Our 2022 Awards Wrap: Hassell shines on the awards stage

We’re honoured that our projects and people have been celebrated with the industry’s highest accolades. 

These awards are richly deserved by our multi-talented architects and designers as well as by our clients and collaborators – near and far. 

Each awarded project captures a spirit of innovation, generosity and respect. Together, they showcase the creativity, tenacity, design rigour and dedication of our teams. We commend our clients for their commitment and investment in design for a better future. By caring for the planet and each other, we’re creating the world’s best places – places people love. 

We are also incredibly proud of Hassell practitioners distinguished with prestigious honours – Liz Westgarth, Ingrid Bakker, Katie Hubbard, Tanya Golitschenko, Peter Lee OAM and Rob Backhouse. Our established and emerging architects bring so much more than talent to the industry. Their advocacy champions better outcomes for people and the built environment – with far-reaching impact. 

Congratulations all round!


December 06, 2022
Congratulations to (clockwise from top left): Liz Westgarth, Tanya Golitschenko, Ingrid Bakker, Katie Hubbard, Peter Lee OAM and Rob Backhouse.

The Arthur Birch Building in Canberra, Australia (originally designed by Eggleston, MacDonald and Secomb, 1967) has been given a new lease of life by Hassell’s Brisbane Studio. Our design brings together a deep understanding of the original building with the intensive needs of twenty-first-century science teaching spaces.

… a potent lesson in how the best of the past can be carefully nurtured to create the future we need.”
– AIA Heritage Jury citation excerpt

The mastery in this transformation must be celebrated; it speaks of an elegance and dignity appropriate to a national capital.”
– AIA Education Jury Citation excerpt

Honoured with

2022 AIA Australian Architecture Awards: National Award for Educational Architecture

2022 AIA Australian Architecture Awards: National Award for Heritage Architecture

2022 AIA ACT Architecture Awards: Canberra Medallion

2022 AIA ACT Architecture Awards: J.S. Murdoch Award for Heritage Architecture

2022 AIA ACT Architecture Awards: Enrico Taglietti Award for Education Architecture

2022 AIA ACT Architecture Awards: W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture

2022 AIA Australian Architecture Awards: National Commendation for Interior Design

Visit ANU Birch

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Client: Australian National University. Photographer: Mark Syke.

A new green heart’ for Brisbane’s flood-damaged South Bank Parklands. In creating an accessible and open place of recreation, our project favours public, green space over enclosed, private space… The change of use, from privatised restaurants to natural landscape and shade pavilion was tested when a 2022 river flood impacted South Bank Parklands. Riverside Green emerged resilient.

Honoured with

2022 Sustainability Awards - Architecture & Design: Award for Landscape and Urban Design

2022 AIA Queensland Architecture Awards: Hayes and Scott Award for Small Project Architecture

2022 AIA Australian Architecture Awards: Commendation for Urban Design

Visit Riverside Green

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Client: South Bank Corporation. Photographer: Scott Burrows.

Our commercial and workplace design for ABN Group in Perth, Australia acknowledges both past and present, and offers a quality precedent for future development. The new mixed-use office breathes new life into the Leederville town centre and brings together over 800 employees – who were once interspersed around the city – under one roof.

Honoured with

2022 AIA Western Australia Architecture Awards: Commercial Architecture Award

2022 Urban Design Institute WA Awards: Urban Renewal Award (see also Hesperia’s ABN Group HQ project)

2022 Property Council of Australia WA Awards: Best New Commercial Development

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Client: ABN Group. Developer: Hesperia. Photographer: Joel Barbitta.

From a contaminated industrial estate to a 5.5 sq km oasis of nature in the heart of Beijing, China, this designed forest’ has fast become one of the city’s most popular green spaces’. By drawing on the traditional lunar calendar, the project celebrates the value of time, heritage and culture in a masterful ecological restoration.

Honoured with

2022 AILA Awards: International Landscape Architecture Award

2022 IFLA AAPME: Award of Excellence

Visit Central Green Forest Park

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Client: Beijing Investment Group. Image: Nancy Studio.

Industry-leading strategy, architecture and workplace design come together in the new home for Australia’s leading employment marketplace – SEEK. As an unconventional corporate office building, the workplace is designed to be a place where people love coming to work and want to stay and socialise.” 

– Ingrid Bakker, Principal and Co-Leader – Commercial & Workplace

Honoured with

2022 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards: Award for Commercial Architecture

Visit SEEK Global HQ

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Client: SEEK. Photographer: Peter Bennetts.

Our design for the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) in Brisbane, Australia achieves a level of innovation and intimacy that changes the delivery and experience of long-term health care.

The Property Council of Australia jury commended Hassell and Australian Unity for this successful design outcome, for its restraint in working with the natural site features, for its contribution to the Herston Quarter, and for a collaboration that ensures a superior offering central to the STARS project and future development opportunities in the broader precinct.

Honoured with

Property Council of Australia Innovation Awards: Award for Best Public Building

Visit Herston STARS

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Client: Australian Unity. Image: Scott Burrows.

Our design for this five-star mountain resort in Chongqing, China reflects Spanish hospitality group Meliá’s award-winning sustainability credentials — and the rich natural resources of the surrounding landscape.

Honoured with

2022 Golden Bund Awards: Silver Award in Best Hotels

Visit Meliá Chongqing

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Client: MCC Real Estate. Image: Hassell.

Our architects, interior designers and landscape architects collaborated to create the ultimate student-friendly realm for the University of Queensland in Brisbane by connecting three buildings with an extensive shade canopy and sub-tropical gardens.

Honoured with

2022 AILA Queensland Awards: Landscape Architecture Award for Health and Education

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Client: University of Queensland. Photographer: Scott Burrows.

An exciting addition to Melbourne’s hospitality scene, Di Stasio Carlton’s dramatic yet seamless blend of exaggerated proportions, contemporary Australian artworks and Italian architectural features combine to create a truly unique dining experience.

Client: Rinaldo Di Stasio

Honoured with

2022 Eat | Drink | Design Awards: Best Restaurant Design

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Client: Rinaldo Di Stasio. Photographer: Peter Bennetts.

Since it opened, our award-winning headquarters for GSK Asia has evolved from a benchmark for workplace design in Singapore to an exemplar post-COVID office.

Honoured with

2022 SIA Architectural Design Awards: Design Award – Interior Architecture

Visit GSK Asia House

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Client: GSK. Photographer: Peter Bennetts.

The Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park protects the pristine parks and reserves dotted along the 40 kilometre Bass Coastline of Gippsland, Australia, and invites visitors to delve into the area’s natural and cultural values whilst spending more time in the region and supporting the local economy.

Honoured with

2022 AILA – Victoria: Award of Excellence for Landscape Planning

Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park

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Client: Parks Victoria. Image: Hassell.

Our future-focused design puts flexibility at the heart of the Foundation Building at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)’s Moreton Bay campus near Brisbane, Australia. It is now primed for growth and the delivery of new teaching and learning methods.

Honoured with

2022 AIA Queensland Architecture Awards: Award for Educational Architecture

Visit USC Moreton Bay – Foundation Building

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Client: University of Southern Queensland. Photographer: Tom Ross.

Since opening in 2021, our West Bund Riverfront upgrade has become one of Shanghai’s most loved destinations. 

Landscape architecture is not just about creating beautiful places but about building connections between people and nature.” – Ye Keyang, deputy general manager of West Bund Group.

Honoured with

SRC Design Awards: Outstanding Award

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Client: West Bund Group. Image: Hassell.

Our exciting collaboration with the Architectural Association’s Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) programme created a reclaimed timber pavilion, that addresses the issue of limited material resources, exploring the architectural potential of material recycling in the context of generative design.” – Arch​Dai​ly​.com

Honoured with

2022 Architizer: A+ Award for Architecture and Collaboration

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Image: Naaro.

Our clever and considerate” design for Balcatta Senior High School in Perth, Australia impressed this year’s judges with for its perceptive response to the site, context and school character”. The interface between old and new seems effortless,” – AIA WA Awards Jury.

Honoured with

2022 AIA Western Australia Architecture Awards: Hillson Beasley Award for Educational Architecture

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Client: Balcatta Senior High School | Photographer: Douglas Mark Black

Our QRC Suites combine the best in hospitality, workplace and meeting space design for HSBC’s new private client centre in Hong Kong SAR, China – a dedicated place for building valuable relationships.

Honoured with

2022 International Federation of Interior Designers/​Architects Design Distinction Awards: Work – Bronze

Visit HSBC QRC Suites

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Client: HSBC. Photographer: Kris Provoost.


ACT: Australian Capital Territory

AIA: Australian Institute of Architects

AILA: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

ANU: Australian National University

IFLA AAPME: International Federation of Landscape Architects – Africa, Asia Pacific & Middle East

SIA: Singapore Institute of Architects

SRC: Streetscape Research Centre

UDIA: Urban Development Institute of Australia

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