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Friday evening saw Hames Sharley honoured with seven awards at Australia’s State-based Architectural chapter ceremonies. The presentation for the Northern Territory was held at Darwin’s Civic Square and the practice received five of the awards.

The night began with staff member Danni’elle Jenkins winning the ‘Student Award’, and was followed by Hames Sharley project; Menzies School of Health Research at Royal Darwin Hospital, receiving the Colorbond Award for Steel and the award for Public Architecture. The Michael Long Learning & Leadership Centre was then honoured with the Educational Architecture Award and the Indigenous Community Architecture Award.

As the night was drawing to a close in Darwin, the Plaza Ballroom of Brisbane’s Convention & Exhibition Centre hosted the Queensland Chapter’s presentations. The University of Queensland’s Oral Health Centre, a joint venture between Cox Rayner, Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett, proved to be one of the State’s premier projects, receiving awards for both Sustainable and Interior Architecture as well as the prestigious F.D.G. Stanley Award for Public Architecture.

Hames Sharley Executive Chairman, William Hames said: “It is a great privilege to be asked to work on such worthy projects as they contribute a huge amount to the communities in which they are situated, so to be honoured with these accolades is an exceptionally proud achievement in the practice’s 40th year”.

Managing Director, Caillin Howard added, “2015 saw Hames Sharley receive a record number of awards and commendations, so to begin this years’ awards season with such great successes is a tremendous honour. It is a real testament to our personnel, clients and collaborating partners that our peers in architecture have recognised these projects”.