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.