Crosier Scott Architects were thrilled to learn about not only one win but two wins at last night’s 2020 Design Matters Awards.
The new Performing Arts & Music Learning Facility at Killester College won Best Non-Residential – Commercial Building over $2M AND the prestigious Past Presidents’ Award. Congratulations to our hard working team and all involved with the winning design, our client Killester College for their wonderful partnership and of course Design Matters!
The latest addition to Killester College’s campus is a striking new Performing Arts and Music Learning Facility, purpose built to support the school’s flourishing arts curriculum through the provision of a dynamic learning and performance environment. The new building and surrounding landscape works complement the existing campus and provide a meaningful, practical and pragmatic addition to the school that accommodates a flexible range of activities.
Ego Pharmaceuticals is expanding plant area, on it’s Braeside site. The brief for this Greencore project calls for additional HVAC systems, as well as provisions for other future projects such as solar & battery power, electrical distribution boards, and data cabinets to allow Ego to continue it’s Industry 4.0 transformation.
The first stage of Construction commences at the Greencore site. The laborious workload for the initial few weeks is concrete cutting, hammering and excavating, along with noise, fumes and dust. The most recent works to have occurred is the concrete pour of 111 cubic metres for the lift/tower crane plus footings and tie beams for the project. Just the lift/tower crane pictured, holds approximately 70 cubic metres of concrete.
The FCJ College Community and Principal Joanne Rock are this week celebrating the commencement of construction of a new Multi-Purpose Hall in Benalla. The facility was designed by Crosier Scott Architects and is a key feature of the College Masterplan. It will be utilised for both sporting and educational purposes including school assemblies, functions and presentations. The development was made possible by an FCJ Bicentenary Gift to celebrate the bicentenary of the Faithful Companions of Jesus Society which was founded by Marie Madeleine d’Houet in France in 1820.
Crosier Scott Architects in conjunction with City Living Property Services are overseeing the construction. Last week the project was featured on WIN news where Crosier Scott’s Director Alan Cubbon was interviewed.
Alan has worked closely with the FCJ College Community since 2013.
At Crosier Scott Architects we are constantly inspired and intrigued by the new generation of architects and designers. Therefore, we found it fitting to become sponsors for GradX, an event that highlights the forward-thinking efforts of university students, who will shortly enter into the Architectural and wider design industries.
GradX is a
Design Graduation Exhibition produced by Swinburne University of Technology
that showcases the works of Graduating design students highlighting degrees in
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Product Design
Engineering, and Communication Design.
The Design Graduate Exhibition runs from the 26th until the 28th of November, with awards being presented on the 28th. Further information about the event, attendance and more can be found here.
exhibition includes the work from Belinda Krmpotic, an interior designer at the
firm who has recently completed her Interior Architecture degree at Swinburne.
Belinda has designed an innovative community space, reimagined from an existing
carpark in Fitzroy. Titled “The Blank Canvas”, the design encapsulates the
unique culture of Fitzroy whilst addressing issues of loneliness within local
communities. The Blank Canvas provides a design solution that reimagines the
way individuals interact with themselves and others in a dense, city based
environment that tackles the social issues of loneliness. The Blank Canvas
results in an interactive space for locals and a blank canvas to inspire local
graffiti artists to contribute to the artistic culture of the suburb.
excited to see the works from Swinburne University of Technology students, of
which we have had a lasting relationship with having worked with them to
enhance the campus experience. We are proud to see Belinda’s progression at a
tertiary and professional level and will continue to facilitate her growth at
Crosier Scott Architects.
To view more of Belinda’s and other students work, follow this link.
We would like to announce an additional win for Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons which was awarded the Best New/Addition/Alteration Public Building Design and was runner up for the Building Design of the Year Award from the National Association of Building Designers on Wednesday evening. This national award has followed on from the win of Non-Residential Design awarded by Design Matters earlier this year.
Student Hub and Learning Commons has achieved recognition on a national scale
thanks to its unique design making it a landmark project for the institute. The
modern facility provides students with a dynamic and highly activated space
inclusive of a world class library, concierge, and a variety of flexible
learning and meeting spaces.
As honoured as we are to receive this award it could not have been achieved through the tireless efforts from our talented staff and project partners as listed below:
Designer: Crosier Scott
Architects Builder: Raysett
Constructions Photographer: Jack Lovel Building Surveyor: McKenzie
Group Consulting Structural Engineer: Hive
Engineering Services Engineer: ECM Group Fire Engineer: WSP Group Quantity Surveyor: Wilde and Woollard
Ego Pharmaceuticals West Wing reflects the quality and refinement of Ego Logis with its own individual flair. The addition of colour on the glazing panels of the south west corner makes a statement and reflects the bright interior of the facility. The mixed-use facility is in the final stages of construction with an anticipated hand over late this year.
With great consideration of the environment, this structure aims to reduce its environmental impact through a number of features. The 50kWp of Solar Panels occupy the roof, contributing to powering the facility. 14 rainwater tanks have the ability to capture 2000 litres of storm water that sustain the irrigation system provided to garden beds. An incorporation of other sustainable elements includes; bike storeroom, low VOC paints, and external insulated high thermal performance PIR (Polyisocyanurate) panels which offer higher energy savings.
We are excited to announce our success at the prestigious Design Matters (formerly Building Designers Association of Victoria) Awards hosted at the National Gallery of Victoria on Saturday night.
Crosier Scott Architects took out the award for best Non-Residential Design – New Project for Holmesglen’s Student Hub and Learning Commons building. This follows on from our success in the same category last year for Ego Pharmaceuticals Headquarters.
The Student Hub and Learning Commons building is a landmark project for Holmesglen Institute. Located at their Moorabbin campus, the new facility provides a dynamic and highly activated hub for students as well as a world-class library, concierge, and variety of flexible learning and meeting spaces. The project introduces a vibrant addition to the wider campus, a light-filled, open and accessible structure and adjacent piazza embodying modern student values, embracing collaboration and flexibility, while embedding opportunities for chance encounters, appealing views, and incidental experiences.
We would like to thank our dedicated design team here at Crosier Scott Architects as well as our design consultants, builder, and client Holmesglen Institute whose involvement made this award possible.
Crosier Scott Architects were engaged as the Principal Architects for the modernisation of an existing secondary co-education state school via the implementation of a robust and forward thinking Masterplan. The revamped school was officially opened with a cutting of the ribbon by James Merlino (Education Minister and Deputy Premier), Kate Thwaites (Labor Member for Jagajaga) Vicki Ward (Minister for Eltham).
Our project team of Andrew Koster, Roger Vieth and Carol Vieth were delighted to be part of the official event.
We are pleased to announce the completion of the brand new McDonald’s Sandown. Crosier Scott Architects were commissioned to design the new 500 square metre outlet on a greenfield site in Springvale as part of McDonald’s $500 million, 3-year national expansion program. The outlet incorporates a dual lane Drive Thru, Play Place and McCafe along with the brand new interiors décor concept which was delivered in association with Zone Design.
For more photos of this project, please click here.