We understand context and work with it.

Every place has a memory. Every activity leaves an imprint. We believe this imprint needs to be acknowledged as part of the layered history of a place. 

Whether it's a school built in the 1900s or a 1980s office building, we understand when and how to let the past be revealed. This sensitivity is a hallmark of our design. We use devices that are in context of its setting, but clearly new, such as building's materials and colour palette, to make a connection to its past. 

View feature projects:

Concert Hall into an Art Museum

‘You have bought this building to life again. [The UQ Mayne Hall Art Museum] is a warm and welcoming building, designed for people.’

Professor John Hay, former University of Queensland Vice Chancellor


Town Hall into a Film School

'Alexander Wilson's community hall, where dances were once held, is now a massive sound stage. The dock contains the remnants of a rubberised running track which was a pole vaulters' launch pad during the hall's days as a sports academy.' 
Courier Mail 07.04.2007


Warehouse into House

The Doggett St Residence and Office converted an existing 1970’s concrete block, flat roofed warehouse into a place where a family of four can live and work.

Explore our 'Old Buildings Made New' Portfolio:

Adderton: Mercy Heritage Centre

Adderton: Mercy Heritage Centre

UQ Michie Refurbishment  

UQ Michie Refurbishment
 

All Hallow's School, Mary Place

All Hallow's School, Mary Place

UQ Biological Sciences Library  

UQ Biological Sciences Library
 

Macquarie Theatre (W5B)

Macquarie Theatre (W5B)

Freedom on Taylor 2

Freedom on Taylor 2

UQ Mayne Hall Art Museum  

UQ Mayne Hall Art Museum
 

Wilson Architects' Office

Wilson Architects' Office

UNSW Wallace Wurth Redevelopment

UNSW Wallace Wurth Redevelopment

Doggett Street House

Doggett Street House

QIMR Bancroft Refurbishment

QIMR Bancroft Refurbishment

Redcliffe Fire Station Redevelopment

Redcliffe Fire Station Redevelopment

Griffith Film School

Griffith Film School

Bond University Multimedia Learning Centre

Bond University Multimedia Learning Centre

Freedom on Taylor 1

Freedom on Taylor 1

QUT Executive Education Centre

QUT Executive Education Centre