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Umow Lai continues winning streak

Umow Lai is proud to once again be part of the team on award winning projects 171 Collins Street and the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Awarded 2017 Victorian Development of the Year and Tenderfield People’s Choice by the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Innovation & Excellence Awards, 171 Collins Street is [...]

Our People

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 to challenging and unique problems that clients find themselves confronted with,” the Sydney-based Mechanical engineer explains. “For one of our [...]

Umow Lai projects win highly acclaimed industry awards

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 Year for Kane Constructions Pty Ltd and the National Commercial / Industrial Construction Award $20M to $50M category at the [...]

Celebrating 25 years in style – Message from Dominic Lai Founding Managing Director

“I am very proud to achieve this 25 years milestone and it was heartening to see so many of our clients from the construction industry at our celebratory event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 6 September,” Dominic Lai, Umow Lai Managing Director commented. Around 350 people joined Dominic in the Jim Stynes Room which [...]

Umow Lai takes centre stage in Ecolibrium & Digital Signage

September 2009: For this issue, the Ecolibrium cover headline ‘Mainstream green – how an office fit-out achieved sustainability – without the frills’, announced that Umow Lai’s new tenancy at 10 Yarra Street, South Yarra, was the first in Victoria, and one of just two in Australia, to have achieved a 6 Star Green Star – [...]

Umow Lai congratulates ARM on achievement

Umow Lai would like to congratulate our friends and colleagues at ARM architecture, Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, and Ian McDougall, on their exciting achievement - being awarded 2016 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal.  Umow Lai have had the pleasure working on a number of award winning projects with ARM, including the Shrine of Remembrance, [...]

Daniel Mannix Building Achieves a World Class Rating

Achieving a 6 Star Green Star – Education As Built v1 Certified Rating has elevated the Australian Catholic University‘s Daniel Mannix Building into the distinguished class: a ‘World Leadership’ in environmentally sustainable construction. The award, announced in early 2016 from the Green Building Council of Australia, compliments the 6 Star Green Star Design Rating received [...]

Jeffrey Smart Building Wins Best Application of AV in Education $500k+

Last night the annual Audio Visual Industry Awards (AVIA’s) were held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre as part of the Integrate Conference for leaders and professionals in AV and Systems Integration. Umow Lai entered the Jeffrey Smart Building project for the University of South Australia in the category of “Best Application of AV in [...]

University of South Australia’s Jeffrey Smart Building Shortlisted in the AVIAs

We are proud to have been shortlisted in the Audio Visual Industry Awards, in the Best Application of AV in Education $500k + category, for our Audio Visual work on the University of South Australia's Jeffrey Smart Building. The Best Application of AV in Education Award is for the best conceived, best executed, and most innovative audiovisual projects and [...]

Dr Weng Poh, Associate Director, elected National President of the Society of Fire Safety, Engineers Australia

Weng Poh, the head of Umow Lai’s fire engineering team, was elected National President of the Society of Fire Safety, Engineers Australia, and November 2014. Weng started his involvement in fire engineering at BHP Research in the 1980’s when much of the pioneering fire testing and research was conducted in Australia. He was also extensively [...]