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Emmanuel Anglican College Junior GLA Building
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Emmanuel Anglican College
Junior GLA Building

As a central focus of a future Junior School precinct, the new GLA building site is directly connected to the sites masterplanned circulation ‘spine’.

The understated exterior of the new building belies a bold yet timeless interior. The projects' flexible learning capability is a direct response to the pedagogical principles on which the College is founded and reflective of the project teams’ desire to provide a high quality setting to deliver these modern teaching methods.

An abundance of natural light spills through the interior via expansive windows and interior glass walling, connecting the built form to its outdoor learning spaces and landscape context. The individual class and group learning areas open into the heart of the building, a generously scaled collaborative area with its spatial capabilities and functional requirements deftly separated using shape, colour, material selection and scale.

Saint Stephen's College Administration
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Saint Stephen's College
Administration

Completed in early 2016, the new Administration Centre is a bold departure from traditional school administration fit-outs.

The brief was for an overarching contemporary look and feel both inside and out whilst projecting a professionally corporate presence.

Externally at street frontage, the building displays a fresh façade of contemporary lines with extensive use of sun louvres and Colorbond cladding making for an impressionably modern entry statement to the existing college.

Internally, the fit-out showcases green feature walls with display cases, honed concrete finishes to stairwells and contemporary carpeting and furnishings completing this functionally engaging space.

The building now comfortably accommodates the departments of the Headmaster, School Council, Admissions and Enrolments as well as the school reception, meeting rooms and other facilities.

King's Christian College Prep Centre
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King's Christian College
Prep Centre

From the outset, the College wanted a building that spearheaded a new image that reflects their versatile, innovative learning programs.

It did however, need to complement existing architecture - not disengage from it. To align the building with its surrounding context, the contemporary use of the existing material palette flows seamlessly with the introduced sharp angles and bright colours.

The freeform design approach emulates a courtyard like typology, where the external space acts as a spill-out of the internal spaces bringing light, colour, volume and enjoyment to the learning areas within. This central breakout area cleverly connects all spaces into one dynamic, versatile, child-specific zone.

The interiors emulate the children’s picture book by Eric Carl, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, with each classroom colour depicting a food eaten by the caterpillar. Porthole ‘caterpillar bite’ windows visually connect teaching areas, adding to the overall experience of joyful learning.

Sea World Penguin Encounter
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Sea World
Penguin Encounter

A wildlife exhibit that can support King Penguins in a simulated native environment whilst inviting patrons to become part of the scenery.

This commission represented a number of significant challenges. The project team had to create an enclosure that could simulate the native Antarctic environment to ensure the ongoing comfort for the King Penguins whilst allowing interaction with the public.

Our aim was for the audience to feel as though they were immersed in the environment and become part of the scenery. The experience spans above and below the water, giving patrons an opportunity to explore the environment as though they were right there in the Antarctic. The layout throughout enhances the feeling of exploration by taking them on a journey of discovery as they make their way up to the viewing platform.

Saint Stephen’s College Science Centre
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Saint Stephen’s College
Science Centre

Saint Stephen's College Science Centre challenges the traditional delivery methodology of science education.

As a departure from the long-established 'Laboratory' style facility, the intent was to create a space that would inspire students to explore the world of science through discovery, enquiry and self-guided education.

Working within an established framework, the facility reinvents and extends an existing built envelope, transforming six traditional classrooms into flexible, dynamic learning spaces. The new portion of the building contains a theatre-style demonstration laboratory, research lounge and additional classrooms all linked by a 'collaboration spine'. These spaces motivate students to engage in self-guided learning by facilitating live experiments and open discussion forums.

Saint Stephen’s College LOTE Centre
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Saint Stephen’s College
LOTE Centre

With the advent of the internet and high speed communication, learning a language in schools has become an interactive process that in some instances results in students from different countries teaching each other.

The Senior Technology Building at Saint Stephen’s College on the Gold Coast has dismissed the principles of a traditional eight by eight classroom and reinvented the learning space to create a multitude of compact, interactive, fun and collaborative spaces, each with distinct learning functions.
The spaces not only challenge the way we traditionally learn other languages and consume information, but also the way we teach and present material.

Trinity Lutheran College Multipurpose Hall
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Trinity Lutheran College Multipurpose Hall

The Multipurpose Hall at Trinity Lutheran College represents a landmark project for the college.

This project, delivered under the BER funding scheme from the Federal Government, was delivered with a very limited time frame. The Hall has since become an integrated part of the campus, as it has become the hub for the school’s physical education program.

The hall has activated a previously under-utilised precinct of the campus. This contribution has resulted in an expansion of the campus layout and development philosophy.

St Andrew’s Lutheran College Cecile Ryan Centre
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St Andrew’s Lutheran College
Cecile Ryan Centre

The new Cecile Ryan Centre is the signature building on the St Andrews Tallebudgera Campus.

This library development is the multi-media hub for the campus and is central to the ongoing development of the college’s new age teaching technologies.

Its architecturally innovative design responds to the conditions imposed by a steep hillside site. The innovative planning concepts manifested in this building are a response to the rapidly changing landscape of education delivery in the 21st Century. A multitude of learning options are offered to students through creative planning and furnishings.

The undercroft area of the Cecile Ryan Building has recently been developed into the college’s specialised language centre including three classroom spaces and a multitude of flexible learning areas.

Silverpoint
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Silverpoint

The easterly aspect and uninterrupted ocean views make the prestigious 32-level Silverpoint Tower a sought-after residential complex.

With only two units per floor, open plan living and generous balconies, this property still commands premium resale prices 30 years after completion.

To enhance the simple, clean lines of the structure, the exterior is finished in a timeless colour scheme of charcoal and white. Making the most of the temperate south east Queensland climate, residents can enjoy outdoor swimming pools and spa, and the lush tropical landscaping.

Lynton Group Headquarters
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Lynton Group Headquarters

Forming a major part of a wider urban renewal project, the Lynton Group Headquarters represents new thinking in the design and operation of car sales and service facilities.

The project aimed to challenge the existing typology by rejecting the notion that car sales precincts required large open display yards.

Instead the facility promoted the business model of increased online marketing and developing a more ‘Urbane’ development which increased the density of car storage through the use of multi-storey car parks. The resultant outcome allowed the majority of the ground floor to become green space and active frontage to the busy trans-urban vehicle arterial.

This approach also further improved the circulation patterns of the site, reducing issues such as car management and staff circulation, and increasing operation efficiencies.

Sheldon College Senior Learning Centre
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Sheldon College Senior Learning Centre

Built within an existing envelope that formerly housed the Administration and several classrooms, the new facility was formed through the removal of internal partitions and operable walls to create a mixture of large and intimate spaces.

Small spaces are defined within larger rooms through the use of changes in colour, materials and texture. Modular and loose furniture has been utilised to enable students and teachers to customise the physical environment to suit the desired learning experience. This flexibility is augmented by fixed joinery areas (window seat, Student Lounge 2 and Senior Lounge) that create café / university style environments.

Sheldon College Stadium
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Sheldon College Stadium

This state of the art multi-purpose sports and physical education stadium accommodates basketball, gymnastics and badminton.

The facility includes a plastic sprung sports floor.
The performance space is capable of seating 2,000 people in performance / assembly mode. The facility also includes demountable / operable spectator viewing facilities with separate back of house preparation area, gymnasium, training facilities, sports offices, management facilities, commercial kitchen facility with reception and function rooms.

Peak Avenue Duplexes
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Peak Avenue Duplexes

The development is located within the beachside village of Main Beach, Queensland. A light natural palette is utilised throughout the interior to deliver an uncomplicated appearance and generate a feeling of space through simplicity.

Externally, the development stands out amongst the existing palette of the urban environment through the use of a dark brick and zinc roof. The roof employs a saw-tooth style to maximise natural ventilation through convection. This promotes cross-ventilation vertically as well as horizontally.

The atrium created by the continuous stairs further exemplifies this effect. Large concertina doors are utilised at the front and rear of the ground floor, increasing connectivity to the external courtyards which include water features and pools. In order to enhance the aesthetics at the entrance of the property, a single width vehicular access ramp has been incorporated.

At the base of the ramp is a fully underground turning bay allowing the residents to access double-parking garages beneath each duplex. The use of this single entry ramp eliminates the proliferation of garage doors and ramps, which is evident in many similar developments. Each of the double lock up garages is fitted with a secure roller door to provide security to residences.

CoSpaces Southport GC
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CoSpaces Southport GC

45 Nerang St, Southport is a project with significant and tangible urban importance. As one of the oldest remaining buildings on the Gold Coast, the original Ambulance Station had been modified over time to hide its important historic façade.

As part of our commission, we undertook extensive historical research and drew on our experience to recreate the original envelope of the building through historical detailing and building methods. At the rear of the building sits a modern addition, which along with the traditional building, houses
Co Spaces.

This workspace is a flexible, dynamic environment, offering companies (both big and small) the opportunity to rent office space of varying sizes. Unique collaboration spaces, meeting rooms and an awarded coffee shop also contributes to the space, creating a flexible and dynamic environment that fosters creativity and embraces the history of the building. 45 Nerang St has become a landmark project in the Gold Coast CBD, having received multiple urban design awards.

Sheldon College Linq Building
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Sheldon College Linq Building

The college’s modern approach to education requires the use of a modern design methodology.

The 21st Century Learning Centre at Sheldon College has been designed to promote excellence in the senior student community. The building will house specialist facilities such as recording / editing studios, lecture theatre and trade studios.

This centre will enhance the learning experience through flexible architecture that supports modern learning practices.

Southport Residence
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Southport Residence

This lakefront home has been stylishly refurbished for the balmy Queensland climate.

Interior spaces seamlessly blend with spacious, covered outdoor terraces with large concertina doors. Sliding doors partition bedroom, living and exterior spaces, opening up to capture the south-easterly breezes and allow cross ventilation. Living spaces downstairs face south onto the Southport golf course, while family kitchen and meal spaces are designed to take in views of the lake. The upstairs master bedroom, with a generous ensuite, looks towards the Surfers Paradise skyline and westwards to Tambourine Mountain.

This home is beautifully appointed with polished hardwood flooring and Bisazza ceramic mosaic wall tiles, Vola tapware and D-Line door hardware. Recessed Delta lighting is used to highlight art work as well architectural features inside and outside the home.

Cnr Queen & Bauer Streets Southport
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Cnr Queen & Bauer Streets
Southport

With uninterrupted water and parkland views over the Southport Broadwater, this proposed 15-level development has a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom inner-city style apartments.

The sleek, minimalist design based on a geometric layout gives the building a timeless simplicity. Exterior treatments include frameless glass balustrade and sliding louvre panels to eastern balconies. Perforated metal panelling cleverly and aesthetically screens ground and first level parking areas.
This building will be attractive to full-time residents of Southport and those looking for smaller living spaces at a competitive price.

With a north-easterly aspect, Bauer on Queen is ideally located only 200 metres from the Broadwater Parklands light rail station.

C38 Darwin
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C38 Darwin

As a landmark mixed-use development, this proposal was created to accommodate over 1000 government employees in a unique, dynamic work environment.

This proposal was envisaged as the major rejuvenation project for the Central Business Hub of Darwin. Incorporating advanced sustainability elements such as green walls and roofs, double-glazed walls and active monitoring systems, it also aimed to set a new standard for office development in the tropical climate of Far North Australia.

Caloundra City School Multimedia Centre
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Caloundra City School
Multimedia Centre

The Caloundra City Private School Multimedia Centre is a significant building in the evolution of the campus’ facilities and sense of community and identity.

Constructed as part of the BER funding program, the building fulfills the schools need for a traditional library and then extends the typology to address the needs of students and teachers in the 21st Century. Group Learning Area, Technology Rooms, Junior Reading Hubs and an IT Hub are all contained in the building which has also become a focal point of the students social interaction.

Housing all these needs in one building proved challenging. By employing clever use of technology, movable storage shelving as privacy screen, operable walls to close and extend spaces and varying floor levels, the uses of the building are clearly defined, creating a synergy of spaces.

All Saints Anglican School Chapel
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All Saints Anglican School
Chapel

All Saints Anglican School has a history dating back over twenty-eight years. The Chapel provides the final piece to the original master plan of the campus.

Delicately nestled in the heart of the school, The Chapel sits within its context overlooking the immaculate fields, wetlands and the distant Gold Coast skyline.

Inside, the large raked timber ceiling and extensive natural materials provide an overwhelming yet intimate space. Symmetry, proportion and expressiveness of the building’s beautiful structure is reminiscent of ancient religious buildings.

The All Saints Chapel is a multi-adaptive place of worship and a space for children to learn in the presence of God.

St Hilda's School Senior Centre
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St Hilda's School
Senior Centre

Burling Brown Architects with St Hilda’s School have successfully transformed an existing three storey 1980’s brick classroom building into a dynamic, innovative example of modern educational architecture.

The project successfully integrates and enhances the existing campus fabric while delivering adaptable flexible learning spaces that challenge traditional teaching pedagogy. The ground floor originally comprising classrooms and hospitality teaching facilities has been transformed into a generous refectory space opening out to surrounding ovals, bushland and central school court. This school refectory, with coffee shop, stage and DJ facilities can cater for up to 500 people. This facility has now become an important community space and a central gathering point for social activities on the campus.

The upper floors include library and collaborative learning areas, sound recording and video production studios, student services area, interview and conference rooms with 14 GLA spaces contained within the refurbished building. Each of the GLA’s have fold back acoustically treated clear glass doors allowing spaces to be modified and adapted to achieve the desired teaching and interactive learning configurations.

Bruce Lynton BMW Showroom
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Bruce Lynton BMW Showroom

This project represents a major rejuvenation of the Southern entry to the Tweed Heads Central Business Precinct.

The proposal incorporates Commercial, Retail, Hospitality and Light Industrial uses. Due to the complex nature of the project, a detailed analysis of the building program was required to determine the best urban outcome. This project will establish a new urban focus for the riverfront site within the Tweed Heads region.

The Southport School
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The Southport School

Established in 1901, this Anglican boys school (Pre-school to Year 12) is situated on the banks of the Nerang River, Southport.

Since 1974, Burling Brown has completed numerous architectural commissions for TSS including the establishment of the junior school campus during the 1980s.

Signature projects include the recently completed Sheil Complex, Centenary Centre, Annand Theatre and Dods Building. Burling Brown continues to provide comprehensive master planning services and architectural commissions including schematic design, documentation and full contract administration.

A new tiered academic lecture theatre and major refurbishments to the senior school library are in progress.

Southport Fire Station
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Southport Fire Station

The sharp edges and top-heavy concrete, bunker-like structure of the Southport Fire Station impose a sense of power over the busy Nerang Road.

Completed in the late 1970’s as a major Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) project, the Southport Fire Station portrays strength and functionality. The exposed pre-cast concrete and fortress-like appearance are hallmarks of the brutalist architectural movement of the 1970’s. In contrast, the interior of the building is soft-edged with light-filled concrete stairwells broken up with plants.

The building still operates as a central fire station as well as houses the administration offices for the Southern region.
The station also has dormitories for fire fighters on night shift, firefighting equipment and training facilities, including a multi-storey concrete tower for training exercises.

Bayview Harbour
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Bayview Harbour

With sweeping ocean views, this north-east facing residential tower complex is set in lush landscaped grounds with its own private Broadwater marina.

Residents can enjoy the Gold Coast lifestyle on their doorstep with indoor and outdoor heated spas, swimming pools, gymnasium, sauna, tennis court and barbecue areas.
A landmark development on the northern end of the Gold Coast, each of these classic 1980’s towers is distinctly different. The tallest is the 36-level Broadwater Tower while the elegant Leeward Tower is 20 levels.

All towers have spacious apartments with large balconies as well as a penthouse with commanding views south towards Surfers Paradise and north towards Stradbroke Island.

Saint Stephen’s College iCentre
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Saint Stephen’s College iCentre

The rapid advancement in technology and access to digital content has posed a major shift in how we conceive libraries and resource spaces within our schools.

With high speed Internet and wireless devices, the traditional limitations of accessing information have become something of the past. Today’s challenge lies within managing and delivering relevant information and digital content.

The iCentre at Saint Stephen’s College is located within the heart of the campus and offers a mixture of existing and new building works. The centre provides a delicate balance between traditional library values and modern digital rich environments. With its large, naturally lit volumes, high quality finishes and technology rich spaces, the iCentre provides a stimulating and collaborative environment for the Saint Stephen’s community

Greenmount
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Greenmount

Built into a steep hillside above Greenmount Beach, the simple yet distinct shape of this multi-storey resort has become a Gold Coast landmark for the past 40 years.

In contrast to the ubiquitous Gold Coast high rises, the extruded triangle form – one of the strongest geometric forms – creates a perfectly balanced construction.

Greenmount Beach Resort was the first major residential complex built at the southern end of the Gold Coast.
It replaced the original timber guest houses of the late 19th and early 20th Century that first enticed tourists to the Gold Coast’s lifestyle of sun, sand and surf.

All Saints Anglican School Nairn Theatre
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All Saints Anglican School
Nairn Theatre

The All Saints Anglican School Theatre – called the Nairn Theatre in recognition of the school's founding Headmaster

It is the central facility for teaching, rehearsing and performance of the school’s Music and Speech and Drama Departments. The building’s requirements were formulated through research of typical models of local and interstate Tertiary and Secondary facilities, with a particular emphasis on current and perceived teaching and production needs relative to All Saints philosophies and pedagogies for the Music and Speech and Drama curriculum.

The building therefore focuses on theatre with the integration of facilities, amenities, services and decorations to achieve an optimum theatrical ambience for teachers, students and the school community.

Tallai Residence
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Tallai Residence

Set into a steep hillside, this stunning two-winged residence with double-vaulted roofs makes a grand statement on the luxuriant Queensland landscape.

Minimalist contemporary materials – including stainless steel, glass, natural stone and zinc cladding – are used throughout the residence and an extensive use of Bisazza Italian mosaic tiles creates a stunning finish to this home, which was completed in 2008.

A suspended concrete pool is set in a lush, well-established garden in Tallai’s fertile red volcanic soil. Hidden from view is underground parking space for 8 cars with the main bedroom capturing sweeping views of the Gold Coast from Coolangatta to Sanctuary Cove.

Rivage Royale
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Rivage Royale

The dramatic wave form of the 28 level Rivage Royale dominates the Southport skyline.

Constructed in 1989/90 this prestige residential project comprises 176 private apartments. Amenities also include restaurant, indoor pool, gymnasium, games room, residence lounge and a riverfront marina. Twenty three separate unit types are contained within the project, each capturing dramatic views from the Hinterland to the west around to Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, the Southport Spit and South Stradbroke Island to the north east.

The Japanese client, Hazama Corporation, requested the inclusion of a feature sky garden expressed as a striking three storey high penetration through the building facade. Combined with the sweeping wave form, this sky garden gives Rivage Royale its distinctive appearance on the banks of the Nerang River.

Land Rover Southport
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Land Rover Southport

The new Land Rover Dealership and Services Facility reflects the changing face of the internationally recognised brand.

The site currently houses the vastly successful Bruce Lynton Land Rover Dealership. This was originally built around the Land Rover company identity over 20 years ago. The new proposed design will reinvigorate the existing location and aim to redefine how the building addresses the prominent urban edges that surround the site.

Zero setbacks have allowed the building to embrace active street frontage, contribute positively to the surrounding environment and challenge the traditional typology of the car showroom. Clever use of levels and screening allow the higher impact uses of the facility such as the service workshop, parking and storage to be located away from the street frontage where they could have a negative impact. This will become a landmark project for the Land Rover brand and prominent local business success, the Bruce Lynton Group.