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The Stables, University of Melbourne: Trading in the reins for paintbrushes

October 31st, 2018|Summary|

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 [...]

RACV’s new-look Cape Schanck Resort redevelopment project now complete

October 22nd, 2018|Hotels + Resorts, ICT, Summary|

After five years of designing and construction, RACV’s newly redeveloped Cape Schanck Resort is now open to guests and members. Cape Schanck is located on the southern-most point of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, and [...]

Art and Technology join forces for the Waltzing Matilda Centre

August 22nd, 2018|Arts + Entertainment, Summary|

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, [...]

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Project Combines Sustainability with Design

August 15th, 2018|ESD, Sustainability|

The newly revamped Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre in Maleny is officially open to the public, welcoming visitors to submerge themselves in an educational experience over 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest, located over [...]

Victorian College of the Arts Stables Project on Winning Streak

July 20th, 2018|Arts + Entertainment, Awards|

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 [...]

Our People – Introducing Associate Hydraulic and Fire Services Engineer, Lama Khalifa

July 19th, 2018|Summary|

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 [...]

2018 Queensland Architecture Awards: Sustainable Architecture Winner

June 15th, 2018|Awards, ESD|

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 [...]

Joint Venture officially opened by New Zealand’s Prime Minister

February 15th, 2018|Education, Electrical, ICT, Mechanical|

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern officially opened the new Ernest Rutherford building at the University of Canterbury (UC) last week. An event to be remembered, the ceremony was attended by hundreds of invited guests [...]

Anthony Dorinko and James Gungl take on key State roles

March 29th, 2017|Mechanical, Office, Staff|

In late 2016, Anthony Dorinko, Associate Director and Mechanical Engineer, was appointed to the Society of Building Services Engineers, a Technical Society of the peak professional body, Engineers Australia. “The Society promotes, for the benefit of the [...]

Our People

February 10th, 2017|Staff|

Newly appointed Umow Lai Associate Director Hugh Wilson has a particular interest in the design and coordination of projects that include a strong HVAC – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning component. “I like providing solutions [...]

Our Future Leaders Network discuss industry trends

February 10th, 2017|Electrical, ESD, Fire, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Hydraulics, ICT, Mechanical, Staff, Sustainability|

The Future Leaders event, to be held at 6.00pm on 1st March will launch the 2017 Program. Taking advantage of the warmer weather, the event will be held on the outdoor terrace at Umow Lai’s [...]

2016 – A remarkable year

December 15th, 2016|Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Office, Sports + Recreation, Summary, Sustainability|

25th anniversary We work hard and we know how to celebrate! During September, we hosted several successful events to commemorate our 25th anniversary. Around 300 people, a veritable ‘who’s who’ of people associated with the [...]

Umow Lai helps rebuild the famous Waltzing Matilda Centre

December 15th, 2016|Arts + Entertainment, Government + Civic, Summary|

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 [...]

Umow Lai projects win highly acclaimed industry awards

December 15th, 2016|Education, Government + Civic, Library|

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 [...]

Umow Lai welcomes a new NSW State Manager and announces key appointments

October 27th, 2016|Summary|

NSW State Manager Patrick Elliott Patrick has particular interest in the integration of pragmatic sustainable design into buildings.  A mechanical engineer, he has led many multi discipline projects across a range of building sectors and [...]

The University of Melbourne – Arts West Redevelopment – Digital Transformation

October 27th, 2016|Summary|

Designing the audio visual services for one of the University of Melbourne’s most significant building projects in recent years was an interesting challenge, and one that has successfully delivered new, dynamic purpose-built learning and teaching [...]