21 June 2011 – A Hobart high school has won top honours at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2011 Tasmanian Architecture Awards for what the jury described as a “sensitive and bold” work.

Ogilvie High School’s Student Learning Centre in the Hobart suburb of Newtown which won the Alan C Walker Award for Public Architecture was designed by Liminal Architecture.

The jury praised the work for “delivering new life and creating a centre for the school, while symbolising contemporary teaching and learning.”

In other wins The Allen’s Rivulet House 2 received the Esmond Dorney Award for Residential Architecture for Room 11 architects.

The house commands a rise of land at Allen’s Rivulet, just 18 km from Hobart. The jury said:  “The house revels in its unyielding grid and contradictory spaces. Spaces shift around the centrifugal kitchen while they deform the views and vistas.”

Other projects receiving honours in the residential architecture category included the Little Big House by Room 11 at Fern Tree, which also received a Small Project Architecture Award; Marion Bay House by 1 + 2 Architecture at Bream Creek and Rocky Hills Retreat by Rosevear Architects.

The Saffire Resort at Coles Bay secured a double win for architects Circa Morris-Nunn Walker claiming the Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture and Colin C Philp Award for Commercial Architecture.