Brisbane Grammar School Senior Boarding Residence
Brisbane Grammar School Senior Boarding Residence

Located on the upper three floors of the historical Harlin House Building. Brisbane Grammar School’s new senior boarding residence develops on the innovative design approach used in the junior facility to create modern, individual/private rooms for 79 boys in years 9 to 12.

The design pays respect to the historical nature & constraints of the existing building, whilst creating contemporary compact private spaces for each boarder, individual supervisor rooms, and social spaces for them to connect. Each detail of the modular room design, and facility comes together to create a unique and homely feel for the students to live.


Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography

LORDS Student Learning Hub and Administration
LORDS Student Learning Hub and Administration

The Learning Hub and Administration is a place making building, representing a new centrepiece for LORDS students, staff and community. The facilities represent the educational desire for quality learning and work spaces for both students and staff.

The Master Planning process highlighted the need for a new Administration space and Learning Hub. Meeting rooms, office spaces, flexible hot desks, welcoming reception and waiting areas on the ground floor represent a significant change from the demountable building LORDS had outgrown. The all age group Learning Hub on the first floor takes advantage of the north facing outlook over the eucalyptus forest. Students and staff are visually connected to the eucalyptus canopies from the moment you enter the Learning Hub. The flexible learning lounge acts the centre piece on the first floor and is break out space for makers spaces, flexible classrooms and focused learning spaces. The flexible learning lounge provides a space for traditional library resources, group reflection and individual study. Separating junior students from senior students through deliberate furniture selections whilst maintaining visual connection to the tree canopies outside.


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Trinity Lutheran College Senior Learning Precinct
Trinity Lutheran College Senior Learning Precinct

The Senior Learning Precinct was identified as a pivotal building within the Colleges Master Plan, endeavouring to create diverse learning spaces valuing the ideas of interaction, connectivity and movement. These engrained values coupled with malleable information delivery technologies and spaces, are opportunistic for flexible teaching typologies and pedagogies to mature seamlessly creating effective and memorable learning experiences for the inhabitants.

Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography

Coomera Anglican College J Block Refurbishment & Extension
Coomera Anglican College J Block Refurbishment & Extension

The adaptation of the J-Block from an outdated educational building to a versatile, flexible and transferable space has been designed to grow with today’s and tomorrow education pedagogies. Connectivity, flexibility and function play key roles in the design vision, which enhances the opportunity for seeing beyond an internal space as a classroom. Instead creating opportunity for external areas to become a versatile extension of the learning program and breakout space.

Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography

Trinity Lutheran College Middle School Reinvention
Trinity Lutheran College Middle School Reinvention

The Middle School Building at Trinity Lutheran College has been re-invented and re-imagined into a thriving precinct that reflects the needs of teachers and students in modern learning practices. An existing rigid structural floor plate limited the ability to remove internal walls completely. Instead, the design response focussed on creating enhanced connectivity internally and externally. The spaces provide a variety of learning programs accommodating varied needs. The interiors focus on the identity of space which breaks down the original repetitive nature of the floor plates.

Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography

Brisbane Grammar School Junior Boarding Residence
Brisbane Grammar School Junior Boarding Residence

Located on the upper floor of the Historical SW Griffith Building. Brisbane Grammar School’s new Junior Boarding Residences employs an innovative design approach, that delivers a modern and homely environment, whilst maintaining the historical significance of the building. Modular home pods have been designed to create a sense of ownership and privacy for the individual residents, with attention to detail in the design process being paramount to enhancing a sense of community and ensuring the integrity of the historic building remained.

Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography

AB Paterson College The Winton Centre
AB Paterson College The Winton Centre

This multi-functional contemporary project focuses on the ever evolving strategies and practices used in developing learning and teaching pedagogy’s. The building is designed to enhance and engage with the social and mental well-being of students and educators in order to provide positive and healthy spaces for those within and around the building.

The development encompasses a quarter of the existing campus, with new internal road ways and carparking, addressing congestion and access to the campus. The three storey building contains a new Early Learning Centre, After Hours Care Centre, Café and covered outdoor areas on the ground floor.

Multi-functional and technologically enhanced lecture theatre, flexible learning core, G.L.A’s with live recording capabilities, film studio and outdoor learning on the first floor. Junior resources, academic research facilities connected to live recording spaces, collaborative staff recourses, development spaces and quiet oratory spaces for both students and educators. All visually connected to the ground floor through a central light filled void looking into the rainforest designed gardens.

Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography

St Hilda’s School Horton Building
St Hilda’s School
Horton Building

The Horton Building continues to prosper some 26 years post it’s last major extension and renovation. Originally thought to be designed in the early 1980s (architect unknown) and later refurbished and extended in 1991 by Burling Brown Architects. St Hilda’s Schools outdated and tired Horton Library has been transformed into a first class Arts building and Middle School Administration.

Existing architectural drawings proved successful in understanding the existing buildings structural nature and program. These drawings allowed the design approach to be orientated around the subtraction of existing elements in order to establish a new program creating order around new design principles.

What has resulted is the re-birth of an outdated building that had lost its place on campus.

Photography: Murray Rix – RixRyan Photography

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, Centre Of Music Excellence.
Saint Stephen’s College, Centre Of Music Excellence.

Saint Stephen’s College, has for a long time, been at the forefront of innovation, technology and 21st century learning. The recent addition of the Centre of Music Excellence is a further testament to the College’s commitment in providing unconventional, high quality educational spaces.

The Centre comprises a 220-seat state-of-the art recital hall, rehearsal studios, specialised instrumental teaching spaces, percussion studio and flexible learning areas. The high quality acoustics and attention to detail ensures that the spaces provide the absolute best quality music facilities to more than 350 students across the campus as well as the wider community.

Architecturally, the Music Centre stands as a dynamic and bold gesture reflecting the College’s progressive attitudes towards education whilst being sympathetic to the current vernacular through use of familiar materials and finishes. The Centre of Music Excellence sets a new standard in Music and Performing Arts spaces within Schools and in the wider community.

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.

St Hilda’s School Junior STEAM Building
St Hilda’s School
Junior STEAM Building

Nestled amongst the melaleuca trees and grassy bank at St Hilda’s School, rests the Junior STEAM Building. A project aiming to invoke the imagination of young women through architectural dialogue focused on encouraging students to pursue interests in a blend of sciences, technologies, engineering, arts and mathematics.

From the outset, the School valued the existing flora onsite and thus the design response was to respect and maintain majority of the existing trees, whilst efficiently program an educational building to suit the site. The melaleuca trees
were used to shape the buildings elevation and footprint.

The external finishes takes on a minimalist approach, through the use of raw fibre cement panels, steel and glass. The raw finishes were inspired from the rawness of the bark on the melaleuca trees.


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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.

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.

External Building View

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.

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.

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 Administration
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Saint Stephen’s College

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Coomera Anglican College The POD
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Coomera Anglican College

The POD delivers a high-quality experience to accommodate aspirations for learning, discovery and engagement.

In a changing world driven by innovation, it is important for Coomera Anglican College to continue with a growth mindset in order to challenge learning processes for the benefit of the College community.

As the new entry statement for the Junior School, The POD remains true to the distinct and unique architectural aesthetic of the existing campus, while utilising contemporary and progressive architectural principles, construction methods and materials to promote and enhance educational facilities for the benefit of the students, staff and community.

Focused around a central hearth learning environment, a diverse range of spaces individual and collaborative, internal and external branch out to support and accommodate inquisitive young minds. While there is an emphasis on light, transparency and connection, students still have opportunities to retreat into seclusion to read or escape to the deepest parts of the galaxy within the immersive 360-degree video projected amphitheatre.

Children’s Attractions
Children’s Attractions

Children’s attractions excite, entertain and educate in safe surrounds.

Creating environments that can fulfil these fundamental desires require a unique and creative approach to the design process which demands an understanding of the context as well as the needs of the specific audience. Children’s attractions are immersive and allow the child’s imagination to be ignited and stimulated while remaining safe & comfortable.

From the outset, safety is a focal point of all our projects. We aim to create an environment in which the safety of the children, attraction operators as well as that of the children’s supervisors are assured.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Amusement Rides
Amusement Rides

Amusement rides that offer a holistic experience for patrons are integral to the success of theme parks.

Pre-amusement and post-amusement entertainment are critical elements in enhancing a theme park visitor’s experience. As a result, when approaching new amusement rides, we look to immerse users into an unfamiliar perception, creating a memorable attraction and in turn, a drawcard for our clients.


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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.

All Saints Anglican School Chapel
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All Saints Anglican School

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.

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