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The ten finalists for Victorias 2010 Premiers Design Awards have been announced, recognising innovative and successful design practice across the state.
Finalists include architecture firms Wood Marsh, McBride Charles Ryan, Lyons, Ashton Raggatt McDougall, and Gray Puksand with BVN Architecture, as well as designers Studio Round and Cobalt Niche.
Minister for Innovation, Gavin Jennings, congratulated the finalists, saying the program rewarded, key innovators in a sector that is a building block of innovation, critical to competitive industries and vital to making Victoria the best place to live, work and raise a family.
The Premiers Design Awards are structured to reward the commissioning organisation and the primary designer(s) who developed and delivered the initiative. Shelley Penn, Principal of Shelley Penn Architect FRAIA, is chair of the judging panel.
A maximum of five Premiers Design Awards will be rewarded, each receiving a Premiers Design Mark and a Premiers Design Trophy. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 21 July 2010, during Victorias State of Design Festival.
*2010 Premiers Design Awards Finalists*
Designer: Wood Marsh Architecture
Support Designer: John Holland
*Fitzroy High School*
Organisation: Fitzroy High School
Designer: McBride Charles Ryan
*Golden Age of Couture*
Organisation: Bendigo Art Gallery
Designer: Studio Round
Designer: Cobalt Niche
Support Designer: Southsouthwest
Organisation: The Lyon Housemuseum (Lyon family)
*Melbourne Recital Centre and the MTC Theatre*
Organisation: Major Projects Victoria
Designer: ARM (Ashton Raggatt McDougall)
*Python Underground Processing Plant*
Organisation: Gekko Systems
Designer: Gekko Systems (Ballarat)
*Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program*
Organisation: Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
Designer: Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
*The Bendigo Centre*
Organisation: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited
Designer: Gray Puksand + BVN Architecture
Organisation: The National eTherapy Centre
Designer: Swinburne University of Technology Faculty of Design
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