A new child-friendly facility for support and development for children and parents in Albany. Bright colours and tactile surfaces make this space vibrant and engaging, along with a flexible layout created by the use of operable walls and indoor / outdoor play space.
GSIT HEALTH SCIENCE
Initiated to enable the Great Southern Institute of Technology address the skill shortage of health para-professionals within the Great Southern Region, the project involves the construction of a community services, children’s services, and health services teaching block at GSIT’s Albany campus. The cost of Construction was $5.7m and works began in August 2013 and were completed in May 2014.
Esperance Residential College
A new residential facility for students that incorporates sustainable principles, along with practical solutions for everyday life. Windows are accentuated with window boxes to create depth and interest into the face brick facades.
ST JOSEPHS COLLEGE
This continuing project involved the preparation of a new masterplan for the College, including planning for future growth and improved use of the large campus. The design intention was to enhance outdoor student focused passive and active spaces.
The St Joseph's Early Learning Centre area provides an opportunity for children to develop a range of physical, sensory and intellectual skills in a wonderful natural playing environment.
The Trade Training Centre involved the design of a multipurpose training facility providing practical training for St Joeph's and nearby private schools. Catholic Education Director's comments on the project "this is the best value for money we have achieved out of 8 similar projects."
The new Junior School was constructed over 3 separate contracts including 6 GLA's, a new Library, Art Room and Covered Activity Area completing Stage 1 of the revised Masterplan.
ST JOSEPHS COLLEGE STAGE 15
The opening of the Stage 15 works at St Josephs College brings to completion the final building elements proposed for this portion of the school campus. Stage 15 included the construction of 2 Class Rooms, a Junior Library, Covered Assembly area and new Teacher Administration level with Sick Bay. Extensive landscaping works have now integrated the new build with the earlier building stages into an attractive setting with paved activity areas a school vegetable garden and access paths linking the various building levels, oval and existing school facilities.
Photos by Chantelle Rowley Photography
UWA SCIENCE BUILDING
The University of Western Australia has occupied the Old Post Office Building in Albany for the last 10 years and in that time the range of courses offered and number of students has increased significantly, leaving UWA short of space. The new Science Building is constructed adjacent to the historic Old Post Office Building and has been designed to complement the materials and form of the historic building. The building is a modern facility providing teaching spaces, laboratories and offices, all incorporating natural ventilation, natural lighting and other sustainable design strategies and technologies.
ALBANY RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE
The Albany Residential College project involved both new additions of contemporary student accomodation and refurbishment to the existing student Hostel to provide increased accomodation and improved student amenities. The steep, confined site on the slopes of Mount Clarence and the need to keep the Hostel operating during the two year construction period made the project a complex and challenging build.
ESPERANCE PRIMARY SCHOOL
This project involved the replacement of the existing school with new contemporary buildings. The masterplanning involved a staged process of building the new school on the existing oval, demolishing the existing school and the construction of new sports facilities.
The Esperance Primary School has maintained a steady growth over the years. The school was identified for replacement in line with the current master plan. Through the State Governments Royalties for Regions program the school was allocated 10 million dollars to complete the replacement school. Construction began in May 2012 and completed in September 2014.
YAKAMIA PRIMARY SCHOOL
This project was a complex Master planning and programming exercise to replace the existing Yakamia Primary School on an existing site while the school remained in operation. It was designed to enable the school to be procured in 4 stages including a forward works project to upgrade the power, gas and sewer to the site. This involved close liaison with all client levels (BMW, DOE head office, school, community) to gain approval of the Masterplan and program. An ongoing close relationship with all parties enabled H+H Architects to achieve the project over a 5 year program.
GREAT SOUTHERN GRAMMAR
A competition for the design of the new Great Southern Grammar was originally won by H+H who were commissioned to undertake the following works; 4 Classroom blocks, Stage 1 and 2 of the Library and Administration buildings, a new Early Learning Centre, 2 Residential buildings and the new Art and Craft Facilities.
GSIT AUTOMOTIVE WORKSHOP
H+H Architects have completed numerous projects at the Great Southern Institute of Technology. The Auto workshops and Primary Industries project were undertaken at the peak of the building boom in the Great Southern. To maximise value for the client and ensure the projects were completed within the budgets available H+H Architects split the projects into separate trade packages and administered each trade as a separate contract. This helped to ensure that the projects were delivered on time and on budget.
H+H Architects were engaged by BMW to provide Architectural services for 15 BER projects within the Great Southern region. Over $19million of Capital Works and Maintenance Projects were very efficiently managed by the dedicated team established within the office to undertake the project.