Award an architect
The ARBV Architectural Services Award
The emphasis of this Award is on excellence of service to
clients. It is not a design Award. Satisfied clients play a major role
in the Award process, beginning with nomination of their architect.
To be eligible, Architects or Firms should have one nomination.
The Architects Registration Board of Victoria launched its inaugural
Architectural Services Award in 2004.
The Board is pleased to publicly acknowledge architects' excellent
service to clients.
Entry forms can be found in the resources section of this website.
Aims of the Award
The award is to publicly acknowledge architects' excellent service to
clients. It has been developed as part of the
Board's charter to promote excellence in professional service provided
by registered architects in Victoria.
The ARBV often receives enquiries regarding the services provided by
architects and has designed the award criteria around common areas of
uncertainty and complaint, which, invariably do not focus on design.
The Board, considers that the criteria of the Architectural Services
Award reflect the expectations of clients and the community with regard
to professional services provided by architects.
The Board reviewed the characteristics of good architectural service to
create an award that focuses on the architect's ability to meet the
clients' needs in areas of information and communication, design
processes, management and contractual fulfilment.
Through the promotion of this award, the ARBV seeks to alert both the
public and profession to the high-quality service available from
architects and encourage architects to maintain their level of service
in these key areas.
The Architectural Services Award is open to all architects
and firms registered in Victoria. To be eligible for this award, the architect or
firm must be currently registered and will need to fill out an
entry form. They will then need to identify one or two
clients from project/s completed in the last two years who they feel
they have provided excellent service and who agree to support their
Entries should be sent directly to the ARBV
by the nomination closing date.
After the closing date identified clients will be sent a Client
Evaluation Form to fill out about their architect.
The winning architect, announced at a special award ceremony to be held
in December each year, will receive $5000 and a certificate of
To complement the Architectural Services Award, the ARBV has
developed a brochure,
Working With Your Architect, which outlines the services, roles
and responsibilities of architects. It also provides advice to clients
about their roles and responsibilities when working with an architect –
all common areas of enquiry to the ARBV.
Clients may obtain the brochure from the ARBV website.
For further information about the Architectural Services Award
or the Working With
brochure contact the ARBV on (03) 9417 4444.
Professional Practice Award
The Architects Registration Board of Victoria makes an annual award
known as the 'Registration Board Award for Professional Practice'.
This is an award to the top 4th or 5th year student in a Professional
Practice subject identified by the Head of School in each approved
architecture course in Victoria. The student must be enrolled in an
approved course that leads to satisfaction of the Board's academic
requirements for registration.
The Head of School will forward their nomination to the Registrar, ARBV.
The Award is presented annually at the ARBV Certification and Awards
The value of the award is $1000. Enquiries may be made to the Registrar
of the Board.