AUT buildings recognised in awards

14 Jun, 2011
AUT buildings recognised in awards
The merit award winning AJ School of Education building (Jasmax Ltd.) on the AUT Akoranga Campus.

AUT University buildings were awarded accolades at the Property Council Awards last Friday night.

Three AUT buildings were nominated in two different categories.
In the Coffey Education and Arts Award the AJ School of Education Building (Jasmax Ltd), the AUT AF Lecture Theatres and Conference Centre and the AUT MC Building Manukau (Jasmax Ltd) received merit awards.

The Manukau MC building also received a merit award in the Hawkins Construction, Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Award.

The event was attended by Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack, General Manager of Finance and Estates Judith McKay, Director Asset Development Suzanne Webb and Group Director- Estates Tony Lanigan.

The awards are an annual celebration of excellence in property development and recognise the efficient use of capital, maximum investor return and for public buildings, the greatest community benefit.  

Submissions for the awards are open to both members and non-members of Property Council New Zealand. Entries go through a rigorous, 12-week process in which a panel of judges review each submission, setting it against detailed criteria. Judging also involves site visits.

Submissions need to show economic and financial data and are judged on the return on investment, operation and maintenance factors, the degree of difficulty, environmentally sustainable features, usability and urban design principles.