City of Perth Library and Bold Park Aquatic Centre win at the AIA Awards

Kerry Hill Architects were awarded two George Temple Poole Awards at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 WA Architecture Awards, for the City of Perth Library and public plaza and the State Buildings. Honouring excellence in the design and construction industry, the Awards were held on Friday, July 1 at Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom.

The George Temple Poole Award is the most prestigious architecture award in WA, and is normally awarded to the most highly regarded building of the year, across all categories. For the first time the Institute awarded two projects in the same year.

Patrick Kosky, Director of Kerry Hill Architects, recognised the enormous effort that Doric contributed to attaining this award, ‘’On behalf of KHA I wanted to thank Steven Zurzolo and the Doric team for the contribution they made in achieving this award for the City of Perth Library.

The City of Perth Library was never going to be an easy project, and while we had our ups and downs, I believe the Doric team acted collaboratively and with the overall objective of achieving a quality building”.

In addition to the George Temple Poole Award, the City of Perth Library and public plaza also won the Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture and a Commendation in the Interior Architecture Category.

The Bold Park Aquatic Centre also won a Commendation in the Public Architecture Category.

All Western Australian named and Architecture Award winners will progress to the Australian Institute of Architects National Awards to be judged against the very best architectural works in the country. 

For more details about the Australian Institute of Architects 2016 WA Architecture Awards click on the link architecturedesign.com.au .