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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

South East Water Headquarters

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Location: Frankston, Victoria Architect: BVN Architects Size: 12,500sqm NLA Landmark head office development for South East Water at the foreshore of Frankston, South East Water is consolidation its three offices into one site in Frankston. The 12,500m2 NLA development will consist of five stories of offices with innovative sustainable design features, plus three levels of car [...]

Legion House

Location: 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney Client: Grocon Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Office v3.0 Design and As-Built, Committed to 6 Star NABERS Energy and Water ratings Umow Lai were the services consultant for Legion House, and were responsible for the full design of the Mechanical, Electrical (including security and communications), Vertical Transportation, Hydraulics and Sustainability. [...]

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 [...]

Umow Lai’s Melbourne Office Tenancy

Location: 10 Yarra Street, Melbourne Base Building Architect: Architectus  Fit-Out Architect: Designinc, Kyle Design Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Interiors v1.1 Size: 1256 sqm Umow Lai practices what it preaches. Our tenancy in South Yarra is the first in Victoria, and amongst the first two in Australia, to achieve a 6 Star Green Star – Office Interiors v1.1 Certified Rating, [...]

Fujitsu Australia – 825 Bourke Street

Location: 825 Bourke Street Client: Futijsu Architect: Woodhead Architects Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Offices v1.1 Interiors Size: 4,518sqm Value: $6 million Fujitsu Australia’s new three floor tenancy at Docklands sets a new benchmark in workplace innovation and represents one of the most progressive and sustainable office tenancies in the Australian market. The tenancy recently [...]

Recreation Hall, Berry Sports + Recreation Centres

Location: Berry, New South Wales Architect: Allen Jack+Cottier Architects Value: $1.3 million This award-winning new recreation hall incorporates a number of innovative design features, including the use of Passive Roof Ventilators to naturally ventilate the building, as well as low energy lighting to ensure it has a minimum carbon footprint.

Dandenong Government Services Office

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Location: Dandenong, Victoria Client: Grocon Architect: Hassell Value: $80 million Size: 14,100 sqm Built as part of VicUrban’s Revitalization of Central Dandenong, the 14,100sqm office development on the corner of Walker and Thomas Streets, houses multiple state government tenants. The building was designed to achieve a world class level of advanced environmentally sustainable design for commercial office developments including PCA [...]