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Andrew Oxley takes the reins as Managing Director of Umow Lai

A change of leadership has officially taken place at the helm of Umow Lai. After 27 years as Managing Director, founder Dominic Lai, has moved from the day to day operations to assume the role of Executive Chairman. Following 5 years as the Victorian State Manager and 10 years as a Director of the business, [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Summary|

Meet our National Marketing Manager, Caroline Miller

  What are some of your career highlights? One of my greatest career highlights was bringing Woods Bagot’s Developers Conference to life in 2015. A first for the industry across Australia, it took six months of intensive marketing, design and communications planning to realise the unique and innovative concept. We had over 60 local and [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

Caloundra Health Service Redevelopment

The recent refurbishment at the Caloundra Health Service (CHS) has generated a transformation into the reputable primary care network of facilities for the Sunshine Coast Community. The Caloundra Health Service (CHS) contributes to this network of facilities encompassed within the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), located on the southern end of the SCHHS [...]

By |December 16th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

477 Pitt Street, New South Wales

With 13 floors on the client brief and a 2 month deadline, Umow Lai were commissioned by Eastview Australia, John Wardle Architects, and ISPT, to deliver building services to the selected floors of existing 477 Pitt Street office tower. What once was the main office for Transport NSW, ISPT have proposed to refurbish and upgrade [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

Newmarket Randwick: a new urban hub and residential neighbourhood

Established in 1860, Newmarket Randwick located in New South Wales is a community that has always celebrated diversity. Rich with iconic horse auctioneering history, the Newmarket ­development features distinct architecture from the existing stables on site, and a range of elegant outdoor spaces, set to be transformed into residential and community amenities to create a [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

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 |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

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 |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Arts + Entertainment, 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 |December 4th, 2018|Categories: ESD, Summary, Sustainability|

Interview with Hoare Lea Partner, Ian Durbin on Higher Education

This year we undertook an exciting collaboration with Hoare Lea, an award-winning global engineering consultancy. As education is a key sector for Umow Lai in Australia, Hoare Lea Partner Ian Durbin took the time to provide his insights into the higher education sector in the UK. Hoare Lea Partner, Ian Durbin Q. Tell us about your [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Education, Summary|