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3 July 2023
The Strand House
Design: Robeson Architects
The Strand House Perth Western Australia
photo : Dion Robeson
The Strand House
Unlike the majority of medium density infill in Perth, this new WA property aims to maximise outdoor space and reduce the impact of the urban heat island effect. Much of Perth’s Urban infill has little regard to the site, orientation and the homes seek to maximise the footprint.

13 June 2023
Architecture for the future, Boola Katitjin WA’s building of the year
Design: Lyons with Silver Thomas Hanley

Boola Katitjin Murdoch University building:
Boola Katitjin Murdoch University building

Murdoch University’s landmark academic building Boola Katitjin has taken the top honour, the George Temple Poole Award, at the 2023 WA Architecture Awards.

Designed by Lyons with Silver Thomas Hanley, The Fulcrum Agency and Officer Woods Architects, the Six Star Green Star rated timber structure demonstrated “a leadership level of sustainability while enhancing the existing character and adding to the evolving future character of the Murdoch campus,” according to jury Chair Chris Maher.

“Lyons and their creative team have skilfully ensured that Boola Katitjin is more than a repository of knowledge, it’s a building that facilitates collaboration, a stimulating place of learning, teaching, and discovery, for students, teachers, staff, and visitors,” he said.

Boola Katitjin Murdoch University building

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Deeks said the award was testament to the commitment of Boola Katitjin’s designers to delivering a learning environment that was innovative both inside and out, but also retained the welcoming atmosphere and connection to culture that Murdoch is known for.

“Sustainability has always been important to Murdoch and is a fundamental part of our University strategy as we move forward, so it was imperative that Boola Katitjin would set a new standard in educational architecture,” he said.

“We always knew we had an incredible building, and it has been wonderful to see staff and students enjoy it this year, but to be recognised by industry as having the best overall architecture in Western Australia is fantastic.”

Boola Katitjin Murdoch University building

Boola Katitjin also received the Award for Educational Architecture and the Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture.

Judges said Boola Katitjin’s sustainability credentials were significant, praising the highly innovative use of structural timber to reduce the embodied carbon within the building by 55 per cent, and this the integration of mixed mode ventilation strategies throughout.

The building’s gable roof has 450kW of PV solar cells, which when combined with the many other low energy systems greatly reduce the overall operational energy consumed, and the servicing strategy ensures that the building can be fully electrified and operate with 100 per cent renewables.

15 Dec 2022
Clifton and Central, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Design: MJA Studio
Clifton and Central, Mount Lawley Australia
photo : Jack Lovel
Clifton and Central, Mount Lawley
Once an Australian icon, the humble suburban Corner Store has mostly been replaced by large supermarket chains and petrol stations. This is unfortunate as they provide much more to a local community than simply filling an immediate need for eggs or milk.

17 Jan 2022
Paloma House, Eagle Bay, Western Australia
Design: Sandy Anghie Architect
Paloma House Eagle Bay Western Australia
photograph : Jack Lovele
Paloma House, Eagle Bay
The Paloma House holiday home is located in Eagle Bay, in Western Australia’s southwest region. The home’s elongated shape set deep into the site was a direct result of strict adherence to the area’s Special Character Policy, the desire to minimize impact on the street, and also the fire set-backs required in the bushland setting.

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18 Oct 2021
Redesign: Hames Sharley
photograph : Douglas Mark Black
NEXTDC P2 Perth by Hames Sharley
NEXTDC P2, Perth’s first Tier IV data centre, has been named Best Commercial Property in the WA Property Council Awards. The project, delivered by Hames Sharley in partnership with Urbis and City of Perth (COP), is Western Australia’s largest data centre, comprising of over 10,000m² of technical space and 10 high-density data halls.

19 Aug 2021
Curtin University Midland Campus
Design: Silver Thomas Hanley Architecture / Lyons Architecture
Midland Campus, Curtin University, Perth Architecture News
photo : Dion Robeson
Midland Campus Curtin University
The design concept for the Curtin University Midland Campus takes cues from the rich Indigenous culture and the industrial context of the Midland area in Western Australia. It also reflects the monumental built form and materiality typical of the Curtin Bentley Campus.

16 Aug 2021
ARUP Office Development
Design: Hames Sharley
Arup Office Expansion Perth
image Courtesy architects office
Arup Office Expansion
Due to unexpected growth, ARUP required an expansion office with significant programme pressure and against a procurement environment increasingly disrupted by bushfires, the TOLL hack and COVID-19. The company took up level 8 of its existing building, a space already considered by six other potential tenants and dismissed because of its unusual layout.

14 May 2021
UWA Early Learning Centre
Design: Hames Sharley
UWA Early Learning Centre Perth
image Courtesy architecture office
UWA Early Learning Centre
The UWA Early Learning Centre outcome is an environmentally sustainable design with a fun environment for children to play, learn, and explore.⁠⁠ ⁠Nestled into a quiet, leafy corner of the UWA campus, the building’s single-storey scale and residential character relate well to the neighbouring residential area. ⁠

Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Perth

Australian National Phenome Centre, Perth

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23 Nov 2020
WA Museum Boola Bardip
Design: Hassell + OMA
WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Architecture News
photo © Peter Bennetts, courtesy of Hassell + OMA
WA Museum Boola Bardip
This new Perth building been conceived as a ‘collection of stories’ about Western Australia’s diversity, rich history, and contemporary culture. Heritage buildings and new volumes have been connected to offer a variety of curatorial possibilities, and to create the sheltered, outdoor ‘City Room’ for public cultural programs and daily activities, including a nine-day cultural festival celebrating the opening.

27 Nov 2020
J Robin Warren Library, University of Western Australia
Design: Hames Sharley
J Robin Warren Library Perth Architecture News
photo © Dion Robeson
J Robin Warren Library
The aspiration behind the major refurbishment of the J Robin Warren Library at the University of Western Australia was to transform the existing Medical and Dental Library into a modern student-centric education and learning facility.

20 Nov 2020
Marina East Perth Property

16 Oct 2020
Forrest Chase Mall

9 Oct 2020
Australis at Rossmoyne Waters

9 Oct 2020
Marmion Street House

1 Sep 2020
Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Master Plan

28 Aug 2020
North Perth House by Nic Brunsdon
Design: Architect Nic Brunsdon
North Perth House building construction
photo : Ben Hosking
North Perth House
The North Perth House is an urban-infill project in inner-city Perth. Located on a small block, the design responds by providing a variety of spaces, determined by a simple structural arrangement.

16 Dec 2019
Highgate Primary School Classrooms
Design: Iredale Pedersen Hook
Highgate Primary School Classrooms Perth Architecture News
photograph © Peter Bennetts
Highgate Primary School Classrooms
The Highgate Primary School Classrooms project includes the addition of 4 primary and 4 pre-primary ‘standard pattern’ teaching classrooms on to the state listed historic site of the primary school.

12 Mar 2019
Capital Square
Architects: Cox Architecture
Capital Square Perth Architecture News
photography : Martin Siegner and Peter Bennetts
Capital Square
A 30-level commercial office tower on the western perimeter of the Perth CBD. Fully leased by Woodside, the project delivers the mining company’s vision of a new paradigm for the city workplace which merges business and community values.

20 Feb 2019
Forrest Street House, Fremantle, Western Australia
Design: Philip Stejskal Architecture
House in Fremantle
photograph : Bo Wong
Forrest Street House in Fremantle
The clients had a typical Fremantle weatherboard cottage from the 1920, they wanted to remove the 1950s lean-to structure and add a substantial renovation.

3 Dec 2018
Surfmist House, City Beach
Architects: Sandy Anghie Architect
Surfmist House in Perth Architecture News
photo : Dion Robeson
Surfmist House
An addition and renovation to a 1970s house in City Beach, Western Australia. The original property was characteristic of the suburb in which it is located, constructed in the 1970s and having undergone a series of renovations over the following decades.

8 May 2018
Optus Stadium
Architects: Cox Architecture / HASSELL / HKS
Optus Stadium in Perth
photo : Peter Bennetts
Optus Stadium Building in Perth
Set within a 30-hectare Stadium Park, located on the banks of the Swan River, the Optus Stadium design is based on a commitment to a ‘fans first’ approach. This has resulted in an innovative design ensuring an exceptional event atmosphere and home ground advantage that delivers an unsurpassed visitor experience.

23 Apr 2018
Empire Apartments, entrance to Perry Lakes Estate
Architects: Cameron Chisholm Nicol
Empire Apartments in Perth
photo : Greg Hocking
Empire Apartments in Perth
Empire is exemplar for urban infill located on the former site of the 1962 Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth. A medium-density residential development comprising 124 apartments, Empire is positioned at a main entry point to the new Perry Lakes Estate and plays a pivotal role in shaping precinct’s character and identity.

17 Oct 2016
Tom Fisher House, Mount Lawley
Design: CODA Architecture + Urban Design
Tom Fisher House
photograph : Peter Bennetts
Tom Fisher House in Mount Lawley, Perth
Tom Fisher House is a new acute homeless night shelter in the inner-city suburb of Mount Lawley. The 10-bed shelter will provide chronically homeless people with safe and supervised overnight accommodation.

5 Feb 2018
Liv Apartments – Defence Housing, Fremantle
Design: Hassell with Cundall
Liv Apartments - Defence Housing Australia Fremantle
picture © Hassell
Fremantle Property

22 Jan 2018
Leighton Beach Facilities
Architects: Bernard Seeber Pty
Leighton Beach Facilities
photograph : Douglas Mark Black
Beach Facilities in Fremantle

4 Jan 2018
Life on MAARS House
Design: maarch*
Life on Maars
photograph : Douglas Mark Black
Life on MAARS House in Perth
A small new property on a granite outcrop of the scarp, a restrained piece of contemporary design, a steel and glass box.

2 May 2017
Irwin House
Design: MSG Architecture
Irwin House
photograph : John Madden
Irwin House in Fremantle

South Terrace House in Fremantle

Solomon Street House in Mosman Park, Perth

Bellevue Terrace House in Fremantle

17 Jan 2017
Lefroy Road House
Design: Philip Stejskal Architecture
Lefroy Road House
photograph : Jack Lovel
New House in Fremantle

7 Apr 2016
New Western Australian Museum Building in Perth
Design: OMA / Hassell, Architects
New Western Australian Museum Building in Perth
image from architects
New Western Australian Museum Building in Perth
The development of the new Western Australian Museum building in Perth has reached a significant milestone, with a design team led by international architects OMA now in negotiations to oversee the project.

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