John Wardle Architects, 1+2 Architecture, Room11 and Philp Lighton to collaborate on UTAS campuses design

University of Tasmania has revealed a consortium of architects will take on the campus designs in Launceston and Burnie.

A launch event was held on Monday to announce the architects, which include a Victorian-based firm and three Tasmanian firms.

The event was attended by representatives from all levels of government and marked a significant stage in the $330 million Northern Transformation project.

Here’s a look at the previous work of the successful architects.

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JOHN WARDLE ARCHITECTS

John Wardle Architect's spokeswoman Jane Williams at the launch event on Monday.

John Wardle Architect's spokeswoman Jane Williams at the launch event on Monday.

John Wardle Architects were announced as the principal consultant for the consortium of architects.

JWA is based in Melbourne but has strong links to Tasmania.

The practice worked with the university to design the new Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies on Hobart’s waterfront.

Director John Wardle also has his own property on Bruny Island, which is home to two of the firm’s projects – the Shearer’s Quarters and Captain Kelly’s Cottage.

Both of these designs have won major architectural prizes at the state, national and international level.

JWA has worked on a number of large scale tertiary education projects including the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne and the Learning and Teaching Building at Monash University.

1+2 ARCHITECTURE

Redevelopment of Wellspring Anglican Church in Sandy Bay, by 1+2 Architecture.

Redevelopment of Wellspring Anglican Church in Sandy Bay, by 1+2 Architecture.

1+2 Architecture is a Hobart-based architecture firm run by three directors.

Cath Hall and Fred Ward are two of the founding directors of 1+2 Architecture with 25 years of experience in local, national and international architecture, including residential and public projects, which have won numerous awards.

“1+2 Architecture is delighted by the opportunity to contribute to this exciting and significant Tasmanian project and to once again be collaborating with John Wardle Architects,” Mr Ward said.

“We greatly look forward to working with the communities of Northern Tasmania and the university to deliver architecture that will transform and inspire.”

1+2 will be taking a leading role in the Inveresk campus, and it will be the first major project the firm has done in Launceston.

Previous projects include Wellspring Anglican Church at Sandy Bay and the Corpus Christi Catholic School at Bellerive.

They were also named, in conjunction with Jaws Architects and Hansen Partnerships landscape architects, to design the Mount Wellington Cable Car.

ROOM11 ARCHITECTS

GASP, Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, by Room11 Architects.

GASP, Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, by Room11 Architects.

Director Thomas Bailey and Megan Baynes are with Room11, a practice known internationally for its refined residential architecture and public architecture such as GASP!, or the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, which won national awards.

“We are extremely excited to be part of such a key transformation project for the northern region of Tasmania,” Mr Bailey said.

“Our firm is deeply connected to landscape, and we look forward to making an extraordinarily built contribution that connects people, culture and place.”

PHILP LIGHTON ARCHITECTS

Philp Lighton Architects, is a commercial practice that has designed public buildings across Tasmania, from school and university buildings to hospital and stadium developments.

They have had experience in school projects, and have partnered with UTAS before on the upgrade of the Morris Miller Library at the Sandy Bay campus.

Philp Lighton has offices in Hobart and Launceston and has completed projects such as Smithton High School, Larmenier Catholic School and the Royal Hobart Hospital emergency department.