The Waterloo Youth Centre has won the 2013 AIA NSW Sir John Sulman Medal for outstanding public architecture, and a NSW architecture award for sustainability at presentation evening held at Pier 2/3 at Pyrmont.
The Sir John Sulman Medal and Diploma are the most prestigious architectural honours in New South Wales and the oldest in Australia. They are named for the English-born architect, Sir John Sulman (1849-1934), who spent his adult life engaged in architectural practice, education and town planning. In his last years he positioned himself as a public commentator on architecture, art and the emerging discipline of planning through journalism, committee membership and lobbying. He donated the money for the Medal in 1931, three years before his death. Previous recipients include the Queen Victoria Building, Seidler’s Australia Square and the the Sydney Opera House.