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A Building Revitalized

A Building Revitalized

Posted 1 month ago | Comments: 0

It took almost three years from conception to completion, but last night saw the official re-opening of 31 Bligh Street as the headquarters of the Lowy Institute, the highly respected think-tank. HAA was first approached to undertake a feasibility study for creating appropriate work and reception spaces at the building that was once the New South Wales...

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Bylong Valley – a cultural landscape

Bylong Valley – a cultural landscape

Posted 2 months ago | Comments: 0

Yesterday, the NSW Independent Planning Commission refused the development of the Bylong Valley coalmine. The decision allows this beautiful valley to be retained unscathed. At the request of the Heritage Council, Hector Abrahams Architects wrote an assessment both of the landscape and the impact of the proposed mine on the landscape’s cultural and...

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Hands-on architects

Hands-on architects

Posted 2 months ago | Comments: 0

There is nothing quite like doing something yourself to improve your understanding of the process, materials and any complications that might occur. For this reason, HAA is always supportive of our architects taking up hands-on opportunities. Jennifer Castaldi has just returned from a week long masterclass on roofing, roof plumbing repair and reproduction...

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International award for the Sir John Monash Centre

International award for the Sir John Monash Centre

Posted 4 months ago | Comments: 0

The Sir John Monash Centre, the interpretation centre located at the Australian National Memorial in France, has received an International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies, . The awards are described as “the highest and most prestigious...

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Commendation in AIA Awards

Commendation in AIA Awards

Posted 4 months ago | Comments: 0

HAA was thrilled to receive a Commendation in the Heritage category of the 2019 Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Chapter awards for the St John’s Library. The vision behind the work was to create a modern and vibrant student study centre within the original library space in the college’s main building, designed by William Wardell in 1858. The new...

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Shortlisting in AIA Awards

Shortlisting in AIA Awards

Posted 6 months ago | Comments: 0

More exciting news for HAA with the St John’s College Library being shortlisted in the Heritage Category of 2019 AIA Awards (NSW Chapter). Known as the Nagle Library, HAA converted a much under-used space, the original library space of the 1858 design, into a modern study centre. The neighbouring Philosophical Room has been reimagined and restored to be a...

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