SCAPE

Location: Melbourne, CBD Size: 761 rooms over 45 Levels 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. Scape Living [...]

CAVE2 Automatic Virtual Environment

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Location: Clayton, VIC Client: Monash University 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 [...]

University of Canterbury

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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Client: University of Canterbury  Architect: Jasmax / Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education (New Zealand) Size: 25,500 sqm Value: NZ$200 million “Our first job in New Zealand, the NZ$200+ million University of Canterbury Regional Science & Innovation Centre (RSIC) in Christchurch, represents an important milestone for us,” notes David Uhlhorn, a director of [...]

National Centre for Synchrotron Science

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Location: Clayton, Vic Client: National Centre for Synchrotron Science Architect: Bates Smart Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education Design v1.0 The National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS) has achieved a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 Certified Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia with building services consultancy Umow Lai providing a range of engineering and [...]

Monash New Horizons

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Location: Clayton, Victoria Client: Monash University Architect: Lyons Architects Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Value: $140 million Monash University is ready to step up to new heights with the addition of The New Horizons building, destined to become a significant technological innovation hub in the southern hemisphere. It was officially opened 30 July 2013. The most significant feature of [...]

Monash University STRIP

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Location: Clayon, Victoria Client: Monash University Architect: DesignInc Size: 17,250 sqm Value: $70 million The second facility to be built in the Monash Science, Technology, Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), this 17,250 sqm laboratory at Monash University's Clayton Campus will be the greenest laboratory ever built in Australia. Monash University is seeking to lead the way in creating a multi-disciplinary focus for [...]

Menzies Research Institute and School of Medicine

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Location: Hobart, Tasmania Client: University of Tasmania Architect: Lyons Architects Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Size: 6 Storey Value: $148 million The co-location project will integrate the Menzies Research Institute (MRI) together with the School of Medicine, presently located at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Sandy Bay campuses. The new six-storey building will also provide new accommodation [...]

Minerals and Materials Science Building – University of South Australia

Location: Adelaide, South Australia Client: University of South Australia Architect: John Wardle Architects and Swanbury Penglase Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Size: 5,686 sqm Value: $5o million The $50 million, 5,686 sqm, M Squared building for the Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes Campus is highly sustainable and includes elements [...]

University of Queensland Global Change Institute

Location: Brisbane, Queensland Client: University of Queensland Architect: Hassell Ratings: Green Star Education v1, Living Building Challenge Value: $30 million The $30 million Global Change Institute is located at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus. The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute will provide a new centre for leadership in sustainable technologies and research into the areas of [...]

Griffith University Sir Samuel Griffith Centre

Location: Nathan Campus, Queensland Client: Griffith University Architect: Cox Rayner Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Value: $40 million The $40 million Sir Samuel Griffith Building is aiming to be Australia’s first zero-emission and self-powering teaching and research building. Incorporating building integrated photovoltaic shading systems, fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems, this Green Star Education v1 registered building, completed [...]

Victoria International School of Sharjah United Arab Emirates

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Client: Victoria International School Architect: Taylor Oppenheim  Value: $50 million The new complex comprises Kindergarten, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Resource Centre, Senior Student Centre and Innovation Centre together with Performing Arts Centre, Indoor Basketball Stadium and Aquatic Centre.

La Trobe University – Shepparton

Location: Shepparton, Victoria Client: La Trobe University Architect: Gray Puksand Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Value: $10 million The new building will form the heart of La Trobe University’s Shepparton Campus. The project has been designed to cater for a variety of Educational course requirements including Nursing and associated training facilities. Sustainability is a key feature of the [...]

Knox Grammar School – New Boarding House

Location: Wahroonga, New South Wales Client: Knox Grammar School Architect: Drew Dickson Architects Size: Accommodation for 145 Students Value: $14 million The three and four storey boarding house will accommodate 145 students from yr.7 to yr.12 and 3 housemasters plus commercial laundry and clinic with 7 beds. Umow Lai is providing electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, sustainability and fire services for the boarding [...]

Deakin University – 1000 Seat Auditorium

Location: Burwood, Victoria Client: Deakin University Architect: Woods Bagot Value: $20 million This new venue will be one of the largest (and most flexible) of its kind in Australia. In addition to catering for teaching activities, this venue will be used to host other events including graduation ceremonies, and will be offered for hire by external organisations. Support areas [...]

Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre

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Location: Gippsland, Victoria Client: DesignInc Photographer: Reflections Photography Value: $5 million The Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre, one of the most innovative wastewater treatment and recycling systems in Victoria, is taking ‘green energy’ to a new level, introducing a new era for water technology, discovery and education - and in the process, attracting world-wide recognition. It won the API [...]

The John Curtin School of Medical Research – The Australian National University

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Location: Canberra, ACT Client: The Australian National University (ACU) Architect: Lyons Architects Value: $120 million This three-stage redevelopment of one of Australia's premier medical research facilities demonstrates Umow Lai's commitment to sustainable design across the building industry. The project contains research laboratories along with an animal holding and research facility. ICT features of the award winning Stage [...]

Deakin Regional Community Health Hub (REACH)

Location: Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria Client: Deakin University Architect: DesignInc Value: $40 million Umow Lai provided Engineering and Sustainability services for the $40M project delivering a joint undergraduate teaching and post graduate research building that enhances and supports the expansion of the Science program for the Faculty of Science and Technology. The facility compliments the Medical School for [...]

Victoria University Construction Futures Building

Location: Sunshine, Victoria Client: Victoria University Architect: Cox Architects Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Design rating Value: $44 million Umow Lai has again been associated with a major project that has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Education V1 Design Rating: the $44 million Construction Futures Building at Victoria University. The building services and sustainability consultancy provided a [...]

Ravenswood School for Girls – Mabel Fidler Resources Hub Building

Location: Gordon, New South Wales Client: Ravenswood School for Girls Architect: BVN Architecture Size: 6,500 sqm The new 6,500m² Mabel Fidler Resources Hub Building will comprise a junior and secondary resource centre, a number of spaces for study, meetings and relaxation, a careers office, café and commercial kitchen, suite of new classrooms and seminar spaces, [...]

Deakin University – International Centre and Business Building

Location: Burwood, Victoria Client: Deakin University Architect: H20 Architects Value: $65 million Umow Lai's fire engineers provided fire engineering services for the two new four-storey buildings, developing solutions to best complement the ESD design of the building, and where possible, utilising the ESD features to further enhance the fire safety of the building. [...]

Colleges of Science Precinct, The Australian National University

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Location: Canberra, ACT Client: The Australian National University (ANU) Architect: Lyons Architects Value: $240 million The new Colleges of Science project, located within the Banks Precinct of The Australian National University will provide world class accommodation for the ongoing scientific endeavour of major chemistry and biological sciences teaching and research groups within the University. The project comprises a new [...]

Bio21 Institute – The University of Melbourne

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Location: Western Precinct Client: University of Melbourne Architect: DesignInc Size: 22,000 sqm Value: $140 million Umow Lai provided building services engineering consultancy for the Bio21 Institute, a 22,000 sqm, state-of-the-art research facility located on The University of Melbourne’s Western Precinct. Complemented by a seven-story atrium, the Institute comprises the new building, plus physical links to the Veterinary Science School, and [...]

National Life Sciences Hub (NaLSH), Charles Sturt University

Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW Client: Charles Sturt University Architect: BVN Size: 5,468 sqm Value: $49 million The Life Science Building at Charles Sturt University has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating and has the distinction of being one of a handful of regional Australian buildings – not only universities - to have achieved this level. Along with the Phytotron [...]

Xavier College – Performance Arts Centre & Science Building

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Location: Kew, Victoria Client: Xavier College Architect: Peter Elliott Architecture Size: 400 seat theater and science building Value: $16 million The project consisted of a 400 seat theatre, music rehearsal room and the PAC Building, a four level science building consisting of physics, chemistry and biology laboratories.

The Poche Centre

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Location: North Sydney, New South Wales Client: Sydney Melanoma Unit Architect: Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Ratings: 4 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Size: 8,224 sqm Value: $25 million The Centre is the new home of the Sydney Melanoma Unit, a world leader in melanoma research, education and treatment. The 8,224m2 building, which is being used as a research facility and training centre, includes a [...]

Wesley College New Moubray Street Precinct

Location: Prahran, Melbourne Client: Wesley College Architect: Cox Architects Value: $30 million Umow Lai has helped Wesley College and Cox Architects successfully complete the Moubray-Street-Precinct-Redevelopment at their Prahran campus. The consultancy provided a full range of engineering and sustainability services at Wesley, one of Melbourne’s premier private schools a significant investment that supports their strong commitment to excellence in [...]

Institute of Koorie Education

Location: Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Client: Institute of Koorie Project Architect: Richard Durnion Design Architect: Gregory Burgess “We are delighted to be associated with Deakin University’s Institute of Koorie Education, winner of the prestigious 2013 Victorian Architecture Awards – Public Architecture (Alterations & Additions category,” says Ken Loh, a Umow Lai director who headed the firm’s project team. “The project [...]

South West TAFE – Administration, Teaching & Conference Centre

Location: Warrnambool, Victoria Client: South West TAFE Architect: Lyons Architects Size: 3 storey Value: $14.5 million The new three-storey building on South West TAFE’s Warrnambool Campus comprises new conference facilities, information technology and general purpose classrooms, a student services and enrolment centre and facilities housing the Institute’s administration services. Individually zoned fan coil units (FCUs) have been installed to [...]

Presbyterian Ladies’ College – New Junior School

Location: Burwood East, Victoria Client: Presbyterian Ladies' College Architect: Peter Crone Architects Size: 3 storey Value: $8 million The new three storey Junior School building includes a number of teaching area GPC type classrooms, Library, Art and Drama classrooms and an Administration area. Umow Lai was involved with the Mechanical, Hydraulics, Electrical, Communications and Fire Detection Design. Encompassed within this [...]

Automotive Centre of Excellence – Kangan Batman TAFE

Location: Docklands, Victoria Client: Kangan Batman TAFE Architect: Lyons Architects Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Size: 4,000 sqm Value: $16 million This 4,000 sqm development is the first educational facility in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating. This multi award winning state-of-the-art building comprises unique innovative sustainable features including BATISO active mass cooling, night sky cooling system, chilled [...]

Monash University STRIP (Stage 2)

The second facility to be built in the Monash Science, Technology, Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), this 17,250sqm laboratory at Monash University's Clayton Campus will be the greenest laboratory ever built in Australia. Monash University is seeking to lead the way in creating a multi-disciplinary focus for future research and development. World's best practice sustainable [...]

Data Centre + Telecommunication Projects

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  Umow Lai has significant Data Centre and Telecommunication design experience, having worked on a large number of Data Centre projects for national, multinational and government clients. Due to security reasons we cannot disclose details of the projects we have completed.   Umow Lai provides a comprehensive professional Data Centre consultancy including project planning and [...]

More Education Projects…

Universities The University of Melbourne University Square campus development advisory and design review consultancy Bio21 Institute Fit out for the Department of Business and Economics Monash University Monash University STRIP (Science, Technology, Research & Innovation Precinct) Stage 2, Clayton Campus New Horizons Centre The Australian National University The John Curtin School of Medical Research New [...]

Deakin University – Burwood Highway Frontage

Location: Burwood, VIC Architect: Woods Bagot Value: $126 million Size: 17,000 sqm Umow Lai provided a range of building services including mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, vertical transportation, ICT, AV, fire services, fire safety engineering and ESD for Deakin University’s new $126 million Burwood Highway Frontage project. The development is a world class educational facility. It includes [...]

Institute for Marine + Antarctic Studies

    Location: Hobart, TAS Architect: John Wardle Architects + Terroir (in association) Awards: Winner, Public Architecture: National Award, 2014 Australian Institute of Architects The Institution for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a joint project of the University of Tasmania (UTAS) which brings together much of Tasmania's considerable strengths in marine and Antarctic studies [...]

The Daniel Mannix Building

Location: Fitzroy, Melbourne Client: Australian Catholic University (ACU) Architect: Woods Bagot Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Education v1.0  Another Umow Lai project, The Daniel Mannix Building, achieves 6 Star Green Star rating. Having already achieved a 6 Star Green Star design rating, The Australian Catholic University's new Daniel Mannix Building in Fitzroy is now being submitted to achieve the [...]

Melbourne School of Design

Location: Parkville, Victoria Architect: John Wardle Architects and NADAAA (USA) Client: The University of Melbourne Value: $100 million Awards: 2015 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) - Daryl Jackson Award - Educational Architecture 2016 Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) -  Award for 'Excellence in Sustainability' - winner Umow Lai has provided sustainable design and [...]

University of Adelaide – Ingkarni Wardli

Location: Adelaide, South Australia Client: University of Adelaide Architect: DesignInc Ratings: 6 Star Green Star v1.0 Education Size: 14,000 sqm Value: $100 million Ingkarni Wardli (formerly Innova21), the University of Adelaide’s new building for the Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Science, has just been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Education v1 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. This [...]