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The architectural practice of Emilis Prelgauskas is based at Monarto, South Australia.
Monarto is situated about 60km east of the South Australian capital Adelaide, on the Mallee plains beyond the abutting Mount Lofty Range of hills. This area is characterised by its desert nature including sandy and high salinity soils with low fertility, arid lands vegetation, low rainfall accentuated by the 'rainshadow' effect of the nearby hills on the watershed.

This architectural practice thus emphasises lifestyle and technologies offering self sufficiency and low environmental impact both in the flat land desert and undulating hills areas which are the practice's service area.

The subordinate pages Contents of this Home Page folio offer information on both the philosophical and technological options being used in these projects by this practice.
Credentials of this practice are outlined in the pages indexed in the Practice Overview.

This practice holds and develops expertise in:-

The practice has developed a folio of completed projects which demonstrate the principles and technologies in use. From this base of completed projects has come an understanding of the variety of
responses by various development regulators to such innovative and environmentally
responsible developments.


    Winner of HIA Greensmart award in 2010

    Energy Aspect Living won this award for a Renewed Living project at Hawthorn. The renovation/extension was architecturally designed by Emilis Prelgauskas and saw a 1920's brick bungalow transformed into a home that not only provides extra space for the growing family, but a space that also takes advantage of the north orientation to provide year round comfortable living. Details

    Past awards include :

    • October 2005
      in collaboration with Ecopolis architects
      winning competition design for Ramsay ReBuild transitional housing for disabled
  • December 2004 Year of Built Environment - Exemplars Program inclusion for 'Monarto Community Plan' document
  • 2003
    Environment Protection Agency - Small Business Eco-Efficiency Award
    for Emilis Prelgauskas architectural practice

  • 2003
    R&D Award by the Francis Greenway Society
    for the folder "performance outcomes - free running buildings achieving energy efficiency"

  • November 2002
    Award of Merit by the Francis Greenway Society
    for the sustainability features of the Packer house, Mundulla

  • 2002 Commendation by the Civic Trust of South Australia best planning document for the period "Monarto Community Plan" by Monarto Residents Association Inc. and Emilis Prelgauskas

  • 1999 Metal Building Products Association Award of Merit for Redcone House

  • in association with the 1999 Architecture Awards for Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre by Richard Stafford architects

  • in association with the 1997 Architecture Awards for the Monarto Zoological Park project by Phillips Pilkington architects

  • 1990 LandCare Certificate for the Monarto house & land project

  • 1989 Metal Building Products Association Award of Merit for the Monarto house

  • house energy accredited assessor - Planning SA

  • AS1684 training - Timber Development Association

  • accredited architect - ArchiCentre

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