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 Manteena who won the HIA Specialised Housing Category award at the recent 2018 HIA-CSR ACT/Southern NSW Housing Awards for The Central retirement village development in Crace – very well deserved!
We would also like to acknowledge our client, Goodwin, and their vision and courage to develop an innovative retirement living precinct embedded within the new Crace community, offering residents access to high quality services and a range of accommodation options. AMC enjoyed working with Dowse Projects, DSB, Rudds, Sellick Consultants, Certified Building Solutions and PBS Building with Stage 1 on what is an exciting project.
AMC’s recent fitout for the Australian Cyber Security Centre at Brindabella Business Park was officially opened by PM Malcolm Turnbull last week. The ACSC’s new headquarters fosters collaboration between agencies and a stronger engagement with business and academia to share information and counter cyber security threats. A great result for all involved! For more details about this project, click here.
After 13 years, the Giralang community will soon have a new vibrant local centre after Planning Minister Mick Gentleman recently called in and approved a proposed four storey, mixed-use development including a 1,000sqm supermarket, community spaces and residential apartments. This is an exciting and long-awaited result for Giralang Properties, AMC and the Giralang community and is a positive outcome after a series of setbacks since the original shops closed in 2005. Construction is due to commence in October 2018 with the supermarket operational from late-2019. Watch this space! Read more here.
Congratulations to our interior design team and Projex Building Group with their recent success at the MBA Building Excellence Awards 2018! The teams took out two awards for “Commercial Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration” – Less than $1m (Microsoft Fitout Extension, Barton) and $1-$5m (Vikings Club Erindale Refurbishment, Wanniassa). The CDPP Fitout, Canberra (Built) and the ACSC Fitout, Brindabella Business Park (Construction Control) were finalists in their categories. An exceptional result for all involved!
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!
No less than 4 of AMC’s recent fitout and refurbishment projects have recently been announced as finalists in the MBA ACT Building Excellence Awards 2018! We are always proud to partner with respected local building contractors such as Projex (Vikings Erindale Refurbishment, Microsoft Fitout), Built (CDPP Canberra) and Construction Control (ACSC Fitout) in the delivery of high quality and innovative projects in our Nation’s Capital. Winners will be announced on June 29!
An exciting new proposal by AMC Architecture and Nikias Diamond for the redevelopment of the Giralang shops proposes a new supermarket, cafes, shops, childcare centre and community facilities in addition to 50 one, two and three bedroom apartments. This project is currently open for public consultation until May 18.
AMC, together with Purdon Planning, have designed a new 102-bed aged care facility for Provectus Care, proposed to be located on the site of the Solander Gallery on the corner of Hopetoun Circuit and Grey Street in Deakin. The proposed facility will provide a range of accommodation options, a day respite centre and in-house rehabilitation services including hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. The Development Application for this project is currently being processed. Read more about this project in a recent Canberra Times article, available here.