The Phoenix Project - 2015 People's Choice Winner

Vote for Victoria's best in building design

The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is inviting readers to vote for their favourite design project in its 21st BDAV Building Design Awards.

The BDAV is an industry body which acts for building design professionals. It is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under the Victorian Associations Incorporation Act.

It is managed by a committee of volunteers from amongst the membership, whose objective is to advance the profession of building design, by offering cost-effective, quality, membership services and benefits to meet the needs of this growing sector of the building industry community. The association has almost 2,000 Members.

The BDAV coordinates a successful Building Design Awards competition each year to promote excellence in building design. The association also produces an annual consumer-oriented magazine - Winning Design - to coincide with the Awards event, which features all winners, entrants, and sponsors.

The magazine, which is distributed via newsagents throughout Victoria, has become a popular publication for Victoria’s discerning home buying and renovating public.

The People’s Choice Award showcases projects nominated in the annual BDAV Building Design Awards, which celebrates Victoria’s best residential, interior, sustainable, heritage conservation and non-residential design projects including commercial, industrial, hospitality and public buildings.

2014 People's Choice Winner Bendigo Bank: Jarrod Sinclair

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is now open at and closes midnight Sunday 17 July. The award will be presented at the BDAV Building Design Awards dinner on Saturday 30 July.

BDAV President Alastair McDonald invites Victorians to cast their vote and celebrate the high calibre of building design across the state.

Year after year, we’re seeing an increasingly high standard of residential and commercial design work, which reflects the exceptional talent of local building designers. Building designers are continuing to push the creative envelope, whilst still focusing on the importance of sustainability and the clever use of materials.

Alastair McDonald, President, Building Designers Association of Victoria

The BDAV Building Design Awards profiles excellence in building design and promotes the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and the wider community.

A sample of nominated projects can be seen below:

For a full list of nominations and more information about the BDAV Building Design Awards, visit or contact the BDAV on (03) 9416 0227.

1 comment

Bilby's picture

So, the "People's Choice" vote is based on a single external or internal image per project, with about a paragraph of text. Isn't that rather insulting not only to the designer, but also to the general public? How are you supposed to assess a project with so little to go on?

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