Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons has won again!

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 



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


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



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.

See you at the Summit


Now, more than ever, it is important for businesses working at the forefront of the seniors living sector to come together and discuss how we can all make sure that we create holistic and highly functional spaces for seniors that support commercial efficiency as well as physical and emotional wellbeing.

The Leaders Summit is an annual conference that brings the leading providers, thinkers and industry strategists together in one place for two days that are focused on the business of doing business in the retirement living and care sectors, with an emphasis on business strategy as well as meaningful networking opportunities. Crosier Scott Architects is sponsoring the summit and will be in attendance this Thursday and Friday. Come and see us to hear more about how we are designing the future of Seniors Living. or contact us at seniorsliving@croscott.com.au to organise a catch-up.

Crosier Scott Architects has long been a major contributor to the Seniors Living Sector. This takes the form of built work as well as ongoing research into contemporary built solutions, integrations and co-locations that support the commercial needs of providers as well as the wellbeing, lifestyle and amenity requirements of an increasingly young and active generation of seniors – achieved by implementing smart design solutions. Read more here.

If you are attending the Summit, these are the faces you’ll see representing Crosier Scott Architects. Shilo de Bono (L) and Alan Cubbon (R) are passionate advocates for providing the best possible built solutions to support a healthy lifestyle and resident wellbeing through smart architecture. They will both be on hand throughout the Summit to discuss architectural solutions for Seniors Living projects and how Crosier Scott Architects are designing the future of Seniors Living today.



Construction of the Ego Pharmaceuticals manufacturing facility ‘West Wing’ is progressing very well with appointed builders Aspekt Construction Group.

With the pouring of the roof plant area, the building has reached its highest point and the builders have had their “topping out”. This is a tradition going back thousands of years in some form or other. These days topping out is the placing of an olive tree at the buildings highest point which is meant to bring the building and its occupants good luck.

The steel work for the loading canopy has been installed and the propping for the first floor is being removed now that the concrete has reached sufficient strength.

Next week the electricians will start their rough-in and the rest of the propping should be removed.

To find out more about this fantastic project, visit www.egopharm.com/ocmpany/west-wing

Ego Pharmaceuticals | West Wing



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.



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.



Featured Image: Ego Pharmaceuticals Headquarters, NABD 2018 Best New Commercial Design

This year Crosier Scott Architects have made the decision rather than issue cards or gifts instead we will be donating to Ronald McDonald House charities a very worthwhile cause helping to keep families together when it matters most.  We wish you and your families a safe and joyful Christmas with a prosperous New Year.

Crosier Scott Architects will be closed between 22nd December – 13 January 2019.

Crosier Scott Architects Appoints New Director


Crosier Scott Architects (CSA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Botterill as Director.

Mark has been an Associate with CSA for five years and has extensive project management, construction and client liaison experience that will enhance the CSA leadership team and allow the practice to continue on its path of growth into the future.

CSA has over 60 years’ experience in delivering successful projects across Australia and understands that the best architectural outcomes are achieved through trust and collaboration. The CSA team’s commitment to projects and client relationships has seen them evolve into the enthusiastic and thriving design practice they are today.

“I’m excited to be working amongst some of the most creative and forward-thinking designers in Australian architecture right now. We have an incredible team at CSA and some amazing clients too. I look forward to helping drive the business forward as it evolves into the future” said Botterill.

Originally from the UK, Mark gained invaluable experience managing his own architectural practice working primarily within the retail and restaurant sectors. He has since translated and adapted this knowledge across numerous industry sectors to provide diverse and contemporary input on projects across a range of multi-disciplinary projects since joining Crosier Scott.

Mark has an enviable ability to see the big picture of every building he works on, from detailed design to the overall end product. He enjoys being a part of the changing mindset within educational and aged care architecture, championing good design to provide quality outcomes.

Mark’s involvement in all aspects of a project has given him a considerable depth of knowledge across project design and documentation, coordinating consultants, tenders and project administration. He has a strong knowledge of statutory regulations and requirements and is steering CSA’s efforts when it comes to staff development and research efforts within the practice.

Mark is currently involved in the design and delivery of numerous educational and seniors living developments across Victoria and is excited about taking on the challenge of a leadership role within CSA’s growing studio, being particularly keen to help build the diverse and progressive culture within the practice.