2nd of JUNE 2023
5.30 pm - 9.00 pm

80 Howard St 
Nambour, QLD 4560



Join us to celebrate the Sunshine Coast Regional Awards 2023. One of Queensland's fastest growing regions, the Sunshine Coast showcases a distinct architectural flavour from hinterland to beach front. With a week-long prelude to the awards event, we will showcase a variety of architecture-related activity in the Old Ambo in the first week of June. Come along to learn, explore, discuss and celebrate!

Real people, real presentations, really great Sunshine Coast regional architecture. Celebrate the announcements of the winners and commended projects for the 2023 Sunshine Coast Region Architecture Awards with clients, colleagues and collaborators at the Old Ambulance Station in Nambour. Ticket includes gourmet canapés and beverages.

You may also be interested in attending our other regional award events, which are delivered throughout Queensland from May to June 2023 in the lead-up to the Queensland Architecture awards. You can register to attend any of the regional award events, here:

5 May 2023 Darling Downs and West Moreton Regional Awards REGISTER
9 May 2023 Emerging Architect Prize Tour REGISTER
12 May 2023 Central Queensland Regional Awards REGISTER
19 May 2023 Greater Brisbane Regional Awards REGISTER
26 May 2023 North Queensland Regional Awards REGISTER
2 June 2023 Sunshine Coast Regional Awards REGISTER
9 June 2023 Far North Queensland Regional Awards REGISTER
17 June 2023 Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Region & 40th Anniversary REGISTER

The Queensland Regional Awards presents the winners and commendations at the regional level of the Queensland awards program. These projects become shortlisted for the Queensland Architecture Awards at state level of the program. The Queensland Architecture Awards will be presented on the Thursday, 22nd of June 2023 at the Brisbane City Hall. If you would like to attend the Queensland Architecture awards, please register here.

Master of Ceremonies - Dr Nicholas Stevens - Program Coordinator, Urban Design and Town Planning University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Nicholas Stevens is a social scientist and urbanist with qualifications and a practical background in horticulture, landscape architecture, town planning and infrastructure development. He is the undergraduate and postgraduate Program Coordinator for Urban Design and Town Planning at UniSC. He is also the Co-Lead of USCs Bioclimatic and Sociotechnical Cities Lab (BASC Lab), and the Land Use Planning and Urban Design research theme leader in the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Welcome to Country -Dr Hope O’Chin

Dr Hope O’Chin - (Aunty Hope) is a Kabi-Kabi [also known as Gubbi-Gubbi], Wakka-Wakka, Koa. Gugu-Yalanji educator and artist, who has worked in education from the early 1980’s and as a professional artist from 1993. She has developed and presented artworks through her studio art practice for more than forty-five exhibitions across local, national, and international venues and forums. Born into the dormitory systems on the Aboriginal Settlement of Cherbourg, her dedication to education and art, and all of its forms, evolved out of the intensities of attitudes and values that prevailed in the historic treatment of Cherbourg residents, and other Indigenous Australians. Dr O’Chin has an Honorary Doctor of Education, Indigenous Knowledge from the World Indigenous Nations University Hawaii USA and in 2021, completed a Doctor of Philosophy Creative Arts and Industries at USC.  Her latest substantive position in the workforce was held during her career as a senior executive in Queensland education. Dr O’Chin has been responsible for curriculum, staffing and resourcing to 250 state schools in the Peninsular region, and was a consultant to the Director-general, Education Queensland, and Minister for Education. Her next exhibition is for NAIDOC and is on at the Caloundra Art Gallery from Thursday 29th of June.

Speaker - Lindsay Clare, Clare Design

Kerry + Lindsay Clare have been in practice together for more than 35 years. Their work includes a diverse range of architectural projects, from major urban and public buildings to small self-sufficient remote houses. Architecturally, they are consistently acknowledged for a rare combination of design excellence and high-level environmental performance. The RAIA Gold Medal Jury noted that, “Kerry and Lindsay Clare have made an enormous contribution to the advancement of architecture and particularly sustainable architecture, with a strongly held belief that good design and sustainable design are intrinsically linked”. Their buildings allow occupants to engage with architecture and the world outside, reinforcing the essential connection with place.


SONA Students $19
Graduate Members $49
Members $69
Non-Members $99



The Sunshine Coast Awards are proudly sponsored by:

Premier Regional Awards Partner

Regional Awards Partner

Regional Awards Supporter

In-Kind Awards Partner

Would you like to sponsor one of our events? Contact qld@architecture.com.au

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