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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 [...]

Jeffrey Smart Building Wins Best Application of AV in Education $500k+

Last night the annual Audio Visual Industry Awards (AVIA’s) were held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre as part of the Integrate Conference for leaders and professionals in AV and Systems Integration. Umow Lai entered the Jeffrey Smart Building project for the University of South Australia in the category of “Best Application of AV in [...]

University of South Australia’s Jeffrey Smart Building Shortlisted in the AVIAs

We are proud to have been shortlisted in the Audio Visual Industry Awards, in the Best Application of AV in Education $500k + category, for our Audio Visual work on the University of South Australia's Jeffrey Smart Building. The Best Application of AV in Education Award is for the best conceived, best executed, and most innovative audiovisual projects and [...]

RMIT Project Achieves Practical Completion in 63 Days

Umow Lai were proud to work with Spowers Architects and APP to achieve Practical Completion of RMIT’s School of Media and Communications Project in just 63 days. The Project involved decanting 2024m² from an existing building at the end of its lease into four buildings of best fit within the School’s existing, more consolidated facilities. [...]

By |May 1st, 2015|Categories: Education|

Australian Catholic University – a monumental achievement

At Umow Lai, we are proud of the relationship we have established with the Australian Catholic University. Our first project, the Daniel Mannix building, was awarded a 6 Star Green Star design education tool rating; submitted to achieve the same score for the Green Star As-Built Rating. The refurbishment and upgrade of the university's new [...]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

Two Umow Lai projects finalists in the 2014 Banksia Awards

Two Umow Lai projects - The Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, and the new Melbourne Water Headquarters, were finalists in the 2014 Banksia Awards ‘Innovation in Social Infrastructure - $100 Million’ category that were announced in Sydney on 11 November. Read more

Featured in Ecolibrium: All the way with LCA

The University of Melbourne's redeveloped Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning building, now known as Melbourne School of Design was recently awarded a 6 star Green Star rating which included a full life cycle assessment of the building's material and energy impacts and was awarded 10 innovation credits. For more information on this project, please [...]

Umow Lai provides services for CAVE2, the world’s largest virtual-reality environment

CAVE2, is a 2nd generation, state-of-the-art Automatic Virtual Environment that brings together e-Research related, world class immersive visualisation technologies under the one roof in the New Horizons building at Monash University. “This is a next-generation, large scale virtual-reality environment,” says Sean Wooster, an Associate Director and Principal ICT Consultant at Umow Lai. The consultancy provided [...]

Umow Lai Grows Sustainability Education Experience

Umow Lai continues to carve out a reputation for delivering sustainable buildings in the university sector, most recently exemplified by the Daniel Mannix Building that has achieved a 6 Star Green Star design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. Built for the Australian Catholic University in Fitzroy, the project is now being submitted [...]

By |August 15th, 2014|Categories: Education|Tags: , |