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The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s West Australian chapter held their annual awards on the evening of Saturday, 21st September and a Hames Sharley designed project was among the recipients.

Australis @ Rossmoyne received the UDIA’s top award in the Senior Living category and may now be eligible for the bodies national awards in 2020. This recognition further establishes Adventist Residential Care as a leader in retirement and aged services. The project has been acknowledged for its advantageous use of the site assets and location through the practice’s understanding of residential architecture, master planning and urban design.

Hames Sharley’s project leader and Associate Director, Gary Mackintosh and Adventist Residential Care CEO, Gary Blagden were in attendance at the event to receive the award.

Architecturally, the design solution focused on creating generous internal common spaces to provide residents with social connections within the village, the wider neighbourhood and surrounding natural environment.” said Mr Mackintosh.

The development comprises a mixture of 79 two bedroom and 7 three bedroom dwellings over eight storeys, with associated car parking. Earlier this year Australis was recognised by the Master Builders’ Association and is currently shortlisted for the upcoming national Urban Developer awards, so we are delighted that the project has now received this award from the UDIA as their judging criteria focuses on the wider context of the development as an urban form. The success of this project stems from a wonderful collaborate client and architect relationship. As a practice, Hames Sharley’s core vision is to enable communities to flourish, and the Australis project exemplifies this”.

Congratulations to the Hames Sharley design team; project managers, NS Projects; civil and structural consultants Pritchard Francis and other associated consultants as well as Adventist Residential Care on this prestigious award.