As winter closes in, g2 takes a walk down archive lane to revisit some of our favourite fireplaces and heating schemes in g2 builds.
Some projects are so much more than bricks and mortar. Attending the opening of the new ASPECT Macarthur Coffs Harbour Campus last Wednesday, both Ann and Oliver were fully aware of the significance of this renovation project. First approached by ASPECT in 2015, the g2 team assisted in the lengthy redesign process, converting the Campus from a Council utility building, to the welcoming and peaceful educational facility that it is today. The new ASPECT school will facilitate specialized learning support for its students, providing an invaluable resource for the Coffs Harbour community, and local children on the Autism Spectrum.
The Campus' opening was especially moving with a Welcome to Country by Uncle Mark Flanders, addresses by CEO Adrian Ford, Board Chair Julie Hamblin, Director Elizabeth Gadek, and Mayor Denise Knight, followed by refreshments served in the gardens landscaped and generously donated by Green with Envy Landscapes, on picnic tables handmade and donated to the School by the Coffs Harbour Men's Shed, and an anthem sung by the ASPECT Macarthur Coffs Harbour student choir.
Aspect gave thanks to everyone who contributed to funding the new campus with special thanks to Sargent Pies Charitable Foundation and Enterprise and Training Company. Thanks was also given to the parents, including mother Laura Daley, who campaigned tirelessly for the facility.
g2 looks forward to a successful future for Aspect School and the students that attend there.
A new Library, Gallery and Civic space is proposed for Coffs Harbour's CBD. Oliver from g2 architects has been working for the past 18 months with Coffs Harbour City Council, consultants, and the community, as part of the Project Team to define the brief, assess designs, and facilitate community consultation.
Have your say and contribute to the design process by clicking here https://haveyoursay.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/cultural-and-civic-space
They say "charity begins at home" and for the g2 home-office this is doubly true. From time to time g2 is asked to contribute our architectural assistance to local charitable and community based projects. Thank you Pink Silks for your recent recognition. We are mindful of all you do for our local community.
We've had our festivities, our holiday cheer, and our annual office clean out... now the g2 team have launched head-long back into the exciting projects on our books for 2018.
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Wondering about g2 architects opening hours over the holiday period?
We will be out of the office from Friday the 22nd of December until Monday the 8th of January
... but if you are lucky we may check the odd email, or listen to the occasional answering message with a mince tart in hand :)
Ann Gee from g2 architects was pleased to be able to contribute her skills to the team of Rotarians, volunteers and professionals involved in the recently completed Castle Street "Changing Place" facility.
The changing places scheme provides essential and specialized amenity for persons with a disability in the community, promoting social equity and benefits for all.
Club 300 Bowling and Bar was one of three Coffs Coast Businesses recognised with Business Awards for outstanding disability inclusion and access as part of recent International Day of People with a Disability celebrations.
Club 300 was commended for its encouragement and support for people with a disability to participate in ten pin bowling.
g2's architectural design for the venue enhanced accessibility for patrons with the inclusion of a lift, ramps, and accessible toilets.
Owner, of Club 300 Bowling and Bar, Trevor Smith, also established a successful bowling event held each Monday for people with a disability.
g2 commends Club 300 Bowling and Bar for their achievement, and for their ongoing contribution to our local community.
Art Goes to Court- an inspiring evening of art and culture.
g2 architects Pty Ltd. bestow congratulations, accolades and a rousing round of applause on EJ & PG Horspool for their masterful construction and completion of the Atrium Residence in Sapphire Beach.
Atrium Residence, a stunning modular beach-house in Sapphire Beach, represents a collaboration between g2 architects, Natural Habitat Interiors and Design, Garden Expressions, and award winning builder Eric Horspool from EJ & PJ Horspool Builders.
For their construction of the project EJ & PJ Horspool Builders were awarded:
2017 HIA Northern NSW Custom Built Home $1,000,001 to $2,500,000
2017 HIA Northern NSW Custom Built Home of the Year
2017 HIA Northern NSW Home of the Year
g2 congratulate all contractors involved in project completion including Owen Lewis Carpentry, Dave Williams Carpentry, and others.
The Atrium project showcased a high level of workmanship and design. We consider it a triumph of collaboration between professionals and truly wonderful clients.
At g2 architects we believe that all buildings can and should be designed well.
As well as designing houses, Ann and Oliver Gee from g2 architects were busy designing, co-hosting and generally COLLABORATING for the Australian Institute of Architects Country Conference in Coffs Harbour this October.
Held from the 3–6 October, in Sawtell and Coffs Harbour's Pacific Bay Resort, the NSW Country Division Conference was a must attend event for regional architects. This institute event allowed architects to catch up with colleagues and friends from across NSW and beyond, obtain CPD points and join in for a week of lively conversation and fun.
Speakers included Ken Maher, Amy Child, Garry Murray, SueAnne Ware, Andrew Nimmo along with Ann and Oliver Gee discussing their recent Sawtell Cinema heritage renovation.
At g2 architects continuing Professional Development is a large component of our practice. Design often includes collaboration: partnering with contractors, visioning with stakeholders and creating across disciplines. 'Collaborate' Conference 2017 allowed architects from across NSW to hear ten unique perspectives on the process of Collaboration from inside and outside of the profession.
The winners of the 2017 NSW Country Division Awards were announced at a gala dinner held on the Thursday evening.
g2 architects were proud to support Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium's 2017 Gala Concert.
Held in the recently renovated CHRC Performance Space the Gala celebrated the wonderful ensembles, scholarship holders, and students of the Conservatorium in a farewell spectacular honoring Artistic Director Trish O'Brien.
Ann Gee and the g2 architects team are proud proponents of the Arts. Ann's ongoing participation as a CHRC Board Member, and as an architectural consultant, contributed to the relocation of the Conservatorium to its Bray St premises. g2 was also pleased to design the Conservatorium's recently renovated Performance Space. Congratulations to all musicians participating in the Gala, and to the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium on their exciting year of alterations and improvements!
We specialize in houses (haunted or otherwise). Come by, say boo! and see what g2 can do for you!
Discussion around the g2 lunch table has been enlivened by this thoughtful article exploring aging, adaptive housing, and g2's award winning Atrium Residence. Find out how clever design can allow our houses to age gracefully along with us and meet our changing needs.
g2 is pleased to have qualified as an A+ Practice with the Australian Institute of Architects.
Our upgrade to an A+ membership category is good for us as well as being good for our clients.
As a client of our A+ practice, you can be assured that all architectural staff in our office have the relevant qualifications to be providing you with architectural design services, and that we continuously seek to be up to date with the latest standards, practices and products by undertaking Professional Development.
With all architects in the g2 office qualifying for A+ status, g2 now has access to a range of practice resources including Acumen, the Environment Design Guide, Standards Australia and HR+. This means that we can do our job more effectively for you.
As the Institute states, “A+ is about a whole of workplace commitment to best practice, the Institute and the future of the architectural profession”.
Why not bring your next architectural design challenge to g2 architects and experience the A+ advantage for yourself?
g2 was pleased that James Hardie liked our 4th Ave Beach Shack project enough to feature it on their Scyon page on Houzz.
Both Ann and Oliver here at g2, and our clients, were delighted with the effect achieved using the Scyon Linea weatherboard system. We are pleased to see that James Hardie the product professionals approve of the end result too, considering the many beach houses clad with Scyon products around Australia each year.
For more information on the Love Shacks / Beach Shacks project have a wander on our webpage: http://g2architects.com.au/love-shacks-beach-shacks/
A tweet from Russell Crowe has brightened our daily grind here at the g2 office.
Dubbing The Dark Arts Coffee Academy as "Coffs Harbour's hidden gem" Russell has put this new commercial premises in g2's recently completed Grafton St laneyway development on the map.
Dark Arts Coffee Academy is one of the commercial tenancies occupying the newly opened Club 300 Arcade- the recently activated laneway connecting Grafton St to Cox Lane and underpinning the newly refurbished Club 300 Bowling and Bar.
An edgy Melbourne-style cafe tucked within this laneway, Dark Arts Coffee Academy is quickly becoming renowned in the local community and beyond for its brewed beverages, creative cuisine, and edgy steampunk aesthetic.
Gaining a mention in the Sydney Morning Herald's 'Domain' Russell's tweet about Dark Arts Coffee Academy has certaining got the local Coffs community and our g2 office frothing with excitement.