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    Canberra Medallion

    We are delighted to announce that Constitution Avenue has been awarded the John Overall Prize for Urban Design and the Canberra Medallion at the recent ACT Institute of Architects Awards. The project was a collaboration involving the National Capital Authority, Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Hill Thalis, SMEC and AECOM. The jury citation notes that, ‘ the character of the avenue is responsive to its location and varies in scale from civic to boulevard, bushland to ceremonial effortlessly.’ It describes the project an exemplar of how to plan, design and deliver public domain works.

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    Narara Eco Village Update

    Congratulations to the Narara Ecovillage, who four and a half years after making an offer for the land:

    • Are now 2/3 of the way through the civil works for stage 1
    • Were recently awarded an ARENA grant of nearly $1m toward a ‘smart grid’ for their electric network
    • Have membership now, of over 80 families and 160 adults and children

    See latest photographs of the civil works here.

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    Verve Apartments, Newcastle

    Our major new twin apartment tower scheme, designed in association with CKDS Architects, for Windham King has just been lodged in Newcastle. Look for details on our website shortly.

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    Book Launch

    We’re delighted to be the subject of the second volume of URO media’s Minimono Series.

    The book features a foreword from AIA Gold Medallist Lawrence Nield, an essay co-authored by architects David Neustein and Michael Neustein and an interview between Philip Thalis, Rachel Neeson and Richard Francis-Jones.

    Books are available for purchase online from Uro Publications

  • Congratulations to our Urban Provocateur!

    We’re delighted to see Benjamin Driver awarded in the DARCH awards for his passionate commitment to urban issues.

  • 2016

    Late 2015 saw the completion of projects in Strathfield and Burwood – middle ring housing sites with transitional urban conditions.

    We begin 2016 with works on Campbell Section5 reaching a conclusion and works on Constitution Avenue continuing. Builders have been appointed for the Sydney University Boatshed We have a number of Development Applications on small, challenging inner urban sites in various Councils, and we are working on a range of family houses, due to begin construction in the next few months.

    We hope to progress works on an adaptive reuse project in the beautiful Beynon and Hayward building Petersham, and see the commencement of the Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk towards the latter part of this year.

24 hours ago

Customs House interior still feels great, with beautiful city model under floor, sublime curving staircase and groove concierge desk by @thierrylacoste of Lacoste Stephenson & @ptwarchitects, within earlier framework by @tzgarchitects & @jacksonteece. Not to mention #wlvernon, #jamesbarnet and #mortimerlewis #publicsydney #cityofsydney #customshouse #creativeadaptation #publiclife #publicworks #citymodel

2 days ago

A welcome bit of urbanity comes to Canberra's beautiful lakefront; #Kingston Foreshore, foreground quality public domain by @oxigen___ , buildings across basin built to our urban plan with @janeirwin_landscape by @batessmart & others #canberra #publiclife #publicspace #kingstonforeshore #quayfront #waterfrontdevelopment @lda

2 days ago

Constitution Avenue urban furniture; within the overall plan designed with @janeirwin_landscape for the Avenue, we were pleased to work with @streetfurnitureaustralia on a range of bespoke elements, bringing timber & brass to warm Canberra's public domain. Thanks to Benjamin, Aaron and Sunita #nca_media, @benjidriver @muzzah13 @roadsact #publicworks #publicspace #urbanfurniture #urbanfurnituredesign #streetfurniture #avenue #canberra @smec

3 days ago

Sunlight on sandstone-side facade of Sydney Town Hall. Architectural differences between Willson's first stage in foreground and later extension #cityofsydney #publicsydney #publicworks #sandstone #sydneysandstone #columns #pilasters #classicalorders #publicbuilding

4 days ago

Constitution Avenue won the Canberra Medallion at the ACT Architecture Awards last night - delighted to be able to show you #canberra #publicspace #publicworks #griffinlegacy #avenue #griffin's Canberra #canberratriangle #canberramedallion #janeirwin_landscape @roadsact @lda @nca_media

4 days ago

Kingston Foreshore; the pointer to a more urban engagement in places to Lake Burley Griffin. Most recent stages much more accomplished in terms of architecture and public spaces #canberra #kingstonforeshore #lakeburleygriffin #griffinlegacy #publicspace #publicworks #publiclife