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DBI Design has developed a global reputation through the completion of many high quality projects.

The following is a sample of awards and accolades that the practice has received since it was established in 1982.

 

       

 

2016

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2016    International Property Awards

Mixed Use Architecture Australia

Jewel, Gold Coast Qld Australia

 

2016    International Property Awards

Mixed Use Development Australia

Jewel, Gold Coast Qld Australia

 

2014

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2014    Urban Taskforce Australia Development Excellence Award

High Density Residential Development (Australia)

Infinity, Brisbane Qld Australia

 

2014    Prix Villegiature Awards

Best Hotel in MIddle East

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

2014    International Property Awards

Best Residential Highrise Development (Australia)

Infinity, Brisbane Qld Australia

 

2014    Property Council of Australia Awards

Best Residential Development

Soleil, Brisbane Qld Australia

 

2014    AIA Gold Coast / Northern Rivers

Regional Architecture Awards

Enduring Architecture

Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa

Gold Coast Qld Australia

 

2014  IAIR Real Estate Awards 4th Annual Edition

Best Company for Leadership

Special Category, Regional
DBI Design Pty Ltd   

Gold Coast Qld Australia    
           

  • 2013
2013 International Property Awards 
Best International Commercial High Rise Development
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 International Property Awards 
Arabian Regional Award
Best Residential High Rise Development Arabia
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 International Property Awards 
Arabian Regional Award
Best Commercial High-Rise Development Arabia
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 International Property Awards 
Arabian Regional Award
Best Residential High-Rise Development in Abu Dhabi
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 International Property Awards 
Arabian Regional Award
Best Commercial High-rise Development Abu Dhabi
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 International Property Awards 
Arabian Regional Award
Best Mixed-Use Development Abu Dhabi
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 International Property Awards 
Arabian Regional Award

Honours

Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

 

2013 World Travel Awards
Middle East's Leading Hotel
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

2013 AIA Qld Chapter State Award
Urban Design
Soul, Gold Coast, Australia

 

2013 International Property Awards Asia Pacific
Best Residential Highrise Development Australia
Soleil, Brisbane, Australia

 

2013 ENR Global Best Projects Awards
Award of Merit
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

 

2013 FIABCI Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Award
First Place
Best Residential Design Award

Twin Park Jhubei Project, Taipei, Taiwan

 

2013 MEED Quality Awards for Projects
Building Project of the Year
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

 

2013 AIA Gold Coast / Northern Rivers
Regional Architecture Awards
Regional Commendation
Soul, Gold Coast, Australia

  • 2012
2012 Emporis World Skyscraper Awards
Third Place
Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
    2012 Inclusive Community Champions Award
    Best Recreation/Leisure/Entertainment Precinct
    Oracle, Gold Coast

    2012 AIA Qld Chapter State Award
    Urban Design
    Oracle, Gold Coast

    2012 International Property Awards Asia Pacific
    Best Mixed-use Architecture
    Best Mixed-use Interior Design
    Oracle, Gold Coast

    2012 Business Traveller Magazine Award
    Best Business Hotel Abu Dhabi
    Best Business Hotel Overall Middle East
    Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

    2012 AIA Gold Coast / Northern Rivers
    Regional Architecture Awards
    Regional Commendation
    Oracle, Gold Coast

    2012 Australian Interior Design Awards
    Shortlisted Hospitality Design
    Shortlisted Colour in Commercial Design
    The Darling, Sydney

    2012 Australian Interior Design Awards
    Shortlisted Colour in Commercial Design
    The Spa at The Darling, Sydney
    • 2011
    • 2011 World Travel Awards
      World’s Leading New Hotel - Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

      2011 Middle East Construction Week Magazine
      GCC Tower Project of the Year - Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

      2011 Gold Coast Urban Design Award - Oracle, Gold Coast

      2011 Master Builders Gold Coast Housing Construction Award
      Project of the Year - Oracle, Gold Coast
      • 2010
      • 2010 World Travel Awards
        Australasian Leading New Hotel - Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

        2010 World Travel Awards
        Fiji’s Leading New Resort - Intercontinental Golf Resort & Spa, Fiji
        • 2009
        • 2009 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards
          High Commendation - 34 Nerang Street, Southport
          • 2008
          • 2008 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
            Regional Commendation
            Building of the Year Award - Ultra, Gold Coast

            2008 Australian Interior Design Awards Residential Finalist
            Ultra, Gold Coast
            • 2007
            • 2007 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
              Queensland Chapter Gold Coast Division
              Regional Commendation
              The Oracle Sales Centre, Southport

              2007 Emporis World Skyscraper Awards
              Silver Medal - The Wave, Gold Coast

              2007 Gold Coast Urban Design Award
              People’s Choice Award - The Wave, Gold Coast

              2007 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
              Queensland Chapter Gold Coast Division
              Award for Residential Architecture Multiple Housing Regional Commendation
              The Wave, Gold Coast
              • 2006
              • 2006 Queensland Design Awards
                Award of Merit
                Interior Design
                Hospitality Cafe 21
                Treasury Casino, Brisbane
                • 2005
                • 2005 ‘Rooms on View’ Winner
                  Courier Mail Home Show

                  2005 Dulux National Colour Awards (Commercial Interior)
                  Commendation Award
                  DBI Design Reception, Gold Coast

                  2005 Australian Interior Design Awards Finalist Retail Section
                  Sea Temple Health Spa & Resort Shop

                  2005 Queensland Design Awards
                  Commendation Award
                  Sea Temple Health Spa & Resort Shop

                  2005 RAIA Far North Queensland Division
                  Commendation Award
                  Sea Temple Resort & Spa
                  • 1995
                  • 1995 Master Builders Association
                    Town House of the Year
                    The Domain Retirement Village
                    • 1994
                    • 1994 Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation Queensland Division
                      Best International Style Resort Award
                      Marriott, Surfers Paradise Resort
                      • 1993
                      • 1993 Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia
                        Gold Coast Division
                        Meritorious Lighting Award
                        Award of Excellence
                        Marriott, Surfers Paradise Resort
                        • 1992
                        • 1992 Queensland Master Builders Association
                          Housing and Construction Award
                          Entertainment/Hospitality/Sport/Resort
                          Marriott, Surfers Paradise Resort
                          • 1991
                          • 1991 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                            Queensland Chapter
                            Award in Excellence, Honourable Mention
                            Prince Hotel, Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast
                            • 1990
                            • 1990 Royal Australian Planning Institute
                              Queensland Division
                              Award of Merit
                              South Bank Parklands, Brisbane
                              • 1989
                              • 1989 Royal Australian Planning Institute
                                Queensland Division
                                Award of Merit
                                Rhode Island Residential Estate

                                1989 Royal Australian Planning Institute
                                Queensland Division
                                Award of Merit
                                Central Park Lakeside Residential Estate

                                1989 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                                Queensland Chapter Gold Coast Division
                                Citation for Meritorious Architecture
                                Sheraton Mirage, Gold Coast Resort

                                1989 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                                Gold Coast Division
                                Citation for Meritorious Architecture
                                Sheraton Sports Mirage
                                • 1988
                                • 1988 Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation
                                  Queensland Tourism Awards Developer Winner - Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas Resort

                                  1988 Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation
                                  Queensland Tourism Awards Resorts Winner - Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas Resort

                                  1988 Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation
                                  Queensland Tourism Awards Landscape Winner - Sheraton Mirage ,Port Douglas Resort

                                  1988 Australian Tourist Commission
                                  Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation
                                  Queensland Tourism Awards Environment Winner
                                  Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

                                  1988 Australian Tourist Commission
                                  Australian Tourism Awards for Excellence in Resorts - Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

                                  1988 Australian Swimming Pool Association Awards
                                  Australian Winner Swimming Pool Construction - Sheraton Mirage, Gold Coast Resort

                                  1988 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                                  Queensland Chapter
                                  Interior Design Award
                                  Sheraton Mirage, Gold Coast Resort

                                  1988 Restaurants and Caterers Association of Australia
                                  Gold Coast Awards for Excellence
                                  Margots Restaurant
                                  Gold Coast International Hotel
                                  • 1987
                                  • 1987 Queensland Association of Landscape Industries
                                    Award for Excellence in
                                    Landscape Construction
                                    Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast Resort

                                    1987 Giant Interior Design Magazines
                                    Citation for Meritorious Architecture in Interiors
                                    Gold Coast International Hotel

                                    1987 Building Owners and Management Association of Australia BOMA
                                    Certificate of Merit for Hotel, Motels and Entertainment Complexes
                                    Gold Coast International Hotel

                                    1987 Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation Tourism Awards
                                    Project Winner of Design Award for Built Environment
                                    Gold Coast International Hotel

                                    1987 Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia
                                    Meritorius Lighting Award
                                    Award of Excellence
                                    Gold Coast International Hotel

                                    1987 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                                    Queensland Chapter Gold Coast Division
                                    Citation for Meritorious Architecture in Interiors
                                    Margots Restaurant and Bar, Traders Restaurant and The Patio Restaurant
                                    Gold Coast International Hotel
                                    • 1986
                                    • 1986 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                                      Queensland Chapter Gold Coast Division
                                      Citation for Meritorious Architecture
                                      The Domain Retirement Village
                                      • 1984
                                      • 1984 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                                        Queensland Chapter Gold Coast Division
                                        Citation for Meritorious Architecture.
                                        Cavills Restaurant
                                        Tiki Village International Resort

                                        1984 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
                                        Queensland Chapter Gold Coast Division
                                        Citation for Meritorious Architecture.
                                        High Rise Residential
                                        Tiki Village International Resort