18 June 2013 — Roach House Belair by architect Rod Roach, and entered by David Ey, has won the Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture at the 2013 South Australian Architecture Awards.
The jury said the house had endured and has stood the test of time and “remains quite simply an exemplar of intelligent and economically sustainable design”.
“Among other enduring aspects of this house, we felt strongly that this is a clever example of fundamental ecologically sustainable development principals at work,” the jury said.
Sustainable Architecture Awards went to Goolwa Beach House – Grieve Gillett and Barossa Valley Glass House – Max Pritchard Architect.
A commendation went to Fan and Flare – Khab Architects and the Bonython Park Upgrade – New Playspace by WAX Design and Ric Mcconaghy.
Adrian Evans, whose work has included the Margaret Tobin Mental Health Centre at Flinders University and the Wave and Edge Office and Apartments Development at the southern end of King William Street, was awarded the Sir James Irwin President’s Prize.
The Emerging Architects Prize went to Alex Hall of Hassell SA for his “dedication and enthusiasm towards the profession of architecture and design, as well as his involvement and achievements within professional, educational and community groups”.