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The Office of the Queensland Government Architect helps government departments and local councils deliver an enhanced urban environment for Queensland by providing leadership and strategic advice on urban design, procurement, heritage and the built environment.


The Office of the Queensland Government Architect provides specific and general advice for Queensland Government and local councils on built environment, urban design, procurement and heritage issues across a range of projects including:

Brisbane River Ferry Terminals
Commonwealth Games Village, Gold Coast
Yeerongpilly Pedestrian Bridge.


We are involved in the facilitation and promotion of a range of industry and public events, forums and exhibitions that support the architecture, landscape architecture and urban design professions across Queensland.

Deputy Premier's Award for Urban Design

The Deputy Premier's Award for Urban Design highlights the critical role of good urban design in shaping Queensland and how collaborative relationships can lead to the successful development of the built environment.

The award will be conducted in partnership with the Australian Urban Design Awards, the nation's premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design.

Queensland Government Architect Malcolm Middleton will chair the judging panel which will include experienced design professionals from the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel.

Entries for the Deputy Premier’s Awards for Urban Design have now closed.

Winners of the Deputy Premier’s Award will be announced early 2017.

Read the media statement for more information (PDF icon 334 KB).

Advisory boards and committees

We provide strategic and project specific advice to government departments and local councils through our participation on key architectural, planning and urban design advisory boards and committees including:

Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel (Chair)
Brisbane Airport Design and Development Integrity Panel
The Government Architect's Network of Australia (GANA)
The Professional Advisory Board—Griffith University
University of Queensland Master Plan Steering Committee
University of Queensland Building and Grounds Committee.

More information

Read more about Architecture in Queensland (PDF icon 6.5 MB).

For more information contact us on 07 345 27288 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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