Entering awards are a necessary part of building a practice’s profile. Award directories are favoured haunts of prospective clients looking for architects, and revisiting a project is a great opportunity to define what makes your practice unique. We regularly work with Steffen Welsch Architects and were asked by them to put together their first Houses Awards submission.
Putting together award entries can be gruelling, thankless work for a busy practice. We take the grunt work off the team while adding fresh insights to the writing process.
We start the process with a short architect interview to tease out the project’s core award-worthy features, then leave the project team with a Q&A that forms the basis of the entry. We challenge the team to take a jury-centric approach to their answers. From these materials we create the entry, and after a round or two of reviews it’s done. Meanwhile, life goes on in the office unimpeded (imagine!).
Our award entry for Steffen Welsch Architects played its modest part in their success in the 2015 Houses Awards, when their ‘House in House’ took home the ‘House in a Heritage Context’ award. The project was also shortlisted in the Australian Institute of Architects’ Victorian Architecture Awards. Bravo!