Today AMC recognises and celebrates the contributions and achievements of these incredible, hard working women who form an essential part of our team and what we do every day. Here’s to you, ladies!
A recent downsizer initiative has brought together two friends who, together with AMC, harnessed the opportunity of a vacant Mr Fluffy block to create this striking dual occupancy in the heart of Campbell. The design concept responds to the challenges and opportunities presented by the steep slope and non-rectilinear site to create autonomy and equity between the two residences using separate basement driveways as the buffer. Maximising each dwelling’s outlook and solar access and uniting the two dwellings through a common architectural language and materials palette while responding to the individual briefing requirements of each client were important considerations in the design process. AMC was pleased to contribute architectural and interior design input to achieve a holistic outcome.
AMC is hitting the ground running in 2021 with our architectural and interior design teams back in the studio this week and already hard at work across a range of exciting projects.
We are starting the year featuring AMC’s Defence Technology Acceleration Collab (DTAC) fitout in Fairbairn. This fitout is rapidly approaching completion and promises to be a game changer for the Department of Defence as a technology hub for innovation, collaboration and engagement with government, industry and academia. DTAC will provide a dynamic and flexible workplace with dedicated spaces to showcase, inspire and support the development of Defence’s technology platforms with a focus on augmented reality. Referencing biophilic design principles, AMC’s interior design team has created an agile, free-flowing layout complemented by natural materials, greenery and feature lighting elements throughout.
AMC is looking forward to sharing more examples of our work with you for what promises to be yet another busy year for the practice. Stay tuned!
Thank you to our valued clients, peers and suppliers for all of your support throughout this particularly bizarre year. We wish and yours a very Happy Christmas, a well-earned and restful holiday and a prosperous new year. AMC will be closed from the 24th December, opening on the 11th January.
We didn’t get to mark AMC’s 20th Year this year but will be celebrating our 21st in style in 2021!
Alastair and Dean joined the Property Council of Australia, comedian Merrick Watts and members of Canberra’s property industry for a light-hearted celebration to end the year at the Annual PCA Christmas lunch at the Hyatt Hotel. It was a great opportunity to reconnect and have some much needed laughs after a challenging 2020!
Respite Care QBN is currently working with AMC to develop a concept for a new Respite Centre in Queanbeyan
With a focus on providing purpose-designed respite care facilities for young people suffering from terminal or chronic illnesses as an alternative to aged care accommodation, Respite Care in QBN is currently working with AMC to develop a concept for a new Respite Centre in Queanbeyan. The facility includes six large bedrooms with a common lounge/dining area and associated support areas. The single storey centre features folded roof forms, timber and masonry elements and sits comfortably within its residential setting. Excellent solar orientation and the incorporation of clerestory glazing ensures internal spaces will be homely, bright and airy with views to landscaped gardens and an external common area. Respite Care QBN and AMC look forward to this important initiative becoming a reality, once State and Federal Government is secured. To read more on this project, head here: https://the-riotact.com/much-needed-respite-care-centre-waiting-for-political-promises-to-be-realised/388402?fbclid=IwAR2DxR2Pv8aSppzaq4SxyVzTU0Yc1mma19wX-LdR8NJHoahuCtsKONibIek
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).