The project addresses a number of objectives, with a primary focus on the retention of Science and Mathematics students and the creation of a stimulating and innovative series of internal and external study environments. The building form has been designed to reflect aspects of both science and mathematics.
The southern ridge of the Flinders University Campus is the home of the Science and Engineering faculties and is geographically separated from the student campus facilities on the north ridge.
The SILC project provides a student focused facility adjacent to the major teaching areas at the heart of the south ridge, providing casual social spaces, lounges, IT facilities and a flexible project/function/formal teaching facility.
The facilities haven been designed to serve the needs of first year students in particular and allow designed to increase retention rates for students involved in undergraduate academic courses.
The building acts as a focal point in the context of the surrounding buildings and is an ecologically responsible contribution to the overall environment
- Flinders University, SA
- David Russell
We are a practice of character and integrity made up of highly motivated and committed individuals who believe in the pursuit of excellence through the built environment.
UniSA M2 & The Plasso
/ Mawson Lakes, SA
Working in association with Melbourne based John Wardle Architects, the M2 project provides state of the art facilities for postgraduates and local and overseas researchers in the fields of Materials and Minerals sciences. Occupied in part by staff from The Wark and Mawson Institute, the project provides an approximate equal amount of laboratories (including a Class 10,000 Cell Therapy Suite), teaching spaces and administrative areas.
With a high level of audio visual and IT infrastructure included in the brief requirements, opportunities have been explored to greatly improve and enhance methodologies of teaching and learning, with all areas capable of visual interconnection. At the heart of the floor plan, a ‘Theatre in the Round’ provides an innovative and immersive teaching and learning experience, enabling researchers to effectively exchange ideas and impart them to student and others.
Acting as a new ‘iconic’ entry building to the campus, the building facades are expressive of the materials and minerals disciplines and will ensure a striking contribution to the built form of the Mawson Lakes Campus.
- Architecture, Landscape
- Mawson Lakes, SA
- Sam Noonan
- AILA South Australia Awards in Landscape Architecture Design Winner, 2013
- CCAA Public Domain Awards Commendation, 2013
- Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design, Winner, 2012
- AIA The Jack McConnell Award, Public Architecture, 2012
We provide a high quality service which is achieved through our uniquely personalised approach and dynamic work environment.
Australia Post State Headquarters
/ Franklin Street, Adelaide
For over 150 years the management of postal services in South Australia has been centred around the General Post Office. How times have changed, and Adelaide’s GPO, in common with most of the GPO’s around Australia now serves another purpose.
Australia Post recently relocated to a purpose built fitout on Level 2 & 3 of Tower 8 (aiming for a 5 Greenstar and 4.5 NABERS rating). The fitout maintains a nationwide commitment to open plan with minimal offices. Workstations are pushed to the north and south facades, locating staff adjacent light and views and allowing maximum penetration of natural light. Meeting spaces, quiet rooms and utility areas are located centrally, divided in three sections to service each side of the floor, the central core housing a training facility and large singular break area.
Front of house meeting and reception is also located on Level 3. AV is integrated throughout the facility to provide network connectivity appropriate for a national corporation.
The overall feel is warm, open, flexible and efficient, contemporary without being trendy. We can’t say if Post will be in this location for the next 150 years but hope this fitout sees them prepared for the future.
- Commercial, Fitout
- Franklin Street, Adelaide