Awards

2017

Sustainable House Day Build It Local Design Competition
• First Prize – Professional Category.

2015

The Triffid
• Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture – AIA Queensland Architecture Awards.

Living Room
• Brisbane Regional Commendation Residential Architecture (Alterations & Additions) – AIA  Queensland Architecture Awards.

Sustainable Housing for Life Design Award
• Finalist – Professional Category.

2014 

Thorn
• House of the Year – Darling Downs/West Moreton Regional Architecture Awards.
• Regional Commendation  – Darling Downs/West Moreton Regional Architecture Awards.

Living Room
• Finalist Landscape Design – BPN Sustainability Awards.
• Best Domestic Project Award  – Master Concreters Association of QLD Excellence in Industry Award.

2013

Trellis House
• Brisbane Regional Commendation, Sustainable Architecture – AIA Queensland Architecture Awards.
• Brisbane Regional Commendation, Small Project Architecture – AIA Queensland Architecture Awards.

Thorn
• Gold Award for Excellence – Ipswich City Council Design Heritage Environment.

2012

HIA (Housing Industry Association)
• Renovation/Addition Project Up to $300k Finalist

2009

Green House
• Queensland State Regional Commendation, Small Project Architecture – AIA Queensland Architecture Awards.
• Brisbane Regional Commendation, Small Project Architecture – AIA Queensland Architecture Awards.

2007

Sea Breeze, 1770
• Central Queensland Regional Building of the Year, Central Queensland Region RAIA Awards.
• Central Queensland Regional Commendation, Central Queensland Region RAIA Awards.

2001

HIA Queensland Housing Awards (with Arcstyle)
• Most Innovative Use of Steel in Housing (Renovations & Additions).

HIA South East Queensland Housing Awards (with Arcstyle)
• Winner – Renovations and Additions up to $160k.

2000

Queensland Government Smart Housing Awards (with Arcstyle)
• Certificate of Recognition for Residential.

Recognition

RAIA 2007 2007 RAIA Central Queensland Regional Building of the Year and Sustainability Award winner.

“It has a beautifully judged elegance achieved without any ostentation. The subtle greens of the lightweight cladding tone with the translucent panels recede into the shadows of the gnarled Bloodwoods, Xanthorrhoea and Livingstonias, leaving only the tracery of the fine timber battened construction on show. The stepping longitudinal section of this project is masterful in directing view, inducing ventilation and choreographing lifestyle. Handrails, roof pitches, floor levels and framing details have a rightness that can only come from a love of nature, a mastery of construction methods and an absolute commitment to architectural quality.”
RAIA Judge 2007 Peter Skinner Head of Architecture, University of Qld

Victoria’s 2010 Design Festival – State of Design – Scale vs. Status competition

The competition required a design with 1:50 model and plans to demonstrate how a respectable size home for a given situation can have thermal and energy efficiency and sustainable material selection.

Publications

  • Sanctuary Magazine (June, 2014) – “Ipswich Infill”
  • House & Garden (November, 2014) – Top 50 Rooms – “Eau Naturale”
  • Q-weekend (November, 2014) – “The player: John Collins and the Triffid  has his finger on the pulse”
  • Brisbane News (August, 2014) – “Backyard Bliss”
  • GREEN Magazine (November-December, 2013) Issue 34 – “Alfresco!”
  • GREEN Magazine (September-October, 2013) Issue 33 – “Trellised”
  • Architectural Digest China (May, 2012)
  • B-mag (August, 2012) – “Inside Out”
  • Sanctuary: Modern Green Homes (March 2012) Issue 20 – “Inside and Out”
  • House & Garden (Nov, 2009) – Top 50 Rooms : “Natural Instinct”
  • Daily Telegraph (August, 2009) – “Jen dives into new job”
  • House & Garden (Nov, 2007) -Top 50 Rooms
  • Bligh Tanner News (Autumn, 2007)