Hodgkison continues its support of student design excellence through the annual UniSA Hodgkison Prize in Architecture.
The 2018 prize was recently presented to Caitlin Murphy at the University of South Australia’s student exhibition for her outstanding project –‘Located Vision’ for Kent Town.
Her project included the development of a master plan for Kent Town with the aim of improving the built environment of the suburb, and providing opportunities for detailed and finer scale design solutions.
The result was a new retail and residential strip, an inner city forest, an urbanised warehouse, and a cable car that extends all the way from Kent Town to East Terrace over Rundle Park.
We congratulate Caitlin on a remarkable design scheme, and wish all graduating students all the best for 2019.
The 32 bed extension to the Terrace Gardens Residential Aged Care facility in Palmerston, NT is now open. The facility now consists of two 32 bed buildings named Jabiru and Kakadu and a 24 bed memory support building named Litchfield. The expanded kitchen not only provides meals to the residential facility but provides 1,000 meals per month via Meals on Wheels to the wider community.
Bilawara Lee provided a warm Welcome to Country to all in attendance. Alan Wilson, Group Executive of Blue Care Regional and Remote Service welcomed everyone and thanked those involved in the project. Peter Jones, General Secretary UCA Synod provided the Blessing and Anne Cross, Chair of the ARRCS Board, unveiled the plaque with the help of an 84 year old resident.
Terrace Gardens is operated by Australian Regional & Remote Community Services (ARRCS). ARRCS currently operate ten residential care facilities with a combined capacity of 385 beds, and 11 community care programs in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Mutitjulu and Docker River. Some of the services are specifically for Indigenous Australians, while others are more generally for older people, people with a disability, clients discharged from hospital including individuals and carers in need of support.
The following images include those people closely involved with the completion of this successful project. From the left, Richard McKeon, Project Manager Bluecare, Peter Goern, Hodgkison Architects, Anne Gibney, Terrace Gardens Service Manager and Keith Manning and Mick Cardile, Lahey Constructions.
To see more of this wonderful facility please visit Terrace Gardens Residential Aged Care facility .
After a decade of delivering award winning projects in the Northern Territory, Hodgkison has earned its reputation as a trusted and high quality provider of architectural services.
In 2008, after successfully practicing for 19 years in Adelaide, the Hodgkison Directors decided to branch into the Northern Territory. Since those early beginnings, we have spent 10 years firmly committed to building a strong and successful practice in Darwin, and later, Alice Springs. Over the years our NT Team has grown to include 8 fulltime professionals. During this time we have acquired our own offices and formed strong partnerships with many NT organisations. We attribute our success to our unwavering commitment to quality and service and the high calibre of design staff who have joined our team.
We thank all of our Clients and Industry Partners for their continued support, which has contributed to us reaching this special milestone.
Hodgkison Director and Designer, Kristy McMillan has been named 2018 Workspace Laminex Designer of the Year!
A body of her work was judged on its all-round design excellence, fit for purpose and contribution to the industry.
Congratulations Kristy on this achievement!
Hodgkison celebrates the successful conversion of the iconic Heritage listed Thomas Hardy & Sons building into innovative knowledge spaces. Modern materials and furnishings have been intentionally designed to contrast with the heritage backdrop, and were selected to both complement and enhance the existing built form. This project provides the School community with versatile, innovative and multilayered learning spaces which invite creative and exciting educational opportunities for years to come.
The layout for the Hub, which is designed across a number of levels within the existing building, successfully establishes visual connections between each space and promotes passive surveillance for teaching staff from central locations within the facility.
A key aspect of the design is the ability to control acoustics and lighting. The design encapsulates the latest technology in student education, while still celebrating the existing heritage fabric of the building itself. The heritage stonework walls have been carefully repointed and feature as a backdrop for an otherwise contemporary material palette.
The success of the Hub as a flexible and functional teaching environment is also accredited to the use of specialised furniture and joinery which has been selected or purpose-built, to enhance the spaces and functions of each area.
Against the backdrop of its iconic stone heritage building, the delivery of these contemporary and flexible learning spaces, which successfully meet the various needs of the staff and students, has been both rewarding and inspiring for all parties involved in the design and construction process.
To see more of this wonderful facility please visit the Project Page
To see how the original concept evolved please see our flythrough.
We are pleased to announce that two of our incredible Architects have been shortlisted in the Workspace Laminex Group Designer of the Year Award. Congratulations to Director, Kristy McMillan and Principal Architect, Caroline Adams on this achievement.
Kristy’s recent design work in the Educational field has been at the forefront of modern learning philosophy and spatial understanding. Projects in these sectors include Uniting College and Temple Christian College Student Learning and Tech Hub both of which have also been shortlisted in the Education Category of the 2018 Workspace Awards.
As a Director of Hodgkison, Kristy plays a fundamental role in coordinating, developing and supporting her colleagues. As a member of the AIA, DIA, LEA and NAWIC, she plays an active role in mentorship and professional development and is passionate about supporting others within the construction industry.
Caroline is one of Hodgkison’s Principal Architects and brings specialist design focus to the education, aged care and health projects she leads. She is passionate about achieving the required functionality and design outcomes for our clients and the occupants of the spaces. Caroline has been part of the Hodgkison team for 9 years and offers leadership and mentoring to our graduates. As part of her role as Principal Architect she also oversees the Continuing Professional Development program at Hodgkison and assists staff to access training and education.
The Northern Territory Architecture Awards were recently held in Darwin, and Hodgkison are proud to have been awarded the Yali-McNamara Award for the Charles Darwin University – ACIKE Ceremonial Space.
“While this augmentation of an existing space is both minimal and low cost, the effect is excellence of skillful originality” – The Jury.
This inspiring project involved the design of a series of modifications to the existing Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge & Education (ACIKE) ceremony area on the Charles Darwin University Darwin campus.
The project consists of a new ceremonial space, seating and woven shading structures which dramatically improve the usability and experience of this important cultural meeting place. Individual elements take inspiration from the surrounding cultural, natural and built environments. The careful use of colour, material and built form was significant to create harmony with and enhance the comfort of the ceremony space, providing a culturally relevant and vibrant space for the community.
Congratulations to CDU ACIKE, the Hodgkison team and to our project delivery partners Asbuild NT, WGA Engineers, RLB and Tecon.
Our project will now proceed to the National Architecture Awards, which will be announced on Thursday 1 November in Melbourne.