Morris Moor Recognised in Australia’s International Good Design Awards for Design Excellence

Morris Moor has received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Architectural Design – Place Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. Each year, the Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the next-gen category.

“Perhaps the suburban retrofit will be the most important work to be done in Australian towns and cities over the next years,” the Good Design Awards Jury commented, “This project indicates how to take the initiative, not requiring heritage listing in order to pursue an adaptive reuse strategy but turning a previously private local landmark into a public precinct, keeping the essence, texture and memories present in the fabric of these warehouses and yet thoroughly transforming its programme. That it turns a cigarette factory into an open, porous and welcoming space, featuring childcare, playgrounds and native landscaping, is all the more delicious.”

The 2022 Good Design Awards attracted high-quality design projects from Australia and around the world. These innovative projects were evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact.

“To be recognised with an Australian Good Design Award is a significant achievement, given the incredibly high standard of projects submitted in this year’s Awards,” Says Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards, “The Good Design Award is a valuable independent endorsement of professional design quality. It tells the world this project not only represents design excellence, but it also surpasses the criteria for design innovation and design impact.”

“We know that good design, when used effectively, can improve our quality of life and make the world around us better, safer, more efficient and more beautiful. It is clear from this year’s winning projects that investment in professional design delivers real impact – be it at a commercial, environmental or societal level. As our world transitions to a less-carbon intensive future, a design-led approach to solving problems and delivering meaningful impact is going to become more critical, Dr. Gien went on to say.

“The Good Design Awards recognise and celebrate the transformative power of design thinking to find innovative, customer-centric solutions to local and global challenges and this year’s Award-winning projects reflect just that. My sincere congratulations to all the designers, engineers, architects and innovators recognised in this year’s Awards – you deserve to be celebrated at the highest level,” Dr. Gien concluded.

You can see the Morris Moor Award write-up and see other awards winners at the Good Design Awards website.


We are proud to acknowledge the Bunurong Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Country in which Morris Moor is located. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.