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A sample of institutional projects done by GDA:

 

 

PILGRIM UNITING CHURCH, WAGGA NSW

A new worship centre and multi-purpose building in Glenfield, one of the new suburbs of Wagga. Construction was completed in August 2014

 

 

WARRAMBUI CONFERENCE + RETREAT CENTRE, MURRUMBATEMAN NSW

A new development with conference rooms, dining and kitchen facilities, three accommodation blocks and a staff/office building. It was opened in May 2008.

 

 

PROJECT LIGHTING SHOWROOM AND WAREHOUSE, ULLADULLA

A new lighting showroom and warehouse in Parson St, Ulladulla. Practical Completion was ahead of time in October 2008.

 

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WOOLWORTHS SUPERMARKET,
MAWSON ACT

A 2000 square metre extension to the existing supermarket at Southlands, completed in 2007.

 

 

TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, WANNIASSA ACT

We designed many buildings for Trinity Christion School between 1992 and 1999, including an overall masterplan, classroom blocks, a music and drama department, science and home economics facilities. The use of bold colours and bold roof forms gave the campus a significant impact from the adjacent town centre and roads.

 

33 UNITS, URIARRA ROAD QUEANBEYAN

This development comprised three levels of units and a basement carpark situated on one of Queanbeyan's busy arterial roads. Development Approval was obtained in 2011.

 

 

WODEN ASSEMBLY OF GOD

This project was for a church complex with an 800 seat auditorium, offices, meeting and counselling rooms and extensive youth facilities.

 

 

LANYON UNITING CHURCH

A small multi purpose church building designed for a new congregation in the outer suburbs of Tuggeranong. Its eventual construction is a long term project of the local congregation.

 

 

ISABELLA CHILD CARE CENTRE

Designed in 1995 to stringent Child Care Facility guidelines. This facility caters for 42 full day care places in three separate areas adjacent to the primary school and neighbourhood centre.

 

 

GREENWAY CHILD CARE CENTRE

Nestled among tall commercial buildings in Tuggeranong Town Centre, this facility was amongst the earliest of the 17 Child Care Centres we have designed or worked on.

 

 

BAILES COURT

Three existing detached house blocks were consolidated and a grouping of seven Aged Persons units developed around a central courtyard.

 

 

STERNBERG CRESCENT

Two 2 bed and 5 single bed units were designed for a redevelopment site of 3 previous detached houses. The floor plans were cranked to provide northern alignment as well as to address Sternberg Crescent on the east. One of the units was configured for disabled access.

 

 

PROJECT LIGHTING, BELCONNEN

This showroom and warehouse in Belconnen business district provides retail and trade sales areas as well as warehousing and storage. Designed to showcase our clients' extensive range of lighting products as well as provide an efficient distribution facility for electricians and contractors.

 

 

COMMERCIAL BUILDING LUXTON ST, BELCONNEN

A 1500m2 building constructed in 1998 in the Belconnen Town Centre with 7 individual tenancies including a restauraunt with an extensive outdoor eating area on the first floor. The strong colour and detailing provides an identity to the building.

 

 

 

 

KENNARDS SELF STORAGE, FYSHWICK

Four existing strata title units were combined to form this large self storgae facility in Fyshwick. A new section has subsequently been added to increase the yield on the site. Fire rating, security and efficiency were all major design criteria.

 

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QUEANBEYAN YOUTH CENTRE

Recycled from an old disused Parks and Gardens depot, this young people's facility in Queanbeyan Park serves as a focal point for the Queanbeyan City Council's youth workers and is used for vocational training as well as recreation.

 


WESTON CREEK UNITING CHURCH, WESTON ACT

The original building was designed in 1982, and by 1990 it required a considerable extension to house the growing congregation and the Sunday School. The main auditorium was extended by approximately 95m2 , a large ancillary hall was designed joined by a concourse and large kitchen. Some of the extensive circulation area of the original building was redesigned as storage.

 

 

 

HUGHES BAPTIST CHURCH, HUGHES ACT

In March 1994 our firm was selected in a limited competition to design the extensions to Hughes Baptist Church, comprising a large Auditorium, meeting rooms, a creche and offices, as well as extensive roadworks and landscaping. We embarked on a series of interviews and visits to each of the various youth and fellowship groups in the church, and then produced several design studies. These were presented to the congregation, and after a broad consensus was reached we developed Preliminary and Final Sketch Plans. The development of the design involved numerous meetings with the Deacons, Building Committee and congregation, both at Sunday services and at other times. The project was completed on time and on budget in August 1996.

 

 

WHITTLE STREET, HUGHES

Twenty two aged persons units in an innovative two storey and single storey development with ramped wheelchair access to each unit.

 

 

CANBERRA SPACE DOME & OBSERVATORY RELOCATION

Our firm was asked to do the feasibility study and preliminary costings for the relocation of Canberra Space Dome and Observatory (CSDO) located in Dickson. The original location of the CSDO had been closed and the equipment and facilities were to be relocated to Mt Stromlo.

ISLAMIC SCHOOL OF CANBERRA, HEYSEN STREET WESTON

The Islamic School of Canberra moved into the old campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology School of Horticulture on Heysen Street, Weston. We masterplanned the move and future expansion of the school.

POLICE CITIZENS YOUTH CLUB, ERINDALE ACT

We provided several feasibility designs to bring a much loved community building up to its users' current needs.

CHRIST CHURCH, HAWKER ACT

This community church was established in 1970 to serve the central Belconnen area. The growing conregation needed more space for their activities. In addition, their already strong social outreach program was expanding to provide accommodation for students and the disadvantaged.

CHILDCARE CENTRE AT HMAS ALBATROSS, NEAR NOWRA NSW

One that didn't go ahead but we loved. It has a sort of flight theme about it, very appropriate for a naval air station

 

 

HUGHES BAPTIST CHURCH , HUGHES ACT

We designed major additions to this church 15 years ago, and are now involved in enlarging it yet again. A commercial kitchen/cafe will be added on the northern side and the existing meeting rooms on the west need to be enlarged too. The DA for the first stage has been obtained and work is about to begin.

 

 

CORELLA ESTATE, NARRANDERA NSW

Eight houses on a multi unit site in a new area of the town.

   

 


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