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GHD Woodhead leader says architecture firms must broaden their offerings

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Integrated architecture and engineering companies are here to stay. Michael Hegarty, Managing Principal of GHD Woodhead’s Adelaide studio, says traditional architecture business models are facing competition from integrated multidisciplinary design practices that are better able to respond to client needs. “The GHD Woodhead national network of design-led studios and the range of skills and disciplines that we offer mean that …

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Building Information Modelling is more than a design tool

Posted April 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is more than a design tool. Andrew Bagnall, from GHD Woodhead, says the greatest benefits will come from sharing data throughout construction and maintenance. “What’s missing is a more well-defined procurement process, where clients are educated up front and want to use BIM, not just for architecture and design, but the concept, master plan, design and …

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GHD enhances services for health and aged care clients

Posted April 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, GHD, has appointed Frank Riley as Principal Consultant – Property Advisory. Based in Brisbane, Frank will help broaden GHD’s service offerings in the aged care and health sectors. GHD provides an extensive range of technical services tailored for the needs of the health and aged care clients. Recent …

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GHD enhances market presence in property and buildings sector

Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:41 am

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, GHD, has announced the appointment of Sheldon Krahe as Australian Market Leader – Property and Buildings. In this role, Sheldon will lead business development and grow GHD’s integrated design service offerings for clients. Sheldon comments, “I am excited to be part of the GHD team, which is known …

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Development to set new benchmark for Adelaide, South Australia

Posted September 5, 2014 at 10:56 am

GHD Woodhead has been engaged to provide architecture and interior design services for the 203 North Terrace mixed use development in Adelaide, South Australia. The project has received development approval after a rigorous process of design review with the City Design Review Panel, Government Architect and Heritage SA. The 17 storey elegant, textured and contemporary tower will be constructed within …

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Woodhead team joins GHD

Posted April 1, 2014 at 9:54 am

One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental consulting companies, GHD, has announced that a team from Woodhead is becoming part of GHD. Paul Morris, GHD’s Global Market Leader – Property & Buildings, says, “This follows over a decade of close collaboration between GHD and Woodhead, built on the common values of teamwork, respect and integrity. It strengthens our …

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2013 CCAA Public Domain Awards SA State Winner: Adelaide Airport Landside Infrastructure project

Posted October 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

The Woodhead designed Adelaide Airport Landside Infrastructure project, including expansive plaza and car park, has been named the South Australian State winner for the Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia’s 2013 Public Domain Awards. The plaza is designed as a world class gateway to South Australia creating a vast, public, flexible plaza encircled by the structures necessary to support a busy …

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Woodhead lead designer for winning consortium team to design the new underground bus station in Perth CBD

Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

Woodhead Architects are delighted to be a part of the City Busport Alliance team, a consortium comprising Brookfield Multiplex and BG&E, which has won a tender to build a new underground bus station in Perth in partnership with the Public Transport Authority. The new bus station is a pivotal component of the Perth City Link project which will transform the …

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Queensland Health Minister opens the new Josephine Sailor Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Day Service in Townsville

Posted September 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

The new Woodhead designed Josephine Sailor Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Day Service was opened on Thursday 5 September 2013 by Queensland Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg. Local Aboriginal leader and facility namesake, Josephine Sailor, who has spent over 40 years working with women and children to improve mental health within the North Queensland indigenous community, joined the Hon Lawrence Springborg for …

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Statewide Super workplace fitout, Adelaide, South Australia

Posted August 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

Statewide Super is a South Australian superannuation industry fund with assets approaching $5 billion, employing approximately 100 staff, and providing financial services to 14,000 employers and 160,000 members. Having recently merged with Local Super, Statewide Super has relocated to new a new Woodhead designed office fitout at 211 Victoria Square, Adelaide. The client brief was to create better interaction between …

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City of Port Philip opens new Woodhead designed Bubup Nairm Children’s Centre, St Kilda

Posted July 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

The City of Port Philip council commissioned Woodhead to design the new integrated childcare and community hub to service the growing needs of the children and families in the surrounding community. The existing childcare centre was demolished and the site revitalised to provide more effective links with adjacent community facilities, increase the community facilities on site and increase the childcare …

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WA’s CSIRO Pawsey Supercomputer Centre installation underway

Posted July 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

What do radio astronomers, nanotechnologists, geoscientists and high energy physicists all have in common? They are all eagerly awaiting the installation of the first stage of the petascale supercomputing facility at the newly constructed Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. Sited amidst the CSIRO campus at Kensington in WA, the Woodhead-designed Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, project managed by Thinc, is set to house one …

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International Academy for Design and Health awards Flinders Medical Centre New South Wing ‘Highly Commended’.

Posted July 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

The Woodhead designed Flinders Medical Centre New South Wing has been awarded the Design and Health International Academy Awards 2013 – International Sustainable Design, Highly Commended at the recent World Congress Gala Dinner. Sponsored by Arup the International Sustainable Design is awarded for a completed healthcare project where issues of sustainability are achieved at a level conspicuously above the present …

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Woodhead and Graham Brooks and Associates present award winning State Theatre and Gowings Building project to the Australian Institute of Architects

Posted July 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Woodhead Director Phil Bowen, along with Heritage Architect Jonathan Bryant Graham Brooks and Associates, presented the award winning State Theatre and Gowings Building to a packed auditorium at Tuesdays@Tusculum in Sydney. Woodhead are the 2013 recipients of the Greenway Award for Heritage Architect Architecture, for their work on the restoration and creative adaptation of the State Theatre and Gowings buildings …

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Woodhead Wins Francis Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture – Creative Adaptation at the 2013 NSW Architecture Awards

Posted June 28, 2013 at 9:32 am

Woodhead, in association with Graham Brooks and Associates, have won the prestigious Francis Greenway Award for Creative Adaptation of Heritage projects for the Gowings and State Theatre Restoration. Sydney’s first new five-star CBD hotel in over a decade is the result of the complex conservation, refurbishment and adaptive reuse of the upper levels of the iconic and historic Gowings and …

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Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer wins South Australia Australian Institute of Architecture awards

Posted June 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

The Woodhead designed Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer has won two awards as part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 South Australian Architecture award program. The SA Architecture awards dinner saw the team from Woodhead presented with the Public Architecture – Architecture Award for Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer also took …

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Woodhead enduring architecture celebrated at 2013 Northern Territory Australian Institute of Architecture awards.

Posted June 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Woodhead was awarded the ‘Enduring Architecture Award’ at the recent 2013 Northern Territory Australian Institute of Architecture Awards for Vesty’s Darwin High School Gymnasium. In 1986-87 Vesty’s water tank, sited alongside Darwin High School, was converted into a games hall and performance area for use by the school and wider community. The building was often used for major social and …

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Desalination demystified at the Kauwi Interpretive Centre, Port Stanvac, South Australia

Posted April 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

The Woodhead designed Kauwi Interpretive Centre is an integral part of the community engagement and education program for the new Adelaide Desalination Plant in Port Stanvac, South Australia. The interpretive centre is a state-of-the art facility with an interactive learning space which aims to inform and engage the community on desalination, sustainability, cultural heritage and water resource management in South …