Archive for the ‘VIC & TAS’ Category


GHDWoodhead reimagines retirement living

Posted July 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Integrated design practice GHDWoodhead is taking retirement and aged care design into a new direction with two recent projects recognised as finalists for the prestigious Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards. Working for Australian Unity Retirement Services, GHDWoodhead designed both developments to offer a home-like environment to residents, with minimal institutional feel. Craig Muir, GHDWoodhead’s Retirement and Aged …

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GHD Woodhead cultivates excellence in landscape architecture

Posted May 20, 2016 at 9:53 am

Our integrated practice, GHD Woodhead, is fostering excellence in landscape architecture through its sponsorship of Deakin University’s Landscape Architecture Award. Mark van den Enden, Managing Principal in Melbourne and Greg Cater, Principal Landscape Architect, presented the award to Jen Dearnaley for her project on the ethnobotany of the Woiwurrung Tribe in Victoria. The project examined traditional Indigenous knowledge and cultural …

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GHD Woodhead steps up in global rankings

Posted December 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

GHD Woodhead has been named one of the world’s largest architecture practices, ranking as #90 on the highly regarded World Architecture 100 listing. This is the first time that GHD Woodhead appears on the list,  published annually by UK-based magazine Building Design. Architecture practices are ranked by number of employed registered architects. GHD Woodhead is one of only five Australian-based …

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Showcasing responsive design projects

Posted December 7, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Integrated design practice GHD Woodhead continues shape cities with building design that is intelligent, responsive, technically elegant and efficient. The Bubup Nairm Children’s Centre in Melbourne combines childcare, health and parenting facilities in a safe and comfortable haven for learning. In response to the growing needs of the children and families in the surrounding community, the design features multi-use rooms …

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Clarence Reardon Centre is a leader in environmentally responsive architecture

Posted October 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

Leading multi-disciplinary design firm GHD Woodhead has recently completed a new carbon-neutral function centre and administrative headquarters for a major metropolitan cemeteries trust in Melbourne, Australia. Situated in the heart of Springvale Botanical Cemetery, the Clarence Reardon Centre was designed to sit in harmony with its lush botanical context. Click here to read a profile of the project in ArchDaily. …

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Wodonga Rail Bypass and Station, Victoria

Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Wodonga Station offered GHD Woodhead the opportunity to create a new piece of public architecture that will be an integral part of community infrastructure, representing the link to Melbourne and other regional destinations. GHD Woodhead was engaged by the Victorian Department of Transport to create a design that is modern, attractive, and comfortable. The project brief included an air-conditioned waiting …

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Laura Farrell, Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment Specialist

Posted April 29, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Tel: +61 3 8687 8899 Email: Location: Melbourne, Australia

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The Clarence Reardon Centre, Clayton, Victoria

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Conceived by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust to consolidate cemetery functions and commemorate the lives of many interned at the cemetery, the Clarence Reardon Centre was designed by GHD Woodhead to sit in harmony with its lush botanical context. The long mass of the administration floor is clad in highly-reflective double-glazing, allowing it to not only perform well in the …

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Barwon Water Head Office, Geelong, Victoria

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GHD Woodhead was engaged by Barwon Water to provide architectural and engineering design services for the redevelopment of their existing Head Office into a contemporary, energy-efficient facility. The 1977 building will be refurbished to provide a significantly enhanced Ryrie Street presence. A new landscaped entry forecourt featuring rain gardens and articulated pedestrian spaces will provide new connections from Ryrie Street …

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Installation of airport primary line modules and SmartGates, Australia

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GHD Woodhead was engaged by the Australian Customs Service Passenger Enabling Services to replace the primary line modules (PLM) and to upgrade customs infrastructure at all Australian international airports. The project involved the coordination and cooperation between a number of stakeholders and airport authorities. GHD Woodhead provided a number of services for this project, including obtaining airport authority consent and …

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Geelong multi-user Defence depot, Victoria

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GHD Woodhead was engaged by the Department of Defence to provide architectural and engineering services to masterplan and refurbish the existing Defence base in Geelong into a multi-user depot with the purpose of integrating several local regiments. The depot accommodates a variety of internal and external training facilities. Several new structures, including training facilities, offices, amenities and storage, were provided …


Pádraig Sinnott, Associate, Architecture

Posted at 11:28 am

Tel: +61 3 8687 8156 Email: Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Victoria Grange Retirement Village, Vermont South, Victoria

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Australian Unity commissioned GHD Woodhead to realise a new community hub and apartment complex within an existing retirement village at Victoria Grange, located in the established Melbourne suburb of Vermont South. The apartments have a mix of two bed and two bed plus study options, and have been designed for maximum benefit of orientation and views, with majority of layouts …

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Peninsula Grange residential aged care facility, Booker Avenue, Mornington, Victoria

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GHD Woodhead was commissioned by Australian Unity Retirement Services to deliver the ground breaking Peninsula Grange residential aged care facility. This development incorporates an innovative operational model maximising a homelike environment and minimising the institutional feel. Set within Australian Unity’s new retirement village on the Mornington Peninsula, we are pleased to have been involved with this important new direction for …

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Mayflower residential community development, East Brighton, Victoria

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

GHD Woodhead was engaged by Mayflower to provide architectural services to deliver a staged development masterplan for the Mayflower residential community development, a project that maximises the existing suburban site. Many buildings constructed prior to 2002 can have shortcomings in terms of operation, “fit for purpose” or are no longer appropriate for today’s standards. Developments may also provide the opportunity …

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Brad George, Principal, Planning and Environmental Assessment

Posted at 1:34 pm

Tel: +61 3 8687 8614 Email: Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Martin Coyle, Principal, Landscape Architecture

Posted at 1:29 pm

Tel: +61 3 8687 8489 Email: Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Greg Cater, Principal Landscape Architect

Posted at 1:25 pm

Tel: +61 3 8687 8442 Email: Location: Melbourne, Australia


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