Collard Clarke Jackson Canberra
CCJ has over 50 years experience in Architectural and Interior projects for Government, Private, Educational and Institutional clients in Canberra. Our aim is to produce not only work to highest standards of our profession but to ensure that the interpersonal relationships necessary during these processes foster a positive atmosphere of co-operation and responsibility. We also believe that we have moral responsibility to the greater community to produce work that embodies the principles of Environmental Design. These principles are applied to all projects and become the main design tool in shaping the form of each building or interior.
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CIT Sustainable Skills Training Hub
CIT, Bruce Campus, 2010
The CIT Sustainable Skills Training Hub is a four storey educational facility comprising classrooms, workshops, multi-purpose laboratories, plantrooms and a lecture theatre. The project achieved a 6 Star Green Star Education rating. In all facets of design the building targets environmental sustainability. The facility provides training in current and future sustainable technology and practices, with the concept for the building being a working classroom. The building demonstrates exemplary environmental initiatives and technology, including the design, fabric, materials, services, management and landscaping, and allows students to work with the building systems in a hands-on learning experience. In 2011, the SSTH won the Energy Innovation category award at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Sustainable Cities Awards, after having been awarded an ACT Sustainable Cities Award earlier in the year.
ANU RSES Student Administration Building
ANU, Acton, ACT, 2012
The Australian National University Research School of Earth Sciences Jaeger 8 is an adaptive teaching and administrative environment which encourages collaboration between students and teachers. Its flexible design facilitates the adoption of new technologies, accommodation and teaching methodologies. Jaeger 8 serves as the school’s administrative hub, but also demonstrates its commitment to excellence in the field. The fa’ade and interior design creates colours and tones to reflect the region’s geology and helps students learn. A combination of travertine, granite, marble and volcanic stones was used as a building material and as a learning tool for earth sciences students. External brickwork was cut and laid to mimic sedimentary rock patterns. Exceptionally high levels of insulation, double glazed windows, external sun screens on the fa’ade, new lighting systems, as well as active and passive design, maximise energy efficiency and natural ventilation. An innovative air handling system uses the cooling effects of rainwater stored in tanks to chill air from outside and distribute it internally via ventilation shafts. Unique design, sustainable innovations and allowances for adaptive use of teaching space make Jaeger 8 stand out in a campus filled with several remarkable buildings.