Awards

2019

  • HIA Eastern Victorian Regional Awards

    • Winner- Home of the Year Award

2018

  • Bayside Built Environment Awards

    • Most Creative - High Commendation

2017

  • TIDA Australian Bathroom Awards

    • Finalist – Architect Bathroom

2014

  • HIA Victorian Housing Awards

    • Runner up – Best New Bathroom

    • Finalist – Best Custom Built Home (over $2 Million)

  • HIA Victorian Regional Awards

    • Winner – Home of the Year

    • Winner – Best Custom Built Home

    • Winner – Best Custom Built Home (over $2 Million)

    • Winner – Best New Bathroom

    • Winner – Best New Kitchen

  • Dulux Colour Awards

    • Winner – Single Residential Exterior (Reach for the Sky)

    • Finalist – Single Residential Exterior (Floating on a Hill)

2013

  • Bayside Built Environment Awards

    • High Commendation – Best Renovation / Extension (Residential)

2012

  • Trends Top 30 Australian Kitchens, As seen in Kitchen Trends Vol 25 No 10

2010

  • World Architecture News Awards

    • WAN House of the Year Award – One of 22 shortlisted homes in the world

  • Bayside Built Environment Awards

    • Winner – Most Creative Building Design

    • High Commendation – Best Medium Density Residential Development

  • Master Builder’s Association Awards of Victoria

    • Winner – Best Custom Home (more than $1 Million)

    • Winner – Best Rennovation / Addition $300,000 – $400,000

  • Viridian National Glass Awards

    • Runners Up – Residential Category

  • IDEA (inside) 2010 National Awards

    • Shortlisted – Residential Interior – Single Dwelling

2009

  • Bayside Built Environment Awards

    • Shortlisted – Residential Alterations & Extensions

2008

  • Bayside Built Environment Awards

    • Winner – Best New Medium Density Housing Development

2007

  • Master Builder’s Association Awards of Victoria

    • Winner – Best Custom Home $800,000 – $1 Million

    • Winner – Best Multi Unit Development up to 3 units

2006

  • HIA Australian Housing Awards

    • Winner – Australian Custom Built Home of the Year

    • Winner – Australian Home of the Year

  • HIA Victorian Housing Awards

    • Runner Up – Best Multi Unit Development

  • Australian Interior Design Awards

    • Short Listed – Colour in Commercial Interiors

  • National Dulux Colour Awards

    • Runner Up – Commercial Interior

2005

  • HIA Victorian Housing Awards

    • Winner – Best Custom Built House Over All

    • Winner – Best Custom Built House Over $1 million

    • Finalist – Home of the Year

  • National Timber Design Awards

    • Winner – Best Use of Western Red Cedar

2003

  • Master Builder’s Association of Victoria Awards

    • Winner – Best Quality Finished Project

    • Special Commendation – Best Multi Unit Development up to 3 units

2001

  • HIA Awards

    • Winner – NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Award

1998

  • Victorian Design Awards

    • Runner Up

Exhibitions

2008

  • 5 x 5 Building a Better Bayside, Invited Lecture

2002

  • Lite Exhibition

2001

  • Small Exhibition – New and emerging architectural practices

Publications

2017

  • Domain (28-29 July) – "Art & Style: Taking a bold approach"

2016

  • The Financial Review (27 February) – “Steps Ahead”

2015

  • The Financial Review (28 August) – “Up close and personable”

  • The Weekly Review (16 September) – “A taste of the tropics”

  • The Financial Review (15 May) – “Bold is better”

  • The Age (24 January) – “Inside outside living goes with the flow”

2014

  • 7TWO Australia’s Best Houses – Series 4, episode 1

  • The Age (4 September) – “When curvy is beautiful”

  • The Age (3rd May) – “Setting the Stage” article in Domain section by Jenny Brown

  • The Financial Review (28 March) – “Bookcase and shelf design”

  • The Financial Review (14 March) – “Furniture with an architect’s touch”

  • The Leader (18 February) – “Luxury abounds in modernist haven”

  • The Financial Review (31 January) – “An island inside”

2013

  • The Financial Review (2 Oct) – “Design that dares to be different”

  • Furniture by Architects, edited by Driss Fatih, Images Publishing – Includes 4 pieces by Saaj Design

  • Home Design (Vol 16 No. 3) – “Two Become One”

2013

  • Grand Designs Australia (Issue 2.2) – “Hidden Gem”

  • Bathrooms – The Ultimate Bathroom Renovation Guide from the team at Home Beautiful – “Coast Watch”

  • Home Design (Vol 16 No. 2) – “Dune Bug”

2012

  • The Age (6th October) – “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” article in Domain section

  • Home Beautiful (January 2012) – “Down to earth”

2011

  • Melbourne Weekly (10th August) – “Eye on the horizon”

  • Bayside Leader (July 5) – “Heights of greatness”

  • Living by Design, The Sunday Age (22nd May) – “Cast in Glass” pg 4

  • The Age (26th February) – Domain section front cover “View Point” and feature article “Quite a sight to sea”

2010

  • International Interior Design Yearbook 2010, Tianjin University Press, China – “Adamo House”

  • A-Z Architecture Zone III, Rihan CC, Hong Kong

  • Abode Magazine (Issue 21) – Front cover and feature article

  • “Individal Modern Design Anything but Straight, Saaj Design’s New Masterwork”

  • Best Australia Architecture, edited by Gary Takle3 projects, double page index and back cover image

  • Best Abodes Book 3 – “Anything but Straight”

  • Low Price Houses, Chris Van Uffelen Braun (Germany)One of 3 Australian practices published from an international selection

  • Inside Magazine – Residential Shortlist Single Dwelling

  • The Age (2nd April, Easter Weekend) – Domain section front cover “Saaj Design Luxury with a Twist” and feature article “Moving in the Right Circles”

  • Melbourne Weekly (October 2010) – “Master Blasters”

  • Costruire In Laterizio (Italian) – “Minimum Dwellings” St Kilda House

2009

  • “In Home” book from series “Space X File”, Rihan CC, Hong Kong

  • International Interior Design Year Book 2009, Dalian Polytechnic, China

  • Best Abodes Book 2 – “Eclectic Dream”

  • Trends Kitchen Issue (Volume 25, No. 10) – “Cappuccino per favore”

  • Abode Magazine Annual Issue 01 – “Eclectic Dream”

  • Living by Design, The Sunday Age (June 28 2009) – “Over the Top” pg 4

2008

  • Best Abodes Book 1 – “The Art of Living”

  • The Financial Review (December 2008) – “Exposed Brickwork”

  • 150 Best New House Ideas, Bridget Vranckx, Collins Design and Loft Publications Inc, New York – Modewarre House pg 262

  • Small and Chic, High Style for Small Spaces, Bridget Vranckx, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc, 300 Park Avenue South, New York – “Squared Angle” (One of three Australian architects)

  • New Small Houses, Simone Schleifer, Evergreen, Printed in Spain – “St Kilda House” (One of two Australian architects)

  • Abode (Issue 14) – “The Art of Living”

  • Essential Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald (November 20 2008) – “Jewel in the Crown”

  • Bayside Leader (November 25 2008) – Feature Property Article

  • Herald Sun Home Magazine – “Rooms With a View” (February 16 2008)

  • New Inventors ABC – “Fyto Wall, Brighton Townhouse” (August 2008)

  • Real Living – “The Green Room” (April 2008)

  • Inside – “Performance Surfaces” (Issue 51)

2007

  • Melbourne Abode – “Wind Swept” (Issue 09)

  • Winning Homes – Master Builders Association of Victoria”Winner – Best Custom Home $800,000 – $1 Million”

  • Herald Sun home magazine – “Scale new heights” (January 27, 2007)

2006

  • Outdoor Design & Living – “Ebb and flow” (13th Edition)

  • Home Beautiful – “On the Rise” (August 2006)

  • Emerald Hill Weekly – “Recipe fo success” (June 21-27, 2006)

  • The Age – “Over the Half Moon”

2005

  • Architectural Review 094 – “Next” Profile of 42 emerging architectural practices in Australia

  • Feature article in “Lino” (Australian & New Zealand lifestyle magazine) summer edition 2005/2006

  • Emerald Hill Times – “It sure looks different but there’s a lot about the new Espy you’ll recognize” (Esplanade Hotel)

  • Herald Sun – “Fresh face for a classic bay haunt” (Esplanade Hotel)

  • Channel 7 “Melbourne Weekender” (20th August 2005, Esplanade Hotel)

  • Channel 9 “Postcards” (20th August 2005, Esplanade Hotel)

2003

  • Herald Sun home magazine – “Set in stone”

  • Winning Homes – Master Builders Association of Victoria”Winner – Best Quality Finished Project”

2000

  • Small catalogue

1999

  • Transition Magazine

  • Houses issue 17 – “Modern Magic transitions”

1998

  • Herald Sun home magazine – front page and center spread “A rundown warehouse is reborn”

1997

  • The Melbourne Weekly