Embassy of Australia Wins Top Honor at IIDA Revel in Design

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC (June 2024)


KCCT is honored to announce that the Embassy of Australia received the Best of Competition Award, one of the industry’s most prestigious designations, at the IIDA Revel in Design ceremony in Chicago, IL. Representatives from the Embassy were present as KCCT Director of Interiors Jason deChambeau and Senior Interior Designer Patricia Raimondeau accepted the Best of Competition Award and Institutional Category Award on behalf of the project team, which was led by Australian designer Bates Smart.

The interiors are defined by the materiality that connects the Scott Circle building to its Australian roots through eucalyptus paneling, light stone, rich metal detailing, and robust leathers.


“Amazing layering of wood elements that along with the thoughtful exterior create a magical experience in each space through lighting and shadows. The wood tones, scale of the elements and furniture selections complement each other perfectly,” said Andrea Caputo, IIDA on behalf of the jury.


“I am incredibly proud to have been a part of such a robust bicontinental collaboration,” said KCCT Senior Interior Designer Patricia Raimondeau. “This is a celebration not only of harmony in design, but the harmony of the project owner, architects, contractor, and the rest of the project team uniting in a shared vision: a vibrant, inclusive space for Embassy staff and visitors to enjoy for years to come.”



Firm History

Washington, DC-based KCCT is a multidisciplinary design firm focused on planning, architecture, and interior design in urban environments. The firm’s unique practice features a regional portfolio ranging from historic preservation to institutional and commercial designs. With over 40 years of experience in international design, KCCT also brings a global perspective to our work with diplomatic, military, and transportation projects in over 185 cities abroad. KCCT’s values are innovative design, technical quality, and an unwavering dedication to service.




Maggie Simpson, Director of Marketing
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