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THE BLACK BOOK BUILDING STUDIO.

VOLUME 2

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CONTENTS VISION 4 BUILDING STUDIO.

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DESIGN APPROACH

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WORKING WITH US

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PEOPLE 13

Gerard Outram

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RECENT PROJECTS

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Lantern Building

Royal North Shore Clinical Services Building

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Charles Perkins Centre

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Holt iCentre & Library

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Fisher Street Car Park

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Wollongong Elective Surgery Building

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Abercrombie Street Serviced Apartments

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Trinity Grammer Pool

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333 George

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Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

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OTHER PROJECTS

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20 Martin Place

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148 King Street

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Old Treasury Building

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BUILDING STUDIO.

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Project List

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Previous Experience

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Our Team

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Advocates

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8+ YEARS. 50+ PROJECTS. 100,000+ SQ METRES.

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VISION

“I founded Building Studio to design remarkable buildings that delight our clients and exceed their expectations. We achieve this by focussing upon each building’s fitness for purpose, aesthetic quality, value for money and future asset performance. I also believe we must embrace the responsibility and trust our clients place in Building Studio. Only by doing this will our efforts express the deep physical, cultural and financial requirements that are the hallmark of an outstanding building.”

Gerard Outram Director

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BUILDING STUDIO. Building Studio is an architectural design practice dedicated to the creation of remarkable buildings that delight, inspire and exceed expectations. Founded by Gerard Outram in 2007, the practice has focussed upon imagining, design, creating and delivering key public buildings for major institutional, government and private sector clients. There is more to Building Studio. Our business is built upon creating unique opportunities that underpin our client’s future. This approach drives constant innovation within the practice: not least in architectural design, but also in data gathering techniques, statistical analysis, computational modelling, construction technology systems, supply chain driven project management and integrated project cost planning techniques. This makes us different. We focus upon every client, user and building afresh, integrating many years’ professional

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experience with leading technological innovation, bringing forth new opportunities that would be unlikely if we employed a firmly traditional methodology. For our clients, their clients, end users and also for Building Studio our approach has been a success. In eight years we have designed and delivered significant buildings into integrated urban environments, undertaken major heritage adaptations of public landmarks, created complex and highly serviced specialist spaces for multiuser clients, and delivered buildings that profoundly change the way our clients, think, work and interact. Above all, we love and care for all the buildings we create.


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DESIGN APPROACH Remarkable buildings are the result of embracing the challenges each project presents.

The measure of each building’s success is relative to its constraints and each client’s established performance objectives.

We believe architects design relationships first: establishing the personal connections that guide collaboration instead of imposing pre-determined solutions.

We see constraints as opportunities – whether it be site conditions, climate, schedules, codes or politics. Contractual relationships, project schedules, procurement strategies and budget – these are our working tools. We identify and embrace each of these critical design drivers as conditions guiding the execution of each building project.

We are passionate about understanding our clients before commencing the design process. Combining collaborative relationships with technical skill ensures each design solution results in innovative buildings exhibiting a simple clarity. Our understanding of each project begins by identifying our client’s objectives, unique issues and specific questions. In establishing this shared perspective, every proposal is tested and critically evaluated until the ideal solution is established.

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In all our work we emphasise overall performance instead of engaging in a debate over function or style. Our approach combines design vision and technical knowledge with commercial insight to comprehend each building as a blend of programme, organisation and aesthetic form.


FOR US, ARCHITECTURE IS ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS.

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WORKING WITH US Building Studio takes pride in creating strong, collaborative working relationships with all our clients, their development teams, consultants and building contractors. This outlook allows us to offer design and project leadership, whilst integrating our client’s aspirations and commercial needs into the buildings we create. Our service delivery is underpinned by design vision, exceptional technical capability and management methodologies that ensure each project progresses smoothly from concept to completion. QUALITY MANAGEMENT Building Studio production processes, including creation of all documentation and 3D building information models (BIM) are managed by our third party certified AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System, operated and maintained on our SharePoint based intranet.

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Safety in design and occupational health and safety obligations are regularly monitored and strictly controlled. We actively participate in the identification, scheduling and amelioration of project risks as they arise. All Building Studio staff are trained, expert users of our software and systems. This ensures seamless integration of our digital design processes with the broader skills required to conceive and successfully deliver a building from concept to construction. TECHNOLOGY Building Studio is a recognised global leader in the development and implementation of BIM methodologies and their application to the construction process. We have utilised this technology in all projects since the company’s inception in 2007, overcoming many common technical and organisational challenges.

To ensure the quality of our BIM documentation output we assign the critical design modelling tasks to senior architectural staff with construction knowledge and site experience. This ensures models are built accurately, to construction tolerances and are co-ordinated with the output of other consultants. Less experienced staff are assigned to developing associated 2D documentation sets under the project leader’s close supervision. Our working methodology facilitates the regular sharing of BIM design data with other members of the consultant team and trade sub-contractors should this be required. This aids in the fabrication of various building components and makes it easy for a building’s design to progress simultaneously across multiple organisations.


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GERARD OUTRAM

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Founding director of Building Studio, Gerard Outram studied architecture at the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales, graduating with honours. In 1994, Gerard studied at the University of California at Berkeley where he was awarded a position on the Dean’s List.

Upon his return to Sydney in 2004, Gerard joined Hassell as team leader for the new domestic terminal at Christchurch Airport. He was also project designer for the NSW Supreme Court and Federal Court refurbishment in Sydney and the Atria Tower at Parramatta Civic Place.

Following his early experience designing residential and small commercial buildings with Tzannes Associates in Sydney, Gerard joined Foster and Partners in London where he specialised in the design and delivery of large commercial buildings including the HSBC World Headquarters in Canary Wharf and the Hyatt International Headquarters in Chicago. He also worked on a selection of commercial office developments throughout the UK. During his final two years in London, Gerard held the position of fit out team leader on the $10bn Heathrow Terminal 5 project, successfully delivering design and tender documentation for the main terminal building.

In 2007, Gerard founded Building Studio Architects. Under Gerard’s leadership the practice has quickly expanded, successfully completing commercial office buildings, university research institutes, hospitals, heritage refurbishments and a series of retirement living projects. In addition, the practice undertakes numerous concept designs and studies to assist and inform commercial client’s investment decisions. Gerard is also a member of the North Sydney Design Review Panel and a regular design tutor at the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology, Sydney.


QUALIFICATIONS

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

AACA (NSW) 6314

Founded Building Studio Architects, January 2007

Lead Designer of the Atria Tower, Sydney (HASSELL): a 40 storey commercial office building (A$225m)

RAIA B Arch Hons, UNSW B.ApSc. (Architecture), University of Canberra Dean’s List, University of California at Berkeley

The Charles Perkins Centre, Design Director (2011–2013, 46,000m2, $215m) The Lantern Building, Docklands VIC (2011–2012), Design Director (2011–2013, 15,000m2 $45m) The Clinical Services Building at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Design Director (2012–2014, 28,000m2, $120m)

Team Leader (HASSELL) for the new Domestic Terminal at Christchurch Airport (NZ$169m) Interior Fit-out Team Leader for BAA plc, Heathrow Terminal 5 project, London UK Design Architect with Foster and Partners, (London UK)

West Block Heritage Refurbishment, Parkes ACT (2008–2010, 4,500m2, $40m) Fisher Street Car Park, Cabramatta NSW, Design Director (2009–2010, 4,500m2, $5m)

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OUR PORTFOLIO RECENT PROJECTS. 17


LANTERN BUILDING

COLLINS STREET MELBOURNE DOCKLANDS 2011–2013

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Client Contractor Construction Value Consultants

Walker Corporation J Hutchison $42m NDY Surface Design Winward Structures ADG BVN (Internal Fitout)

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Located on Collins Street at the gateway to Melbourne’s Docklands precinct, the Lantern Building is a sparkling landmark announcing the entry into the refurbished 1880’s Railway Goods Shed below. Initial discussions with our client revealed a remarkable opportunity: to develop a building that could act as a ‘lantern’ or ‘beacon’ to the entry of the historic Goods Shed, providing a key marker on the journey from Melbourne’s CBD to the Docklands precinct and announcing the fast developing urban fabric of Collins Square. The site presented many urban challenges, including the low-lying heritage building which created a distinctive gap in Dockland’s urban fabric. This called for a design response capable of mediating the relationship between the Goods Shed and the adjacent modern high-rise towers.

In fulfilling key brief requirements, the Lantern evolved into an elevated, faceted ‘jewel’, sensitively incorporating the rich cultural history embodied in the Goods Shed below. The raised entry and colonnade reinforces the prominent Collins Street address, whilst clear glazing ensures public views of the Goods Shed’s intricate truss framing and roof are maintained. The junction between old and new, experienced via an articulated atrium leading to the building’s lower levels, offers the opportunity to encounter the Goods Shed’s fabric up close. The atrium is carefully detailed to provide the lightest possible touch and allow a seamless connection between historic and modern.

Overleaf: The restored Goods Shed

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The Goods Shed South The Lantern’s polyhedron upper façade reflects triangular forms found in the Goods Shed roof, with glazed facets reflecting and fragmenting light throughout the day, creating the jewel-like appearance. Uniquely, building users benefit with expansive oblique views to the surrounding Melbourne skyline. High performance glass and the angular window panels create a distinctive play of light and shadow, heightening a sense of place within each tenancy. Floor plates are configured to be welcoming and open with service cores pushed to the eastern and western extremities, maximising interstitial views whilst limiting solar load.

Key to the project’s success was the manner in which the design team, client, consultants, contractor and sub-contractor’s knowledge was leveraged to develop final construction solutions – in particular, overcoming technical and commercial challenges inherent in the polyhedron facade panels. Although the panel’s detailed design required variable geometries to be accommodated, manufacturing costs were minimised by utilising off-the-shelf aluminium extrusions. Further, overheads related to offshore manufacture and transportation were minimised by redesigning a standard transport frame to maximise the number of panels per shipping container.

Adaptive reuse of the heritage Goods Shed was achieved via the sensitive installation of a suspended steel mezzanine level floor with generous voids, the underside of which were left exposed to reference the building’s industrial past. Related services were carefully co-ordinated to ensure a logical and orderly system that further complimented this industrial aesthetic. The building is striking in its simplicity, its ability to maximise user enjoyment and to interpret existing contextual constraints of Melbourne’s Docklands with a form inspired by the adjoining heritage Goods Shed.

Overleaf: Collins Street at rush hour

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ROYAL NORTH SHORE CLINICAL SERVICES BUILDING WESTBOURNE STREET, ARTARMON, NEW SOUTH WALES

2012–2014

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Health Infrastructure Brookfield Multiplex $130m Arup WSP WS&P Woods Bagot (Clinical Planning)

Located on a prominent site within Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital Campus, the 28,000m2 Clinical Services Building is visited by thousands of local residents every year. Designed to complement the newly commissioned $1.6bn Acute Services Building, it comprises maternity, paediatric, neonatal intensive care, burns and general ward units. Also included is a secure mental health facility, accessed via its own entrance and operated independently of the other functions. The client brief presented a unique opportunity to reimagine how a hospital building is designed and also how spatial adaptability may be ensured as the clinical users’ needs change over time. Faced with this technically complex brief, our approach leverages a commercial office model where clinical departments are treated as tenancies that are able to change and adapt without effecting the operation of others. The brief also required the structure, façade solution and internal layout be designed to accommodate additional floors should the building undergo a major refit.

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The building’s form is divided into two parts: a two storey brick base that addresses the steeply sloping Westbourne Street and a metallic tower that rises eight stories above. Conspicuous and visible along a 180˚ arc, the building is a significant landmark within Sydney’s Lower North Shore Hospital campus, with a striking façade of metallic panels that changes in various lighting conditions throughout the day. The main public entrance is located at the north west corner, offering a sheltered drop off, atrium lobby and café facilities for visitors and patients accessing the building’s wards and functions. In addition, a separate entrance located on the building’s southern side is provided for the secure mental health unit. There is also a maternity unit ambulance bay which is accessed from Westbourne Street.

Overleaf: Entrance

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Although the building’s scale and basic form was determined by the client’s established brief for flexible space and connections to the neighbouring Acute Services Building, the design concept also accommodated clinical plan that had not been finalised. The solution was to employ a flexible, commercial office approach that maximised opportunities for high quality clinical spaces, ensured a deep penetration of natural light, allowed unimpeded views to the surrounding suburbs and offering simple way-finding strategies based upon a central atrium lift group. These strategies, combined with optimised floor plate dimensions, ensure the Clinical Services Building offers the best possible health planning configuration for patients and clinicians alike.

Programmatic relationships were solved by incorporating three bridges to connect the Clinical Services Building with the Acute Services Building, thus allowing both facilities to share pathology, medical imaging, nuclear medicine, mortuary, hotel and administration services. Building Studio’s design solution also carefully established vertical circulation along likely corridor routes and also ensured mechanical systems operated on an independent floor-by-floor basis. A flexible façade was designed that permits windows to be relocated during future refits without disturbing the building’s overall aesthetic. Building Studio have completed all architectural services related to the building’s shell and core, with the internal clinical planning design finalised by others.

Overleaf: Westbourne Street

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CHARLES PERKINS CENTRE

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, CAMPERDOWN, NEW SOUTH WALES 2011–2014

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fjmt + Building Studio. Architects In Association

Client Contractor Construction Value Consultants

University of Sydney/ Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Brookfield Multiplex $215m Robert Bird Group Steensen Varming Surface Design Urbis

Completed in early 2014, the Charles Perkins Centre is one of the world’s preeminent medical research institutions dedicated to developing clinical treatments for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Located at the western end of the University of Sydney’s Camperdown campus, the 46,700m2 academic, teaching and research institution is a place where scientists, researchers and clinicians work together to apply newly researched scientific knowledge to practical, clinical applications with meaningful healthcare outcomes – a working methodology known as translational research. The Centre is one of the first buildings specifically optimised to support this approach to research, dissemination and application of knowledge. The Charles Perkins Centre’s capability is underpinned by substantial primary, secondary and tertiary research laboratory spaces that work in conjunction with specialist units, including the Clinical Research Facility,

the Clinical Trials Unit, a medical imaging suite, undergraduate teaching laboratories, a hybrid operating theatre and the Biological Services Unit. Based upon a reference design supplied by the University, the project began with an invitation from Brookfield Multiplex Constructions to develop architectural concepts during their construction tender bid. The brief was simple: create a building which embeds the Charles Perkins Centre’s goal of enhancing human health and well-being by enabling the findings from scientific research to be applied in a collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education facility. From the first sketch, this goal was foremost in the development of a design concept that simplified every aspect of the building’s spatial organisation, circulation routes, facility configuration, material choices and architectural detailing whilst ensuring each research facility or specialist unit was visually and operationally interacting with others.

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Primary, secondary and tertiary laboratory spaces are organised around a single central atrium, a vast lightfilled opening offering a continuous visual and physical connection between all activities taking place. Open balcony circulation routes, glazed lifts and public stairs all encourage the community of researchers, clinicians, staff, volunteers, students and visitors to meet, exchange ideas and innovate. Externally, the building was relocated on site to complement the adjacent heritage listed St John’s College and a new quadrangle and café was created to form both the campus’ new western hub and the building’s front door. The new design also allowed for a simple, elegant sandstone and glass façade to complement St John’s College, along with class leading environmental and energy efficiency initiatives.

Overleaf: With St John’s College

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Following the adoption of Building Studio’s design by The University of Sydney and Brookfield Multiplex Construction’s successful appointment as construction contractor, we were engaged as architects in association with Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) to technically develop the building’s design, achieve final client sign off and to deliver construction documentation. Building Studio’s responsibilities during project completion leveraged our knowledge and expertise in designing specialist life sciences and clinical

trials laboratory facilities. We delivered the Clinical Research Facility, Medical Imaging Suite, Small Animal Imaging Suite, a Hybrid Operating Theatre and the Biological Services Unit housing small and large animals. This was made possible as Building Studio also delivered all support facilities, including a 360 seat lecture theatre, cryogenic storage and bio bank, laboratory decontamination, central stores and main loading dock, radioactive isotope and chemical storage rooms, underground car parking, main plant rooms, IT support and server rooms and end of trip cycling amenities.

Overleaf: University Entry

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HOLT iCENTRE AND LIBRARY CAMPERDOWN, NEW SOUTH WALES

2014

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Trinity Grammar School Lipman $1.5m MBMPL Simpson Kotsman Schumman Consult

Our brief for the iCentre was to house a combination of seminar, informal learning, quiet study and reading zones, an enclosed games area, staff room and support facilities in the shell of Trinity Grammar’s existing library. The iCentre is designed to facilitate the learning experience through interaction and collaboration combined with access to digital media and reference material in an education focussed activity based space. We sought to make physical this new interpretation of the library – as an academic hub, a research and inquiry centre of excellence and a driving space

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for eLearning technologies set around client-focussed services. This vision also involved a radical departure from the traditional staffing methods to library professionals in an activity based work environment. The 700m² facility houses seminar spaces, group pods, flexible group spaces, meeting room and snug, staff collaboration area, staff hubs, quiet study with study nooks, media / gaming room and printshop. We satisified this brief and delivered all requirements on time and on budget by encouraging retention, upgrade or

upcycling of many existing features. As the project involved such a radical departure from the understanding of the library as a facility, we supported the school in the promotion of these new ideas to staff and students. The construction was undertaken over the Christmas school holidays on a very tight timeframe and sensitivity was given to the residential neighbourhood which the school exists. At the start of construction the school was still in use including examinations.


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THE FISHER STREET CAR PARK CABRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES

2009–2010

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Fairfield City Council ADCO Constructions $4.5m Davis Langdon Meinhardt

The Fisher Street Car Park located in Cabramatta has capacity for 180 vehicles over three levels with integrated bicycle parking, cafe concession and operator’s office. Funded by the Commonwealth Nation Building Program and designed to a modest budget, this efficient 5000m2 building maximises the operational usage of the site in a densely packed urban environment, whilst minimising both the use of materials during construction and ongoing energy consumption. The blackbutt timber facade achieves a natural, sophisticated, textured aesthetic, that ages gracefully over time. It also acts as a canvas for an urban artwork undertaken by local artists, with images of fish formed from integrated timber batons placed between the main slats.

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Technically, the facade is a simple and economic solution that elegantly addresses several requirements simultaneously: natural ventilation, vehicle restraint, security and material resilience. The other structural components are also optimised to minimise material use and ongoing maintenance. Environmentally, the building features a 30kW, 180 panel grid connected solar array that accounts for over 35% of the building’s annual energy needs.


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WOLLONGONG ELECTIVE SURGERY BUILDING WOLLONGONG, NEW SOUTH WALES

2011–2012

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Health Infrastructure NSW Hansen Yunken $100m Johnstaff TTW Steensen Varming

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Located in the Hospital Precinct adjacent to Wollongong’s CBD, the new Illawarra Elective Surgical Services building (IESS) is sited upon one of the highest hills in the city. The prominence of the site ensures the building will be a significant Illawarra landmark and offer sweeping views in all directions

one level forming a visual break and two clearly defined towers containing patient wards and their ancillary spaces. When viewed from a distance, the northern tower acts as a landmark, its golden metal façade shimmering in the light, acting as a strong, visual brand for the hospital.

The Building Studio facade concept maximised opportunities presented by this tremendous site, offering a simple yet dignified presence in the skyline whilst maintaining an appropriate level of detail and scale when experienced from the street.

Technically, the facade is greatly simplified by reducing the need for sunshades, made possible by careful sizing windows and the specification of high performance glazing. Manually operated blinds provide individual control of glare and thermal comfort within individual rooms. These simple initiatives offer a clean architectural finish and improved internal to external visual connectivity for staff, visitors and patients whilst providing the benefit of simplified facade maintenance.

The façade’s tectonic design divides the building’s overall form into four defined segments: a ground level of masonry, a two-level podium containing theatres and clinical units, an inset ‘belt’ over

Overleaf: Loftus street

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ABERCROMBIE STREET SERVICED APARTMENTS DARLINGTON, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Lend Lease $4.5m

Forming part of a larger university plan, this mixed-use, serviced apartment development proposal was prepared by Building Studio to provide approximately 1200m2 of ground level retail and commercial space, 110 serviced apartments and a top floor private residence for The University of Sydney Vice Chancellor. Commercially, the proposal was targeted to best realise the land value of the site and create a diversified future revenue stream for the University. Various configurations of retail, commercial and accommodation were tested, with the final proposal expected to provide superior commercial yield when compared to other single use student accommodation buildings.

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The building was designed to seamlessly integrate with the new University of Sydney Business School located adjacent to the site. This was achieved by linking key ground floor levels, ensuring pedestrian access paths were configured to benefit both buildings and allowing for appropriate allocation of uses in ground floor spaces. Various configurations were tested, yielding a spatial solution appropriate for use by medical services companies, university research teams or as start-up incubators. With a series of two story residential homes opposite and a school nearby, the building was designed to integrate with Darlington’s existing urban fabric. It provides a clear street presence for the apartments, retail and commercial spaces whilst also offering throughsite pedestrian access to the Business School and rear laneway. This enhances

the urban framework of Abercrombie Street for the benefit of both local the residents, pedestrians and users of the new buildings. The site’s historic urban location also demanded a sensitive solution to the scale and character of the existing residential buildings. These concerns were addressed by articulating the façade, reducing the apparent scale of the building and rigorously testing the shadows cast all times of the year. All apartments are SEPP 65 compliant and designed with a residential character and feel, incorporating balconies, large windows and appropriate materials to provide both quality living spaces for new residents and to fit comfortably within the existing suburb.


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TRINITY GRAMMAR POOL

SUMMER HILL, NEW SOUTH WALES 2012

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Trinity Grammar School $18m In January 2013, Building Studio were invited to prepare a concept design for a 50m indoor swimming pool at Trinity Grammar’s main campus in Summer Hill. The new pool was to provide facilities for water sports education, spectators and intramural competition. Conceived as an underground building to maximise valuable open space within the School’s campus, the design concept utilised the site falling contours to create a naturally ventilated and light-filled gallery that provided optimal swim training and competition conditions. Designed to international standards, the eight lane 50m pool is divisible into competition and training water polo courts. Additional space for competitor marshalling and spectator stands is provided.

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With the pool surface approximately 5 metres below natural ground level, the hall soffit is a trafficable concrete deck supported by sculptural concrete beams. Structurally designed to streamline the construction process, this deck spans 35m and provides both the architectural character and the opportunity for a new junior school playground space above. The main entrance hall and ancillary changing, education and technical spaces are provided within the 1800m2 footprint. Cross-flow ventilation and natural light penetration is achieved via a full-height glazed wall which runs along the entire western facade of the building and opens onto an external courtyard with panoramic views of the sky. On the eastern side, sculptural turrets provide air exhaust, to control moisture and humidity within the pool hall.


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333 GEORGE

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES 2011–2012

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Charter Hall $60m Davis Langdon Meinhardt This design excellence competition submission to the City of Sydney offered the opportunity to reinvigorate a prime site in the Sydney CBD on behalf of our client Charter Hall. Located at the key pedestrian junction of Martin Place and Regimental Square, the site forms a critical ‘hinge point’ in the urban grain of the city. Our design approach created and strengthened visual and pedestrian connections to the established network of intimate laneways and spaces. Responding directly to its context, the building’s mass and scale is raised up on expressed structural columns with the office floors above – reflecting and reinforcing an important street level datum line established by the neighbouring heritage building’s stone facades. This configuration also creates a significant multi storey retail tenancy

in the heart of the George Street luxury brand precinct, completely glazed to provide views of the retail spaces within. The façade design comprises a sheer triple glazed curtain wall system, also responding to the sandstone heritage buildings opposite by incorporating softened curved corners and indented articulation every three floors. It offers tenants a clean, legible interior with floor to ceiling glazing, whilst making the building appear lighter and more transparent during the course of the day and night. The primary services core has been located on the north side of the building to protect the building from solar gain and to provide a buffer to the future development site immediately adjacent. Car parking, retail loading docks and service spaces are located in the basement.

Overleaf: Regimental Square

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THE CHRIS O’BRIEN LIFEHOUSE

MISSENDEN ROAD, CAMPERDOWN NEW SOUTH WALES 2011–2012

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Client Contractor Construction Value Consultants

Brookfield Multiplex Brookfield Multiplex $165m Surface Design S4B Yuanda

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Brookfield Multiplex Constructions commissioned Building Studio to develop an alternative concept design for the The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse project at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, with the primary goal of maximising each patient’s comfort during their stay and improve their personal health outcomes. To achieve this, Building Studio focussed upon promoting the healing-outcome based design principles established by Esther Sternberg, MD. These ensure every room has access to natural light, fresh air, views, communal spaces and privacy. By following these principles, the hospital’s design was re-addressed to create healing spaces that focussed upon patient’s physical and emotional wellbeing, ensuring their quality of life is maintained at the highest possible standard throughout their stay.

By focussing on design innovation, improving procurement strategies and adopting alternative construction methods, Building Studio was able to integrate the clinical and technical requirements of a modern hospital with superior patient experience. This not only maximised opportunities for improved health outcomes, but also aimed to ultimately reduce recurring health care expenditure. Although the alternative design was not selected for construction, the Building Studio concept was considered in detail by The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and formed a key component of Brookfield Multiplex’s successful tender bid.  

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20 MARTIN PLACE SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES 2011

Client Construction Value Consultants

Brookfield Multiplex $92m S4B Yuanda Located on Martin Place in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, 20 Martin Place is considered a prime asset in the owner’s portfolio. This was reflected in the client brief which called for a comprehensive refurbishment and redevelopment feasibility study of the existing 1960’s office building to maximise its commercial potential.

This released significant additional net lettable space with a dramatic increase in the building’s spatial efficiency. In addition, floor plates were further expanded to maximise the built envelope allowable by planning controls. The resultant 1200m2 floor plates are unencumbered, allowing universal flexibility for future tenancies.

The Building Studio proposal completely reimagined the building by transforming it into a modern Grade A office tower: reorganising floors, adding net lettable area and stripping back the original facade to raw structure and proposing to re-clad it with a new high performance, sheer glass curtain wall facade.

Basement floors were converted to restaurants, cafes and bars and the main entry lobby completely refurbished to provide a visitor experience befitting this Grade A development. A new through-site link was established at the ground floor connecting Martin Place with the network of intimate laneways hidden within the city.

Unusually for a building in Sydney, 20 Martin Place is constructed with a steel framed primary structure, allowing the original internalised central core to be entirely removed and relocated to the northern boundary.

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148 KING STREET SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES 2011

Client Construction Value

The University of Sydney $49m This proposal was for a complete refurbishment of the existing University of Sydney Law Faculty building located adjacent to the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney’s CBD.

Options for commercial, retail and residential offerings were considered in detail, along with options that combined the typologies together in various mixed-use arrangements.

Designed in 1968 by architects McConnell, Smith & Johnson, the original building is an example of brutalist modernism with its expressed precast concrete frame and small slot windows.

The new design increased the window dimensions allowing natural light to penetrate deep into the floor plates. Each window is clearly expressed with a deep steel box frame of varying depths to provide an animated and distinctive facade. An additional four premium grade office floors were also provided on top of the building which benefit from sweeping views over Hyde Park.

The design process required the development multiple strategies for the site.

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OLD TREASURY BUILDING ST GEORGES TERRACE, PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2012

Client Contractor Construction Value Consultants

Broad Constructions Broad Constructions $210m TTW Cundall Phillip Griffiths Urbis Located in the heart of the Perth CBD over the existing heritage Old Treasury Building, this new 34 storey tower was designed to be a significant landmark. The building features an expressed, external steel diagrid structural frame that removes all internal perimeter columns from within the office floor, allow greater fit out flexibility for tenants and end users. The floor plates are highly efficient, with a side core configuration of two lift rises which featuring a destination lift control system to maximise letable space.

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The tower’s urban context is sensitively addressed through the lightweight interface of tower and plaza, achieved by specifically designing fine angled steel frames that open up and reveal the original heritage facades of the Old Treasury Building and the Old Town Hall, thus creating a new civic plaza for the city of Perth. The top of the tower is an open deck, incorporating a dedicated public viewing platform with panoramic views over the city in all directions.


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PROJECT LIST

YEAR

PROJECT

CLIENT

STATUS

2015-16

NSW Biobank

Health Infrastructure

In progress

2015-16

Armidale Hospital Redevelopment

Health Infrastructure

In progress

2015-16

New Administration & Laboratory Buildings

University of Sydney

In progress

2014

Arthur Holt iCentre & Library

Trinity Grammar School

Complete

2013-16

Trinity Grammar Environmental Centre

Trinity Grammar School

In Progress

2013

Lakemba Car Park Design & Feasibility

Canterbury Council

Complete

2013–16

Hospital Watching Briefs

Health Infrastructure NSW

In Progress

2013

Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Facade

Hansen Yunken

Unbuilt

2013

50 Miller Street Facade upgrade

Abacus Property Group

Unbuilt

2013

Trinity Grammar Masterplan

Trinity Grammar School

Complete

2013

Wollongong Hospital Facade

Health Infrastructure NSW

Unbuilt

2013

Port Macquarie Base Hospital Facade Study

Health Infrastructure NSW

Complete

2013

Abercrombie Street Student Housing

Lend Lease

Unbuilt

2013

Abercrombie Street Precinct Concept Design

Lend Lease

Complete

2013

Sutherland Street House

Private Client

In Progress

2013

Trinity Grammar Aquatic Centre

Trinity Grammar School

Unbuilt

2012

Orchard Hill Cemetery Pavilion

Land Use Investments.

Unbuilt

2012–14

Royal North Shore Hospital Clinical Services Building

Health Infrastructure NSW

Built

2012

333 George Street Design Excellence Study

Charter Hall

Complete

2012

Old Treasury Building Alternative Tender

Broad Construction WA

Unbuilt

2011

ATCO Jandakot Offices

ATCO Australia

Unbuilt

2011

20 Martin Place Redevelopment Concept

Brookfield Multiplex

Unbuilt

2011

Angkasarya Hotel & Mixed Use Precinct

Brookfield Multiplex

Unbuilt

2011

148 King Street Design Study

University of Sydney

Unbuilt

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YEAR

PROJECT

CLIENT

STATUS

2011-13

The Charles Perkins Centre

Brookfield Multiplex

Built

2011-12

The Lantern adn Goods Shed South

Walker Corporation

Built

2011

Citygroup Orion Road Offices

Develco

Unbuilt

2011

202 Pier Street Alternative Concept

Broad Constructions WA

Unbuilt

2011

Myuna ACT Concept Design

Walker Corporation

Unbuilt

2011

VCCC Parkville Alternative Tender

Brookfield Multiplex

Unbuilt

2011

Terminal WA

Broad Constructions WA

Unbuilt

2011

Tahmoor Masterplan

Diverse Property Solutions

Unbuilt

2011

Docklands Site 5 & 6

Walker Corporation

Unbuilt

2011

Lifehouse Alternative Tender

Brookfield Multiplex

Unbuilt

2010

Spinks Road Housing Study

EG Property Group

Complete

2010

SIRTEX Office Fitout

Sirtex Limited

Built

2010

Allied Mills Site Redevelopment

Allied Mills

Built

2010

Juliana House Environmental Redevelopment Study

Building Studio.

Unbuilt

2010

Cabramatta Road Carpark

Fairfield City Council

Unbuilt

2009

Fisher Street Car Park, Cabramatta

Fairfield City Council

Built

2009

West Block Refurbishment, Canberra

Finance and Deregulation

Unbuilt

2008

Emmaus Village Masterplan, Prospect

Greengate Property Group

Unbuilt

2008

Amity Armidale – Residential Aged Care Facility

Amity Group

Unbuilt

2008

Amity Cardiff – Residential Aged Care Facility

Amity Group

Unbuilt

2008

McQuoin Park – Site Masterplan

Greengate Property Group

Unbuilt

2008

Sutherland Aged Care Village

Greengate Property Group

Unbuilt

2008

Ingham House – Private Residential

Private Client

Built

2008

Little Lane Vertical Aged Care Village – Competition

Lane Cove Council

Unbuilt

2008

St Peter's Green – Café & Ground Plane

Catholic Health

Built

2007

St Joseph’s Residential Aged Care Facility Extension

Catholic Health

Built

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PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE YEAR

PROJECT

ARCHITECT

STATUS

Gerard Outram 2006

NSW Supreme Court & Federal Court Refurbishment

HASSELL & Group GSA

Built

2006

SOPA Site 8 Offices, Sydney Olympic Park

HASSELL

Built

2005

Christchurch Domestic Airport multi storey car park

Warren & Mahoney/HASSELL

Built

2005–06

Christchurch Domestic Airport

Warren & Mahoney/HASSELL

Built

2005

A380 Sydney Airport Extension

HASSELL

Built

2005

Parramatta Civic Place

HASSELL

Unbuilt

2002–04

Heathrow Terminal 5, London: Interior fitout

GO as consultant to BAA

Built

2001–03

Heathrow Terminal 5, London: Roof, Facade & Cladding

GO as consultant to BAA

Built

2001–02

Moorhouse offices, London

Foster and Partners

Built

2001

Hyatt Headquarters, Chicago

Foster and Partners

Unbuilt

2000

New York Times Building, New York

Foster and Partners

Unbuilt

1999–01

HSBC Headquarters, London

Foster and Partners

Built

1998

Woolwich Arsenal Masterplan

Llewelyn Davies

Built

1998

Private residence

Tzannes Associates

Unbuilt

1997

Private residence

Tzannes Associates

Built

1997

Private residence

Tzannes Associates

Unbuilt

1997

Rookwood Mausoleum

Tzannes Associates

Built

1996

Crown Street Offices, Surry Hills

Tzannes Associates

Built

1996

Clock Hotel, Crown St, Surry Hills

Tzannes Associates

Built

1995

Faculty building, Macquarie University

Campbell Luscombe

Built

1993

Lanyon High School

Pegrum Ciolek Architects

Built

112


YEAR

PROJECT

ARCHITECT

STATUS

Elizabeth Carolan 2010–11

The Braggs (including the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing), University of Adelaide

BVN

Built

2010

Women and Childrens Hospital, Canberra

BVN

Unbuilt

2007–09

Hotel, Casino & Apartments, Montenegro

Architecture53seven

Unbuilt

2007–10

Luxury Villas, Montenegro

Architecture53seven

Unbuilt

2007–08

3* Mews Houses, Dublin, Ireland

Architecture53seven

Unbuilt

2006–08

Durrow Credit Union, Durrow, Ireland

Architecture53seven

Built

2005–08

ReNAASance Private Day Hospital, Naas, Ireland

Architecture53seven

Unbuilt

2005–07

Egan's Juice Bar & Terrace, Portlaoise, Ireland (WAF 2008 –Category Commendation)

Architecture53seven

Built

2005–07

19' Commercial Development including Workplace, Portlaoise, Ireland

Architecture53seven

Built

2002–04

Students Union and Multipurpose Centre, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Coady Partnership Architects

Built

2002

PPP Schools – Dunmanway & Ballincollig, Ireland

Coady Partnership Architects

Built

113


OUR TEAM Gerard Outram Marion Blender John Wenzel Natalie Hardbattle Oriana Garcia Alma Evans Anna Maria Piecznyska Shaun Ramodien Fiona Holyoake Katie Latta Jules Breese

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ADVOCATES CLIENTS

CONSULTANTS

Brookfield Multiplex Laurie Foy

Warren and Mahoney Thomas Hansen, Robert Moore, Mark Greene

Trinity Grammar School Milton Cujes, Campbell Dungan Arup Paul Sloman, Grant Bowery

TTW Richard Green, David Mayne

University of Sydney Andrej Stefanovic, Alan Crone, Liz Partridge

Surface Design Beres Dowdle

Health Infastructure NSW Martin Cook, Matt Vizard

Steensen Varming Chris Arkins, Dan McKenzie

Commonwealth Department of Finance and Deregulation Owen Hammond

APP Tim Pike

Davis Langdon Australia – Aecom Einion Thomas Tektum David Hartigan

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Arup Paul Sloman, Peter Hartigan

RPL Consulting Athur Petsas MBMPL David Madden

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