HAA wins two AIA awards

Two Sydney CBD projects by HAA received recognition in this year’s NSW Architecture Awards.

Reid House, an eleven storey converted warehouse in King Street, was given an Architecture Award in the Heritage category. The work undertaken by HAA included restoring the shopfronts and entrance foyer to be more sympathetic to the Edwardian office block than the 1980s modifications. The works were achieved through funding received through the Heritage Floor Space Scheme run by the City of Sydney. More information about Reid House can be seen here.

The Lowy Institute at 31 Bligh Street was awarded a Commendation in the Heritage category of the awards. HAA was asked by the client to make the former New South Wales Club a space suitable to modern office requirements. This involved improvements in lighting and acoustics. A major feature of HAA’s work was the achievement of equitable access to the front door, via a discreetly hidden lift. Photos and a description of HAA’s work at the Lowy Institute can be seen here.

Images: Reid House © Chris Bennett; Lowy Institute © Mark Syke