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31 / July / 2019
For the third year running, Lysaght is a major sponsor of Australia by Design: Architecture (ABD), Channel Ten’s celebration of the local architectural industry.

The first episode of the new series is set to debut on August 4.

As in the first two series, this year ABD will include six half-hour episodes. However, unlike previous years – in which architectural projects were presented on a state-by-state basis – this year each episode will showcase projects from around the country that best exemplify excellence in architectural design.

Judged by a panel that includes leading building & construction suppliers, the best project from each week will go through to the final episode where the ‘Best of the Best’ will be announced.

In another change from its first two outings, this year ABD welcomes Jamie Durie as host. First introduced to Australians as host of Backyard Blitz, Durie has since hosted over 52 primetime design shows around the world. A committed environmentalist, in 2013 he was awarded Order of Australia for services to the environment and design.

Reaching 1.4 million viewers (up 24% on its inaugural series), the 2018 series of Australia by Design: Architecture was a clear success for Channel 10.

On top of this impressive growth, as the Series Two winner The Willinga Park Equestrian Centre by Cox Architecture illustrates, the program successfully shone a light on this country’s best architectural projects. It provided Australia’s talented architects and designers the recognition they deserved. Blake Tasker, Lysaght Marketing Manager, welcomed the upcoming series and said that Lysaght is delighted to be involved once again.

“As a member of the ABD judging panel last year, I was struck not just by the quality of the projects featured but by the human stories behind each project. I feel fortunate to have been invited to return in the same role for this new series and look forward to see what new creative directions this year’s projects take,” said Blake.

An iconic presence in the Australian building and design sector for over 150 years, Lysaght’s product range includes roofing and walling, architectural cladding, structural products and more.

All 100% Australian made, over the years these products have found use in some of the country’s most innovative architectural designs.

Their unmatched quality, along with the company’s experience and expertise, surely places LYSAGHT® steel products in a strong position to feature in many of the projects showcased on Australia by Design: Architecture 2019.

Australia by Design: Architecture 2019 premiers on Channel 10 on August 4, 2019. The series can also be seen on TEN BOLD (formally ONE) from August 10 in metropolitan markets and the WIN Network throughout regional Australia.