Our practice has been operating since 1976 and is currently based in Lismore, northern New South Wales with a branch office at Tweed Heads. We undertake a diverse range of projects including health care, aged care and allied health services, educational facilities including primary, high schools and universities, hospitality facilities and service clubs. Our Principal, James Lyon, is an architect registered with the Heritage Office of New South Wales and is available for all matters pertaining to heritage. We travel between Tweed Heads in the north, Port Macquarie in the south and Armidale in the west of the State. However, distance is not an issue.
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Student Services Centre
Lismore, NSW, 2009
This Student Services Centre is an addition to the existing facility. It comprises office accommodation, meeting spaces, student lounge areas, information and registration desks and a self-help area. The space is a multi-purpose area and is used as a small scale entertainment venue, an intimate function space or a casual meeting area. Dynamic use of colour and fabrics gives this facility a funky, youthful feeling. Extensive use of tinted, safety glass enables the facility to be bathed in natural light for the bulk of the day thus reducing the amount of energy used in illuminating and heating the space.
Ballina, NSW, 2004
This single-storey building is a multi-purpose facility for use by various mental health support groups. The Centre is used to assist clients to assimilate into society and regain a place in their local community. It offers meeting rooms, craft areas, manual workshop space and counselling facilities.The building is constructed of both rendered walls and colourbond cladding and has a colour bond roof . Nexus is operated as a facility of the North Coast Area Health Service.
Riverlands Drug & Alcohol Centre
Lismore, NSW, 2000
Riverlands, named to reflect the area in which it is located, is a drug and alcohol rehabilition centre adjacent to the Lismore Base Hospital. It serves as a multi-purpose centre incorporating facilities for in-patient accommodation, counselling services, medical assessments and a ‘methadone’ clinic. There is a circle of healing with a fire pit for use by indigenous patients to aid with their detoxification. Most of the facility is high security. Community user groups such as Alcoholics Annonymous use the facility to hold their regular meetings. Riverlands is the recipient of a silver award by the Premier’s Department for building form and functionality in a building under $5million.