Fo­cus on de­sign cre­ativ­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity

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SOUTH MEL­BOURNE-based k20 Ar­chi­tec­ture’s pas­sion lies in pub­lic and com­mu­nity based projects and the bril­liant re­sults of their work can be seen through­out Vic­to­ria. They pro­vide their clients with a tai­lored level of ser­vice fo­cused on de­liv­er­ing projects with de­sign, sus­tain­abil­ity and per­for­mance ex­cel­lence. Es­tab­lished in 2004, k20 Ar­chi­tec­ture have ex­per­tise in a range of project types from com­mu­nity and child­care cen­tres to sport­ing pavil­ions and her­itage con­ser­va­tion. They de­liver a full scope of pro­fes­sional con­sult­ing ser­vices with project con­struc­tion val­ues rang­ing from $50k to $100M.

Each project k20 Ar­chi­tec­ture un­der­take is led by found­ing di­rec­tors Theodore Ker­lidis and An­thony Uah­watanasakul. Theodore has more than 15 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence de­sign­ing com­mu­nity build­ings with a fo­cus on de­sign cre­ativ­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity with an end user fo­cus. An­thony has ex­pe­ri­ence with govern­ment, sport­ing, in­sti­tu­tional, health­care, res­i­den­tial and com­mu­nity projects and is Green Star Ac­cred­ited. Their method­ol­ogy for de­liv­er­ing projects is open and en­gag­ing with the aim of in­cor­po­rat­ing their client’s needs to cre­ate sus­tain­able, in­no­va­tive and ex­cit­ing com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties and hubs.

k20 Ar­chi­tec­ture is car­bon neu­tral and de­liv­ers projects with max­i­mum spec­i­fi­ca­tion of Aus­tralian and lo­cally sus­tain­ably sourced con­tent. This in­cludes ma­te­ri­als and la­bor to pro­mote lo­cally sourced and man­u­fac­tured ma­te­ri­als with a lower ‘car­bon foot­print’. All of their projects in­cor­po­rate ESD prin­ci­ples and one of their most re­cent projects, Hind­marsh Shire Coun­cil Of­fices, won the 2014 Peo­ple’s Choice Award and was a fi­nal­ist in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories: sus­tain­abil­ity, pub­lic or com­mer­cial build­ing and en­gi­neered tim­ber prod­ucts.

We fea­ture a few of k20 Ar­chi­tec­ture’s su­perb projects (all pho­to­graphs used © k20 Ar­chi­tec­ture):

Theodore Ker­lidis. An­thony Uah­watanasakul.

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