Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership has been awarded commendations by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) in the Heritage Architecture and Public Alterations and Additions categories. Maddison architects were in attendance at the award ceremony to hear the great news and were delighted that this exciting education building project was recognised by juries of architectural peers.
Each year the AIA runs an awards program to recognise exemplary architecture. This program is considered the pinnacle of recognition and esteem in the profession. It also recognises successful collaboration between client, builder and architect.
On Friday August 3, at the Master Builders Association of Victoria Awards, Cockram Constructions also received an award for Bastow. Later in the evening, they were awarded Master Builder of the Year.
These three awards were presented to Richard Bolt, Secretary of Department Education and Early Childhood Development at an informal morning tea at Bastow.
The community were able to admire the architectural and educational significance of the Bastow facility on the 28 and 29 July as part of the Open House Melbourne event. Over 500 visitors toured the building and attended lectures by Peter Maddison, the architect for the renovation and extension of the Bastow facility.
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