A number of the projects we have worked on have been highly commended within the sector.

Isabel Hall, St Catherine's, Waverley

2007 RAIA Award (Commendation) Public Architecture
2007 RAIA Award (Commendation) Sustainable Architecture

stCathsAfter having successfully designed and added value to the award winning Jo Karaolis Gymnasium for St Catherine's School, Waverley, Demlakian was again requested to provide the same level of intelligent design to assist in the significant conversion of a overly tired and outdated 3 storey building.

With both the cost of the project and the design function being a primary issue for this project after the standard had been set for the school by the previous project, Demlakian formulated a structural concept which involved the removal of a section of the suspended first floor slab whilst supporting the super structure over and removing the various contaminants in a manner that allowed the building to deliver the required function whilst maintaining value.

In collaboration with the renown architects, Tzannes & Associates, Demlakian delivered a construction friendly solution in a complex environment whilst ensuring that all of the client's needs were understood and satisfied.

Jo Karaolis Sports Complex, St Catherine's, Waverley

2003 RAIA Award (Commendation) Public Buildings

stCathsDemlakian involvement in this project alongside the architect, Alexander Tzannes Associates, resulted in a highly innovative structural system, which not only offered achieving the structural adequacy of the building in a highly cost-effective manner, but also enhanced significantly the architectural value of the project.

The internal courts provide for a multitude of sports with the basketball court conforming to international standards. The sports complex received a commendation for Public and Commercial Buildings from Royal Institute of Architects in year 2003.

Andrew "Boy" Charlton Pool, Woolloomoolloo
2003 NSW RAIA Award

boy charltonAndrew “Boy” Charlton Pool is a state of the art sport facility which our company is proud to have been associated with. Demlakian were involved in the  re-design ,  re-documentation and construction supervision of the refurbishment of the two outdoor swimming pools and concourse. The main 50m pool was engineered to conform to international Olympic standards so that the pool  could be used as a true competition pool.

The project has won the 2003 NSW Architecture Award from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in the category of Public and Commercial Buildings. 

Victoria Barracks, Oxford Street, Paddington
2003 RAIA Award (NSW)
2003 RAIA Award (National)
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The Headquarters Training Command Building located in Sydney’s historic Victoria Barracks required conventional engineering techniques to be adopted among the older colonial military buildings. The architect, Bates Smart, wanted an open internal plan free of columns to allow for a modern internal flexibility for the client.

The building has been designed and constructed as an economically sustainable development and the objective of the structural design was to aid the building’s natural mode of ventilation.

The building has received architectural awards at both NSW and national level from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in year 2003.

Esther Street, Surry Hills

AA Robin Boyd Award for Housing

This project involved the conversion of an industrial building envelope into a unique and outstanding high quality residence with a mixture of clean cutting urban edge design with the expression of various and well selected structural elements to integrate into a unique mixture of old and new.

Demlakian worked closely with highly talented and esteemed architect Graham Jahn, of Jahn & Associates, Architects to achieve a well crafted integration of new with old, satisfying the client’s requirements beyond his expectations.

This building was the recipient of the AA Robin Boyd Award for outstanding design in Housing and Demlakian are proud to have been associated with this result.

Cynthea Road, Palm Beach

AA Robin Boyd Award for Housing

boy charltonWhen a client who had previously owned several weekenders in Sydney’ exclusive Palm Beach peninsula wanted something special to express their love of the area, they engaged architect Jim Koopman, who allowed Demlakian to share in the opportunity to provide this project.

Demlakian used their innovative and expressive design skills to craft a cost effective structure in an asymmetric arrangement utilising a timber frame supported of a reinforced concrete slab as the canvas.

Whilst incorporating twisted planes in order to open the house up to the orientation of the passing sun, Demlakian designed a logical structural system that cuts into the site enabling the occupants to enjoy the various private outdoor gardens amidst natural sandstone gabion walls.

Texgroup Headquarters, Camperdown
RAIA Merit Award for Conservation & Adaptive Re-use
Francis Greenway Architecture Award
Marrickville Medal for Conservation & Adaptive re-use

texgroupTexgroup is a high quality company involved in the rag trade. Their needs encompassed converting an old industrial building into a modern reflection of their progressive attitudes in their business.

Demlakian have provided lateral design methods throughout this project in conjunction with Gordon + Valich Architects to help reflect this progressive attitude as well as used their innovative design skills to ensure that the project remains cost-effective and affordable.

This building was awarded a merit award by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

Northview Road , Palm Beach
RAIA Wilkinson Award
BHP Steel Award

boy charltonEndeavouring to capture the sweeping peninsula views of Palm Beach from an escarpment like site, Demlakian was commissioned to work with Gordon + Valich Architects in the design of a steel structure supported by discrete piled foundations that essentially clipped off the side of the cliff face of the escarpment.

Using a lateral design approach, Demlakian facilitated a cost effective construction methodology for a site that was otherwise considered to be cost prohibitive.

This building was awarded the most prestigious Wilkinson Award by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
2004 Heritage Awards (Infill) Willoughby Council

This project involved a delicate composition of providing a contemporary family home within a heritage valued building that needed to maintain its sympathetic presence within the environment.

Demlakian used its skills in identifying and understanding the whole of the architect's and client's needs to ensure that a solution that involved a cost effective but intelligent integration of the structure within the architectural landscape was achieved.

Demlakian have on many occasions produced award winning projects with the likes of Gordon & Valich Architects and are proud to be assiciated with them for so many years.

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