Victorian School Design Awards

​​​​The ​Victorian School Design Awards are for state government school projects and recognise architects and designers who have provided innov​​ative, creative and practical schools for Victorian students.



2017 Victorian School Design Awards

The 2017 Victorian School Design Awards were open to architects and principal designers for projects completed between​​ January 2015 and June 2017.

The Awards provide an incentive in driving excellence in design and in recognising the contribution of the architectural and educational design professions.

The Victorian School Building Authority continues to work with its architects to achieve innovative and best-practice design that clearly reflects a heightened awareness of the importance of interior and exterior environments and sustainability in learning and teaching spaces.

Architects and designers are invited to submit designs for government school projects including new schools, stages of buildings, redevelopment or refurbishment of a space, schools designed for special needs, or individual facilities such as performing arts centers or technology wings.

Submissions for the 2017 Victorian School Design Awards closed on 28 July 2017

2017 Award Cate​gories

All projects must have been completed between  January 2015 and June 2017

  • Best Primary School
  • Best Secondary School
  • Best Combined or Special (Development) School
  • Best School Project Below $1 million
  • Best School Project Between $1 million and $5 million
  • Best School Project Above $5 million
  • Ministerial Award for Best Use of Inclusive Design

How to apply

All submissions must be submitted online. For more information, see:  2017 Victorian School Design Awards 

2017 Key Dates

  • Submissions opened: 9am, Monday 5 June 2017 
  • Submissions closed: 5pm, Friday 28 July 2017
  • Finalist and non-finalists notified: Monday 9 October 2017 
  • Awards ceremony: Wednesday 8 November 2017 

2016 Victorian School Design Awards winners

For a list of 2016 winners and finalists, see: Victorian Sch​ool Design Awards

More information

If you are unable to locate the information you require, please contact:

June Graham, Victorian School Building Authority
Phone: 03 9651 3548