Judging is conducted under the auspices of the Design Institute of Australia and observes the protocols of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Interior Designers.  

The judging process is anonymous and confidential.  To ensure anonymity in judging, no names of applicants or collaborating parties may appear on submitted images, floor plans or written support materials.

Jurors are required to declare any association or conflict of interest regarding an entry and step down from the panel for assessment of that entry.  

The Australian Interior Design Awards program is not a competition.  The jury reserves the right to give multiple awards and / or commendations in a category. The jury also reserves the right not to give awards / commendations in a category.

The Jury reserves the right to re-classify the project to a more appropriate category, if deemed necessary.

Jury decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2016 Jurors, Sustainability Advisor and Convenor

Jury selection is crucial in achieving a credible awards outcome.  Jurors are appointed on the basis of their practical expertise, professional standing and high profile.  They are drawn from throughout Australia and may include commercial interior designers, residential interior designers and architects.  

Jury: Stream A

Sonda Banney, Head of Interior Design, Architectus (Qld)
Mardi Doherty, Director, Doherty Design Studio (Vic)
Matt Gibson, Director, Matt Gibson Architecture + Design (Vic)
Robyn Lindsey, Partner, Geyer (Vic)
Alison Page, Principal, Alison Page Design (NSW)
Phillip Rossington, Principal, BVN (NSW)
Nick Travers, Director, Technè Architecture + Interior Design (Vic)
Dimmity Walker, Architect, Space Agency (WA)

Sustainability Advisor

John Gertsakis, Infoactiv Group (Vic)

Jury: Stream B

Jury Chair Geraldine Maher, Director, Jackson Interiors (Vic)
Richard Johnson, Founding Director, Johnson Pilton Walker (NSW)
Rosemary Kirkby, Principal, Rosemary Kirkby Associates (NSW)

Jury Convenor

Joanne Cys, Associate Professor in Interior Architecture, University of SA