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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: , |

Umow Lai shaping next generation of female engineers

Umow Lai was pleased to welcome an all-female group of students from Presentation College Windsor to our Engineering Students @Work Program. During the week-long placement, students undertook a brief to design a school eLearning and Collaboration Hub for a student population of 1,200 and ready for occupancy in 2027. The challenge saw the students preparing [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: Summary|

Umow Lai continues winning streak

Umow Lai is proud to once again be part of the team on award winning projects 171 Collins Street and the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Awarded 2017 Victorian Development of the Year and Tenderfield People’s Choice by the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Innovation & Excellence Awards, 171 Collins Street is [...]

Umow Lai congratulates Simon Umow and Sam Adams

We congratulate Senior Associate Simon Umow and Associate Sam Adams on their recent promotion. For more than 15 years, Simon Umow has applied his expert knowledge of the many facets of ICT design to provide design advice for a whole range of commercial, government, residential, hospitality and educational buildings. Complex audio visual facilities and system [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Summary|

Passive House – The Basics

Based around the principles of the International Thermal Comfort Standard ISO 7730, Passive House aims to provide year-round optimal thermal comfort and minimum energy consumption. Compared to buildings of “standard” construction, a Passive House building will consume up to 90% less energy in operation for heating, cooling and ventilation needs. The history of the Passive [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Summary|

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|