The demand for affordable, social and community housing was high before the Covid 19 Pandemic including no less than 200,000 people on social housing waiting lists across the nation. In this new Covid paradigm, the nation’s largest community housing advocacy group ‘PowerHousing’ are urging the Federal and State Governments to invest in more housing options across Australia – to read about this in more detail, take a look at the ABC’s article here ‘https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-15/build-community-housing-to-help-beat-the-coronavirus-recession/12458628‘ which features The Bradfield in Downer which was designed by AMC Architecture for CHC Australia as a key Affordable and Community Housing provider.
With key Commonwealth tenant leases expiring in ISPT’s 7 London Circuit and ultimately 18 Marcus Clarke Street Civic precinct, AMC in parallel with Oculus, have developed a strategic and integrated building refurbishment program. This includes the repositioning of the ground floor retail and tenant mix and the associated public realm, the pedestrianizing of William Clements Lane between the 2 buildings to reinvigorate this important City-West block and the incorporation of a new warmer materials palette expressed in targeted architectural interventions and the interiors concepts. This exciting project has feature in a recent Riot Canberra article – for more details ‘https://the-riotact.com/4-7-million-development-to-revitalise-city-west-precinct/386552’
To our valued clients,
With the COVID-19 situation developing rapidly we thought it timely to share our approach to maintaining operations and business continuity.
AMC continues to heed advice from the World Health Organisation, Australian Government and National / ACT health authorities and we are updating our policies and strategies in accordance with their recommendations on a regular basis. We feel AMC is well – positioned to remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, accepting that the situation is fluid and unfolding rapidly.
Our business has the technology and systems in place to enable all AMC team members to work remotely effectively and continue to service our clients. As of Tuesday 24 March, the AMC Team will be fully mobile and working remotely, as required. All team members will continue to be contactable via email and/or mobile and are available for video/teleconferencing meetings via Microsoft Teams or through your preferred platform. While we are confident that these systems will allow us to maintain our operations we ask for your support and understanding as we adjust to this new mode of working.
The AMC Team will remain connected and productive throughout this period to ensure we maintain our high level or client service and meet our commitments to you.
We thank you for your understanding at this time.
The Directors (Alastair, David, Dean & Luke)
Our latest fit out project has reached completion. Canberra’s first TMS Specialists Clinic will be up and running in Deakin starting in the New Year. It was such a pleasure to work with Dr. Suneel Chamoli and the team at Projex. In this fitout , it’s all in the details. Creatively adapting finishing touches that create a space where clients feel comfortable, supported and at ease. The psychology of a well-designed space and its impact on the end-user was at the fore front of our design throughout. In such busy times it is important that we take care of our physical and mental well-being and it was a pleasure to work with a client doing such important work in our community.
AMC is thrilled to announce the opening of our brand new premises. Come and visit us at our exciting light-filled studio located at Suite 1.01, Level 1, 10 Hobart Place, Canberra City (just upstairs from our previous location on the ground floor).
AMC was pleased to again work with Visit Canberra to deliver their new information booth within Canberra International Airport. Building upon the success of the Canberra & Region Visitors Centre at Regatta Point, opened in 2016, AMC was engaged to design the new booth which provides visitors with convenient access to information about what to see and do in Canberra via self-service touchscreen portals, brochures or with a friendly Visit Canberra staff member. The booth is located in the Arrivals area and operates 24 hours a day. More info can be found here.
As AMC approaches its third decade, our reliance on valued and talented staff members has become increasingly important.
It is with this in mind that we take great pleasure in announcing that Craig Perrott has been appointed as AMC’s first Associate. Craig joined us in 2011 when he still lived in Bundanoon. He spent 2 years commuting between home and Canberra before moving with his family to Canberra in late 2014. Since then, his career with AMC has flourished to now be a valued, trusted and talented senior member of the AMC team. Craig is a highly intelligent and capable professional with skills across all aspects of architecture practice and in more recent years he has played an increasingly significant role up-front with his design strengths and capacity for first principles thinking.
Craig’s new status of Associate is an acknowledgement of the high esteem in which we hold him, and a marker to our clients and peers that he is an emerging leader in our practice.
Congratulations to all the award and commendation recipients at the 2018 Australian Institute of Architects ACT Awards held on Saturday! The judging panel, including AMC’s Alastair MacCallum, was faced with the challenging task of selecting winners from a large number of high calibre entries this year across all categories. A full list of award recipients is available here.
The ACT Gender Equity Taskforce (via the AIA) recently released their publication entitled “getDEEP“, a comprehensive guide to “encouraging diverse, equitable employment and practice in Architecture in the ACT”. In addition to a number of contributions from industry, AMC’s Practice Manager, Hannah-Jean Cadan provided her perspective on these very important and relevant issues with reference to AMC’s flexible working practices. A version of her interview was also published on the Parlour website. Worth a read!
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