We are Education Architecture specialists and our experience in some 35 years designing university and school projects have included eco-marine research facilities on Heron Island, acoustic projects like theatres, radio and TV studios, micro-biological labs, high-explosion chemistry labs, and heritage restorations of landmark assets. Through this experience we have honed our process to involve clients and the design team in a unique 3D design charette where the client is genuinely involved, informed and empowered in the delivery of our innovative architecture.
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UQ Mayne Medical School
UQ Herston Campus, QLD, 2011
Following the associated rehabilitation project, in which infrastructure, compliance and public space restorations were undertaken, this fitout project comprised a series of office insertions into the historical tenancy spaces. Consistent with respected heritage architecture practice new the original volumes were restored and new works were designed as contemporary insertions which touched the historical building fabric lightly.
UQ Human Performance Labs
UQ St. Lucia Campus, QLD, 2012
In the wake of 2011’s flood damage, the site for this research and teaching environment presented a number of challenges including clients in occupation, low ceiling height and the need to complete the facility to fit the University’s academic calendar. In addition, the client’s brief presented a range of functional, climatic, acoustic and adaptability requirements that led to this innovative suite of teaching and research facilities employing accessible acoustic ceilings, illuminated AC ductwork, and a simple, yet attractive palette of low-maintenance / high durability materials.
Northlakes College Sports + Performing ARts
Northlakes, QLD, 2011
This project represents one of the success stories of the BER program in which an elegantly simple design and a thoughtful construction strategy delivered an outstanding result for students. In this case an existing half-court sports hall was extended to create an auditorium capable of accommodating the full student body, full-size sporting courts, teaching, catering and support spaces which include a generous performance stage. This stage also opens to the exterior via an airport door to a landscape amphitheatre, increasing the range of drama teaching / performance opportunities while facilitating natural ventilation to the sporting courts.