Construction Begins on FCJ College Hall

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Crosier Scott’s Director Alan Cubbon features in WIN News Shepparton’s media release.

FCJ College Multi – Purpose Hall

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.

Crosier Scott supports Swinburne GRADX

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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.

This year’s 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.

We are 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.

Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons has won again!

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Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons

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.

The Holmesglen 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 

WEST WING CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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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.

Holmesglen Student Hub wins Design Matters Award

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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.

Find out more about the project here.

Photography: Jack Lovel
Builder: Raysett Constructions
Client:  Holmesglen Institute

Project Team
From left: Paul Cater, Shilo de Bono, Elisabet Tagt-Goldberg

OFFICIAL OPENING OF MONTMORENCY SECONDARY COLLEGE

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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.

CROSIER SCOTT DESIGNS NEW MCDONALD’S SANDOWN

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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.

YOU BEAUTY DEBUTS AT SYDNEY AIRPORT

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In an Australian first, new retail pop-up You Beauty has launched at Sydney Airport.

Based on the hit podcast You Beauty which is part of the Mamamia network by Mia Freedman and in partnership with APGP Retail, Crosier Scott Architects were commissioned to design the exclusive 4 month retail experience.

It’s Australian debut showcases a curated collection of Australian and New Zealand skincare brands by revered beauty expert and Executive Editor, Leigh Campbell.

Campbell said; “We’ve had such amazing success with You Beauty with an incredibly supportive audience, so I’m very proud we have an opportunity to take the concept to the next level and open our very first store at Sydney Airport’s T2. We are looking forward to seeing our customers enjoy this unique, limited-time experience.”

Sydney Airport General manager Retail Glyn Williams said delivering unique and exclusive concepts like You Beauty for customers to enjoy was a key aspect of the airport’s retail strategy. “We’re also extremely proud to support the Australian and New Zealand skincare brands featured within You Beauty’s beautifully designed store.”

Crosier Scott Architects have extensive experience in designing and delivering retail concepts for airport and major transport hubs across Australia.

“The airport is a unique retail environment,” says Architect and retail designer Elizabeth Bryant, who designed the concept. “The customer base is captive for such a short period of time and is very transient. The great thing about the You Beauty store is that it is a physical manifestation of a hugely successful digital presence. This is a place that listeners are seeking out to go to and experience the products they are hearing about for themselves. It’s created a unique airport destination and is exciting to see.”

The concept for You Beauty includes large format wall graphics for customers to Instagram photos of themselves and products, space for exclusive instore events and promotions, and a large mirrored product test and play area

APGP Retail Director, Edward Tanzil says “You Beauty is the ideal brand to bring to life at this time of year – it’s fresh and fun, and we know the curated brands will resonate with customers.”

The You Beauty store is live until March 2019 and is located near the T2 casual dining precinct on the way to Gate 31.

Image: L to R – General Manager Retail Sydney Airport Glyn Williams, Executive Editor Leigh Campbell, Director APGP Retail Edward Tanzil in front of the new You Beauty pop up store designed by Crosier Scott Architects.

Beach house design

JUNE 2018 – Anchor House Design

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This house is a coastal weekend residence sitting on a steeply sloping site with a commanding view of the surf coast. The design proposes a 2 level building with an upper level entry opening to living spaces and an elevated terrace. A skillion roof allows sunlight penetration deep into the interior. The bedroom accommodation and rumpus are located on the lower levels, all with an aspect of the coastal view. The plan form has been generated to both maximise viewing opportunities of the coastline and distant hills from various areas within the dwelling, as well as to allow for view sharing with the neighbouring properties.

March 2017 – Montmorency Secondary College, Deputy Premier’s Visit

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Montmorency Secondary College (MSC) is undertaking the modernisation of the existing facilities, including the construction of new buildings. To mark the milestone at the recent ‘soil turning’ event were, Principal Allan Robinson, the Honorable James Merlino Deputy Premier of Victoria/Education Minister, Vicki Ward Local Councilor for Eltham, Andrew Koster, Carol & Roger Vieth from Crosier Scott, and students from MSC.