Australia’s most outstanding shopfitters were heralded for their extraordinary work amidst a highly competitive field at the 2015/2016 ASOFIA Interior Fitout Awards presentation, held in conjunction with the Australian Shop & Office Fitting Industry Association’s (ASOFIA) 20th National Conference in South Australia on Saturday 8th October 2016.
The Interior Fitout Awards, sponsored by Laminex, are the ultimate accolade for ASOFIA members, whose projects were completed within Australia over the past 18 months. Once again, the Interior Fitout Awards attracted a large number of high calibre entries across 31 categories.
Gerard Ryan, CEO of ASOFIA, praised the outstanding work of members across a wide ranging number of projects including health & beauty, pubs and clubs, food and restaurants, fitness & leisure and high end fashion fitouts.
“The Cartier store, completed by Projects Queensland, took out the National Interior Fitout Award, as it was an absolutely exceptional fitout in every detail. Each company honoured with an Interior Fitout Award this year presented the judges with a stand-out project deserving of recognition. Each year the creativity and innovation from our members is evaluated to exceptional standards.” said Mr Ryan.
The Australian Made Award encourages individuals to use Australian materials, promote Australian manufacturing and support local skilled resources. The Australian Made Award – Retail was awarded to Stag Shopfitting for the Paspaley Pearls fitout and The Australian Made Award – Commercial went to Altran Project Management for the fitout of the stunning Twin Towns Services Club.
ASOFIA also recognises the contribution of specialist member contractors for their role in the fitout process. This year’s winners of the “Outstanding Contribution by a Member Specialist Contractor” were Trade Glass for the glazing of the Pacific Fair Speedo store and Positive Energy for electrical works at Nando’s Riverlink store.
“The Interior Fitout Awards continue to set a higher benchmark in the standard of fitouts from the year before, driven by client expectations, new technologies and the evolution of shopping centres as experiential environments or “hubs”. It is certainly a welcome shift for the profile of our industry. ASOFIA members have done the fitout industry proud,” said Mr Ryan.