Local scores in housing awards
COFFS Harbour building designer Richard Malcolm and his Design Studio 22 have won two State Association Design Awards for local projects.
Mr Malcolm won two residential awards in the 2006 BDA State Design Awards, which were announced at Newcastle City Hall on Saturday.
His Barrie Street Residence won the category for Residential Buildings Up to 250 square metres.
The judges said the simplicity of design and the functionality of this stunning small residence was what made it stand out from the other entries.
Category 7, Multi Residential: Semi Detached/Dual Occupancy, saw the second win for Richard and Design Studio 22 with the Beachfront Close dual occupancy at Korora.
This project consists of two luxury villas, each with separate family and guest accommodation. Most rooms open on to large balconies for maximum enjoyment of the ocean and beach views.
BDA's awards judging panel of two architects, an academic and a previous winner of the BDA Award of Excellence, felt that the design response was an excellent reply to the requirements given by the client and was a very impressive dual occupancy, a worthy winner of the award.
Another North Coast company, Collins W Collins from Port Macquarie, also walked away with two wins.
James Collins received a trophy for his entry, Green Residence Addition, in the Residential Alterations & Additions Over $125,000 and Derek Collins received a Commendation for the Settlement City Amenities Area in the Best Commercial Interior category.
Newcastle building designer, Edward Highton, won the competition's top award.