Lyons Architecture

ACU's new Lyons-designed campus goes to construction tender

Victoria Parade's vista is due to change dramatically as the Australian Catholic University (ACU) readies for a major expansion of its Fitzroy campus. 115B Victoria Parade has reached construction tender, drawing the sizeable development closer to reality. With a construction value well in excess of $100 million, the build will invariably draw the attention of Melbourne biggest builders. ACU's expansion intentions were first flagged on Urban.com...

Lyons expand their design legacy as Brisbane's Liveris Academy draws closer to reality

This month's announcement that University of Queensland's Sustainable Futures Building is drawing closer to reality has given cause to touch upon architecture firm Lyons' stellar design legacy across multiple Australian cities. Lyons in association with m3architecture won the design competition for the development during late 2015, but the project has only this month received a major boost with alumni Andrew N. Liveris pledging $13.5 million to...

Design team for University of Melbourne's Student Precinct announced

The University of Melbourne has announced the appointment of the team of architects and designers for its $229 million New Student Precinct on the Parkville Campus. Led by Lyons Architecture, the successful team was chosen from a shortlist of five design groups. The New Student Precinct will be located on the corner of Grattan and Swanston Streets, and is bound by Monash Road to the north, and the Melbourne School of Engineering Precinct to the...

Two tertiary institutions line up new build projects

Melbourne University and Australian Catholic University are expected to host two new buildings that will further enhance their respective academic capabilities. With both projects at planning assessment, either build is still some time from fruition. In Carlton, The Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne is planning to expand their services provided by way of a new building accommodating 136 studio apartments. Gladstone Terraces which...

Green Chemical Futures another Lyons marvel

Another nod to the unique talents of Lyons Architecture opened its doors during the early stages of 2015. Monash University's Clayton campus is home to Green Chemical Futures, a multi-level complex dedicated toward academic and industrial research within the chemicals sector. A culmination of a Federal Government initiative that began during 2000, Green Chemical Futures is the latest Lyons-designed building to challenge conventional design. With...

Lyons add another civic project to their portfolio

Works are about to commence on the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, heralding another addition to architecture firm Lyons expanding civil and educational repertoire. Construction tenders are due for the complex, which is expected will deliver a first-class outcome for the local community. The design includes an exceptional new Sunshine Library set over the first two floors with a large double height reading room and areas for different user...

In focus: Sylvia Walton Building @ La Trobe University

Initially dubbed the La Trobe Melbourne Building Project, the now Sylvia Walton Building at La Trobe University's Bundoora campus stands as a beacon for eclectic design and cutting edge student facilities. Having been completed early in the year, the complex is named after former Chancellor of La Trobe University, Dr Sylvia Walton AO. Construction commenced during 2012 and upon completion the facility opened its doors during April, providing a...