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Excellence in Urban Design Awards

The inaugural City of Prospect Excellence in Urban Design Awards invites design professionals and the general community to nominate new local property developments and renovations that exhibit design excellence and make a significant improvement to the quality of the local urban landscape.

The Excellence in Urban Design Awards has been established to celebrate and recognise outstanding building and urban design and the significant contribution architects and designers make to the aesthetics, liveability and investment potential within our city.

Nominations are open now and must be received by close of business (COB) Friday 16 June.

The awards ceremony will be held on 19 July 2017.

Awards will be presented for the following categories*:

  • Best Commercial Development: Commercial development of any type which exhibits a high quality of design in the Prospect area.
  • Best Apartment/Townhouse Development: Residential apartment or townhouse developments of an outstanding design standard.This does not include single dwellings, but rather multi-dwelling developments.
  • Best Environmentally Sustainable Development (Residential or Commercial): Residential or commercial development which demonstrates enduring building design through sustainability and environmental consciousness.
  • Outstanding Residential Achievement relating to Alterations and Additions (over $200,000): Excellent residential alteration and addition projects with a construction cost of at least $200,000. This category encourages nominations of alterations and additions which bring brilliant architectural design to an existing property.
  • Outstanding Prospect Urban Development Award: The overall most outstanding urban development which represents City of Prospect’s vision for a city of high quality urban design.

*City of Prospect reserves the right not to award in a category if it’s considered that no nomination is of a high enough standard.

Nominations may pertain to more than one category. To enter, the development must have been approved and commenced construction since January 2015, and be situated within the City of Prospect. The property owner must also consent to the nomination.

Nominations will be assessed against the following with equal weighting:

  • The conceptual framework, values and principles of the design;
  • The social and cultural contribution to the City of Prospect;
  • The aesthetic and architectural contribution to the local urban landscape;
  • The design response to the needs of the user.

Judged by a panel of planning and architecture professionals, the winners will receive invaluable peer recognition and market exposure. The winner of each category will receive a formal certificate and a feature article in the Council’s quarterly publication, the Prospect Magazine (distributed to 9000 households) as well as a framed photograph.

To make a nomination, download and fill out the Urban Design Awards Nomination Form and it send it along with the required documents to or PO Box 171, Prospect SA 5082.

In addition to the Nomination Form, the submission must include:

  • Floor plan(s)
  • Elevations
  • 1x high resolution photograph or render (preferred but optional)
  • 300 word max statement of excellence addressing the relevant award criteria.


If you have any queries about the City of Prospect Excellence in Urban Design Awards, please contact


Good luck!

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