Public Architecture

Long Reef SLSC

Brief: New Surf Life Saving Club to increase amenity for the Club, local residents and beach goers while maintaining a similar footprint to the existing facility and nestling into its natural surroundings. Challenges: Accommodating the extensive functional needs brief of the Club, community groups and general public, while preserving the essence of what people love about Long..

Manly LSC

A prominent site of great significance – exploring early ideas for a new exemplar facility that echoes the rugged beauty of its coastal surroundings, is inclusive of the local community and the diversity of user groups, and enhances life saving activities and beach safety. Preliminary Concept Design (feasibility study) for a new purpose-built Manly Life..

Windale Library and Community Hub

In Progress: We have prepared a concept design for a new Library and Community Centre in Windale, a few clicks south of Newcastle CBD and in desperate need of some new infrastructure to serve a growing community. Our concept will be workshopped with local residents, user groups and Council. This feedback will inform future development of..

The Portico No.1 Martin Place

Brief:¬†To create a vibrant and flexible new tenant’s hub, co-working ¬†and event space to act as collective office breakout for the vertical community of businesses at No. 1 Martin Place in Sydney’s centre, and activate an area previously under-utilised. Challenges:¬†Working with the historically sensitive fabric of a¬†Sydney heritage icon – the General Post Office –..

Ernabella Art Centre

Brief: Upgrade works to Ernabella Art centre in the remote Central Desert region of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY), South Australia, including gallery, administration, kitchen and painting studio refurbishments. This work forms part of an ongoing project to upgrade other remote desert art facilities across the region for current and future generations of Aboriginal artists. Challenges: The remote..

The Yard Martin Place

Brief: To create a space to break from the everyday office environment, a place to learn from each other, share stories, ideas, think differently, experiment, make mistakes and new discoveries. Provide a training space to induct new team members as well as versatile meeting and event space for a property development organisation.  Challenges: Creating a sense of..

Bondi Youth Accommodation

Brief: To convert an existing double garage fronting a laneway and street into a new office for administration staff of the Bondi Youth Accomodation, a not-for-profit that provides crisis accommodation for local youth. Challenges: Working with a decrepit and leaking garage on an exposed corner site and a modest budget, to create a tranquil and light filled..

Outback Art Centres

Brief: New art centres and associated staff housing across 7 Aboriginal communities in the remote Central Desert region of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) in South Australia, including upgrades to existing facilities. Challenges: The location of each community is extremely remote with long winding sandy tracks separating each one. The buildings need to withstand extreme heat in summer..

Peripheralscopes Skittle Lane

Brief:¬†Create a public art installation within Skittle Lane in Sydney’s CBD as part of City of Sydney’s Art and About summer programme, which aims to break misconceptions about life in the Western Suburbs and activate a forgotten laneway. Challenges: Creating beauty from the everyday, drawing from a grungy laneway filled with ducts, exhaust fans and..