Architecture Competition Advisor

(COMPETITIONS)

Stephen Varady has been an extremely successful Competition Advisor and Organiser with a 100% success record for the following competitions: 

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Stephen Varady

 

2016-17 Frankston Station Design Competition – $25M

This was a Two Stage Architectural Design Competition. Stage 1 was open and anonymous with five finalists selected and paid to participate in Stage 2. The winning architects, Genton from Melbourne, were engaged by DEDJTR and construction of the project is complete with the station opening in October 2018.

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Clients: Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) and the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)

Scope: Competition Advisor, Brief Writer and Registrar.

Stephen Varady managed the entire competition process from start to finish, liaising with the DEDJTR steering committee and the OVGA throughout the preparation and running of the competition. Stephen collated the required information, texts, drawings and photos, wrote the Competition Brief and Conditions, assisted in the Jury selection, and then managed the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Judging processes, including the Stage 2 Capability requirements. He also liaised between the winning architect and Competition Sponsor during their contract negotiations.

Jury: Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect, Director of Garner Davis Architects, (Jury Chair); Peter Elliott, Director of Peter Elliott Architects, RAIA Gold Medallist; Felicity Stewart, Director of Stewart Hollenstein Architects, winners of Green Square Library & Plaza Competition; Dennis Hovendon, CEO of Frankston City Council; Paul Edbrooke, State Member for Frankston; Geoff Oulton, Director of Integration within the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources.

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Jury – Geoff Oulton, Felicity Stewart, Jill Garner, Paul Edbrooke, Peter Elliott, Dennis Hovendon

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Winner announcement with Steve Toia of Genton Architects, Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, Victorian Government Architect Jill Garner, Marc Debney of Genton Architects, and Paul Edbrooke the State Member for Frankston

Winner: Genton, Melbourne – construction complete, opened October 2018

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Finalists: Genton, Melbourne; Grimshaw, Melbourne; Supermanoeuvre, Sydney; Cullinan Ivanov, Sydney; Farrugia & Shaper, Sydney.

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Genton, Melbourne
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Grimshaw, Melbourne
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Supermanoeuvre, Sydney
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Cullinan Ivanov, Sydney
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Farrugia & Shaper, Sydney

 

 

2014-15 Green Square Design Competition for Gunyama Park & Aquatic Centre – $50M

This was a Two Stage Architectural Design Competition. Stage 1 was open and anonymous with five finalists selected and paid to participate in Stage 2. The winning architects, Andrew Burges Architects, Sydney (with Grimshaw, Sydney), were engaged by City of Sydney, with construction of the project underway and due for completion in 2021.

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Clients: City of Sydney

Scope: Competition Advisor, Brief Writer and Registrar.

Stephen Varady managed the entire competition process from start to finish, liaising with the City of Sydney and their steering committee throughout the preparation and running of the competition. Stephen collated the required information, texts, drawings and photos, wrote the Competition Brief and Conditions, assisted in the Jury selection, and then managed the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Judging processes, including the Stage 2 Capability requirements. He also liaised between the winning architect and Competition Sponsor during their contract negotiations.

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Finalists, Jury, Staff and Registrar with City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore
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Stage 2 Jury Briefing

Jury: Carey Lyon, Director of Lyons, Life Fellow of RAIA; Richard Johnson MBE AO, Director of Johnson Pilton Walker, Life Fellow of RAIA, RAIA Gold Medallist; Dr Gini Lee, Elisabeth Murdoch Chair of Landscape Architecture at University of Melbourne; Camilla Block, Director of Durbach Block Jaggers; Greg Holman, principal architect at Harry Seidler & Associates.

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Jury – Richard Johnson, Greg Holman, Gini Lee, Camilla Block, Carey Lyon

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Jury Presentation of Winner to City of Sydney

Winner: Andrew Burges Architects, Sydney (with Grimshaw, Sydney) – building under construction, completion due 2021

Finalists: Andrew Burges Architects, Sydney; Andrew Burns Architects, Sydney; CHROFI, Sydney; Cullinan Ivanov, Sydney; TYP-TOP, Sydney.

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Andrew Burges Architects, Sydney (with Grimshaw, Sydney)
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Andrew Burns Architects, Sydney
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CHROFI, Sydney
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Cullinan Ivanov, Sydney
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TYP-TOP, Sydney

 

 

2012-13 Green Square Library and Plaza Competition – $40M

This was a Two Stage Architectural Design Competition. Stage 1 was open and anonymous with five finalists selected and paid to participate in Stage 2. The winning architects, Stewart Hollenstein from Sydney, were engaged by City of Sydney, and construction of the project is complete with the Library & Plaza opening in October 2018.

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Clients: City of Sydney

Scope: Competition Advisor, Brief Writer and Registrar.

Stephen Varady managed the entire competition process from start to finish, liaising with the City of Sydney and their steering committee throughout the preparation and running of the competition. Stephen collated the required information, texts, drawings and photos, wrote the Competition Brief and Conditions, assisted in the Jury selection, and then managed the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Judging processes, including the Stage 2 Capability requirements. He also liaised between the winning architect and Competition Sponsor during their contract negotiations.

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Finalists Site Visit

Jury: John Denton, Director of Denton Corker Marshall, Life Fellow RAIA, RAIA Gold Medallist (Jury Chair); Glenn Murcutt, Pritzker Prize Winner, Life Fellow RAIA, RAIA Gold Medallist; George Hargreaves, Director of Hargreaves Associates, Fellow of American Society of Landscape Architects; Rachel Neeson, Director of Neeson Murcutt Architects; Sharan Harvey, Manager of Brisbane City Council Library; Stuart McCreery, Structural Engineer with Evans & Peck.

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Jury – Stuart McCreery, Rachel Neeson, George Hargreaves, Glenn Murcutt, Sharan Harvey, and John Denton

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Winner: Stewart Hollenstein, Sydney (with Stewart Architects) – construction complete, opened October 2018

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Finalists: Stewart Architects, Sydney; John Wardle Architects, Melbourne; JPE Design Studio, Adelaide; Felix Laboratories, Perth; Flannery & de la Pole, UK.

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Stewart Hollenstein, Sydney (with Stewart Architects)
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John Wardle Architects, Melbourne
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JPE Design Studio, Adelaide
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Felix Laboratories, Perth
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Flannery & de la Pole, UK

 

 

1994-95 Wagga Wagga Civic Centre Competition – $12M

This was a Two Stage Architectural Design Competition. Stage 1 was open and anonymous with five finalists selected and paid to participate in Stage 2. The winning architects, Garner Davis from Melbourne, were engaged by City of Wagga Wagga, and construction of the project is complete with the Civic Centre opening in February 1999. 20 years after this competition, Jill Garner became Victorian Government Architect.

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Clients: City of Wagga Wagga

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Wagga Wagga Civic Centre site

Scope: Competition Advisor, Brief Writer and Registrar.

Stephen Varady managed the entire competition process from start to finish, liaising with the City of Wagga Wagga throughout the preparation and running of the competition. Stephen collated the required information, texts, drawings and photos, wrote the Competition Brief and Conditions, assisted in the Jury selection, and then managed the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Judging processes, including the Stage 2 Capability requirements. He also liaised between the winning architect and Competition Sponsor during their contract negotiations.

Jury: Robert Nation AO, Director of Nation Fender Architects; Professor Peter Wilson, Director of Bolles Wilson Architects, Germany; Professor Leon van Schaik, Dean of Faculty of Environmental Design and Construction RMIT; Associate Professor Sand Helsel of Faculty of Environmental Design and Construction RMIT; Brian Andrews, General Manager of Wagga Wagga City Council.

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Jury – Sand Helsel, Robert Nation, Leon van Schaik, Brian Andrews
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Jury – Sand Helsel, Peter Wilson, Robert Nation, Brian Andrews

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Winner: Garner Davis Architects, Melbourne – construction complete, opened February 1999

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Competition Registrar Stephen Varady with Winners Jill Garner and Lindsay Davis

Finalists: Garner Davis Architects, Melbourne; Durbach Block & Collier, Sydney; Four Over One, Perth; Godfrey Spowers Architects, Melbourne; LAB, UK.

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Garner Davis Architects, Melbourne
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Durbach Block & Collier, Sydney
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Four Over One, Perth
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Godfrey Spowers Architects, Melbourne
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LAB Architecture Studio, UK

 

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