University of Melbourne Arts West Redevelopment

Location: Parkville, Melbourne Client: University of Melbourne Architect: ARM + Architectus Value: $65 million 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 spaces for students and staff. The recently completed $65m Arts West [...]

Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre

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Location: Mill Park, Victoria Client: Westfield Architect: NH Architecture Value: $110 million Umow Lai provided Westfield with independent Contract Administration consultancy advice for the new $110 million Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre located in Mill Park. The project, which was delivered on time and on budget, included mechanical and electrical engineering, a building automation system to control all the air-conditioning [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hume City Council Head Office

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Location: Broadmeadows, Victoria Client: Hume City Council Architect: Lyons Value: $23.5 million Multi-award winning six-storey, 6,000m2, office building that has achieved 5 Star Green Star - Design and 4 Star Green Star - As Built ratings by utilising ESD initiatives such as high-efficiency facade design, under-floor air distribution and grey-water recycling. The building provides enhanced indoor environment quality with individual [...]

Moorabbin Justice Centre

Location: Highett, Victoria Architect: FMSA Architects Value: $28 million The new Justice Centre sets a new benchmark for sustainable design in the law and justice sector, making it one of the most energy-efficient justice buildings in Australia. The Justice Centre houses six courts including a Magistrates' Court, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Family Court, Children's Court, Koori Court, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Melbourne Water Headquarters

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Location: Digital Harbour precinct, 990 Latrobe Street, Docklands Architect: Woods Bagot Value: $85 million Award: Finalist, 2014 Banksia Awards ‘Innovation in Social Infrastructure > $100 Million’ category Melbourne Water’s new 12,700m2, seven-level office building located on the Digital Harbour precinct at 990 La Trobe Street, Docklands features a series of open, interconnecting atrium spaces linking [...]

150 Collins Street – Westpac HQ

Location: Melbourne Architect: Peddle Thorp Size: 20,000sqm NLA Key tenant: Westpac Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Offices v2.0 Design (target), 5 Star NABERS Key Features: High performance glazing, underfloor air distribution (UFAD) Awards: 2016 Master Builder Award (MBA) 'Best Sustainable Project' category - Victorian State Finalist 150 Collins Street was awarded a 6 Star Green [...]

Pixel

Location: 205 Queensberry Street, Melbourne Client: Grocon Architect: Studio 505 Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Offices v3.0 Design and As-Built, Platinum LEED Value: $4 million  On 29 February 2012 it was announced that Pixel had received the world’s highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design*) rating from the US Green Building Council- the first building in Australia to earn [...]

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 [...]

171 Collins Street – BHP Billiton HQ

Location: 171 Collins Street, Melbourne Client: CBUS and Charter Hall Architect: Bates Smart Ratings: 6 Star Offices v2 Design and As-Built Green Star, NABERS Energy 5 Star Size: 20 storeys Value: $135 million Awards: 2016 Master Builder Association - State Finalist - 'Best Sustainable Practice' The $135 million, 20-storey development is a new state-of-the-art glass office tower was developed in conjunction with CBUS [...]

AXA Head Office (Tenancy fit out)

Location: 750 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria Client: AXA Architect: Hassell Interiors Ratings: 4 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1.1 Size: 65,000 sqm Value: $27 million AXA's new office at Docklands was designed to meet AXA's specific requirements and offers 65,000m2 of floor area over 10 levels, including 6 levels of office accommodation, 4 levels of car parking and retail space. Umow [...]

Geelong Library + Heritage Centre

Location: Geelong, Victoria Client: Geelong City Council  Architect: ARM Architecture Value: $45 million Awards: 2016  Australian Institute of Architects - Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture - Winner  2016 National Master Builder of the Year Award - Winner  2016 Australian Institute of Architects - Interior Architecture - National Commendation Umow Lai has been appointed as part of project team to [...]

Melbourne Recital Centre + MTC Theatre

Location: Southbank, Melbourne Client: Melbourne Theatre Company Architect: ARM Architects Value: $127.8 million This landmark development on the corner of Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank has been transformed into two striking arts venues; a 500-seat theatre for the Melbourne Theatre Company and a 1000-seat Recital Hall, bearing the name of arts philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. The iconic architecture, [...]

Shrine Galleries of Remembrance

Location: Melbourne, Victoria Architects: ARM Architecture + Cunningham Martyn + Lovell Chen + Rush Wright Umow Lai has provided the highest quality level of engineering building services in order to meet the challenges encountered as part of the Stage 2 Redevelopment of one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings, the Shrine of Remembrance. It was officially unveiled on [...]