For the LSAA 2022 Design Awards, structures completed since October 2018 are being considered.

We have received 24 entries covering all eight categories.

The Presentation of the Awards will be done on May 26 2022 at Swinburne University.

A number of entrants will be invited to give 20 minute presentations of their projects.

There will be ample time set aside for social networking and compare notes as to adjusting to bushfires, floods, Covid and new working environments.

The LSAA will be keen to have feedback on how we can move forward and provide value for our members.


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This article has ben updated on May 4 2022.

The closing date for entries has now past and the entries have been collated and given to our Design Award Judges.

The date for the presentation of the LSAA Design Awards "2022" is now Thursday 26 May 2022 Download PDF Flyer

Venue: The first part of this FREE event will be in the School of Design and Architecture, Lecture Room AMDC301 (see below)
Swinburne University, Melbourne. Registrations and check in from 1.45pm

Details of how to get to the Campus can be found HERE

Format: The format is for short presentations (15-20 mins) of some submitted projects during the afternoon.
We will then adjourn to the nearby Hawthorn Hotel for networking over drinks and canapes. 
A Guest Speaker and the Awards Presentations will round off the evening.

Bookings: Bookings are necessary and can be done through Eventbrite

Note: Covid checkin and Proof of Vacinations or valid exemption required.

Preliminary Program (Draft April 6 2022, subject to confirmation)

  • 1.45 - 2.00pm   Registration - at Swinburne University (Lecture Room AMDC301)
  • 2.00 - 2.30pm   Welcome, News from LSAA, Announcements
  • 2.30 - 4.00pm   Presentations from LSAA Members on selected projects (20 mins each)
  • 4.00 - 4.30pm   Afternoon Tea / Networking
  • 4.30 - 5.30pm   Further selected project presentations
  • 5.30 - 6.00pm   Closure and move to Awards Presentation Venue (TBA)
  • 6.00 - 8.00pm   Drinks and Canapes
  •                        Guest Speaker
  •                        Awards Presentations

This free event is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors - Hiraoka, Mehler and Ferrari



Swinburne University, Melbourne

It was late January 2020 when the first cases of COVID-19 washed up on Australia’s sunny shores and the world turned upside down. We here at the LSAA Committee were still organizing our biannual September Conference & Design Awards, entitled “Re-VIEW, Re-IMAGINE, Re-CREATE” and challenging attendees to look to the past, work in the present and help shape the future.

But it was not to be.

Instead, we found ourselves in the world of closed borders, 5km-radii and lengthy lockdowns. Across the globe and especially here in Australia, we found ourselves in unprecedented territory, facing an invisible virus that upended all our plans. These past two years have been tumultuous, shocking and difficult and have irrevocably changed the way we work, socialize and communicate.

Yet as we venture forth into our brave new post-COVID world, the LSAA knows that now more than ever we need to come together to chart a path forward for ourselves and our industry. That’s why we are so excited to be hosting a one-day May Symposium and Design Awards 2022 in Melbourne.

In the wake of this turbulent phase in our history, we have reconsidered our 2020 motif, one that remains so deeply important, especially as cities, states and countries in Australasia and around the globe look to rebound and build back better from the ashes of COVID. Our symposium will showcase and highlight both those projects undertaken before the pandemic and those forged during and by it, offering key insights into the journey of the lightweight structures field over the past couple of years.

In accordance with our new COVID normal, we will also be running this as a hybrid event, with dual-delivery by a virtual platform in addition to the physical symposium and awards ceremony in Melbourne, allowing friends and colleagues separated by distance or restrictions to still take part.

Now more than ever before, we stand at a turning point in history. We have unique opportunities to chase new ideas and learn from old ones – to renew our work as we rebuild from the remains of the last two years. As delegates and industry-leaders from across the burgeoning new frontiers of lightweight structures architecture and engineering come together in Melbourne this May, we look forward to the exciting task ahead:

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The short descriptions of most of the following entries for the 2022 Awards are shown in random order after the list below.
More complete articles can be found by following the link on the Project name. (added May 2 2022). Use your Back button to return here

Small Structures - Entries

Wigley Reserve - Fabritecture

The Canopy at Rosenthal - Fabritecture

M Pavilion 2021 Sun Shade – Tensys Engineers

Noosa Botanic Gardens – Versatile Structures

Navigation Park PVC Shade Structure - MakMax

Medium Structures – Entries

Dreamworld Steel Taipan – Fabritecture

M6 Community Recreational Facility - Fabritecture

Shore Grammar ETFE Skylight – MakMax Australia

Green School Pods New Plymouth – Fabric Structures

Wellington Square Playground Structures - Ronstan

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park – Fabritecture

Large Structures – Entries

Ken Rosewall Arena - Fabritecture

Commbank Stadium - Fabritecture

The Glen Shopping Centre - Fabritecture

The Link, Chadstone – MakMax Australia

Yogyakarta International Airport - Fabritecture

Spanish Pavilion Dubai Expo 2020 – Tensys Engineers

Sharjah Safari Birds of Africa Aviary – Tensys Engineers

Memorial Drive Tennis Centre – MakMax Australia

Façade Structures – Entries

Westfield Newmarket - Fabritecture

JCU Ideas Lab - MakMax

MLC School Senior Centre - Ronstan

Special Applications

St Margaret’s Velarium Variable Shade - MakMax

Flinders University Pedestrian Bridge Upgrade - Ronstan