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June 29, 2017

The Pocket wins top residential award

Cameron Chisholm Nicol took home the state’s top multi-residential award for The Pocket, Claremont on the Park, at the 2017 WA Architecture Awards announced on June 23.

The Pocket received the Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing. The jury cited the project as ‘an outstanding example of the design principles set by the ‘Design WA’ document for apartment buildings.’

Heirloom by Match was recognised with a Commendation in the same category. Heirloom’s Commendation follows earlier success at the WA State Heritage Awards, where it won the Conservation and Adaptive Reuse category and the prestigious Gerry Gauntlett Award.

The Reid Library won the Richard Roach Jewell Award for Enduring Architecture. Officially opened in 1965, the Modernist icon earned an RIBA Bronze Medal in 1964, and celebrated its 50 year anniversary in 2015. The award was accepted on behalf of the practice by Jenny Nicol, wife of the library’s primary design architect, the late Gil Nicol.

We congratulate Georgiou Living and Georgiou Construction (The Pocket), and Match, Sirona Capital and Built (Heirloom), and sincerely thank them for their commitment to quality design and construction. We also extend our thanks and congratulations to all the project consultants involved. Last but not least, we recognise the expertise and effort of the many talented people in our office who worked diligently to translate these projects from ideas into award-winning buildings.

Judging by the fingerprints, the plaques and certificates were well handled on the night- we’re just glad they made it back to the office!

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