Urban Design Awards

Couple enjoy coffee in front of Jimboomba Central, overall winner of the 2020 Logan Urban Design Awards


The Logan Urban Design Awards promote excellence in the design and creation of urban environments within Logan.

Fundamental principles of good urban design and our awards criteria help us to create healthy, inclusive and social environments that:

  • attract new business and investment
  • provide a variety of housing, work and lifestyle options
  • facilitate creativity and innovation
  • have a strong identity and sense of place.

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To learn more about urban design in Logan, please download our Urban Design Framework (PDF 3.41MB).

Logan Urban Design Awards 2023 Winners and Commendations

Overall Logan Urban Design Awards 2023 Winner

Homes from the Habitat on Juers Street housing estate

Project: Habitat on Juers

Design Architect: REFRESH Studio for Architecture

Judges’ citation: Projects of this kind are critically important in demonstrating emerging trends in the design of sustainable social, affordable and market-driven housing typologies that reinforce local identity and a sense of place. Habitat on Juers unpacks a new dual occupancy townhouse model that is worthy of further investigation. The Jury encourages Logan City Council and the Queensland Government to work together to identify larger precinct revitalisation and redevelopment opportunities that will improve the liveability and prosperity of the community and contribute to solving the city’s issues of housing, homelessness, land supply and affordability.

Master Planning Award Winner

Arial image of Everleigh housing estate

Project: Everleigh by Mirvac

Property Developer: Mirvac

Landscape Architect, Urban Design, and Town Planning: Urbis

Civil Engineering: Premise Engineering

Judges’ citation: Everleigh by Mirvac offers a delightfully green urban lifestyle setting with an elegant simplicity in its master planning that belies the sophistication of its curative approach to green infrastructure and place-based living. Embracing topography, committing to high amenity active transport, integrating genuine passive and active recreational spaces, and creating a suite of distinctive walkable communities are hallmarks of the high-quality master plan underpinning the carefully crafted delivery of this exemplary new community.

Landscape Architecture and Urban Infrastructure Award Winner

Arial image showing Pebble Creek parklands

Project: Pebble Creek Parklands

Landscape Architect: SLR Consulting

Developer: Orchard Property Group

Judges’ citation: Developer: Orchard Property Group

The Pebble Creek Parklands exemplify a restrained approach to parkland design wherein the thoughtful preservation and featuring of the existing forest landscape has been complimented with a series of refined landscape places that are sensitive and seamless in general arrangement and finer grain robust detailing. Key to the designers' approach has been not overplaying their hand, and expertly avoiding looking at me individual landscape statement pieces in favour of a carefully composed, beautifully arranged landscape composition that blends organic materials, soft colours, and natural and curated landscape components in a joyful and calming landscape that will mature gracefully as it evolves through time and community use.

Architecture Award Winner

Homes from the Habitat on Juers estate

Project: Habitat on Juers

Design Architect: REFRESH Studio for Architecture

Judges’ citation: As our neighbours and neighbourhoods grow up and grow old, we must look to new forms of ‘missing middle’ housing that respond to our changing climate and needs. Habitat on Juers is a social housing project founded on social inclusion, accessibility, and energy efficiency, with sixteen gold, silver and platinum level accessible dwellings, an average 8.5 NatHERS star rating, and one of the first examples of Cross Laminated Timber technology in residential construction in Queensland.

This is a project that demonstrates that our low-density neighbourhoods can deliver well-designed housing choice that is appealing to a wide range of renters, owner-occupiers and investors in search of a good place to call home.

Architecture Award – Commendations

  • Logan Hospital Multi-level Car Park Facade Design
  • The York

Business, Programs and Events Award Winner

Entry to Alien Night Market

Project: Area 51 BNE  |  Alien Night Market

Company: Four Season Indoor Play Centre  |  Alien Night Market

Judges’ citation: Area 51BNE & Alien Night Market is a great example of an entrepreneur seeing a location and a building, and just going for it. This project takes the well-recognised building shell of a Bunnings warehouse and flips its function from home improvement to fun, friends and food. The internal space is re-created as an indoor games and event venue with oversized inflatables, adventure games and sound. The tired outdoor nursery space has been transformed into a vibrant food market, operating in the evenings. The building design doesn’t take itself too seriously. Street art and neon lighting transform the façade of the ‘big box’ and highlight to visitors you have arrived at a place where you can expect the unexpected. Area 51 BNE is a place for everyone; for the young and the young-at-heart, and is well positioned to make a positive contribution to the weekend and night-time economy of Underwood and beyond.

Business, Programs and Events Award – Commendations

  • Wheelnutz Garage
  • Distillery Road Market  |  Trucks & Tunes Events & Sugar Creek Smokehouse
  • Papua New Guinea 47th Independence two day celebrations 2022

Awards Criteria

Architecture Award

Awarded to a built form project (residential, commercial, industrial or institutional).

Consideration will be given to:

  • the use of innovative features and design elements which contribute to ongoing economic, social or environmental outcomes
  • the use of innovative and creative design features which challenge conventional thinking and explores new ways of doing things to achieve a high standard
  • the use of high-quality materials and finishes which complement and enhance the visual quality and richness of the entire area
  • how a project maintains the unique sense of a place by embracing change yet respecting its heritage (if appropriate)
  • the creative application of accessibility standards in a way which enables dignified use, ease of access and lifestyle choices for all people.

Landscape Architecture and Urban Infrastructure Award

Awarded to showcase the best in public works.

Consideration will be given to:

  • how a project maintains the unique sense of a place by creating quality landscapes and community pride, embracing change yet respecting its heritage (if appropriate)
  • the creative application of accessibility standards in a way which enables dignified use and ease of access for all people
  • how our landscape is protected and sustained by promoting environmental values, respecting and enhancing eco-systems in a sustainable and collaborative manner
  • how the project promotes the connection between people and the landscape, creating meaningful landscapes that can be cherished and cared for by future generations
  • how the project creates positive experiences in the landscape, where the experience of the landscape is fundamental to health, creates inspired outdoor settings and contributes to the greater whole.

Master Planning Award

Awarded to a master-planned development or community.

Consideration will be given to:

  • how the project promotes a healthy, safe, vibrant and pleasant public environment and user experience
  • the project’s contribution to and integration with adjoining streets, public spaces and the public realm
  • the project’s contribution towards the urban greenspace through use of landscaping to create shade, comfort and visual amenity
  • how the project promotes the connection between people, buildings and the landscape, creating meaningful landscapes that can be cherished and cared for by future generations
  • how the project contributes towards a variety of housing, work and lifestyle options.

Business, Programs and Events Award

Awarded to a business, program or event that contributes to a coherent and appealing urban environment.

Consideration will be given to:

  • how the business, program or event uses or promotes the surrounding local area and / or urban environment
  • how the business, program or event contributes towards place activation and a night time economy
  • the reach (local, regional, national, international) the business, program or event achieved
  • how the business, program or event adapted to changing economic and legislative requirements caused by COVID-19 and demonstrated resilience or adaptability.


LUDA Judge Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson

Principal Advisor- Architecture & Urban Design - Office of the Queensland Government Architect

Peter Nelson has over 20 years’ experience in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design across the public and private sectors as both a client and consultant.

As an urban designer for Tract Consultants in Darwin, senior project manager at the National Capital Authority in Canberra and Place Management Team Leader at Logan City Council, Peter has been involved in the delivery of a number of award-winning urban renewal projects across Australia.

Since 2017 as a principal adviser to the Queensland Government Architect, Peter has advocated for well-designed, healthy and sustainable environments for the people and communities of Queensland.

LUDA Judge Stephanie Wyeth

Stephanie Wyeth

MPIA Fellow & Professional Planner in Residence and Senior Lecturer at UQ

Stephanie Wyeth is an urban planner, researcher and strategist who specialises in the social dynamics of cities and communities. She has more than 25 years’ experience in urban and social planning across government, NGO, academic and private sectors, with expertise in the design and delivery of community and stakeholder engagement programs for complex social infrastructure and master planning projects. 

In her role as Professional Planner in Residence at the University of Queensland, Stephanie works to embed industry challenges and a solutions-oriented mindset into teaching and research programs. She is co-founder of the UQ City Impact Lab, which was established to link world-leading research and capability in urban change, sustainable development and city-making with government and industry. Stephanie is committed to ensuring place-based approaches are considered in city-making and policy development activities. 

Stephanie served on the South Bank Corporation Board from 2016 – 2022, overseeing the preparation of the draft Future South Bank master plan, and delivery of a number of award-winning design and precinct transformation and management initiatives. In 2020 Stephanie was appointed a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia for her service to the profession. 

LUDA Judge Dom Powell

Dominic Powell

Principal – Landscape Architecture at Archipelago

Dominic is a highly experienced landscape architect and urban design leader with an award-winning, extensive, and proven track record in the planning, design, and delivery of complex public realm, infrastructure, health and knowledge campus projects.

He has considerable experience in projects of all scales having collaborated with some of Australia’s most renowned architects, institutions and construction firms on projects in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory in addition to projects in Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Ireland.

Dominic offers a formidable mix of design flair and construction pragmatics keenly tailored to site context and core environmental values. As a passionate collaborator and articulate communicator Dominic works closely with clients and project design teams to develop design that is engaging, equitable, memorable, safe to use, and easy to maintain.


Gold Sponsor: EPOCA Constructions 

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Program Sponsor: LendLease

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Category Sponsors: Archipelago, Brick N Pave, Bligh Tanner, CBP Lawyers

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Logan Urban Design Awards 2020 – Winners

The winners of the Logan Urban Design Awards 2020 were announced at a ceremony on 24 March 2021 at Kiwanda Café, Eagleby.

You can view the winners, Judges citations and full list of nominees on the links below:

Past winners

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