Whitehorse City Council

Built Environment Awards

Nominations Open 1 February 2017BEA-Logo-2017

Good design creates engaging and innovative places that are loved and valued by the people who use them. The City of Whitehorse Built Environment Awards celebrate the value of good design and creative thinking by showcasing the best in design and environmental sustainability in the built environment. The awards recognise and celebrate the people who contribute to good design within the City of Whitehorse.

Nominate Now

Please nominate projects for the Built Environment Awards 2017 by downloading the Nomination form below. PDF and DOCX versions have been provided for your convenience.

Email completed nomination forms to bea@whitehorse.vic.gov.au
Nominations close 10 March 2017

Quick Nominations

Have you noticed a project that contributes positively to your streetscape?

With a Subject Line of 'Quick Nominations', submit the project address (no other details are required) to bea@whitehorse.vic.gov.au and we will do the rest!

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2017 Built Environment Award Categories

  • Single house project - new dwelling
  • Single house project – renovated dwelling
  • Multi-residential project (unit/townhouse/apartment)
  • Commercial or retail project
  • Institutional project
  • Landscape design project
  • Heritage project

In addition, the following awards are presented:

  • Mayors Award – is chosen by the Mayor from all shortlisted nominations and recognises an exemplar project which reflects Council’s values and initiatives.
  • People’s Choice Award – is open to public vote and reflects the community values and aspirations.
  • Sustainability Award – is awarded by the judging panel from all shortlisted nominees and recognises a project which demonstrates commitment to environmentally sustainable design principles.

Judging Criteria 2017

Please refer to the below document which specifies the judging criteria for each category.

pdf icon Judging Criteria 2017 (306.54kB)

2015 Award Recipients

Single House Project – New Dwelling

Winner: Concept to Completion House, Blackburn

BEA 2015 Concept to Completion Rear

Single House Project – Renovated Dwelling

Winner: Maxa Design House, Nunawading

BEA 2015 Maxa Design External

Unit and Townhouse Project

No award given

Apartment Project

Commendation: 2-4 Queen Street, Blackburn

BEA 2015 Queen Street External

Commercial or Retail Project

Winner: Brand Smart

BEA 2015 Brandsmart 1

Institutional Project

Winner: RSPCA

BEA 2015 RSPCA Burwood 2

Commendation: Mitcham Private Hospital

Landscape Design Project

Winner: 333 Burwood Highway, Burwood

BEA 2015 PLC Learning Resource Centre 2

Mayors Award

Winner: Box Hill Institute Integrated Technology Hub

BEA 2015 Box Hill TAFE 2

People’s Choice Award

Winner: Lily Loves George Café

BEA 2015 Lily Loves George 2 



2015 Shortlisted Projects

View the 2015 Shortlisted Projects here