New Building for the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)

Greater Shepparton City Council is excited to announce a display of the five selected designs for a new art museum will be on exhibition until Sunday 5 February. An Architectural Competition for a new Shepparton Art Museum is providing an opportunity for architects to design a unique public building in a regional area.

The new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) building will be an outstanding example of exciting, best-practice contemporary museum architecture designed by one of Australia’s leading architects on a remarkable site in regional Victoria.

This is the second stage in a two-stage competition endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects. Council initially received 88 responses to an Expressions of Interest competition and a shortlist of five architectural teams was selected by a seven member jury.

Each shortlisted team was provided with a more detailed brief and was paid an honorarium of $7,000 to assist with the development of the concept design. The winning entry will receive a prize of $10,000.


16 January 2017 - Exhibition of five finalist designs for public comment

5 February 2017 - Exhibition closes

21 Feb - 18 April 2017 - Jury report, executive briefings, council briefings, council meeting

19 April 2017 - Public announcement of winner

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