Since 1969 McKay Architects has completed a wide range of projects including factories, laboratories, large and small shopping centres, institutional and educational buildings and churches, and single and multiple residences. Various design awards have been received, although not actively sought. In 2009 Robin McKay was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for (among other things) his significant contribution to the architecture of the Nepean Area.
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UWS Commerce Faculty
A landmark university building incorporating 3 lecture theatres, seminar and lecture rooms and staff and student amenities. The design amalgamated tilt-slab and framed construction techniques in an innovative manner to speed construction and minimise costs. Quoting the then head of UWS Capital Works: “a first class facility that is second to none within institutions in this country.”
Crusaders Ed. Centre, Galston, 2005
A 1-basketball court sized auditorium and games facility with large stage, wide wrap-around verandahs, offices and all amenities. A “tilt-slab” structure for economy and longevity, visually softened in its bushland setting by the colour combinations and the shady verandahs and eaves.
University of Western Sydney Headquarters
Refurbishment and extension of historic but derelict “Frogmore” homestead and addition of new Board of Governors’ Meeting Room and facilities, as the (then) administrative headquarters of the University. A sensitive blend of old and new respecting the character of “Frogmore.”