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Making art out of a university building

A new building at Melbourne University shows how architecture can deliver joy and functionality. Cameras are already pointed at Arts West, a new building for the faculty of the arts at the University of Melbourne. Read More .... Publication:        The Age Commercial Real Estate, March 11, 2017

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Arts + Entertainment, Education, Summary|

Umow Lai helps rebuild the famous Waltzing Matilda Centre

Umow Lai is delighted to have the opportunity to provide a range of services for Winton’s famous Waltzing Matilda Centre that is being rebuilt following a devastating fire in 2015.“We are working with Cox Architecture as a member of the project team to rebuild the Centre. This is a part of our European cultural heritage [...]

Broadmeadows Town Hall Refurbishment

  The iconic 1960’s red brick Broadmeadows Town Hall is undergoing $20.2 million redevelopment that is set transform the landmark building into a thriving gathering place for its culturally diverse and rapidly growing population and in the process, to revitalise the cultural heart of this traditional blue-collar suburb. With a $7 million contribution from the [...]

Umow Lai takes centre stage in Ecolibrium & Digital Signage

September 2009: For this issue, the Ecolibrium cover headline ‘Mainstream green – how an office fit-out achieved sustainability – without the frills’, announced that Umow Lai’s new tenancy at 10 Yarra Street, South Yarra, was the first in Victoria, and one of just two in Australia, to have achieved a 6 Star Green Star – [...]

Australian Ballet School Residential Students call Marilyn Rowe House home

An impressive seventy eight per cent of students enrolled at the Australian Ballet School are from overseas and interstate, with some students as young as 13, have had to relocate to Melbourne with their families and in order to pursue their dreams of becoming a dancer. Now they have the option of taking advantage of [...]

Umow Lai congratulates ARM on achievement

Umow Lai would like to congratulate our friends and colleagues at ARM architecture, Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, and Ian McDougall, on their exciting achievement - being awarded 2016 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal.  Umow Lai have had the pleasure working on a number of award winning projects with ARM, including the Shrine of Remembrance, [...]

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Officially Opens to the Public

Celebrations were held in Geelong over the weekend of November 21-22 for the official opening of the new library and heritage centre. Affectionately dubbed ‘The Dome,’ due its remarkable design, the centre received a high level of praise from those in attendance including dignitaries, families and locals alike. Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, described the [...]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Arts + Entertainment|

Umow Lai appointed for new $40 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Umow Lai has been appointed as part of project team to provide their expert sustainability design services for the new $40 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Patrick Elliott, a director of the South Yarra-based engineering and sustainability consultancy said: “Umow Lai is delighted to be associated with this project, particularly because it is so [...]

Melbourne Recital Centre – High Performance Space

The latest addition to Melbourne’s arts precinct is drawing international accolades for its world-class acoustics. That a modern building can be placed in such an echelon while surrounded by the noise of the city – and at the same time maintaining the comfort of its audience – is testament to the unique collaboration and passion of those involved, writes [...]