CCJ were engaged to prepare options studies for reworking the residential college’s 40-year-old historically significant building. The existing building, although not heritage listed, received the 2015 Award for Enduring Architecture. CCJ has been working closely with the client (Burgmann College) and the original architect (Dirk Bolt) to balance moral rights, built and cultural heritage considerations, with twenty-first century requirements. CCJ was engaged to prepare a strategic master plan and pattern book for all Burgmann College facilities and has completed a refurbishment of the existing residential wings. The first stage was the design of a new commercial kitchen and back of house spaces, a new dining hall servery and student self service areas and a refurbished dining hall and entry zone. The new facilities enable the College to cater daily for its 240 residents to expected commercial standards, whilst retaining the existing fabric and scale of the adjoining Dining Room.
The second stage was to expand the strategic master plan and pattern book for all of Burgmann College facilities and the refurbishment of the existing residential wings enables greater linkages between areas, room upgrades and additional student facilities. The complex project required a collaborative team effort between CCJ, Burgmann College and the construction team of AMA Projects.