AMC is very excited to be part of the revitalisation of the Finlay Crisp Centre for SC Capital, Artifex and TSA. AMC and Tait Network have undertaken a number of design explorations to activate the precinct including a Place Audit to identify key elements that will be incorporated into the redevelopment and refurbishment strategy including activating the ground plane through the incorporation of retail, café, recreation and cultural facilities, improved pedestrian linkages and permeability, targeted façade interventions and extensive upgrades to the base building foyers, amenities and commercial levels. These initiatives will assist in enlivening this significant CBD complex and align it with the ACT Government and NCA/CRA’s vision for the City. Read more about this project here.
AMC Director Alastair MacCallum was pleased to have the opportunity to share his thinking’s at the recent Future Directions Outlook Forum on how to Build Cohesive Neighbourhoods. Each of the 4 speakers including Ben Ponton, Gemma Wawn and Sonia Dalitz had views that aligned. For Alastair it was all about blending the Cool Little Capital with Old School Cool, bringing young and old together at a neighbourhood level with the redevelopment of the local shops and immediate surrounds.
There are already vibrant and successful examples of this at Crace and Denman which have successfully delivered genuine housing choice. If we can replicate these ideas across the ACT we will facilitate locals ageing within their community as they downsize into new, more convenient and lower maintenance housing in and around the core of each suburb allowing larger properties to be recycled for new young families who in turn keep schools viable, play in the parks and support their local business.
As a city we have always been good at opening up new fronts but now we need to get better at appropriate infill – building that missing middle, making better use of limited land assets while developing at a comfortable scale that does not detract from Canberra’s charm and individuality as the bush capital.
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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.
Congrats to all the winners at the recent Canberra Region Tourism Awards held at the National Gallery of Australia on Friday evening. A special mention goes to the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, which took out the award for Visitor Information Services. We were very pleased to assist Visit Canberra in the design and delivery of the new Visitors Centre at Regatta Point in 2016 and more recently with the opening of a new Information Kiosk at Canberra International Airport. Both are excellent touch points for visitors and locals alike to make the most of what Canberra and surrounding regions have to offer!
Check out this subtle yet elegant façade treatment recently unveiled as the last part of the Stage 1 works for the Goodwin Village Redevelopment project. Thanks to innovative Locker’s Atmosphere Façade system, AMC has designed a unique graphic element to the Village’s newest building, featuring a wheat motif super-graphic expressed through a perforated metal skin – a nod to William Farrer, a leading agronomist of his time and ‘father of the Australian wheat industry’. Stage 2 is now well underway so watch this space!
The new Brindabella Business Park Wellness Hub for Canberra Airport is currently under construction and is progressing well! This new iconic facility will provide a large, well-equipped gym, café and End of Trip facilities for Brindabella Business Park users as well as pedestrian links to the adjacent carpark. The AMC team developed a distinctive sculptural form that will set it apart within the BBP precinct and as a destination in its own right. Completion is expected in early 2020!
Documentation for the Denman Prospect Community & Child Care Centre is in progress and approaching an important milestone for the project. The Centre will form part of Capital Estate Development’s exciting new Denman Village precinct, a project in which AMC has continued to play a key role, designing and delivering the local centre mixed-use development in late 2018. Contrasting materials and geometric forms create a striking built form that takes its cue from the surrounding context. The Centre will accommodate a childcare centre at ground level with a community centre above, both of which will benefit from expansive views and excellent solar orientation to create light-filled internal areas and dynamic external gathering spaces.
Congratulations to the design team on a wonderful concept, we eagerly anticipate the next stage of this exciting project!
AMC is excited to announce that The Central @ Crace by Goodwin has been nominated as a finalist in the National Retirement Living Awards for 2019! The Central has been recognised as an innovative new approach to seniors housing and recently won the 2019 Rider Levett Bucknall ACT Property Development of the Year Award.
Stage 1 of the Goodwin Farrer Redevelopment was completed recently with the brand new Clubhouse now open for business!
The Clubhouse is distinguished from the rest of the development by its exposed structural elements revealed the light-filled double-height spaces of the new social hub for the Goodwin Farrer community. Inside, the Clubhouse a serene material and colour palette of blonde timbers and dark tiled surfaces set against the natural tones of soft furnishings and acoustic wall panels creates a relaxing and restful environment. An open fire place with full height log wall is a key feature of the Clubhouse, enhancing the spacious and light-filled atrium that promises to be a popular social hub for the residents.
Zenith recently published a profile of the Clubhouse featuring a number of furniture items that are ideal for this setting without compromising on style and elegance. Click here to check out the case study.
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 is delighted to announce that our team was awarded a Commendation for Interior Architecture for the Denman Village Supermarket at last night’s 2019 AIA ACT Chapter Awards. This significant achievement reflects the outstanding efforts of AMC’s interior design team and the vision of Capital Estate Developments for the Denman Prospect Local Centre. Denman Village challenges the traditional Canberra local centre paradigm, successfully integrating residential apartments and townhouses with retail, hospitality, health and commercial offerings within a bustling precinct enhanced by landscape and sculptural elements.
The world-class IGA supermarket anchors the mixed-use precinct and has become a shopping destination within its own right. At 1,000m2 the supermarket offers unique, exceptional fresh produce to the Molonglo Valley within an inviting and high-quality setting. The supermarket’s inviting and voluminous entry foyer addresses a central pedestrian plaza, augmented by a feature glazed stairwell / lift volume which connects the retail precinct to the townhouses on the upper level podium.
Congratulations team and to all the other award winners and participants on the night!