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    NSW Architecture Awards 2020

    We are delighted to share our recent success at the NSW Architecture Awards. Verve Towers, a collaboration with CKDS in Newcastle, received the Blacket Prize for Regional Architecture and the Bolot Award for Multiple Residential Architecture.

    Studio Apartments and Ballarat House, received architecture awards in the Multiple Housing and Heritage categories respectively, and Foveaux Commercial Suites, received a commendation in the Commercial category.

    We sincerely thank all of our incredible clients, contractors and collaborators for working with us on these projects. These awards are a reflection on these many, many individuals whose dedication is fundamental to the creation of excellent architectural works.

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    Sir John Overall Award 2020

    Campbell Section 5 recently received the Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design at the ACT AIA Chapter Architecture Awards.

    A collaboration with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, the jury noted, ‘The fundamentals are strong and are not easily lost nor diluted forming a strong foundation on which further detail will be added over time. A deceptively simple project.’

    Photograph by Dianna Snape.

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    Newcastle Architecture Medal

    Verve Residences by CKDS Architecture with Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects won the prestigious Newcastle Architecture Medal, along with the award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Multiple Housing) and a commendation for Sustainable Architecture. The jury observed that the project “sets a new standard of urban architecture in Newcastle, an exemplar combining public benefits, activation and leading residential design.”

    2020 Newcastle Architecture Awards

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    Philip Thalis LFRAIA

    Philip Thalis has been made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, in recognition of his significant contribution to the profession through practice engagement with the Institute, public service and his extensive involvement with architectural education.

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    Sydney Architecture Festival

    Philip Thalis recently gave a talk at the Architect’s Bookshop, as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival, dedicated to the issue of Affordable Housing. The talk detailed the history of affordable housing projects in Sydney, including the important work of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in Millers Point – making the point that the public sector has been a leader in excellent affordable housing throughout our city’s history – and should reprise that role.

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    Habitus House of the Year 2018

    We are delighted that the Horizon House has been featured in a special Issue #41 of Habitus Magazine as one of 20 houses shortlisted for the inaugural House of the Year. The award will be announced in November, but in the interim, you can see the shortlisted projects in the issue or vote for your favourite online