The WA Chapter of the AIA held their Architecture Awards in Perth on Friday, July 5th.

As well as honoring the best architecture in the state for 2012, the ceremony includes the presentation of the prestigious Mondoluce Lighting Award.  

"This award is a bit special" said PointOfView Melbourne Director Bernie Tan-Hayes, "because you can't just enter, you work has to be selected. So while we didn't win this year, to be shortlisted is an achievement in itself".  

It was PointOfView’s Lighting Design for Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland’s restoration of Hale House, the 1914 heritage building that will be the new home for the premier of WA and up to 30 of his staff that attracted the attention of the AIA this time around.

Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland had already received two architecture awards for Hale House in the Public Architecture and Interior Categories earlier in the evening.

“The night was a great success”, added Bernie, “hopefully lighting will become a permanent category in all architectural award shows”.