Kingston Residence includes a generous four bedroom home with separate office located at the Kingston Foreshore. The home is designed to maximise a sunny northern aspect and is comprised of two wings with a lofty double height living space facing a central courtyard. New images by photographer Mark Syke demonstrate the sunlit quality of this new home and the passive solar design which is critical in Canberra’s cooler climate.
‘‘Colin was a champion of the public realm and was renowned for his clear and strategic city thinking. He had a unique intellect and was a deeply passionate designer. Colin believed that good design can change people’s lives for the better.
Architecture was Colin’s passion - a vocation that fitted him perfectly and permeated his life. He had an incisive way of developing design thinking through the process of drawing, with essential, elegant and cryptic lines suggesting so much. His legacy exists in numerous built projects, but also propositions and strategies that have influenced the future of cities he has lived and worked in.’’ - Ken Maher AO
Stewart Architecture is delighted to announce the appointment of Felicity Stewart as Director.
Felicity is leading our new Sydney Studio with a focus on urban design and public projects. Felicity brings to the practice over a decade of experience in architecture and urban design having worked on projects of local and state significance. In her previous role Felicity was co-lead designer of the multi-award-winning Green Square Library and Plaza project completed in 2018 to critical acclaim.
Felicity received her architectural qualification at UNSW and Masters of Urban Design at Columbia University in New York City. Felicity has gained a reputation for her unique design skills, communication abilities and enthusiasm for thoughtful city-making.
On Forbes is comprised of 200 apartments with a frontage to Northbourne Avenue, Canberra’s new light rail corridor. Located in the leafy suburb of Turner, the new development includes a community of two hundred light, spacious apartments framed around a large, central landscaped garden and private gymnasium 'pavilion'. A communal roof top terrace on the ninth floor enjoys 360 degree city views.
We are proud of our team for delivering this landmark project and thank Art Group for being such great clients.
Images by Mark Syke and Living Media
Green Square Library and Plaza has won an amazing four awards at the 2019 NSW Chapter AIA Awards on Friday 5th July. The project won the NSW Premier’s Prize, An award for Urban Design, The John Verge Award for Interior Architecture and an award for Public Architecture. Stewart Architecture were delighted to accept the awards alongside Studio Hollenstein and key consultants Arup and Hassell. We thank our client City of Sydney and builder John Holland for their commitment to the project.
To read more visit https://architectureau.com/articles/2019-nsw-architecture-awards/
The Stewart Architecture team gathered yesterday to honour and celebrate the life of Founding Director Colin Stewart at his funeral in Bowral, NSW. Colin’s family pass on their thanks to the many friends and colleagues who joined them on a special day of remembrance.
Colin’s incredible achievements will not be forgotten and his rich and lasting legacy will be continued by our team.
Please give generously to the Leukaemia Foundation: https://www.leukaemia.org.au/
Green Square Library has been announced as an award winner for the Libraries Category in the 2019 International Architecture Awards, organised by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
See the other Australian projects recognised here: https://architectureau.com/articles/international-awards/
Green Square Library and Plaza has won the 2019 INDE Award - The Learning Space
“The design responds to three specific questions: What is the future of the library? How do you make a library in a plaza? And how do you create soul in an almost entirely new neighbourhood? The design approach rejects the formalised institution of the library, and instead fuses the two functions.”
Congratulations to all involved, other entrants and fellow winners!
Byron Kelly has won the 2018 ACT Chapter Medallion annually awarded to the highest academic achieving student graduating from the Master of Architecture who has completed the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of Canberra. Byron distinguished himself by achieving a high level of excellence in all aspects of his academic studies, pursued with intelligence and rigour. His architectural responses were underscored by a conceptual and formal ability of considerable depth, finely balanced to the intellectual scope and architectural ambition within each unit, and supported by his collegial leadership abilities.
Awarded at the ACT Architecture Awards - 2019
Words from the Australian Institute of Architects
Our latest building at Radford College ACT opened last week. The Morison Centre was opened by the Govenor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove on June 5th. This is the third building delivered in our school Masterplan.
Photography by Alan Lee
The site consists of Blocks 1 and 2 Section 14 Kingston (formerly the WIN TV and Maggie Shepherd buildings).
Previous Development Approval
The previous Development Approval for the site permitted 127 dwellings up to 7 storeys over 3 levels of basement car parking. The development included building to approximately 3m of side boundaries to create narrow central courtyards.
Our New Design Concept
Stewart Architecture were engaged in early 2019 to prepare a new design for the site. The concept is again for building up to 7 storeys, but is designed to follow the street frontages to create a large rear garden. Basement parking is kept under the building footprint to ensure this garden provides for proper deep-rooted tree planting. The communal garden provides attractive outlook for both residents of the development and neighbours. Additionally, the proposal ensures good solar access and appropriate interface to neighbours.
The concept includes generous lobbies off Burke Crescent and Wentworth Avenue. These lobbies have direct access to the rear garden. The buildings are setback from the street boundaries to provide large ground level courtyards behind hedges. The building has a defined parapet line referencing neighbouring development, with upper floor apartments in three separated elements to promote outlook, vistas and solar access. The mix of apartments includes 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. The total quantity of apartments proposed is 134.
The majority of visitor parking is provided on-site. 7 spaces will be located off-site along a new landscaped verge to Burke Crescent. This new landscape aims to create a more vibrant pedestrian experience around and within the site, through new tree plantings and removing bitumen car parking that fronts Burke Crescent. The design allows the ability of some ground level apartments to be adapted for future commercial use. The site is well connected due to its proximity to public transport (including the R2 & R6 rapid bus routes and trains to Sydney), retail centres and employment nodes.
The architecture will be contemporary and timeless with quality materials, avoiding applied finishes. Colour and some material selection will reference the existing Maggie Shepherd building that currently occupies the site.
The Green Square Library and Plaza has been awarded the Library Award 2018 by the Architectural Review.
Stewart Architecture have been engaged to design and submit a Development Application for the former service station site. Adjacent to the Campbell community & shopping centre our design envisages buildings suitably sited within the established local context.Read More
Stewart Architecture have been engaged to design and submit a Development Application for a retirement village and residential care accommodation on the site. Our design envisages buildings within a landscape setting which overlooks the Higgins oval.Read More
Continuing their strong relationship with the Fyshwick Markets, Stewart Architecture are excited to reveal their design for the new Niche Markets.Read More
Stewart Architecture is part of the team behind On Forbes, which is delivering greater diversity in housing choices and vibrancy close to Canberra’s city centre.Read More
Green Square Public Library has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating representing Australian Excellence in building design.Read More
Stewart Architecture have designed a new 61 room Hotel for the Abode Hotel Group in Kingston in Canberras Inner South.Read More
Stewart Architecture's design for a new hotel in Newcastle has recently been revealed. Located on Honeysuckle Drive the development will consist of 149 four-star hotel rooms, 62 residential apartments, 5 serviced apartments and over 1000 square metres of commercial & restaurant space.Read More
Stewart Architecture are proud and excited to have been engaged as Master Plan Architects for Radford College following an invitation to participate in a competition to prepare a 10 year Master Plan.Read More