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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 projects win highly acclaimed industry awards

At the AIA’s 2016 National Awards the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre won the prestigious Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture for ARM Architecture. It also was named National Commercial Master Builder of the Year for Kane Constructions Pty Ltd and the National Commercial / Industrial Construction Award $20M to $50M category at 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 – [...]

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, [...]

Daniel Mannix Building Achieves a World Class Rating

Achieving a 6 Star Green Star – Education As Built v1 Certified Rating has elevated the Australian Catholic University‘s Daniel Mannix Building into the distinguished class: a ‘World Leadership’ in environmentally sustainable construction. The award, announced in early 2016 from the Green Building Council of Australia, compliments the 6 Star Green Star Design Rating received [...]

Scape Living Enters the Australian Student Accommodation Market

Education is one of the stars of Australia's rising export services sector, with foreign student numbers predicted to surpass the record level of 120,000 in 2009. The rise in demand for rental accommodation has attracted international student accommodation provider Scape Living to our shores. Umow Lai has been selected by Scape for their entry into [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Education, Residential|

AVIAs 2015: The Industry’s Awards

Article from Issue#49 of AV Mag Everyone brought their A Game. We're so proud of these awards. Not because of a big gala dinner and a red carpet, but because they've become part of the region's pro AV landscape, and because they mean something - to win an AVIA is something genuinely significant. Which is [...]

The Teacher: University of Melbourne’s MSD Building Demonstrates Key Learnings

Although fresh to the academic scene this year, the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) building is actually the culmination of almost eight years of planning by the University of Melbourne and its Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. What began as a conversation between the university vice-chancellor and the faculty in 2007 about creating a [...]