Client: ACT Integrity Commission & TSA Management
Date Completed: November 2020
AMC was initially engaged by the ACT Integrity Commission, via TSA Management, in late 2019 to undertake a number of feasibility studies at various locations in Canberra to facilitate the Commission’s relocation to new premises. This process led to the identification of a suitable location within 55 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston and, given our understanding of the Commission’s accommodation requirements, AMC was subsequently invited to provide architectural and interior design services for the fitout of the tenancy.
Given the nature of the Commission’s activities the fitout consists of a range of spaces requiring varied levels of physical, acoustic and electronic security measures. These include a secure entry, interview rooms, a large hearing room with anteroom, secure storage, communications and computer forensics rooms in addition to traditional open plan workspaces, enclosed offices with ensuites for executive staff, meeting, multi-purpose and focus rooms and a generous breakout area with access to an external terrace. Natural materials are featured throughout the fitout, with feature timber panelling defining formal spaces such as the reception, hearing room and anteroom. Timber elements to joinery, workstations and floor surfaces are contrasted against grey and charcoal tones with integrated lighting elements adding warmth to breakout and open plan work areas. Offices are well appointed with built-in sit/stand workstations and fully integrated joinery with generous storage. A central open plan work area features sit/stand workstations with acoustic screens and access to shared storage zones and a spacious common utility area.