GHD Woodhead in association with Chindarsi Architects received a Building Design and Conservation Award from the City of Vincent in Western Australia.

The companies were recognised for their work on the Foyer Oxford in Leederville, which has been designed with long-term environmental and economic sustainability in mind, including features to reduce ongoing costs and maintenance.

Based on similar Foyers overseas, the landmark mixed-use building is helping up to 122 disadvantaged young people achieve the transition to independence through housing and support to access education and employment opportunities.

The companies worked with a consortium of Foundation Housing, Anglicare WA and the Central Institute of Technology. The project was funded by the WA Department of Housing.

Ricardo Kiperman, Managing Principal at GHD Woodhead in WA, says, “In addition to our integrated design capabilities, we drew on the GHD network to deliver a comprehensive range of engineering and environmental consulting services for this project. Our services included architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and project management as well as a variety of engineering disciplines.”

Foyer Oxford previously received the Sustainable Urban Development Award from the WA branch of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

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