Giordano & Associates
Giordano & Associates was established in 1981 as a small architectural practice. Over the years, we have been involved in the design and construction of a variety of significant projects in residential, industrial, education, health and commercial sectors.We specialize in the design and construction of inspiring environments that improve the quality of life for our clients and the community. Our major focus has been aged care nursing homes, offices, apartments and warehouses but we also have experience with sporting facilities, urban design and housing projects ‘ both large and small.
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Industrial Factory & Office Facility
Adelaide Airport, 2011
In 2008 we were commissioned to design and document an office (2500sqm.) and factory (13,500sqm.) for Manuele Engineers to exemplify the company’s aspirations and capabilities by creating a contemporary space that not only uses steel as a major component but also challenges the notion of similar industrial facilities. A strict operational program and significant amount of development was required to determine the site and built form of the factory. The office sits close to the axis of two main roads as a simple mass, reduced by the extensive use of glass and operable, patterned steel screen. A central spine draws inwards from the northern and southern entries towards a striking circular atrium that is otherwise hidden from the road. Natural lighting from above highlights the floating staircase and pared back palette of materials. We also acted as the main liaison with Adelaide Airport (part of the south eastern precinct) and superintendent for the construction which lasted 16 months.
GLA Addition for Open Access College
Marden, SA, 2015
Through the project management of DPTI, we were invited to design a new general learning area and associated studios for Open Access College. Despite the majority of their services being conducted online, the brief was to create a multipurpose area to cater for group teaching lessons. The position for the building at the front of the campus provides an exciting angular geometry with a hint of bold corporate colour (red) that has now set the basis for further upgrades to adjacent structures. The distinctive cladding, shade canopy and integrated signage work together to create an exciting addition for the college that has been well received. It is important to note that a strict acoustic requirements for the project, underpinned the extensive amount of design and documentation detailing in co-ordination with specialist consultants. This attention to detail off site, allowed the building to be delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.
3-stage Office Development
Campbelltown, SA, 2008
As the first of a three stage project, it was important in this prominent location to make a bold architectural expression within the restrictions of a suburban context and limited budget. The design involves the upper floor ‘box’ oriented to the north to maximize exposure to natural light and mitigate the harsh afternoon sun on the western road frontage. A simple palette, clean lines and geometries ‘ plus the integration of signage and branding have made the building a notable addition to the suburban context.