NSW/ACT Independent Education Union Parramatta new office fit-out by Crawford Architects Builders/Belmadar Pty Ltd

After recently completing hand-over of their office, the clients IEU have commented “the high level innovative finishes reflect well upon both the architect and the builder. The design, especially the varying internal ceiling heights and cladding have attracted much positive comment.”

The translation of the project into reality has been achieved for a second time (an earlier city undertaking was completed in 2013) by Belmadar Construction. The collaboration of Crawfords and Belmadar provides a team approach which delivers quality on time.

IEU Parramatta Boardroom

The Bays Skywalk featured in ‘Call for Great Ideas Compendium’ for The Bays Precinct, Sydney

We’re excited about our collaboration with Sydney Heritage Fleet  ‘ THE BAYS SKYWALK’  is  included in the submissions report by The Bays Precinct Sydney, led by Urban Growth NSW  Please see Page 24   Report

A concept similar to New York’s High Line, Bays Skywalk is an elevated architectural walkway above the western shore of Rozelle Bay curving around the working harbour along the northern shore. The Bays Skywalk could take pedestrians and cyclists along the shores of Rozelle Bay without interfering with the working harbour area below. Any impact or disruption on the harbour yards would be minimised while providing panoramic views across Rozelle Bay, as well as a unique bird’s eye view of the harbour activities. The Skywalk would connect to Bicentennial Park, Victoria Road and the Anzac Bridge pedestrian and cycle path and could include a Skywalk shopping and restaurant precinct that integrates with the transformed waterfront.

The Bays Skywalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iGuzzini launches new Sydney showroom

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We were proud and pleased to be invited to the showroom launch of iGuzzini on Sydney’s beautiful Jones Bay Wharf last Friday.

What a great evening of light, celebration and culture.

“iGuzzini has opened its first Australian showroom, having previously operated through distributors in Australia. The Italian lighting manufacturer marked its presence in the continent with an invite-only launch party at Sydney’s Jones Bay Wharf on Friday, hosted by TV presenter Natarsha Belling.

The launch brought together some of Australia’s most influential engineers, architects and interior and lighting designers with representatives from the Italian Consul in Australia.The Guzzini family, architect Glen Murcutt AO and local partner Rino Brindisi conducted the event”  (http://luxreview.com/article/2015/03/iguzzini-sets-up-shop-in-australia)

iGuzzini opening

Tony Gray (Director) Joolie Green, Annie Thi Nguyen, Paul Godsell (Director) enjoy the opening. The cocktails were favoloso!

 

 

 

Master Builders Australia Award for COS – Complete Office Supplies

One of our most valued clients, FDC Constructions took out a total of 7 awards at the 2013 MBA excellence in construction awards last December.

Crawford Architect’s warehousing, unique adaptive reuse office component, and infill dual deck split level parking structure design assisted FDC to win the award for Complete Office Supplies – Best Commercial building in the $10m-$50m category

Complete Office Supplies - Image courtesy of FDC Building

Complete Office Supplies – Image courtesy of FDC Building

Crawford Participates in PARK(ing) Day

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As an initiative to engage in a broader design project, promote sustainability, engage with the community, collaborate with our design and development peers (on the wharf in Sydney Harbour), and for a bit of fun, Crawford Architects collaborated with Arcadia Landscape Architecture, and decided to partake in the world wide event of PARK(ing) Day.

Whilst we could just get involved on our own, there was an opportunity to gather our local Design conscious Colleagues together and build larger and more diversified responses to the event.  As such we joined forces with Sutter’s and Altis, and through collaboration created 3 separate, but unified responses that engaged with the community throughout the day – The Arcadia/Crawford results are attached. There appeared to be even distribution of people (that passed our structure) that indicated they either drive/walk/cycle to work – interesting survey results being one of the great outcomes of the day. (excluding the last child of the day, who took home the remainder of non-distributed helium balloons – to her great satisfaction).

Crawford’s first venture into Hong Kong

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Crawford Architects is proud to announce our first project in Hong Kong: Serco Asia Pacific.

Serco is a provider of professional, technology and management services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively.  Serco employs over 100,000 people in more than 30 countries, delivering local services informed by many years of international experience and expertise. They advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and deliver front-line services that make a positive difference to customers and communities. Serco works across a variety of sectors, including transport, health, justice, immigration, business process outsourcing, defence, infrastructure services and consulting.

Check out more images of this project here.

Students size up Briscoe Building

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University of Technology Masters of Architecture students toured the Briscoe Building in July.  Crawford Architects converted this old warehouse on Wattle Street into a purpose-built workplace. The building provides an ideal space for members to attend a variety of workshops, professional development opportunities, and meetings. Crawford’s leading architect, Paul Godsell, accompanied the students on their tour as they examined how the industrial elements of the old warehouse had been incorporated into the modern office space.

“We’re proud to be able to show the Wattle Street building as an example to up-and-coming architects. The building reflects the quality and values of the organization it houses.” – Paul Godsell