beat eighteen other finalists across five categories to take home the UrbanGrowth NSW Urban Design Excellence Award.
According to jury co-chair Kayla Volker from Cessnock City Council it is rare for a residential project to take out the top honour but that the jury was extremely impressed with the creative and clever thinking that went into all parts of the building’s design.
“It represents excellent design that is inextricably linked to the site and locality, responding to the landscape and existing built form, as well as providing a sustainable living environment.” she said.
The project also won the deWitt Consulting Residential Award and the Lindsay & Dynan Sustainability Award.
Other winners included City Of Newcastle for the Merewether Public Domain Improvements in the Citygreen Landscape and Public Art award, and the heritage award went to the Morpeth Courthouse Adaptive Reuse by Maitland City Council and John Carr.
The Raymond Terrace GP Super Clinic by Schreiber Hamilton Architecture and Peter Kemp won the GHD Large Scale Commercial Award and Universal Access Award, while Fletcher Community centre by EJE Architecture won the Small Scale Commercial award
The Hunter Development Corporate Student Prize awarded two thousand dollars to Newcastle University student Frank Verevakabah for his concepts for Cessnock City Council. The People’s Choice vote went the EJE Architecture’s Junction Residence.
 
2014 LHUDA WINNERS

Citygreen Landscape and Public Art Award:
Merewether Beach Public Domain Improvements
Designer – City of Newcastle with JILA, Hassell and Moir
Builder – Michilis and Scape

De Witt Consulting Multi Residential Dwelling Award:
Frederick Street Dual Occupancy
Architect – Debra McKendry-Hunt
Builder – JMC Building

De Witt Consulting Single Residential Dwelling Award:
35 Carrington
Architect – Chris McBriarty
Builder – Babic Constructions

GHD Small Scale Commercial Development Award:
Fletcher Community Centre
Architect – EJE Architecture
Builder – North Construction and Building
MERIT

GHD Large Scale Commercial Development Award:
Raymond Terrace GP Super Clinic
Architects - Kemp Consulting + Schreiber Hamilton Architecture
Builder - Hansen Yuncken

Graph Heritage Award:
Morpeth Courthouse Museum Adaptive Reuse
Architects - Ben Griffin + John Carr
Builder – Babic Constructions
Scooters and Mobility and Australasian

Independent Living Aids Universal Access Award:
Raymond Terrace GP Super Clinic
Architects - Kemp Consulting + Schreiber Hamilton
Architecture
Builder - Hansen Yuncken

Lindsay & Dynan Sustainable Development Award:
35 Carrington
Architect – Chris McBriarty
Builder – Babic Constructions

UrbanGrowth NSW Award for Excellence in Urban Design:
35 Carrington
Architect – Chris McBriarty
Builder – Babic Constructions

Hunter Development Corporation Student Concept Prize:
Frank Verevakabah, University of Newcastle

MBA Group Training People’s Choice Award:
Junction Residence
Architect - EJE Architecture
Builder - Craig Marriott Building