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So far Umow Lai has created 18 blog entries.

The Stables, University of Melbourne: Trading in the reins for paintbrushes

What was once the Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables, has been transformed into a world-class teaching and learning facility for students of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, following an $18 million makeover. The Stables, undertaken with the generous support of The Ian Potter Foundation and Myer Foundation, provides a new [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Summary|

RACV’s new-look Cape Schanck Resort redevelopment project now complete

After five years of designing and construction, RACV’s newly redeveloped Cape Schanck Resort is now open to guests and members. Cape Schanck is located on the southern-most point of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, and is one of RACV’s first resorts to operate, purchased back in December 2005. The $135 million redevelopment project has taken [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Hotels + Resorts, ICT, Summary|

Keeping it “Limestone” Green

Passive House buildings are changing the status quo for Australian architecture, following its wide uptake in Europe over recent times. Often the primary house design drivers are conceptual however, these German derived “monopoly houses” are combining sustainability with efficiency and demonstrating new ways to approach ecological design. Melbourne is following suit, hedging the way with [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: ESD, Summary, Sustainability|

Art and Technology join forces for the Waltzing Matilda Centre

The newly rebuilt Waltzing Matilda Centre was unveiled in an official opening ceremony earlier this year, situated in the Western Queensland town of Winton. The event, which was marked with the ‘Way Out West’ Festival, saw the centre reopen with music and celebration after the devastation of fire damage in 2015. Umow Lai is proud [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Arts + Entertainment, Summary|

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Project Combines Sustainability with Design

The newly revamped Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre in Maleny is officially open to the public, welcoming visitors to submerge themselves in an educational experience over 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest, located over the Glass House Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The renewal project recently took out the top spot for Sustainable [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: ESD, Sustainability|

Victorian College of the Arts Stables Project on Winning Streak

The Australian Institute of Architects have announced the winners of its particularly prestigious Victorian Architecture Awards for 2018, with many congratulations and achievements to be noted for the award victors amongst Umow Lai’s valued project team members and collaborators. The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program is an opportunity to highlight and acknowledge the exceptional [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Categories: Arts + Entertainment, Awards|

Our People – Introducing Associate Hydraulic and Fire Services Engineer, Lama Khalifa

We would like to welcome one of our newest additions to the team, Lama Khalifa. Lama has recently joined the Brisbane office as an Associate Hydraulic and Fire Services Engineer, and we are excited to have her on board. We asked Lama a few questions to help you get to know her better. What has [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

Umow Lai announces international collaboration with Hoare Lea

We are pleased to announce a technical collaboration with Hoare Lea, an award-winning global engineering consultancy. This partnership comes at an exciting time, as – in addition to our offices operating in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – we are now undertaking projects abroad. Hoare Lea is the UK’s largest building services consultancy, with a creative [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

Our People – Introducing Senior ICT Consultant, Craig Pratt

Umow Lai would like to welcome one of our newest team members, Craig Pratt. Craig has recently joined the Brisbane office as a Senior ICT Consultant and we are proud to have him on the team. We asked Craig a few questions to help you get acquainted. What has been your favourite project you have [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Summary|

2018 Queensland Architecture Awards: Sustainable Architecture Winner

The 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards have been announced by the Australian Institute of Architects. Umow Lai would like to congratulate their project team partner, Guymer Bailey Architects for their design for the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, which was the winner of the Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture. Guymer Bailey Architects and Umow Lai have [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Awards, ESD|Tags: , |