It is most likely that the LSAA 2020 Conference and Design Awards will be held in Melbourne at Swinburne from September 17-18 2020 (TBC).

Theme: Re - NEW, Re - IMAGINE, Re - CREATE - click for more details.

See this link for a description of the Swinburne main campus at Hawthorn. Venue will be at the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre.

It is anticipated that further details about the Conference Dates, Venue, Theme, Sponsorship Packages, Bookings and Keynote Speakers will become available or confirmed in September 2019.

We are also considering a pre-conference Workshop dealing with Membrane Structures on the day before the Conference.

For the Industry respected Design Awards, structures completed since October 2018 will be considered. You can download a draft of the RULES and ENTRY FORMS for the 2020 Awards

There is a separate page 2020 Conference on the website where more details of the event will be placed.

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General Requirements and Categories

The LSAA 2020 Design Awards are for completed projects since October 2018.

Projects, or significant portions of a structure, may be located around the globe but the Awards are primarily intended for projects that have a substantial local contribution - such as design, fabrication or construction.

LSAA Members and non-members may enter (different fees apply for members, per entry for non-financial members TBC).

The Awards are also open to companies or individuals who may not have acted as the main designer, fabricator or installer. However only one entry per project will be considered.

The Awards will considered in the following categories:


The LSAA Design Awards are the Industry Premier Awards in the fields of lightweight structures and tensioned membrane structures.

There are seven categories and we are looking for projects that have been essentially completed since our previous Awards.

Each project can only be entered once and we are looking for projects that have a significant input from the region.

Non-members of LSAA may also enter work and there is an entry fee (per project) with details supplied digitally using the forms.