CODA received three awards on Friday night at the annual AIA Awards night. Architecture Awards for both House M and House B in the Alterations and Additions category saw Kieran, Emma, Brett and Jocelyn shaking hands with the Minister for Housing and Works before the entire CODA staff invaded the podium to celebrate the awarding of a Commendation for the Horse Barn project in the Small Projects category. A fun night was had by all.
Architectural firm CODA has picked up two awards and one commendation at the Western Australian Architecture Awards in its first year of entering the awards.
Only one other architectural firm was recognized for a total of 3 projects.
“Architectural firms far bigger than us were awarded for fewer projects so we’re really proud of this achievement. It proves our ability to deliver bold, intelligent designs consistently,” says Kieran Wong, co-founder of CODA. “It’s great to have the hard work of the past few years recognized by the Institute of Architects. It’s the first time we’d decided to enter, and our success is a credit to our whole team,” says Emma Williamson, co-founder of CODA. CODA’s House B and House M projects picked up two Architecture Awards in the category for ‘Residential Architecture – Alterations & Additions’, while CODA’s Horse Barn received a Commendation in the category for ‘Small Project Architecture’.
Judges praised House B, a Federation home in Perth with a contemporary warehouse extension, as a “spatial collage that contributes to the advancement of architecture by showing how domestic rooms can be knitted together into a work of style and substance”.
The judges also praised CODA’s stunning renovation of House M in Nedlands, which brought “a classic modernist house into the present without disturbing its original grace”.
CODA won a Commendation for its ingenious conversion of an old chicken shed into a retro, playful, low-cost horse barn for Palmerston Farm’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. From a total 123 entries, 46 awards and commendations were presented on 19 June by the Australian Institute of Architects. All winners are now in the running for the National Architecture Awards, which will be announced in Melbourne in late October.