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02 / August / 2021

Earlier this year, Lysaght achieved 100 years as an Australian manufacturer, and will celebrate this significant milestone by expanding the Lysaght Inspiration Design Awards to include an exciting new category for 2021.

In recognition of the CUSTOM ORB® corrugated profile – a flagship product and the first that Lysaght manufactured in Australia – a new category to further shine a spotlight on this much loved profile has been announced.

The popular Lysaght Inspirations Design Awards (LIDA) are now in their fourth year, with the addition of the CUSTOM ORB® category set to push the total prize pool to new heights with cash prizes of $55,000 to be won.

The Awards are open to Australian-based architects and design professionals, and as per previous years, will include a category to recognise the work of the country’s many talented architectural and design students.

Having first been held in 2018 as a means to showcase innovative projects that incorporated LYSAGHT® steel building products, interest in LIDA has grown each year, with the 2021 instalment expected to again attract dozens of high quality submissions.

Lysaght National Sales, Marketing and Innovation Manager, Matt Lloyde, said that the 2021 Awards would be particularly special, given that the company was celebrating 100 years of Australian manufacturing.

“It’s always exciting to begin receiving submissions for LIDA, and to see the new ways and combinations in which architects and building designers have used LYSAGHT® steel building products to fill their briefs,” Matt said.

“The quality of entrants never disappoints and I know that this trend will continue in 2021. Also, to commemorate Lysaght’s 100 year anniversary as a local manufacturer, we’re delighted to introduce the CUSTOM ORB® category and cannot wait to see how this profile is showcased.”

In deciding the category winners, Award nominations will be evaluated by a panel of Lysaght technical and product design experts. The 2021 competition categories include:

  • Celebrating CUSTOM ORB®: acknowledges the use of CUSTOM ORB® corrugated profile.
  • Commercial and Industrial Design: celebrating design in public, sporting, institutional, educational, retail and office buildings.
  • Residential Design: recognising design in new houses, multi-residential buildings, alterations, additions, heritage, restoration and aged care dwellings.
  • Regional Projects: acknowledging building design in regional Australia.
  • Student Design: open to all architectural or design students currently enrolled at Australian universities, as well as recent graduates.

The 2021 awards attract a $10,000 cash prize for each of the four open awards categories. The overall 2021 LIDA accolade will be awarded to the category winner judged as showcasing the finest example of design featuring LYSAGHT® steel building products, and will be presented an additional $10,000 cash and complimentary annual membership to the Australian Institute of Architects.

The student category winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. All winning projects will also feature in the 2022 edition of Lysaght’s annual ‘Design Inspiration’ publication and will be promoted through Lysaght’s social and other media communications.

The entry period for the awards spans from 2 August, 2021 until 15 October, 2021, and are open to projects completed between 1 January, 2016, and 30 June, 2021 that clearly display a significant proportion of LYSAGHT® steel building products.

Entries can only be submitted on the dedicated Awards website: Lysaght encourages all those who are eligible to nominate and wishes all those who take part the best of luck.


Lysaght is a business of BlueScope, and has been a leading Australian supplier of steel building products for residential and commercial projects for over 150 years.

The extensive LYSAGHT® range includes roofing, walling, guttering, fencing, purlins and formwork products. All LYSAGHT® steel products are manufactured using 100 per cent Australian-made steel such as COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel, which is shaped to develop industry-standard products such as CUSTOM ORB® corrugated roofing, KLIP-LOK® concealed-fix roofing and the ZENITH™ range of architectural cladding.

This year Lysaght proudly celebrates 100 years as an Australian manufacturer – its products are available and expertly supported through a nationwide network of manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities.

Project - Blue WrenWinner – Residential Category - 2020 Lysaght Inspirations Design Awards Project Name: Blue Wren
Architect: Stuart Ponsford – Get Smart Constructions
Builder: Andrew Ponsford – Get Smart Constructions
Products featured: LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK HIGH STRENGTH® cladding in COLORBOND® steel Surfmist®

Project - Goodna State SchoolWinner – Overall Winner - 2020 Lysaght Inspirations Design Awards
Project Name: Goodna State School
Architect: arkLAB Architecture
Builder: Kane Constructions
Products featured:

  • LYSAGHT LONGLINE 305® cladding in COLORBOND® steel Surfmist®
  • LYSAGHT WEATHERLINE® cladding in COLORBOND® steel Surfmist®
  • LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB® corrugated cladding in COLORBOND® steel Monument®
Project - Goodna State School