By James Tuma | 5 Sep 2017

Urbis is proud to have four projects shortlisted at the 2017 Australian Urban Design Awards, the nation’s premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design.

These awards recognise urban design of the highest quality and aim to encourage cities, towns and communities across the country to strive for best practice. The winners will be announced in Brisbane on 25 October.

National Design Director James Tuma said: “While these awards celebrate best practice in urban design, many of these projects have been a collaborative effort from across the Urbis team, drawing on our expertise in heritage, economics, policy, planning, research, transactions and more. The best city-shaping results happen when we bring this diverse expertise together.”

The best city-shaping results happen when we bring our diverse expertise together.

Shortlisted for ‘Policies, programs and concepts – large scale’:

New World City Design Guide: Buildings that Breathe  –in collaboration with Brisbane City Council and Arkhefield.

The New World City Design Guide: Buildings that Breathe is a multi-dimensional tool prepared to ensure the creation of a subtropical cityscape for Brisbane which is recognised internationally.

Rockhampton Riverside and CBD Redevelopment

Urbis worked with Rockhampton Regional Council on the redevelopment of the Riverside Precinct, a world-class waterfront area on the shores of Queensland’s Fitzroy River.  Urbis helped complete the master planning, schematic, design and construction documentation for the project.

We also worked with the council to develop the Rockhampton CBD Redevelopment Framework, repositioning the CBD as a dynamic, 21st-century regional economic centre.  

Shortlisted for ‘Policies, programs and concepts – small scale’:

Telopea Master Plan

Urbis’ collaborative work on the renewal of Telopea demonstrates the firm’s multidisciplinary expertise across design, economics, heritage and planning in formulating innovative revitalisation strategies that will shape a vibrant neighbourhood in proximity to Parramatta’s growing city centre

Montario Quarter – LandCorp

Montario Quarter will offer the next evolution of inner city living, creating an urban village within a landscape setting which integrates with the existing leafy green character of Shenton Park.  The mixed-use development will provide more than 1,100 dwellings to help meet demand from Perth’s growing population.  We provided planning, design and property economic services to Landcorp.  

Urbis has also been involved on a number of other projects in the running for awards, including Orange Regional Museum and Sydney Light Rail