Yearly Archives: 2022

Penny Collins | F.R.A.I.A.

We are delighted to confirm that practice principal Penny Collins has been awarded a fellowship by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects N.S.W.

From the citation:

“Fellowship is awarded by the institute to those who have demonstrated a significant contribution to architecture practice beyond architecture practice.

Penny has become a leader and significant contributor to architectural design, education and industry improvement.

Penny has developed a reputation as a generous and thoughtful guest lecturer, sharing her insight across a range of important topics at the University of Technology, Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and University of Queensland. Penny has also served as a guest interim and final juror in design studio across multiple year levels and at multiple institutions over the last twenty years bringing an all-round understanding of the broader industry, practice and the value of quality architecture to students.

Penny is a serving member …Read more.

Hughes Street Car Park | Good Design Gold Award

We are delighted that our recently completed Hughes Street Car Park in Cabramatta has received gold in the Good Design Awards 2022, architecture and design category, in recognition of outstanding design and innovation. The jury commented:

“The three-dimensional coloured veil is a clever placemaking response to a global design issue (how to successfully treat above ground carparks).

The colour palette is inspired by the multi-coloured market stalls in this vibrant and multicultural community. The aluminium tubes allow for security, light and ventilation to permeate the space for a sustainable outcome. The future use of this carpark has been well considered with the ability to convert the floors into future commercial or retail uses when carparking is no longer required.”

Many thanks to the jury, our clients Fairfield City Council and a terrific project team as well as D+C collaborating architects Studio Hollenstein.

Dulux Colour Awards

We are delighted that the Hughes Street Car Park project, completed in 2021 for City of Fairfield has received a national commendation in the commercial buildings category of the 2022 Dulux Colour Awards.

Inspired by the visual energy of one of Sydney’s most vibrant Multi-cultural communities, old and new structures are unified by a unique facade that is conceived as a coloured three-dimensional tapestry, taking inspiration from sources as diverse as Op-Art, 1970s textile design, and the tropical fruit and multi-coloured bric-a-brac on sale at the nearby markets stalls of John Street.