Rotarians Learn about the Proposed Library Gallery with g2 and CHCC

 
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Coffs Harbour Daybreak Rotary hosted Oliver from g2 architects and Sian from Coffs Harbour City Council to learn more about the new Library Gallery Project for the Coffs CBD.

The New Library Gallery Project has undergone Community Consultation processes and is progressing.

To find about more about the new Library and Gallery Cultural and Civic Space visit https://haveyoursay.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/cultural-and-civic-space.

Some Enchanted Evening at Conservatorium Theatre Opening

The Gee majors and Gee minors were honored to attend the Opening of the Conservatorium Theatre.

G2 architects have been involved in the Conservatorium project for many years now, with Ann being the longest serving board member on the Conservatorium Board.

Ann was engaged in the late 2000’s to renovate a disused nightclub that had been purchased by a generous donation from the Hogbin family. The resulting project was staged, as funds have become available and has just recently been completed. Stage 1 was administration and rehearsal / teaching rooms, and stage 2 was a 190 seat theatre, bio box, and stage.

The completed Theatre provides an outstanding venue for performance in the Coffs Harbour region and is a wonderful asset for the Conservatorium and it’s students.

g2's Oliver Gee on 2018 NSW Country Division Jury Panel

 

g2 sends congratulations to our very own Oliver Gee who was selected to sit on the Jury Panel for the Australian Institute of Architecture’s 2018 NSW Country Division Awards.

g2 acknowledges the significance of his selection as an exciting progression in Oliver’s professional development and as a valuable contribution to the Institute and the culture of regional architecture.

Well done Oliver!

AIA Awards Night Antics

 
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Ann and Oliver Gee were pleased to attend the AIA NSW Country Division Architecture Awards as part of the Regional Conference held in the Hunter Valley this month.

Oliver put his verbosity (and good humour) to use as Master of Ceremonies for the event.

g2 sends their congratulations to all award recipients and participants involved.

A fantastic night was had by all!

g2 Rethink, Re-calibrate and Regenerate at the 2018 NSW Regional Conference

 
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It was ‘CPD asap for g2’ earlier this month with Ann and Oliver attending the Institute’s NSW Regional Conference in the Hunter Valley.

The Australian Institute of Architects’ annual Conference provides regional architects with a great opportunity to network and develop their skills.

This years conference explored ideas of architectural practice and output in a modern, fast-paced, technologically explosive world.

Speakers included: Kerstin Thompson; Matthew Hinds & Poppy Taylor; Brent Dunn & Katharina Hendel; Ashley Dunn & Lee Hillam; Ben Edwards; Bill McCorkell; Harley Graham; Emma Guthrey; Dr Christ Tucker; and Chris Gilbert, Chris Haddad, Jon Kaitler, & Josh FitzGerald from Archier.

Ann and Oliver have returned with minds as over-full as their schedules, and look forward to implementing their new learning in their own professional practice at the g2 office.

g2's Scarlett on Rotary Exchange in DENMARK

 

For the past 52 days g2 has been floundering in the absence of our brilliant architectural graduate Scarlett.

Scarlett has been participating in a Rotary Exchange Program that has seen her and several other regional professionals hosted throughout Denmark and Norway on a cultural education tour.

Scarlett has been given the opportunity to visit remarkable examples of architecture from the contemporary Wave by Henning Larsen Architects to the ancient Fantoft Stave Church in Norway.

Everyone at the g2 office wishes Scarlett continued happy travels, and we look forward to benefiting from her increased experience on her return.

HIA Finalist! Custom Built Home $1,000,001 to $2,500,000

 

g2 architects were thrilled to be part of the team identified as Finalists at the HIA Northern NSW Awards.

The Toscan Group Pty Ltd. in conjunction with g2 architects and clients Ana and Miguel were finalists for HIA Northern NSW Best Custom Built Home $1,000,001 to $2,500,000.

g2 architects sends a huge congratulations to all contributors, and to Rob from Toscan Homes for a stunning level of workmanship in their completion of g2’s Hamptons Style House.

A stunning result from a dedicated team. Well done!

HIA Winner!!! Best Alterations and Additions under $400,000

 
 Kath and Paul from Paul Newton Constructions (left) Ann Gee from g2 architects (middle) and homeowners Anthony and Kerrie Hall (right), winners of Best Alterations and Additions under $400,000 Northern NSW HIA Award.

Kath and Paul from Paul Newton Constructions (left) Ann Gee from g2 architects (middle) and homeowners Anthony and Kerrie Hall (right), winners of Best Alterations and Additions under $400,000 Northern NSW HIA Award.

g2 architects were thrilled to be part of the winning team at the HIA Awards on Saturday Night.

Paul Newton Constructions in conjunction with g2 architects and clients Tony and Kerrie Hall were awarded HIA Northern NSW Best Alterations and Additions Under $400,000.

g2 architects sends a huge congratulations to all contributors, and to our lovely Ann Gee for her skillful and sensitive architectural design for the restoration and rehabilitation of this Former Jetty Police Station heritage residence.

A stunning result from a dedicated team. Well done!

g2 architects like to THINK BRICK

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g2 architects were proud to enter the gorgeous permeable paving featured in our Love Shack project for the 2018 Think Brick Awards. Congratulations to adbri masonry, Dragonfly Landscapes, Jay Webber, and Redbelly for a truly fantastic result!

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The Love Shacks / Beach Shacks project consists of two holiday cottages, and a main residence situated in the beachside village of Sawtell, Northern NSW.

Designed to provide the clients with uncompromising luxury and privacy in their own home, while incorporating two additional holiday-let cottages for income, this project required architectural and technological ingenuity. On a 790sqm site underpinned by dunes, comfortably fitting three discrete residences that would perform well in a sub-tropical climate was a challenge.

Many interesting technologies were employed in this build, particularly the permeable paving by adbri masonry. Permeable paving directed storm water back into the aquifer, reducing the size of the retention pit and minimizing runoff. The pavers are functional allowing drainage into the dune while providing the necessary rigidity for driveways and pathways. Adbri’s permeable pavers add character consistent with a beach aesthetic and have been used in the paving of the outdoor shower- ready for a post-swim rinse.

The appeal of the Beach Shacks speaks to the dedication of the project team- architectural design by g2 architects, construction by Jay Webber, landscape design by Redbelly and Dragonfly Landscapes, a vision for the cottages nurtured by wonderful clients, and permeable paving by adbri masonry.  

g2 architects are Mental for Mentally Healthy Workplaces

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Who knew that mental health in the workplace has a HUGE impact on business productivity; the mental health of employees AND their children; is as important to the average employee as WAGES; and is just as critical for Workplace Health and Safety as physical health?… Well now we do!

Ann, Oliver and Liz from g2 architects Pty. Ltd. participated in a fantastic Mentally Healthy Workplaces Workshop at Coffs Cex yesterday. We look forward to implementing our learning here at g2, as well as advocating for good mental health in our surrounding community.

So from us here at g2, we are asking you:

R U OK?

A g2 Fireplace Retrospective.

As winter closes in, g2 takes a walk down archive lane to revisit some of our favourite fireplaces and heating schemes in g2 builds.

 Outdoor Firepit Atrium Residence  Claudia Nevell- Garden Expressions.

Outdoor Firepit Atrium Residence Claudia Nevell- Garden Expressions.

 A traditional hearth scene Upper Orara Residence.

A traditional hearth scene Upper Orara Residence.

 Love Shacks / Beach Shacks modern double-sided fireplace.

Love Shacks / Beach Shacks modern double-sided fireplace.

 
 Gee Residence- Tectonic flooring allows for the aesthetics of wood, and the heat conductivity of a concrete floor. Inslab plumbing circulates solar-heated water through the floor and lap pool, in an innovative and sustainable heating solution. 

Gee Residence- Tectonic flooring allows for the aesthetics of wood, and the heat conductivity of a concrete floor. Inslab plumbing circulates solar-heated water through the floor and lap pool, in an innovative and sustainable heating solution. 

A Project Close to Our Hearts- New ASPECT Macarthur Campus Opens in Coffs Harbour

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.

Community Invited to Help Create City's Heart

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  

Blushing Pink at g2

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.  

g2 is back in the office for 2018

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. 

Have a project that you would like to talk to an architect about?

Why not give g2 a ring or drop by for a FREE initial consultation and talk to Ann and Oliver about your premises?  

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g2 Proud- Club 300 Bowling and Bar Recognised for Disability Inclusion

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.