Official Opening of Extensions to Terrace Gardens

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 .

Hodgkison Darwin Celebrates 10 Years

Hodgkison Darwin Celebrates 10 Years

Hodgkison Darwin TeamAfter 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.

Kristy McMillan Workspace Designer of the Year

Laminex Designer of the Year

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!

Temple College Learning Hub Design by Hodgkison Architects Adelaide

Celebrating the Temple Christian College Student Learning and Technology Hub

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. 

Kristy McMillan and Caroline Adams shortlisted for Designer of the Year 2018

Kristy McMillan and Caroline Adams shortlisted for Workspace Laminex Group Designer of the Year 2018

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.


CDU Acike Ceremonial Area 2018 AIA Award winner

2018 NT Architecture Awards

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.



Tina Murray

Hodgkison Welcomes Tina Murray, Senior Interior Designer

On behalf of the Hodgkison team we welcome Tina Murray as our new Senior Interior Designer.
Tina brings 18 years’ experience in commercial, retail, educational and aged care design. She understands people’s interaction with spaces and enjoys providing dynamic workable solutions based on the current needs and future aspirations of her clients.
Tina joins us from Melbourne, having recently returned to her hometown of Adelaide.
It is our pleasure to welcome her to the team.

Shanil Hameed

Hodgkison Promotes Shanil Hameed To Regional Manager NT

Hodgkison is proud to announce the promotion of Shanil Hameed to Regional Manager – Northern Territory. This promotion recognises his exceptional contribution to the Practice and the Northern Territory over the past 8 years and strengthens our growing NT team.

Shanil has delivered numerous large scale and complex projects across the Territory, including the current $30M Alice Springs Hospital Redevelopment. Shanil brings unique experience to this role and will continue to deliver his signature service with the support of our growing Territory team.

Congratulations Shanil.

Kristy McMillan Director Hodgkison

Hodgkison announces the appointment of new Director, Kristy McMillan

Peter Goern and Dario Salvatore congratulate Kristy McMillan on her new position.

Kristy’s long term success and commitment to Hodgkison has been recognised with this appointment. Kristy has been leading the way for many years and will help take our practice into the future as she continues to nurture a culture of design and technical excellence and Client focus in our growing business.

Kristy will continue to extend the strong working relationships we have with our valued Clients and Colleagues and deliver outcomes that exceed expectations.

‘Hodgkison has been a successful Architectural Practice for 28 years, and I am proud to be part of the firm’s exciting future.” – Kristy McMillan

Jonathan Mau

A New Principal Architect for Hodgkison

Hodgkison is proud to announce the appointment of Jonathan Mau to the position of Principal Architect, based in our Adelaide office.

Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in commercial, education and health care design, most recently having taken a lead role for Hodgkison in the $30m redevelopment of Alice Springs Hospital, where he is coordinating the delivery of design services in a dynamic procurement environment.

Managing the delivery of complex projects at a high technical standard, Jonathan utilises cutting edge technology together with considered planning to consistently deliver quality results.  Jonathan works extensively with information technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM), bringing new technologies to complex projects with constructive benefits for project design and delivery.