Friday the 9th of June saw over 500 people from our industry come together for the 2017 annual ADIA Awards. The event took place at the beautiful Glasshouse function centre in Melbourne, with MC Tommy Little of The Project fame, who kept the crowd laughing well into the evening.
Business Interiors is proud to have been the sponsor of the Award for Design Impact for the third year running, and since the commencement of this prestigious award. The Award for Interior Design Impact seeks to recognise those exemplary projects that use design to solve an organisational problem in a way that creates a new performance benchmark.
The Award for Interior Design Impact went to two winners this year. Jarad Nass of Business Interiors presented the award to Dominic Alvaro of Woods Bagot, for their project Paramount; and to Jo Pritchard of Museums Victoria Design Studio for First Peoples. Both projects share a clear and uncompromising commitment to craft – essential to a strong solution – but in these projects this attention to detail signifies a deeper respect for the community of users as well as the thoughtfulness of the designer.
At Paramount by The Office Space there is the same delight to be found in the room signage as there is in the celebration of a new business venture.
First Peoples elevates a permanent exhibit into the magic and theatre of a global expo or biennale pavilion. We congratulate both design teams on creating such exemplary projects.
This year’s jury panel was represented by a number of industry luminaries convened by Geraldine Maher, Director of Jackson Interiors and Principal of Jackson Architecture, and including:
Sue Wittenoom, Founder, The Soft Build (NSW)
Roger Poole, Director, Roger Poole Architects (Vic)
Madeline Lester, Director, Madeline Lester and Associates (NSW)
Our team was delighted to be joined by a number of clients to celebrate the exceptional quality of projects delivered by our Australian design industry again this year.