Priestleys architects is a Sydney-based practice, established in 1971, with extensive experience in hospital and medical facilities, secondary and tertiary educational projects, early learning centres, commercial and industrial buildings, high quality residential buildings, and motor vehicle showrooms and associated facilities. Priestleys also has unique experience in the design of funeral and crematorium projects. We provide a full range of architectural services including feasibility studies, sketch design, Development Application documents, Construction Certificate and contract documentation, contract administration and post occupancy evaluation.
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Kurrajong Building, Barker College
Hornsby, NSW, 2010
The Kurrajong Building is a five storey classroom building, designed on ESD principles and providing accommodation for teaching facilities, lecture theatres, and staff offices, as well as facilities for the teaching and performance of drama. It was completed in 2010. It incorporates a natural ventilation airflow system throughout the building, UV protective glazing with external sun control louvre blades, a photovoltaic system for the generation of electricity, as well as substantial storage capacity for the harvesting of rainwater which is reticulated to washroom fixtures within the building. Hot water is generated by solar energy, with natural gas backup.
West End Mazda Showroom
Parramatta, NSW, 2008
This project involved the complete renovation and upgrading of the existing showroom premises, and its extension onto the adjacent allotment at the rear, providing showroom, office and staff facilities, as well as outdoor vehicle display and visitor parking. The construction was undertaken while the owner continued to operate its vehicle sales company from the site. The project was completed in 2008. To protect the west facing main facade and reduce the heat load on the air conditioning system, a system of automated louvre blades was installed to screen the glazed wall from western sun. A rainwater collection system reticulates water for washroom facilities, vehicle washing and irrigation, which is supported by water pumped from a bore when required.
Barker College Library
Hornsby, NSW, 2002
Located in the centre of the College campus, this project was a designed as a focal point for students, both visually and educationally, and incorporates outdoor spaces for students to gather socially and a number of student pedestrian routes accessing other buildings. The building houses the school’s extensive library collection, as well as study and teaching facilities, lecture theatres, drama studios and post production facilities. A feature of the library is the extensive use of glass for natural lighting of library and teaching areas, which also opens up the building to the adjacent landscaped areas.