Well established firm in Australia with an outstanding reputation as architects since 1976, Hodge Collard Preston Architects are known for their enthusiasm to deliver well-designed projects and high standards of service, on time and within the budget frame. They endeavor for the projects which are well-conceived, aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sustainable, and functional in design. They are committed to attaining excellence in planning, design, and construction while considering the details, innovation, collaboration, quality documentation, tight budgetary controls, and good management. They strive to provide optimum solutions for each project and to deliver which are energy-efficient, sustainable, cost-effective and making the best value for money. Also, they have delivered several Greenstar projects including commercial, educational and community facilities

Here are some 15 projects by HCPA. 

1. Mills Park 

Location: Brixton Street, Beckenham
Completed: 2016
Client: City of Gosnells

Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star Public Building, Design Version 1 is designed by Hodge Collard Preston Architects. Finalist in the 2016 Sustainability Awards in the Public Building category. Hodge Collard Preston assesses the design’s Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) and is proud to partner with the City of Gosnells in delivering this key project for the local community which is highly efficient, functional, and also aesthetically pleasing.

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2. Lakelands Reserve Multi-purpose Hockey & Community Facility 

Location: South Lake, Cockburn
Completed: July 2019
Client: City of Cockburn

Recently completed project involved design and documentation of a new district hockey/community facility, which is centrally positioned between the new synthetic hockey pitch and grassed playing fields. It caters to the differing requirements for the sporting clubs while sharing several communal areas that are required to be accessed by club members of all ages and physical capabilities. The project also aims to address the greater community needs and adjacent residential areas.

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3. Carine Senior High School

Location: Everingham Street, Carine
Completed: April 2014
Client: Building Management and Works

Commissioned by Building Management and Works (BMW) to undertake the project of the new Year 7 facility, as per the Department of Education’s Year 7 Facility Brief. Assessment of the site to locate the building; bounded by mature trees, overlooks the school oval in shape. The building forms a layering of ‘Ribbon Frames’, responsible for capturing the internal spaces and also caters to several informal covered outdoor spaces. Robust looking with the use of polished concrete panels and polished concrete blocks but an inviting environment centered on learning.

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4. Concorde South Apartments

Location: Forrest Circle, Port Hedland
Completed: 2014
Client: Hickory Group

Concorde Modular Apartments in South Hedland, the first multi-story Modular Apartment building in Western Australia was designed and documented by Hodge Collard Preston Architects. The objective was to design cost-effective, modular, efficient, and innovative apartments. The building has 77 apartments constructed from 110 modules in Victoria utilizing their bespoke prefabrication system and assembled on-site in 9 days.

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5. Ibis Styles Hotel

Location: Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Completed: TBA
Client: Redhawk Property Group

The revision of Schematic Design, Design Development & Contract Documentation of this 18 storey, 252 room hotel located in the heart of the Perth CBD has been commenced by HCPA. This project is envisioned to be a combination of in situ concrete construction and prefabrication system of 16 floors. This innovative construction detailing will result in reducing construction times by 40% whilst maintaining the quality of the project.

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6. Mantra Hotel 

Location: 195 Hay Street, East Perth
Completed: 2018
Client: 195 Hay Street Pty Ltd

The proposed development is for a budget hotel on a narrow restrictive site. Public areas are on the ground floor with a high level of interaction with the street environment. The Sixteen levels of hotel guest rooms incorporate 150 rooms. The building also encompasses staff and operational areas at the rear of the ground floor, services located in the partial basement, and the plant room at level seventeen. The built form massing is a narrow tower, with the offset of the front façade at level four.

 

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7. Busselton & Dunsborough Community Resource Centre

Location: Harris Road, Busselton WA
Completed: October 2012
Client: Shire of Busselton

The Busselton-Dunsborough Community Resource Centre building encourages environmentally sensitive design and features sustainable design initiatives such as solar panels and energy-efficient lighting to reduce energy consumption; insulation, screening, and louvers to reduce solar heat gain; rainwater and greywater recycling; green walls to provide shading and all combine to reduce the carbon footprint of the building. The proposed library extension will be seamlessly integrated into the existing library and additions to the existing building in the same vocabulary of the existing building.

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8. Kinross College

Location: Falkland Way, Kinross
Completed: 2017
Client: Building Management & Works

Kinross College was originally built on the now redundant ‘open community’ style of teaching and required the refurbishment of vast open spaces into discrete yet flexible classrooms suitable for today’s learning environments. The provision of new spaces with a sophisticated vibrancy represented in the internal fit-outs of 24 new classrooms, the extension of the Design and Technology workshops, and new Student Services and Food Science buildings.

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9. Dampier Port Authority Housing

Location: First Avenue, Onslow
Completed: August 2014
Client: Dampier Port Authority

The design and documentation of Residential Accommodation for Dampier Port Authority (DPA) staff, demanded to consider the site’s location in a Cyclonic Area with potentially devastating tidal surge effects. The Modular design of the houses was constructed in Perth and transported to Onslow with minimal on-site labor. The designers have given a touch which makes the building appear not as “Transportable” but as “Permanent”, adding life to the streetscape.

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10. Caversham Shopping Centre

Location: 175 Suffolk Street, Caversham
Completed: April 2016
Client: Lightway Holdings Pty Ltd

Hodge Collard Preston was commenced for the schematic design & development, contract documentation and contract administration for this project of a shopping center located in Caversham, neighboring a newly developed residential area. Incorporating a feature high-level canopy entry into the shopping center, compliments feature corner towers. The center provides a variety of shops in 12 tenancies including Coles, Liquorland, a Chemist, a Newsagent, a Hairdresser, a Barber Shop, a Nail Salon, a local Fish and Chip Shop and more shops to come.

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11. Haynes Shopping Centre

Location: Lot 700 Eighth Road, Armadale WA
Completed: 2013
Client: Neerigen Brook Estate Pty Ltd

The site of the shopping center is located at the corner of Armadale and Eighth Roads in Armadale, which was originally a horse training facility and had local historical significance. The aim was to provide a fresh and extraordinary retail experience to attract customers. The building has highly detailed facades to the main street frontages, and a tower featuring horizontal trims and numerous feature steelwork elements. HCPA has maintained a high level of quality and detailing of the project.

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12. Coles Cockburn Gateway

Location: Cockburn Gateway, WA
Completed: November 2015
Client: Coles Supermarket Australia Pty Ltd

The documentation and construction stage of Coles Cockburn Gateway store renewal incorporates the latest Coles Standard within an existing store and it is the first of its kind in Western Australia. From beautiful black and white tiles in the preparation areas to the high ceiling timber finish in the Bakery, HCPA has worked closely with Coles Supermarkets to successfully achieve their exciting new concept.

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13. York Recreation and Convention Centre

Location: York
Completed: 2011
Client: Shire of York

York Recreation and Convention Centre form a part of a well-functioning sporting complex that serves the local and surrounding communities of all ages daily, whilst also providing a District Centre for conventions, events, parties, and weddings.

The Centre has been divided into two independent and yet co-existing buildings. One which offers self-sustained facilities for local sporting and user groups, while the other, provides hospitality facilities and caters for special events.

The Centre demonstrates the high quality, well-planned facilities, based on environmentally sustainable design principles to minimize lifecycle costs of the building. The building incorporates passive solar design principles, natural ventilation, carefully considered building orientation and planning, selection of thermally efficient materials, solar hot water units, and low Volatile Organic Compounds, all contributing to a highly sustainable building with low impact on the environment. 

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14. Wellard Community Centre

Location: Corner of The Strand & Runnymede Gate
Completed: December 2013
Client: City of Kwinana

The aim was to design an oasis in the desert of a newly developed village at Wellard which would act as a catalyst for commercial and multi-residential developments in the area. The site sits on an interesting corner location on the intersection of the two main streets.

The building form addressed the streets with zero setbacks and the generous canopies encouraged pedestrian circulation along with the surrounding footpath infrastructure with the car park hidden behind the building. The entry forecourt is offset from the street corner that welcomes the public, also acting as a negative space between the two wings of the building. a prominent two storey geometric canopy emphasizes the strong geometric building form and façade treatments. The eminent feature of the building is transparency in and out that promotes a close relationship between the activities on the streets and in the building. The use of robust materials ensures the longevity of the building and minimizes maintenance and life cycle costs.

The design achieves flexibility of use, programming, and management and a highly functional and efficient building that would cater to a wide variety of age groups and facilitate creative, educational, and social programs.

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15. Davies Road Apartments

Location: Davies Road, Claremont
Completed: October 2016
Client: Heaton Investments

The project of the development of the site potential with 6 one-bedroom apartments, located on a busy traffic intersection. This corner building is making a statement on its own. Efficiently designed apartments are creating a sense of light and openness to the design. 

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