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Logan Urban Design Awards

Luda-no-date.smallThe Logan Urban Design Awards (LUDA) is a biennial event promoting excellence in the design and creation of urban environments large and small within the City of Logan.

The 2018 Logan Urban Design Awards will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Master Planning Award - Awarded to master planned developments and communities
  • Landscape Architecture and Urban Infrastructure Award - Awarded to exemplar public realm works
  • Architecture Award - Awarded to exemplar built form projects (residential, commercial, industrial or institutional)
  • Business, Programs and Events Award - Awarded to exemplar businesses, programs or events that contribute to a coherent and appealing urban environment

All applications will also be considered for the overall Logan Urban Design Award.

The awards are open to projects, businesses or events that reside within Logan City since 2015. Projects entered into the Awards must have reached completion at least to the point of enabling assessment by the judging panel. Projects may cover a range of scales and types as defined by the four awards categories and the selection criteria.

Nominations are now closed 

Winners will be announced in the November 2018 edition of Our Logan Magazine. 

View the 2016 winners


Judges for the LUDA 2018 awards were selected from voluntary participants, and consists of three independent experts of professional and peak body affiliations, the Mayor and Chairperson of the Planning and Development Committee. Reflecting on the collaborative nature of urban design, the judging panel is a partnership between organisations active in urban design projects both locally and nationally.

Chris Buckley

Chris Buckley

Principal Town Planner,
Tract Consulting 

Alan Chenoweth

Alan Chenoweth

Senior Consultant,

Malcolm Middleton

Malcolm Middleton

Queensland Government

Judges - more info

Chris Buckley
Principal Town Planner, Tract Consulting

Chris Buckley is a Town Planner with over 30 years' experience working in Queensland. Chris has held roles in the State Government including Chair of the City West Task Force and Deputy Chair of the Queensland Heritage Council. He is a member of the board for Urban Places and was awarded the National Lifetime Achievement Award by the Planning Institute of Australia in 2011. 

Alan Chenoweth
Senior Consultant, Cardno

Alan Chenoweth is a Registered Landscape Architect and Certified Environmental Practitioner with over 40 years' experience in consultancy, public service, research and teaching. Alan has won several planning awards for innovative approaches to 'green planning' and currently chairs the Certification Board of Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. 

Malcolm Middleton
Queensland Government Architect

Malcolm Middleton was appointed as Queensland’s Government Architect in July 2011 and in this role, he is an advocate for the recognition of the value to all projects through well considered design processes. He provides project advice and undertakes design reviews for projects across many areas of government as well as chairing the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel. 

Selection criteria

The awards criteria adopts the principles of Creating Places for People—an urban design protocol for Australian cities, which forms the Australian Government's approved policy for urban design. The document and more information can be accessed from the protocol's website, at the link below.

The awards categories acknowledge that good urban design can be large or small. Thinking about urban design of different scales will help Council in creating healthy, inclusive and social environments that:

  • Attract business and private investment
  • Provides a choice of housing, work and lifestyle options
  • Facilitates creativity and innovation
  • Has a strong identity and sense of place


Council would like to acknowledge the support of the following sponsors for LUDA 2018:

Gold Overall Sponsorship:

Overall LUDA 2016 Award:

Invest Logan 

Silver Category Sponsorship:

Master Planning Award

 CBP Logo

Silver Category Sponsorship:

Landscape Architecture and Urban Infrastructure Award

Saunders Havill Group 

Silver Category Sponsorship:

Architecture Award
RPS Logo 

Silver Category Sponsorship:

Business, Programs and Events Award

Lendlease Logo 
Bronze Sponsorships:

QUT Logo

JMac logo

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Council by email on

Logan Urban Design Award 2016 winners

The LUDA 2016 awards were announced on 12 October 2016 at an event in the Beenleigh Town Square.