Campus construction projects winning hearts, minds and awards
- Institute for Sustainable Futures’ workspace design wins silver
- Blackfriars Children’s Centre shortlisted for architecture award
It’s not just our big new faculty buildings that are catching the attention of major architecture and design awards – some of UTS’s smaller construction projects are now in the mix too.
Judges of the 2018 Sydney Design Awards certainly liked what they saw of UTS’s airy, green, activity-based design for the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) workspace, awarding it silver in the co-working and studio space category.
The first activity-based workspace for staff at UTS opened in Building 10 late last year, and has been warmly embraced by its ISF occupants for the way it supports diverse tasks, collaboration, mobility and healthy working practices. Read more about activity-based working and ISF’s workspace.
Congratulations to ISF and the project team, which included architects GroupGSA, SHAPE Construction and UTS Senior Building Information Officer/Project Manager Bryce Hutchinson on their success in the 2018 Sydney Design Awards, to be presented in July.
Blackfriars Children’s Centre makes awards shortlist
The kids at UTS’s Blackfriars Children’s Centre clearly aren’t the only fans of their new childcare centre. The centre, which opened in 2017, has also made a mighty impression on a very important group of grown-ups – the jury for the 2018 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) NSW Awards.
As a result, the Blackfriars Children’s Centre has been shortlisted in the Awards’ educational architecture category.
The 2018 AIA Awards will be announced in July. Best wishes to UTS Senior Project Manager Angie Clements and DJRD with L+S Architects.
UTS has a strong track record in the AIA Awards, with the Vicki Sara Building (Building 7) a past winner, and both the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building and Engineering and IT Building (Building 11) receiving commendations in recent years.