DKJ projects architecture
DKJ projects.architecture is regarded as one of the leading architecture and design consultancies in Northern Territory. We have over 40 year’s experience in designing buildings and places which have shaped the Territory’s evolving urban landscape and typifies its unique character. We are strongly networked throughout Australia and readily adapt to new locations and challenges. We value relationships with our Clients and prioritize their objectives with a methodology which is project focused and places an emphasis on integrated. We aim to deliver designs which match our Clients’ ambitions and create inspiration evrionments which positively contribute to present and future communities.
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CENTRAL LANDS COUNCIL
Alice Springs, NT, 2010
This project marks an historical achievement for DKJ projects.architecture in producing what is earmarked to be the first Greenstar rated building in Alice Springs and only the second Greenstar rated building in the Northern Territory. Located at the foot of Tessa Hill, a sacred Aboriginal site, the building’s objective was to enable five disparate branches to operate from one purpose-built headquarters. Extensive consultation was carried out with CLC staff to ensure that the design met the requirements of both staff and their indigenous constituents. The $6.8 million, 2200m2 single storey office with undercroft car parking was complemented by a $1.5 million fit-out, and a $100,000 Graphic Design package. Graphic images and themes were developed that were not only sensitive to the cultural lore and customs of the CLC’s clients but also represented the activities of the staff in respect to land mapping, cartographic, legal, cultural and anthropological activities.
DARWIN, NT, 2011
DKJ projects.architecture/Woodhead and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Northern Territory (ABS) created a brief that evaluated the objectives of the ABS. It was established that the purpose project was to relocate from the AANT Building to more contemporary accommodation and a new building under construction at 22 Harry Chan Avenue was chosen. We collaboratively identified the following key objectives, vision and brief. The office environment should: Be modern, visually appealing and functional with a high level of security; Allow for growth in staff numbers during peak working periods; Maximise common space as much as possible to allow staff to have breakout areas away from their workstation; Allow for multi-functional use of facilities and be flexible to accommodate change; Facilitate inter-team communication as well as allow for privacy and quiet team work; Cater for evolving computer and communications technology; Maintain high standards of OH&S and functionality for disabled persons; Provide a professional environment where ABS office staff can engage with clients, business partners and visiting associates; Define and illustrate leading edge commitment to new ways of working; Maximise space efficiencies and reduce occupancy costs; and Maximise natural light throughout the space. The improved workplace now assists the ABS to attract and maintain
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PHARMACY & MED
Darwin, NT, 2012
Strategic planning and design was undertaken to achieve a brand new 4200m2 GFA multi- level Medical Science and Pharmaceutical buildings. Facilities include teaching laboratories, classrooms, academic and administration facilities, smart AV and recording technologies. The buildings house Graduate Entry pharmaceutical and medical students. Every effort was made to ensure the buildings were energy efficient in their design, construction and ongoing use. The buildings incorporate the best technologies in teaching and curriculum delivery for this unique program, with a strong emphasis on information technology and video conferencing. The buildings have a definable Territory and Indigenous flavour. All of the dedicated spaces flow out onto landscaped courtyards that provide access to both indoor and outdoor learning spaces. Construction began in April 2010 and was completed in June 2011.