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Monash University STRIP

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

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

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 [...]

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