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a leading global design practice

We are positioned across Australia and into Asia.

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Our capability is an attitude more than a set of skills. Our attitude is one of collaboration‌ always challenging and asking our clients the right questions. We are design focused, yet people centric.� 3


WOODHEAD COMPANY PROFILE 1 2 Victoria Avenue, Perth, WA 2 Southern Cross University, Building A, Gold Coast Campus, QLD 3 Community CPS, Adelaide, SA

Company Profile Architecture and design is a process, a journey of discovery with our clients. The constraints of space and time and commercial imperatives are a given, the difference at Woodhead is we see them as a catalyst to spur innovation. What We Do

Design and the Market

What we do is about exploring the future; asking the right questions, observing and listening to make sense of how to plan for the potential. We revel in complexity and understand that great results are a product of exhaustive rigor, research and proven processes and technologies.

We exist to design, however design excellence is an outcome of a commitment to rigor, research and innovation. Design does not exist in isolation; it requires an understanding of our clients and the markets they operate in. Research, processes and collaboration are fundamental to our success, as is our ability to deliver projects with technical accuracy and proficiency.

Our services are Architecture, Interior Design and Planning providing Property Advisory, Design and Project Delivery consultancy services.

Where We Operate Woodhead is an Australian company operating globally through a series of networked studios and partnerships; our practice draws depth from our geographic reach yet is locally infused with experience and character. We understand success will manifest itself through tangible projects that embody our values, evidenced by our client testimonials and our peer recognition.

Business Sustainability Whilst we exist to design, we only exist if we have a sustainable business platform that ensures practice and procedures are conducted within regulatory guidelines. The growth of business is predicated on achieving profit in order that we can reinvest in the organisation. A critical aspect of the structure is the management of risk and the continuous pursuit of quality. Business activity supports the Woodhead strategic business plan and goals, and contributes to a positive reputation and image by utilising high quality processes.

People and Culture How We Operate Our organisational structure is based on the interwoven activities of design, business and people. These spheres of practice coexist seamlessly to ensure the ‘Project’ sits at the centre of what we do and is the basis upon which success is measured.

Woodhead prides itself on the professional achievements of our people. We acknowledge individual contribution, and as a company we are committed to nurturing professional development through a range of activities including; study tours, corporate training, research projects, and providing an office culture based on continual improvement and learning. Woodhead supports policies and systems and processes that create equal opportunities for all and where people have the resources, assistance and support to achieve the highest personal and professional level.

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WOODHEAD KEY PROJECTS

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Woodhead works across several key portfolios, including; Commercial, Education, Industrial, Health, Hospitality, Residential, Retail, Transport, and Workplace.

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Adelaide Desalination Plant, Port Stanvac, South Australia

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Animation City, Guangzhou, China

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Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Adelaide, South Australia

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Sydney International Airport Terminal 1 Redevelopment, New South Wales

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Changi International Airport Terminal 1 Upgrade, Singapore

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2 Victoria Avenue, Perth, Western Australia

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Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), Singapore

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Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria

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Southern Cross University Building A, Gold Coast, Queensland

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Place on Brougham, North Adelaide, South Australia

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Gowings and State Theatre - QT Hotel Conversion, Sydney, New South Wales

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Teacher centred, student centred, and social learning environments... We research the best in the world in order to understand current trends and directions in education. We collaborate across disciplines and all stakeholders to understand needs and workshop solutions.�

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EDUCATION PORTFOLIO STATEMENT

Education Portfolio Woodhead, through its international portfolio of education projects, recognise the challenging facility demands of today’s education providers and the need to develop specialised facilities which meet the curriculum requirements and changing pedagogy. Woodhead approach the learning environments across three The 21st century education facility must consider more than broad categories; simply sandstone bricks and mortar. Woodhead view the responsibility of architects in education design to create flexible, future-proofed, bold, creative, supportive and collaborative student − Teacher centred – where the teachers are the focus such as in the lecture theatre. environments. − Student centred – small teaching spaces, and experiential Woodhead educational facilities extend beyond the completion learning where the students interaction with the learning material of a constructed building, to focus upon the whole-of-life-cycle guided by the instructor. of a building. This is reflected in our commitment to designing − Informal or social – the space in between, where group work and facilities that demonstrate environmental, social and economic study can take place. sustainability. However, there is a myriad of solutions for hybrid learning that considers not only the spatial needs yet also the technological We research the best in the world in order to understand requirements. current trends and directions in education. We collaborate across disciplines and all stakeholders to understand needs and Woodhead continues to provide quality educational facilities which workshop solutions. Through research and collaboration we are aim to meet ‘world’s best’ standards, lead by company hallmarks able to provide innovative solutions ‘designing for learning’. of creative, forward-thinking design, cost minimisation and, above all, commitment to client satisfaction. Woodhead understand the teaching suite needs to accommodate the ‘net generation’. That is, learning environments must respond to the shift the way students learn not only from their teachers, but also from online content and peer to peer interaction.

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Central Institute of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

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Elder School of Music, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia

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Southern Cross University Building A, Gold Coast, Queensland

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Faculty of Professions, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia

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Evolving Education Woodhead Thought Leadership

Woodhead, through its international spread of education projects, recognises the challenging facility demands of the 21st century and the need to develop specialised facilities which meet the curriculum requirements and changing pedagogy.

Woodhead has been serving the Australian education sector for over 30 years. The combined value of Woodhead’s tertiary education projects exceeds $500 million and includes TAFE, CAE’s Institutes of Technology, Community Colleges and University buildings. Other challenging projects have included environmental education facilities, training facilities, science laboratories and studio and drama facilities. Our strategy has been to assemble a highly skilled team with proven experience in the design and delivery of education projects, particularly primary and secondary schooling facilities, and a demonstrated track record in the key areas of relevance. Through previous studies our relevant extensive education experience and our involvement in groups such as the Council of Education Facility Planners International and the Society for College and University Planners, we are able to identify and provide innovative learning and creative design solutions which address the key issues. Improving the competitive edge of learning centres by the inclusion of technological advancements and advanced flexible delivery methodology.


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Improving the competitive edge of learning centres by the inclusion of technological advancements and advanced flexible delivery methodology.”

The wide range of resources at our disposal allows us the flexibility to take on a variety of roles in addition to that of principle consultant. These include project management, superintendent services and master planning. Each project begins with extensive consultation with the client, and evaluation of the requirements of curriculum, enrolment projections and the need for cross sharing of facilities. The innovative design solution that evolves is meticulously tailored to meet the client’s unique requirements. Creatively, we have extensive experience in dealing with critical land shortage, an issue faced by many of Australia’s urban college campuses. Our strategic implementation approach simultaneously installs new works whilst upgrading and enhancing existing buildings and infrastructure. We understand that an educational building is an expensive long-term resource. Therefore the design of the individual spaces needs to be: − Flexible – to accommodate both current and evolving pedagogies − Future-proofed – to enable space to be re-allocated − Bold – to look beyond tried and tested technologies and pedagogies − Creative – to energise and inspire learners and tutors − Supportive – to develop the potential of all learners − Collaborative – shared facilities, equipment and knowledge Enhancing the Education Process

Woodhead understand the teaching suite needs to accommodate the ‘net generation’. That is, learning environments must respond to the shift the way students learn not only from their teachers, but also from online content and peer to peer interaction. Woodhead approach the learning environments across three broad categories; − Teacher centred – where the teachers are the focus such as in the lecture theatre. − Student centred – small teaching spaces, and experiential learning where the students interaction with the learning material guided by the instructor. − Informal or social – the space in between, where group work and study can take place. However it is important to note that there is a myriad of solutions for hybrid learning that considers not only the spatial needs but also the technological requirements. Woodhead continues to provide quality educational facilities which aim to meet ‘world’s best’ standards, lead by company hallmarks of creative, forward-thinking design, cost minimisation and, above all, commitment to client satisfaction. Woodhead is committed to designing facilities that are environmentally responsible. Learning environments are excellent facilities to promote Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) These processes enable all team members and stakeholders to participate and understand the substantial opportunities of sustainable design.

We research the best in the world in order to understand current trends and directions in education. We collaborate across disciplines and all stakeholders to understand needs and workshop solutions. Through research and collaboration we are able to provide innovative solutions ‘designing for learning’. 9


Project Name, Faculty of Professions, Location,University State, Country of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia


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Building A the ‘signature’ foundation building, setting the standard for all following buildings across the university master plan and providing an identity for the Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast Campus.”


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Southern Cross University Building A Gold Coast Campus, Queensland Building A is the ‘foundation’ building for Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast Campus with a contract value of $18 million. The new campus has been master planned to sit within the Gold Coast Airport Development Park with the first stage opening to students in 2010. Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus is located at Coolangatta just 400 metres from North Kirra Beach, and adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport. The Foundation Building (Building A), is a well appointed facility providing a nurturing and supportive study environment. It includes a student services hub, designed to provide a onestop shop for student support and enquiries. The hi-tech library situated on the fourth floor offers stunning views of the ocean and Gold Coast hinterland. The Southern Cross University Building A ‘Foundation’ building is the first completed accommodation in a carefully planned unified campus. The evolution of ideas, demonstrated in this ‘foundation’ building, will begin to establish the vision of a unified campus that realises the objectives of the SCU master plan. The eventual built form strategy will comprise of seven to eight buildings for the entire four hectare campus site with building heights from four to ten storeys. The emphasis of the master plan will be the distribution of building types to ensure maximum site capacity whilst also accommodating future growth. The building floor area of approximately 4800m2 is spread over four levels. It accommodates a range of general teaching spaces, library, IT labs, lecture theatre, academic offices and support

facilities. In order to encourage activities and interaction, the building is ‘permeable’ at ground level with co-location of a café, student interaction areas, student services hub and multi-purpose room. Strong visual and spatial connections are established to the Grand Forecourt, Pedestrian Spine and the future Building B. The main staircase is enclosed in full glass curtain-wall and features prominently to announce the main building entry. It creates a transparent, light-filled space promoting the use of stairs for interfloor movement. Generous landing spaces provide informal areas for interaction. Client

Southern Cross University

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2010

Project value

$20m

Project size

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Designed to 4 Star Green Star standards

Awards

Finalist - 2013 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards

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The ‘U’ plan-form creates maximim natural day-lighting, cross ventilation of spaces and external views. The semi-covered atrium courtyard aids the cooling of the building envelope with induced convectional air movements through heat vents located in the soffit.”

On the top floor, the library exploits the views to the north with an upper level terrace capturing sea views to Kirra Beach. The ‘U’ plan-form of the building encloses a central courtyard which acts as a semi sheltered outdoor room, opening out towards views of the NSW border and is large enough to host most university functions. The building facades reflect a simple, clean, honest expression of materials and structure with sun-shading to openings providing detail and interest. Due to it’s visibility and the fact that it will be the first building constructed, Building A is treated as a ‘signature’ building. It will set the standard for following buildings and provide an identity for Southern Cross University. This evolution of ideas within a predetermined framework will begin to establish the basis for a unified campus realizing the objectives of the Master Plan. The eventual built form strategy will comprise of seven to eight buildings for the entire four hectare campus site with building heights from four to ten storeys. The emphasis of the Master Plan will be the distribution of building types to ensure maximum site capacity whilst also accommodating future growth. Fundamental to the Master Plan is the creation of a strong sense of arrival when travelling by vehicle, foot, cycle or light rail (future proposal) along the main approach from Tweed Heads Bypass. This is anticipated to be achieved through a gateway statement at the Grand Forecourt with the iconic architecture of Building A (foundation building) and the future Building B (landmark building). The planning of the Building A establishes the street presence of the Campus along the primary frontage of the site and the building is orientated to benefit from favourable coastal views, the rehabilitated watercourse and biodiversity corridor.

Conceptually, the activities within the building have been grouped into teaching spaces and office spaces. These zones are vertically aligned and are separated by generous circulation areas accommodating stairs, lifts and amenities. The university anticipates student enrolments at 750 EFTSU in 2010, rising to 2000 EFTSU by 2011/2012 and intends to offer initial course options in business, convention and event management, tourism management and legal studies on the new campus to complement their 2 other existing facilities at Tweed Heads. Teaching spaces had to be versatile enough to accommodate a variety of teaching delivery modes, learning styles and information formats, including the extensive use of audio-visual and videoconferencing technologies. The overall plan arrangement had to allow for the flexibility to accommodate changing future needs within an economical structural framework, while providing a clearly legible spatial arrangement and maximising opportunities for student interaction and sharing of ideas. The precast concrete structural frame complements the simple honesty of materials used in the building envelope. This adds clarity when reading the way the components of concrete, glazing, aluminium cladding and steel are assembled to form the building fabric. Energy efficient systems for lighting, ventilation and airconditioning have also been integrated unobtrusively, together with the security and communications systems required to support the extensive information technology networks used in a modern campus environment. The building services are controlled via the building management system to ensure optimum occupant comfort and efficient performance of building services. The landscaping strategy utilises a drought-resistant palette that blends with the existing native flora of Coolangatta Creek with predominant low growing ground covers and shade trees, providing a soft complement to the concrete, glass and steel used in the building exterior whilst also creating sheltered outdoor spaces for informal learning.


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In the early stages of design, the client decided to forego the conventional “sandstone” university image in preference for a pragmatic and “real-world” approach to campus design which has been translated into the design expression and choice of materials. Building materials were selected on their durability, ease of maintenance, performance characteristics, environmental impact and aesthetic qualities. Life cycle costing of building components was used to assess the most cost effective material and component selections. The pre-dominant use of naturallyfinished precast concrete expressed in the colonnade of blade columns on the exterior imparts the necessary gravitas of an educational institution. In contrast, selective aluminium-clad features in bold colours, splashes of colour and graphics in the interior add an element of fun and vibrancy. The average construction cost achieved in the completed building falls within the lower range of the industry average for tertiary education buildings. ESD principles are integrated into all aspects of the design with the building being eligible for a minimum rating equivalent to 4 Star Green Star, although the client has elected not to proceed with the full certification process. The basic ‘U’ plan-form creates opportunities to maximise natural day-lighting cross ventilation

of spaces and external views while the semi-covered atrium courtyard aids the cooling of the building envelope with induced convectional air movements through heat vents located in the soffit. Generous roof eaves shade the external walls from direct solar heat gain, in conjunction with various sun-shading devices incorporated into the design of the building envelope. Other sustainability initiatives that are incorporated into the building also include energy efficient building systems, transport design / planning, rainwater collection, xeriscape planting, utilisation of sustainable materials/ technologies, provision of cyclist and endof-trip facilities. The design of the foundation building was an outcome of input from a range of stakeholders including academic staff, Teaching and Learning Centre, Learning Assistance, Information Technology and Technical Support, Library and Facilities Management. It aims to establish the main principles for future buildings that will collectively form an on-campus environment which actively engages students in the process of learning and exchange of information through the creation of dynamic spaces and facilities that encourage open collaborative interaction.

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With the completion of the second stage of our Gold Coast campus, we progress our vision to build a learning community for the future.� Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee FTSE


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Southern Cross University Building B Gold Coast Campus, Queensland The Queensland Governor, Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, formally opened Southern Cross University’s new Building B at its Gold Coast campus on 3 June 2013. The Woodhead designed Southern Cross University Building B continues the strategic implementation of the campus master plan which includes the development, sequencing, landscape, access and environment considerations for site B.

“Students need flexible spaces for collaborative learning. Building B at the Gold Coast is a vertical campus – it features state-of-the art laboratories and contemporary learning spaces in which to deliver inspiring educational experiences,” Professor Lee said.

The ten storey building of approximately 15,417m2 has a significant component of Allied Health Research facilities including; cutting edge clinical laboratories for nursing and midwifery, laboratories for occupational therapy students and physiology, anatomy and biomechanics laboratories for pedorthics, podiatry and speech pathology. The building also provides learning spaces to pursue scholarship in tourism, business, arts and social sciences, and education. Student facilities include computer rooms, meeting rooms and a student lounge.

“With the completion of the second stage of our Gold Coast campus, we progress our vision to build a learning community for the future.” Client Completion

Southern Cross University 2013

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The building occupies a prominent position on the site and completes the first precinct which includes the foundation building A, car parking and public forecourt. The building provides a contemporary and complimentary architectural form consistent with Building A and the future Building C During the opening ceremony, Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee FTSE said the project was a significant milestone in the University’s plans to create a cutting-edge learning environment for students of the southern Gold Coast and Tweed Heads.

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Southern Cross University, Building B and A, Gold Coast, Queensland


An overall design response of ‘flexibility and more flexibility’ allows for the growth and retraction of the changing needs of the pharmacy, biotechnology and other industry tenants.”

Design Team

Woodhead in association with S2F

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PACE

Completion

2010

Project value

$97m

Project size

15,800m2

Awards

Australian Institute of Architects QLD, Regional Commendation Public Buildings


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Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) Brisbane, Queensland The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence project is a unique and visionary concept to create Australia’s leading facility for pharmaceutical research, education and drug commercialisation.

PACE is a partnership between the University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Queensland Government. Woodhead, in association with S2F, have designed the architecture and interiors for this landmark project. This unique health and education project comprises state-ofthe-art scientific, laboratory, teaching and commercial business infrastructure within an innovative collaborative zone, liking academia, science and industry, government and community, research and clinical practice. The architectural philosophy behind PACE is to create a precinct that not only provides for world class research and education, but invites, engages and encourages interest and enjoyment from the general public. To achieve this goal the building envelope has been developed along the site boundaries, while leaving the heart of the site as a public plaza space. The 360-seat lecture theatre built form sits raised, as a sculptural centrepiece, providing courtyard shade and housing the indoor-outdoor café facilities.

The plaza also provides ramped pedestrian access to the buildings from the street extending the public amenity. Landscaping and islands of green planters are deliberately located throughout the site to provide both a verdant atmosphere and shade. Symbolically, the plaza will provide a vast stage for everyday public activity. The streetscape along Cornwall Street is articulated by three distinct architectural elements in order to achieve attractive scale, order and expression. The façade acts to reinforce the urban character of the site and provide an anchor to the street corner.

A Glazed Prism From east to west, sympathetic to residencies opposite, a long, predominantly glazed, three-storey high prism extends to the solid ‘bookend’ elements housing the core and services. Completing this element is the secondary entry and lobby behind.

Height and Setback The East block, housing the laboratories, raises six-stories in height, with its form placed further setback from the street behind the large existing fig tree. The tree was salvaged from another location on site where building works took place.

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Intersection The main entry is created at the intersection of the two previous elements. Emerging as a narrow street corridor, the entry’s geometry changes from orthogonal to skew, dramatising the view axis and distribution of light. The widening corridor, with both high and low canopies, staggered window arrangements, lighting, colour, materials and scale improves the quality of the space as an entry and ‘meeting place’. Significant attention was given to the glass selection to increase the transparency of the building and create vision corridors and axis. This also enhances pedestrian access to public space, and creates a context of openness and interactivity through integration with the surrounding built form. The extensive project brief demanded cutting edge research and development facilities containing office, laboratory and teaching space to house the University of Queensland - School of Pharmacy and other project partners. In addition to the lecture theatre, other areas required by the brief include; break out rooms for group learning, case studies and computer assisted peer group learning, seminar rooms, mock pharmacy rooms and additional specialised training rooms, meeting rooms and food service areas.

The resulting design solution fully answered the entire brief with several additions. The design team gave considerable attention to the entries, lobbies, the plaza, and terrace zones. These ‘dwell spaces’ and urban zones were previously outside the brief, yet became important elements which enormously improved the building amenity, appeal and functionality. The overall design response is “flexibility and more flexibility” to allow for growth and retraction of the changing needs of the pharmacy, biotechnology and other industry tenants. The intensity and complexity of the project exists due to the high serviceability of the laboratory and associated spaces. The design process required close and extensive collaboration with specialists in laboratory design, mechanical and electrical engineering, hydraulic, structure, landscape and others. The floor plate design of the buildings (length to width ratio) provides good intake of natural light to penetrate the inside, even into the laboratory spaces. The access to natural light improves the indoor amenity by providing reference to the outside as part of the work environment. Appropriate use of the sun shading makes the work spaces glare free and reduces the pressure on the air conditioning system. The number of floors, the position of stairs, access to break out spaces, lobbies, balconies and external spaces encourages a healthy work environment reducing the need for use of lifts and artificial lighting etc. Bike store and associated change rooms are provided as part of the end of the trip facilities. Specialist laboratory design is a complex process. The PACE facility required the unusual ability to necessitate co-mingling of a range of functions, with distinct physical separation yet also with no visual impairment between functions. This included spaces allocated for research facilities and areas occupied by academics, undergraduate students or members of the public. In addition, there are also zones within the facility that deal content of a highly sensitive commercial nature and which required strict protocols to be in place and were subject to stringent physical security design parameters. This includes the animal house and support facilities which conform to stringent industry requirements and security arrangements. Any unauthorised access or inadvertent contamination could result in substantial losses of research effort, and serious consequential commercial outcomes. Small scale drug production is anticipated within the facility. This requires the appropriate storage and management of hazardous and flammable materials. The architectural challenge was to develop a design which provides the necessary level of physical security without impacting on the open feel of the building, and at the same time providing a sense of inclusion and co-operation between the stakeholders. The project team followed a lengthy iterative design process and pursued extensive stakeholder engagement to achieve the desired functional outcome. PACE is the product of a unique partnership between the pharmacy industry, the education centre and the Queensland Government with complex stakeholder relationships and requirements which needed innovative and creative solutions.

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The Pharmacy complex comprises a stateof-the-art pharmacy teaching laboratory together with sample preparation areas, a mock pharmacy from which students can replicate the retail pharmacy component and related infrastructure and administrative support areas.� Professor Barney Glover, Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor


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Charles Darwin University Pharmacy & Medical Science Building Darwin, Northern Territory Woodhead has designed the new Medical Science and Pharmaceutical Buildings at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory.

The Prime Minister Julia Gillard opened the new Pharmacy Building and Flinders University’s NT Medical Program Complex at Charles Darwin University on Thursday 9th June 2011. These new buildings will facilitate the recruitment and training of Indigenous medical students to become doctors in the Territory for the first time. The unique combination of education together with health and laboratory learning facilities required strategic planning and design innovation from the Woodhead team to achieve the 4200m2 GFA multilevel Medical Science and Pharmaceutical buildings. The facilities house Graduate entry pharmaceutical and medical students and include teaching laboratories, classrooms, academic and administration facilities, smart AV and recording technologies. The buildings display a definable Territory and Indigenous visual context. All dedicated spaces flow out onto landscaped courtyards providing access to both indoor and outdoor learning spaces.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said the pharmacy teaching facility would combine with the Flinders and CDU Northern Territory Medical Program to enable students to gain hands on experience in a simulated environment. “The Pharmacy complex comprises a state-of-the-art pharmacy teaching laboratory together with sample preparation areas, a mock pharmacy from which students can replicate the retail pharmacy component and related infrastructure and administrative support areas,” Professor Glover said. He said the Northern Territory Medical Program was a great outcome, not only for CDU and Flinders University, but also for the Territory as a whole. Client

Charles Darwin University

Completion

June 2011

Project size

4,200m2

Every effort was made to ensure the buildings are energy efficient in their design, construction and ongoing use. The buildings incorporate the best technologies in teaching and curriculum delivery for this unique program, with a strong emphasis on information technology and video conferencing.

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The commercial facility includes conference facilities with break out rooms, offices and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities up to PC2 and a quarantine laboratory.�


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Australian Tropical Forest Institute, James Cook University Cairns, North Queensland The new Australian Tropical Forest Institute (ATFI) complex at James Cook University in Cairns is designed by Woodhead in collaboration with Power Graham and Dempsey and features specialised laboratories and a commercial research facility. The design for the new $7.4 million project focuses on providing sustainable solutions wherever possible and encourages the sharing of information. The design form of the new complex, funded as part of Queensland’s ‘Smart State’ program, sets it apart from the other academic buildings at JCU. The research facility component promotes commercial and sustainable development of the biodiversity contained in the tropical forests and has been designed to provide a robust and flexible research and learning environment. This flexibility works towards promoting and encouraging the sharing of information between the various research groups.

The institute will provide sustainable solutions to the use and conservation of its tropical forests as well as help create new sustainable rural industries based on an understanding of forest ecology, new tree crops, and grow-out programs for novel chemicals. Client

James Cook University - Facilities Management Office

Completion

2006

Project value

$10m

Project size

3,100m2

The commercial facility is also designed to incorporate a synergistic partnership of both government and commercial organisations. It includes conference facilities with break out rooms, offices and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities up to PC2 and a quarantine laboratory. The new complex covers an area of approximately 3100m2 and is expected to achieve a 4 star Green Star rating. Australia is recognised as a world leader in tropical forest research and World Heritage Management.

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Opened in April by the Prime Minister Julia Gilllard, the new facilities include office accommodation, numerous meeting and tutorial rooms, flexible teaching spaces, cafÊ and gallery space and an outdoor ceremonial space.�


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Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education Darwin, Northern Territory CDU and the Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) established a collaborative venture, “The Australian Institute for Indigenous Knowledge and Education” to build a facility to deliver interactive learning with connections to 16 distant sites. The Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (ACIKE) is one of Charles Darwin University’s newest Architectural landmarks. The 4600m2 GFA multi-level education precinct is designed to achieve a 4 Star Green Star “As-Designed” rating.

Client

Charles Darwin University

Completion

2013

Project value

$#m

Opened in April by the Prime Minister Julia Gilllard, the new facilities include office accommodation, numerous meeting and tutorial rooms, flexible teaching spaces, café and gallery space and an outdoor ceremonial space. The building form reflects the local tropical landscape and integrates world class education facilities with an approachable design atheistic.

Project size

4,600m2

ESD

4 Star Green Star “As-Designed” rating

Awards

Winner 2013 Australian Institute of Architecture NT Chapter, Public Architecture Commendation

The building incorporates state-of-the-art IT enabled literacy laboratories, shared teaching spaces, Indigenous support and advisory staff front counters, gallery spaces showcasing indigenous activities and office space for the collocation of Indigenous research groups, academics and teaching staff.

Winner 2013 Australian Institute of Architecture NT Chapter, Interior Architecture Commendation

The building form maximises the opportunities for open air meeting spaces and use of natural ventilation and light. The new buildings have been operational since term 1 2013, being well received by both students and staff.

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The lecture theatre is instantly recognisable from other buildings on the campus and plays a central role in connecting students with the nearby library, harmonising with the existing built fabric of the campus.�


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Edith Cowan University Lecture Theatre Joondalup, Western Australia Edith Cowan University’s strategic plan involved the relocation of the academic activities from the Churchlands campus to the Mt Lawley and Joondalup campuses. A key element to this strategy has been the provision of a major new Lecture Theatre and Forum. Framed by an external forecourt and featuring an exhibition foyer, 375 tiered seats and the latest in teaching and learning technology, the building’s prominent position makes it a landmark building on the campus. Woodhead, in collaboration with ECU, have designed the spaces to create a sense of community for students and academics alike.

Client Completion

Edith Cowan University 2007

Project value

$6.5m

Project size

375 seat lecture theatre

The lecture theatre was designed according to a very strict brief that it had to be instantly recognisable from other buildings on the campus and play a central role in connecting students with the nearby library, while harmonising with the existing built fabric of the campus. The foyer attached to the lecture theatre is an integral part of the building, acting as an intermedian filter between the theatre and its external surrounds. Through the expansive glass façade, the foyer has a strong visual connection with the forum space and the library beyond. The forum, nestled between the lecture theatre and library, is protected from the elements. It invites users to take advantage of the space, allowing for formal and incidental interaction and communication. Students are encouraged to engage with soft and hard landscape elements and to use it as a meeting place, recreation and event space. 31


All staff have access to natural light and views with glazing (except on one level) to three sides of the floor plate.�


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126 Margaret Street, QUT Brisbane, Queensland Woodhead was commissioned to design the fitout of four levels of 126 Margaret Street, to provide the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) administrative team with a new work environment. The approximately 1300m2 provides the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) HR and FRP administrative teams with a work environment that not only reflected agreed workplace standards, yet an environment that maximised the productivity of the staff.

Client Completion

QUT Facilities Management 2006

Project value

$2m

All staff have access to natural light and views with glazing (except on one level) to three sides of the floor plate. The approach and methodology which Woodhead applied to both the delivery of the brief and the project was refined to ensure that the correct solution was found to deliver the most effective and flexible work environment.

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The design concept proposed a new atrium at a ground level that would link the podium space to the tower and provide a common area for students and staff to mingle and circulate through the buildings.�


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Faculty of Professions The University of Adelaide Adelaide, South Australia Partnering with DCM, Woodhead designed a successful concept which effectively transformed the existing building into a vibrant buzzing student centre. The building located at 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide is a late-1970’s structure. The University of Adelaide acquired the building in the late 1990’s due to its geographical proximity to the University campus and its frontage to North Terrace. The building has to date, been used as overspill space for a range of University functions. However, with increased pressure on campus space, the University has undertaken to refurbish and reposition the building to house the School of Professions.

completion date to suit the start of semester 2009, is currently in the development and documentation phases. the result will offer visible expression for the future direction of Adelaide University.

The Woodhead/DCM team were chosen to provide a design concept that would successfully transform the building and give it a new life. The design concept proposed a new atrium at a ground level that would link the podium space to the tower and provide a common area for students and staff to mingle and circulate through the buildings. The facade to the north was revamped with a glass veil to allow greater light penetration into the spaces and demonstrated a number of ESD initiatives from solar collection, rain water harvesting and natural ventilation.

Client Completion

Clifton Coney Group (SA) Pty Ltd 2009

Project value

$17m

New student dedicated spaces at lower levels to both of the existing buildings feature in the design. The Ground floor refurbishment includes the undergraduate Centre reception, the Student Counselling Staff Office and a large and current style of

A number of options were considered from full renewal, to new facade design, to reuse. The agreed design concept proposes a new atrium at a ground level that would link the podium space to the tower and provide a common area for students and staff to mingle and circulate through the buildings. A stair and level 1 bridge further enhance the foyer and the link between the existing buildings . The second stage of this project, aiming for a

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Woodhead developed ‘Workplace Standards’ for the refurbishment changes across the campus as part of a big picture philosophy which involves consistent, fit for purpose, flexible, efficient and high quality environments which will continue to function and contribute to the University in the long term.”

Informal learning Centres. Level 1 houses the Post Gradate Centre front of house, Student Counselling Staff Office with adjacent teaching functions including a discursive theatre and flat floor teaching. The new link between the two existing buildings becomes the new foyer. This new natural light filled glazed link provides an enlarged Foyer to the buildings and becomes the heart and centrepiece of the faculty of professions. It is designed to enhance a feeling of belonging for staff and particularly students. It is the pivot point for all circulation and the location for social contact and interaction. It also provided the prime location for whole of school and faculty functions.

Workplace Standards and Office Prototype Woodhead was also part of the consultation team commissioned to plan and consolidate the tower workspaces for the School of Professions within 10 Pulteney Street. This interior refurbishment presented an opportunity for a ‘back to basics’ rethink of staff and student accommodation with a vision to progress these workplace solutions into future university projects. The University plans to proceed with refurbishment changes across the campus as part of a big picture philosophy which involves consistent, fit for purpose, flexible, efficient and high quality environments which will continue to function and contribute to the University in the long term. To assist with this process, Woodhead became consultants for the exploration of the academic workspace for the University of Adelaide. Through this process Woodhead confirmed the preferred solutions required to proceed with detailed design within each school. The workplace concepts were discussed, workshopped, detailed, and subsequently fully contracted as a part office prototype for full review. The conclusion of the project saw the workplace standards approved and fully documented to introduce consistency across the campus.

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A bold graphic concept runs throughout the fit-out aligning finishes and furnishing selections with the newly released CIT corporate branding.�


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Central Institute of Technology Perth, Western Australia The Central Institute of Technology project consists of a 2,500m2 refurbishment of existing library and support spaces. The design includes new flexible teaching spaces, dynamic casual breakout areas and support spaces. Along with these elements a new stair connecting Level 1 and Level 2 was incorporated, linking the new fit-out with the existing student services facility. The interconnecting stair now joins pivotal circulation spaces, whilst also alleviating congestion issues experienced with the existing lifts. A new entry is also provided adjoining the stair, creating a strong link from Museum Street through to the spaces on Level 2.

Client Completion

Department of Treasury & Finance (DTF) 2011

Project value

$6m

Project size Floors

2,500m2 Level 1 and exterior refurbishment

Awards

Commendation Interior Spaces Professional, 2013 Design Institute of Australia Awards, WA chapter.

The introduction of the new stair, refurbishment of the internal courtyards and inclusion of highlight windows throughout allows natural light to penetrate deeper into the interior volume creating a more open and inviting environment.

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The Maritime Skills Centre incorporates features that reduce energy, water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and waste.�


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Maritime Skills Centre Port Adelaide, South Australia The centre incorporates features that reduce energy, water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. The Maritime Skills Centre is a single storey building designed as a high end teaching facility in relationship with the air warfare destroyer project at Port Adelaide. The plan reflects teaching and administration rooms wrapped around a “Student Street” that has high level windows to the south, providing natural day-lighting to the interiors. The Maritime Skills Centre incorporates the following features that reduce energy, water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. − Recycled and sustainable materials have been used throughout the building in the furniture, fit-out and structure. − The building lies in an east-west orientation, helping it stay cool in summer and warm in winter. − High performance window glazing and automated blinds reduce heat, glare and the need for air conditioning. − Variable output air conditioning system and energy efficient lights controlled by movement sensors reduce energy usage. − Renewable energy is harnessed by photovoltaic cells and wind turbines. − Rainwater is collected for use in the building and gardens. Waterefficient tapware further reduces water usage. − Low water-use plants and subsurface irrigation minimises water loss through evaporation.

− Water run-off from the car park is treated prior release into the stormwater system. − Bicycle storage, lockers and showers encourage people to ride to the facility. − Dedicated car parks are set aside for hybrid cars and for those who car pool. Client Completion

Defence SA - Government of South Australia 2009

ESD

5 Star Green Star Education Pilot

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The integration of Environmentally Sustainable Design initiatives were critical to the success of the project. Initiatives include night purging and economy cycles, air quality and temperature sensing coordinated with natural ventilation. These initiatives were evaluated for their capital cost, payback period, energy savings and value to the project.�


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Law Building, Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia The new Law facility was designed to connect with the existing Business, Information Technology and Law Building (BITL), creating an exciting statement for the Law Faculty. The project incorporates an exhibition foyer, moot court, computer labs, teaching spaces, function rooms, administration and support areas.

Client Completion

Murdoch University 2004

Project value

$3.6m

The double height feature wall frames the main visitor approach to the building and forms the spine for the internal layout. The wall contains an internal foyer space, which provides both signage and exhibition opportunities. The ceiling and walls have been sculpted over the mezzanine level to access the northern aspect and wash natural light down into the foyer. The moot court dominates the main approach path with visual interest achieved day and night with the articulation of the faรงade and utilisation of large glazed panels. The moot court plan was developed around the radial concept for courtrooms, ensuring that visual connections between judge, associates and jury are maintained throughout proceedings. The integration of Environmentally Sustainable Design initiatives were critical to the success of the project. Initiatives include night purging and economy cycles, air quality and temperature sensing coordinated with natural ventilation. These initiatives were evaluated for their capital cost, payback period, energy savings and value to the project.

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Acoustic isolation was required between practice rooms, necessitating meticulous sealing at the junctions between walls, floors and ceilings.�


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Elder School of Music, University of Adelaide Adelaide, South Australia The Elder School of Music school refurbishment comprising four buildings within the north terrace campus of the University of Adelaide.

Woodhead’s commission was to determine the ‘best fit’ of facilities, maximising the number of rehearsal / practice rooms. Once the best fit was agreed with the client, our team proceeded to document and convert the facilities. − Madley Building – houses two large rehearsal rooms and 11 practice rooms. − Hartley Building – ‘makeover’ to the School Library and new administration facilities within the heart of the music campus. − Schulz Building (12-storey block) – houses six floors of the School of Music including teaching, practice and staff facilities.

Client Completion

Adelaide University- Property Department 2003

Project value

$6.8m

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The only works undertaken to the Elder Hall was a refurbishment of the existing practice rooms. Acoustic isolation was required between practice rooms, necessitating meticulous sealing at the junctions between walls, floors and ceilings. Working to a fixed budget, the program was split up into portions to tie in with University exams, holiday periods, and the Adelaide Festival. All three buildings were also brought up to current BCA and DDA requirements as part of the overall campus upgrading strategy.

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The school will cater to early childhood, junior, elementary, middle and high school students. The building has been designed to meet International standards and accreditation and includes a gymnasium, auditorium and sporting facilities.�


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International School Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam The Vietnamese school project is part of a new 12.69 hectare residential and leisure complex fronting the Saigon River. The 30,000m2 school is a non-denominational, co-educational and multicultural International school. The Vietnamese school project is located on a 3 hectare site in District 9 on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, and is part of major residential and leisure complex. The school will cater to early childhood, junior, elementary, middle and high school students. The building has been designed to meet International standards and accreditation and includes a gymnasium, auditorium and sporting facilities. It features a bold, dynamic facade which includes super graphic images on the sports hall and drama playhouse.

Client Project value

VinaCapital $30m

Project size

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The school is designed to accommodate 1400 children, plus a 12 storey tower.

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The centre of the building has been opened up and features a new contemporary stair that lets daylight in and acts as a principal axis point from the main entrance through to the outdoor playing area at the rear of the building.�


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Sturt Street Community School Adelaide, South Australia The new structures reduce the scale of the existing building, add colour, and integrate with the outdoor play areas to provide a fun and friendly environment. Constructed in 1883, the Sturt Street School served the southwest corner of Adelaide for over 100 years until its closure in 1996. Disused for over ten years and in a very poor state of dilapidation, the project has seen the conservation and adaptive reuse of the original building to create the first ‘integrated early learning centre’ in Adelaide. The centre provides childcare, preschool and infants school facilities in the one building. The internal spaces of the existing building had been altered and these areas were returned to their original layout by removing the internal walls, opening up the space and creating more flexibility within the classrooms. New buildings containing access, services and amenities blocks are located on the back of the existing building. The buildings are separated by light weight glazed links, allowing the historic building fabric to retain its identity and integrity while maximising the penetration of natural daylight.

Client Completion

Department for Transport Energy & Infrastructure 2004

Project value

$5.7m

Awards

2005 Commendation - New Building, Royal Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter Heritage, Education 2005 Commendation - New Development in Heritage Conservation and Adaptive Reuse, Edmund Wright Heritage Award, Local Government Association of South Australia

The centre of the building has been opened up and features a new contemporary stair that lets daylight in and acts as a principal axis point from the main entrance through to the outdoor playing area at the rear of the building.

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The tropical, semi-rural nature of the site was comprehensively integrated into the architecture. The resulting campus not only meets the functional needs of the campus yet also aims to espouse the ethos of the school generally.�


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Djarragun College Freshwater, Queensland The tropical, semi-rural nature of the site was comprehensively integrated into the architecture. Following an initial commission to undertake a master plan for the Djarragun College, Cairns Campus, Woodhead was engaged as architects for each stage of works. The campus buildings have been progressively built since 1988 and the campus has progressed in a staged manner in accordance with its master plan.

Client Completion

Djarragun College 2004-2005

Project value

Dormitory $1.3m Dining Hall $1.5m Library $1.6m

The project consisted of: − − − − −

Preschool Primary and Secondary School External play areas, sports fields Boarding accommodation Service and maintenance facilities The tropical, semi-rural nature of the site was comprehensively integrated into the architecture. In addition to meeting the functional needs of the campus, Woodhead aimed to espouse to the ethos of the school generally. Features include:

− Flexible multi-use spaces − Proper use of locally available materials − Sunscreen, shading and breeze control being vital design elements

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Aspire Schools PPP South East Queensland Woodhead was part of the PPP team that delivered the Aspire Schools project as part of the South East Queensland Schools PPP Project. The PPP was a key initiative of the Department of Education, Training and Employment to provide public education facilities in the rapidly growing South East Queensland Corridor. Aspire has adopted three core design principles to reinforce the The planned facilities have the capacity to support a contemporary education journey: curriculum and strengthen the identity of state schools to enhance market share. The proposed facilities are designed to maximise the adaptability of a school operating as a community hub serving − flexible and adaptable design to support a range of learning strategies; diverse learning needs in the “Knowledge Age”. − supporting the learning community through social and The criteria for ESD, disability access, value for money and environmental interaction; and evolving teaching and technology requirements were delivered − sustainability – economic, environmental and operational. through Aspire’s designs. All master plans and individual buildings are designed to facilitate and entice community use to make each school a community hub. School to include: − − − − − − −

Peregian Springs State School, Peregian BayView State School, Thornlands Brightwater State School, Bundilla Coomera Rivers State School, East Coomera Augusta State School, Bellbird Park Woodlinks State School, Collingwood Park Murrumba State Secondary College, Murrumba Downs

Client Completion

Broad Construction 2010

Project value

$150m

ESD

All schools achieved a 4 Star Green StarEducation Design V1 rating. Coomera Rivers achieved a 5 Star Green Star-Education Design V1 rating. Sourced from www.education.qld.gov.au SEQ Schools Project.

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03 Our Commitment Woodhead Process


Environmental Sustainability and Innovation Woodhead Thought Leadership Our responsibility as architects and designers extends beyond the completion of construction as we focus upon the lifecycle of a building. This is reflected in our commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Environmental Management System Woodhead’s Environmental Management System (EMS) aims to reduce the environmental impacts that may result from our operations and from the projects we design. Our EMS has been tailored around our existing ISO 9001 Quality Assurance system, and focuses primarily on actions needed to address our Climate Friendly commitment. We look forward to achieving final EMS ISO 14001:2004 certification shortly.

Green Building Codes As an inaugural and continuing member of the Green Building Council of Australia, Woodhead continue to be actively involved in the creation of Australia’s first Green Star rating tools. In fact we were using similar rating tools on projects even before the creation of the GBCA, and we now support the GBCA in all their endeavours. Woodhead is committed to maintaining Green Star Accredited Professionals within each studio and at leadership level across the group. In addition our team has the knowledge and skills to work with and apply NABERS energy rating requirements and relevant Government and Defence sustainability guidelines.

Greenhouse Impacts from Projects Our core service is in the delivery of world-class design. The built environment has a significant impact on global warming and water use, and we believe that we can drive positive change in our industry, ultimately to the point where sustainable development is part of the solution to global warming. Our Climate commitment objectives have been incorporated into our design process, whereby every project is assessed for sustainable benefits and outcomes. These outcomes are balanced between environmental, social and economic benefits.


WOODHEAD ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Woodhead has developed a set of ‘ESD Performance Targets’ that are quantifiable measures relating to the assessment and design resolution of energy, water and materials in our projects. Example ESD Essential Requirements

Woodhead are increasingly raising the sustainability value in all of our projects – we believe that every client should benefit from improved building performance, improved user comfort, and reduced environmental risk.

Woodhead ‘ESD Performance Targets’ The ESD Performance Targets work together with a defined set of ‘ESD Essential Requirements’ to capture additional initiatives to lower the overall environmental impact of the building during design, construction and operation. Energy

Energy Appliances shall meet the following minimum energy efficient ratings; − − − − − −

Dishwasher: 3.5 stars Refrigerator: 4 stars Washing machine: 4 stars dryer: 2.5 stars Domestic air-conditioner: 4.5 stars for cooling Hot water systems shall have solar pre-boost with the system sized to provide a solar contribution of at least 50% of total annual hot water energy consumption. Where natural gas or LPG is available to the site the hot water system shall be gas boosted.

− Achieve a 20% improvement on the minimum energy efficient performance requirements using either one of the Verification Methods (Stated Values or Reference Building) described in Section J of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Water − The 20% improvement target is generally consistent with the All taps, toilet, showers and appliances shall have a minimum AAA minimum 4.5 star NABERS rating for commercial office buildings. rating or equivalent star rating. − A building meeting the minimum BCA energy efficiency requirements should achieve an approximate 3 star NABERS Materials rating. − A 4.5 star NABERS rating represents an approximate 20% to 25% − All refrigerants and insulation shall have an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of zero. improvement compared to a 3 star building. − All timbers shall be sourced from either post consumer reused Water timber or from plantations complying with the Australian Forestry Standard. − Achieve a 30% reduction in potable water consumption compared − All internal paints shall be low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) to a design reference building. (g/litre). − NSW: the residential planning scheme (BASIX) sets a water target − No PVC products shall be used in floor coverings (unless there is of 40% reduction compared to average water consumption. This no other alternative). is calculated using a complex web based database. − The simple method for calculating the water target is described in − A dedicated storage area shall be provided to allow segregation and collection of recyclable waste generated during occupancy of the Defence Water Target Calculation Methodology document. the building. Materials During demolition and construction works at least 70% of all waste by weight (except hazardous materials) should be either reused or recycled. Recorded by the contractor each month: − weight of all waste leaving the site; − weight of waste that was recycled/reused (i.e. not sent to landfill); and − destination and/or name of recycler/waste hauler. Soil stockpiled on site for reuse as fill shall not be counted in the calculation of waste. The definition and calculation of waste shall be in accordance with the current Green Star Technical Manual. 59


BIM Commitment Woodhead Thought Leadership Building: An information rich digital prototyped building.

Woodhead is committed to the continual improvement and upskilling of our team with the latest documentation and visualisation technology. Our teams are fluent in CAD and BIM authoring and coordination technology, specialist graphic design and publication packages and traditional administration processing tools.

Information: Addition and inclusion of valuable building information to the model.

The implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools and processes have made it possible to better streamline work flows throughout a building’s life-cycle, from concept /schematic design to model integration of design and construction models to facilitating the management of maintenance and decommissioning information of the built asset.

Modelling: Form and function with pre-planned intent.

BIM tools and processes enable our team to reduce risk, retain design intent and better ensure the client interest is maintained throughout the project. This also helps streamline quality control and provides a higher level of coordination between consultants. The processes adopted and the generation of coordinated models facilitates clear communication between all project stakeholders which in turn provides access to a wider range of analytic tools thereby better addressing our clients specific needs. At Woodhead, the adoption of BIM tools and processes is now our predominant and preferred method of workflow thereby ensuring quality solutions for our clients. Our BIM technology enables our teams to: − − − −

Reduce risk particularly in the bid phase of the project Retain design intent throughout the project Streamline quality control Provide design and construction certainty between consultant disciplines − Reduce conflicts on site through clash detection and comprehensive scheduling and data reporting during the design process.


WOODHEAD QUALITY AND TECHNICAL CAPABILITY

Woodhead has pioneered BIM as a key platform in the delivery of a range of large-scale facilities in Australia over the last five years. We believe that now is the time to make further advancements in the application of these tools to realise the next generation of benefits for our clients.” Jason Howden, Woodhead Group BIM Manager

BIM lessons we have learned − Technology... BIM is a process with efficiencies available through planning of clear workflow practices and procedures. − Modelling may incur more up front costs, yet; − The integrated model can provide a greater level of control all round. − There is value in working with Contractors as Consultants, however not all procurement processes will support this. − Getting the right team is an issue for all projects. With BIM implementation selecting the right team is essential. BIM is only as effective as the most ineffective link. − The level of service is superior to that of traditional service provision and therefore of greater value to the Client. Case Study: Greenskills, Perth, WA Woodhead is commissioned as lead consultant for the design and delivery of the Central Institute of Technology’s Greenskills project in Perth, WA. The new building will provide an innovative learning centre for the development of knowledge in the area of sustainable building design studies. Woodhead are collaborating with the Structural and Building Services Engineers to develop the integrated BIM model, capturing the work of all design team members, to establish and validate the building design, to enable construction documentation production, and to capture future ‘as constructed’ information, maintenance and manual requirements. The appointment includes the provision of full architectural and interior design services and coordination and integration of all sub consultants. The latest technological developments and processes were adopted to inform the move towards fully integrated project delivery.

Quality Certified by Australian Standards Woodhead operates a certified Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, across Woodhead Studios covered on the Certificate. Renewal: 23 February 2015. Woodhead takes the quality of its services and output seriously. Excellent outcomes for our clients are our goal, achieved by working with a Management System that provides checks and balances to our processes, ensuring consistent success. This mature Management System is certified in five Australian States and Territories, by SAI-Global, to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008. This includes a Management Manual detailing the company’s approach to policies, objectives, management review, resources, sub-consultant appointment and improvement strategies. Core business processes from Project Initiation through to Completion are described. In addition, a range of system-specific procedures, forms and checklists provide a structure to ensure Woodhead staff work consistently and well. These relate to document and record control, required competencies, client feedback and continuous improvement action through a sophisticated internal audit program. Woodhead has a full-time Group Quality and Risk Systems Manager based in Adelaide, with a Project Delivery team in each Australian office checking the efficient management of quality – both in process and final product - throughout the company. All staff have equal access to quality-related resources over a company-wide Intranet.

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