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The University of Newcastle’s conversion of an existing building into the Industry and Development Centre is nearing completion with external building works completed. The object of the external refurbishment was to improve the presentation of the building to the street and enhance the University’s public identity to the public. [caption id="attachment_1081" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="After"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1091" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Before"][/caption] EJE Architecture recently handed over the Radio Therapy Virtual Simulation Lab which accommodates the nation’s first virtual linear accelerator machine, which mimics the clinical radiation treatment technology currently used to treat cancer patients in Australian radiation oncology centres. [caption id="attachment_1082" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Radio Therapy Virtual ...
Newcastle Herald Feature
EJE Architecture scoop the pool at 2011 Landcom Urban Design Awards EJE Architecture has once again shone at this year’s Landcom Urban Design Awards, victorious in five out of the 11 categories. Newcastle’s newest and thriving waterfront pub, the Honeysuckle Hotel took out the night’s most prestigious Award for Excellence in Urban Design, beating 25 other entries. EJE Director and Honeysuckle Hotel designer, John Streeter said “It was such a great surprise to win the overall award for the night. The Honeysuckle Hotel is a fantastic addition to the Honeysuckle waterfront and for the people of Newcastle and shows how distinctly modern architecture ...
EJE Architecture has kicked off the 2011 awards season in style collecting numerous awards at the following award nights. 2011 Lower Hunter Urban Design Award Winning Projects 2011 Landcom Award for Excellence in Urban Design: Honeysuckle Hotel GHD Large-Scale Development Award (Leisure/Recreation/Entertainment): Ausgrid Stadium – New Western Grandstand Multiple Dwelling Award (Low-Rise): Scenic Lodge Graph Building Heritage Award: Honeysuckle Hotel Scooters & Mobility and Australasian Independent Living Aids Universal Access Award: Ausgrid Stadium
EJE Architecture continue their delivery of award winning multi-residential projects with the Grand Central Apartments recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects Newcastle Awards.
The project took out the Residential – Multiple Housing category Architecture Award, with the jury describing the project as “a fine example of the integration of two disparate heritage buildings resulting in a modern multi-residential building”.
The design process drew on EJE Architecture’s heritage expertise and successful experience in adaptive re-use. The corner site consisted of existing buildings, which although not Heritage listed were retained.
EJE Architecture believed they played an important role in the existing streetscape, particularly given the close proximity of the State Listed Post Office and Post Office Annexe buildings. The bulk of the multi-storey new buildings were then setback, a design viewed favourably by the NCC Urban Design Consultative Group during the statutory approvals process.
EJE Architecture has now established a Sydney office located at 27 Albert Avenue Chatswood. EJE Directors Kathy Gresham and Glen Spicer are in Sydney each week to raise the profile of EJE in Sydney and are currently meeting regularly with new and existing clients to maximise our opportunities for work throughout NSW.
The new office is co-located with Butler & Co Architects who have been based in Chatswood for around 20 years. EJE Architecture and Butler & Co are working in conjunction to gain the benefits of Butler’s Sydney contacts, plus the backup EJE can provide with our wide range of experience and 50 staff.
EJE Butler Architecture is a collaboration of EJE Architecture and Butler & Co Architects. EJE and Butler & Co have formed an alliance with the aim of broadening the client base of the two firms, and creating greater opportunities for securing projects within the Sydney area, and throughout NSW. EJE Architecture currently have a range of clients who are based in Sydney, and an aim of the collaboration with Butler & Co is to be able to more efficiently service these clients through the Sydney office. Butler & Co are a long established firm with broad experience , particularly in Independent Schools, Industrial and Commercial projects. EJE also has extensive expertise in these industry sectors, and can add our experience to that of Butler & Co to provide a higher level of service to our clients. EJE Architecture also has strengths in Hospitality, Aged Care, Multi-unit Residential and Tertiary Projects that will be enhanced by our increased presence in Sydney. EJE’s Heritage and Interiors staff will also be available to assist Butler & Co’s existing clients, and undertake new projects in Sydney.
On 30th August 2012 Barney Collins, Kathy Gresham, Grant Shultz and Jason Condon attended the official opening of WesTrac’s $150 million Newcastle Service Centre and Training Institute. The facility was opened by the Premier of NSW Barry O’Farrell, with Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, reinforcing the federal government’s support for the WesTrac Training Institute which will provide ongoing training and support for up to 400 apprentices each year.
This world class project incorporates 12 major buildings, with 50,000 square metres under roof, on a 23 Hectare site facing Tomago road at Tomago. The completed development includes workshops, administration and staff facilitates for the sales, service and assembly of Caterpillar equipment. The administration and training buildings have been designed to achieve Greenstar accreditation.
EJE commenced work on the project in early 2007 with a tour of north and south America to view the best Caterpillar facilities in that part of the world, and visit Caterpillar headquarters in the US city of Peoria to meet with their facility designers. Since that time, the project has been a major focus for Barney Collins’ and Kathy Gresham’s teams within the office, as EJE was responsible for Architectural design and documentation , Interior Design including furniture selection, and Project Management of this significant project for the Hunter Valley area.
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The new WesTrac Tomago facility as featured on Channel Seven’s Sunrise:
We are excited to announce that EJE Architecture won the Newcastle Port Corporation sponsored award for Contribution to the Region for its decades of contribution to the architectural strength of the Hunter, at the recent Hunter Business Chamber awards night.
For more than 35 years EJE Architecture has been a major contributor to the Hunter Valley region, as a large Multi-disciplinary Architectural practice. At the peak times EJE Architecture provides annually between 60-70 locally based jobs and many other employment opportunities throughout Australia.
EJE continues to be a significant employer of Graduates from the University of Newcastle. Through the practice of Architecture, EJE Architecture has been involved in many significant Projects in the Region including, the Earthquake Restoration of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, the Western Grandstand at The Hunter Stadium, several buildings in the Honeysuckle Precinct in Newcastle and recently the development of major new Industrial Facilities for Sandvik, WesTrac and Bradken all International companies with a significant presence in the Hunter Region.
EJE Architecture’s core market sectors are Aged Care Facilities, Multi Unit Residential, Industrial and Mining, University and Education, Hospitality and Sporting Venue, Hospitals and Medical and Retail and Shopping Centres.
From a Community perspective EJE Architecture has over many years provided its services free of charge to significant community projects including the Ronald McDonald Houses at the John Hunter Hospital and West Mead Children’s Hospital, The Paediatric Palliative Care Facility at the John Hunter Hospital for the Nicholas Trust and to the Redevelopment of No. 2 Sports Ground for the Newcastle Hunter Rugby Union.
EJE Architecture is proud to continue their design of state of the art health education immersion facilities with the Chameleon Clinical Skills Training Centre officially opened on the John Hunter Hospital campus. We congratulate the leadership of the University of Newcastle in their development of innovative learning spaces which facilitate the delivery of equally innovative pedagogy. (Pedagogy- The method and practice of teaching, esp. as an academic subject or theoretical concept).
Recent ABC News article: (Article Source)
Hospital training comes to life with childbirth manikin
Updated June 08, 2012 10:10:28
A life-size manikin that simulates giving birth is one of the features of a $2 million medical training centre at Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital being opened today.
The Chameleon Clinical Skills Training centre will be officially opened by the Federal Minister for Industry and Innovation and Charlton MP Greg Combet.
The Centre is equipped with three simulation laboratories and will train medical students from Newcastle and New England Universities.
Manager Jan Roche says the childbirth manikin is as real as it gets.
“Mum can have a baby complete with all noises,” she said.
“We’ve got a child who’s capable of being able to get sick quite quickly and a little tiny baby.
“At the same time we can actually video what they’re doing so that they can go back and have a look and see whether they feel they’re doing the right thing.”
Ms Roche says the centre takes its name from the Chameleon for a reason.
“It’s to do with the centre that can adapt and change to be able to suit the environment and the environment we require is clinical,” she said.
“Sometimes we’re looking at environments that might be mocking up a doctor’s surgery or different sorts of environments that our medical students might be needing in the future.”
For more information please visit HERE for the NBN news story.
The EJE Architecture designed $50M NSW headquarters for Sandvik situated at Heatherbrae has been officially opened. Integrating a number of Sandvik Mining’s NSW facilities into a single operation the project has a total of 28,000 sq m under cover creating one of the company’s largest manufacturing, assembly, distribution and aftermarket service centres in the world. The design features a number of ESD initiatives including state-of-the-art solar power and heat recovery technology.
Documentation has been completed for the EJE Architecture designed New Corporate Depot Headquarters for Daracon Group at Cameron Park.
Construction is imminent on Bradken’s new multi-function facility in Mayfield West’s Steel River precinct. The new facility will accommodate the design, development and testing of mining, rail and industrial equipment.
By Jenny Marchant (field reporter )
If you’ve walked the Bondi to Bronte path in Sydney, what would you think about a similar walkway in Newcastle?
Between Memorial Drive and the ocean there’s a cliff (think of Strzelecki Lookout and then head south down towards Bar Beach) and there are plans to build a walkway along the cliff as a memorial to World War I and the BHP Steelworks.
If you’re a fan of the Bathers’ Way walk from Merewether to Nobbys you’ll be familiar with the long uphill slog along Memorial Drive.
But what would a walkway there look like and where will the money come from?
I met up with Newcastle MP Tim Owen and architect Barney Collins right near Strzelecki Lookout to find out more about the future of some of Newcastle’s most stunning coastal assets.
EJE’s Memorial Walk project is gaining momentum, with this article appearing in The Herald on 9th February 2012.
Plans for a four-metre wide promenade from Merewether Beach to Nobbys lighthouse should be completed by April.
Newcastle City Council was briefed on plans for the Bathers Way public domain, as well as concept designs for a “Memorial Walk” along the cliff top between Bar Beach and the Bogey Hole.
Council staff said one option being investigated for the Bathers Way was making Shortland Esplanade a one-way road to allow more space for the shared coastal path.
Newcastle MP Tim Owen briefed councillors on plans for the Memorial Walk, which is aimed to be completed in time to commemorate the Anzac centenary in 2015.
He said he hoped to secure support from the council for the project before seeking funding.
The council voted to establish a trust for works along the city’s coastline.
The University of Newcastle’s conversion of an existing building into the Industry and Development Centre is nearing completion with external building works completed. The object of the external refurbishment was to improve the presentation of the building to the street and enhance the University’s public identity to the public.
EJE Architecture recently handed over the Radio Therapy Virtual Simulation Lab which accommodates the nation’s first virtual linear accelerator machine, which mimics the clinical radiation treatment technology currently used to treat cancer patients in Australian radiation oncology centres.
Life-size 3D visualisations of cancer patients, their internal organs and their cancer sites, are projected onto a virtual radiation therapy treatment machine with students able to drive the unit to deliver virtual treatments.
“The virtual linear accelerator allows us to plan and implement radiation treatment on patient images and see the position of each internal organ and cancer site, ensuring each and every patient is receiving the most effective and safe treatment for them. This technology is the ultimate training tool in radiation therapy. These are complex concepts that are difficult to explain without hands-on tools.” Senior Lecturer Dr Shane Dempsey (The University of Newcastle).
NBN News Story Link: http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2012/01/24/cancer-training-enters-new-age/
EJE Architecture continue their involvement in the delivery of contemporary mixed use developments in South East Queensland with the recent Development Application submission for St Thomas Place on Chevron Island.
In collaboration with US based Studio LFA, French botanist Patrick Blanc and urban designers Roberts Day, the project comprises a 16 level apartment building and 5 level office building and creates a unique living, working dining and cultural experience for the Gold Coast. Located on Thomas Drive, St Thomas Place is composed of a horizontal green wall engaging two interlocking structures that stretch vertically to define the intersection of Anembo and Mawarra Streets.
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