GORDON WHITE LIBRARY
We won this commission despite being the only respondent not to submit the requested design with our tender. Instead we submitted a comprehensive methodology that explained how we would go about designing an educational facility that would comprehensively meet all of council’s requirements and result in the most economic solution. Our implemented methodology resulted in great public acceptance and staff ownership of the final building. As a result Stea was invited to present a paper at QLD State Library conference on our project methodology.
The subsequent design incorporated low maintenance materials and extensive ESD initiatives which significantly reduced energy consumption. The building was also recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects receiving a Regional Commendation and the Central QLD Building of the Year award.