UDIA Victoria Design Award

UDIA Victoria Design Award is a State and National Award with projects entered into this category submitting Project Designs only and will be judged on the excellence of these designs.


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This award recognises a developer/architect for excellence in design (predominantly residential, ie. small lot housing, villas, town houses, terrace homes, row housing, apartment buildings) and must be submitted as designs only.  There is no requirement for the project to be completed or under construction but the conceptual design/work behind it should be substantially developed, particularly in relation to solutions to a challenge or specific requirement, building structure and aesthetics.

Entries by Architects are permitted with the endorsement of the Developer, however both must be members of UDIA Victoria and the developer will be recognised as part of the winning entry.

Judging Criteria:

  • Architecture
  • Integration
  • Innovation
  • Typologies and Planning

Judging will include an assessment of your written submission worth 30% and a presentation by the judging panel worth 70%.

The key criteria should be considered when preparing your submission, and have been listed in order of importance. The decision of the independent judging panel is final and will not be subject to challenge by any entrant.

Important Information

  • The winner of this award may have the opportunity to represent Victoria in the UDIA National Awards.
  • Projects entered must be predominantly residential (i.e. small lot housing, villas, town houses, terrace homes, row housing, apartment buildings).
  • Co-entrants are permitted to enter your project into this category (i.e. developer and architect), however both must be members of UDIA Victoria.

Completion Criteria for UDIA Judging

To adequately judge an entry for the UDIA Awards for Excellence Program, entrants must provide to the Judging Panel sufficient evidence of the completion of a significant part of the project.

For example, single stage projects must show 40% of the development completed and sold or available for sale. Multistage projects must have at least one full stage completed and sold or available for sale, and other stages under development.


PART 1: Project Information

  • Key project information
  • Executive Summary (max 300 words) – this highlights the features of the development with reference to the award category criteria

PART 2: Supporting Materials

  • Design
  • Press Releases and publicity requirements
  • 10 images of the Projects Marketing
  • Up to 10 Project Consultants

PART 2: Category Criteria

  • Each award category features its own mix of the criteria along with their explanations which can be found below.
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