Award winning projects

Circa Morris-Nunn is the most awarded architectural practice in Tasmania and has achieved national and international recognition in many genres for our outstanding designs. As director of Circa Morris-Nunn, Professor Robert Morris-Nunn has been widely represented in many publications, both nationally and internationally.


Brooke Street Pier

Commercial Architecture Award 2015, innovative new floating structure on Hobart's waterfront


Mountain Retreat Medical Centre

AIA National Commercial Architecture Award 2013 for its enlargement of an established medical practice in South Hobart

AIA Tasmania: Colin Philp Commercial Architecture Award 2013

Princes Wharf No1 Shed

AIA Tasmania: Urban Design Award 2013 for its response to revitalising the wharf building and its urban relationship within Sullivans Cove

Meeting Room at St Marys Cathedral Centre

AIA Tasmania: Alexander North Award for Interior Architecture 2013 for its multifunctional space and dome, popularised by the Pantheon and St Peter's Basilica


42 Goulburn St

AIA Tasmania: (The Roy Smith Heritage Award) conversion of a early 19th century pub into two elegant apartments

St Marys Centre

AIA Tasmania: (Public Architecture Commendation) first stage of the revitalisation of St Mary’s Cathedral

Princes Wharf No1 Shed

AIA Tasmania: (Public Architecture Commendation) the conversion of a waterfront shed to be a new multifunctional cultural facility


Saffire Resort

Australian Timber Design Award : National Winner

Hospitality Design Awards for Creative Achievement: Judges Special Award

AIA Tasmania : The Colin Philp Commercial Award

AIA Tasmania: Colorbond Award for the exemplary use of steel in this innovative development.


Port Arthur Prototype

AIA Tasmania: (Small Buildings Commendation) the construction of a prototype for a new ecologically based resort


IXL Redevelopment

RAIA Henry Hunter Award this award represents the highest possible achievement of any Heritage project in Tasmania judged on a triennial basis.


IXL Redevelopment

RAIA John Lee Archer Award this award represents the highest possible achievement of any public project in Tasmania judged on a triennial basis.


Edwards Middleton Residence

RAIA Tasmania (Heritage Award) 2006 the renovation of two former church halls into a new family residence

Islington Hotel

RAIA Tasmania (Heritage Commendation) the renovation of a Regency Mansion into an exclusive new boutique hotel


IXL Redevelopment

RAIA National Special Jury Award 2005 this national architectural award is a most prestigious accolade possible for a project in Australia

RAIA Tasmania (Public Buildings Award)

RAIA Tasmania (Heritage Award)

RAIA Tasmania (Environment Award)

RAIA Tasmania (Interiors Award)

National Finalist and Commendation, Interior Design Awards

Environmental Award, 2005 Australian Timber Design Awards


Forest EcoCentre

RAIA John Lee Archer Award 2004


Forest EcoCentre

RAIA National Award for Sustainable Architecture 2003 the project recognised for its contribution to ecological advances

RAIA Tasmania (Sustainability Award)

RAIA Tasmania (Commercial Architecture Award)

RAIA Tasmania (Colorbond Award)


RAIA Tasmania (Heritage Citation) 2003 the restoration of the Queen Victoria room with its unique magazine wallpaper


Forest Eco Centre

TDA Australian Award recognising the best timber building in Australia 2002

Hatherley House

RAIA Tasmania (Interiors Award) 2002 the conversion of a large Italianate residence into a boutique 5 star hotel


Dorney House Revisited

RAIA Tasmania (Heritage Award) 2001 the restoration of an important 1950’s residence and a sympathetic extension.


Inveresk Roundhouse

RAIA National Architectural Awards (Citation) an annulus shaped structure housing a covered market over an old loco shed

Inveresk Roundhouse RAIA Tasmania (Colorbond Award)


Forestry Headquarters

RAIA National Architectural Awards (Finalist)

RAIA Tasmania (Recycled Buildings Award) 1998 the recycling of warehouses into new offices, with a living forest in an atrium

RAIA Tasmania (Colorbond Award) 1998 the integration of timber and steel in the dome recognised for its ingenuity

Corumbene Aged Care

RAIA Tasmania (Interiors Award) 1998 a nursing home which reflects the traditions of the Derwent Valley, recognised internationally as one of the most innovative aged care buildings

RAIA National Architectural Awards (Finalist)


Elizabeth St Mall Canopy

RAIA Tasmania (Colorbond Award) the wave shaped canopy over the Hobart Mall recognised for its ingenuity


Northern Midlands Council Chambers

RAIA Tasmania (Recycling Award) restructuring of the interior of the existing council offices to add extra space

RAIA Tasmania (Interiors Award)

Strahan Visitors Centre

RAIA John Lee Archer Award


The Eye Clinic

RAIA Tasmania (Non-residential Commendation) recycling of disused buildings into an eye hospital


Strahan Visitors Centre

RAIA Tasmania (Civic Design Award)


Pipers Brook Winery

RAIA Tasmania John Lee Archer Award


Pipers Brook Winery

RAIA Tasmania (Corporate Design) 1991 a winery reflecting the spirit of Australian viniculture in the French tradition


Foyer, Southern Cross Network

RAIA Tasmania (Interiors) 1990 inserting a new conservatory as the public area of a TV network headquarters



RAIA Tasmania (Corporate Design) 1989 new outbuilding creating a high quality environment for merino sheep breeding


Building Q, T.S.I.T.

RAIA Tasmania (Non-residential) 1988 a residential college for 72 students at the northern campus of the University


Bungawitta Child Care Centre

RAIA Tasmania (Non-residential) 1987 a 50 place child care centre recognised as one of the world’s most innovative



RAIA Tasmania (Residential)1986 a new house exploring the English Arts & Crafts traditions in Australia


St. Margaret’s Wing of Aldersgate

RAIA Tasmania (Non-residential) 1985 a 16 bed nursing home extension which created a major internal social space


Woolmers Coachman’s Cottage

RAIA Tasmania (Conservation) 1984, upgrading a 1820s historic structure as accommodation reflecting its heritage