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christmas 2015 – a message from our team

A Christmas message from our team, our year in review, and an insight into two recent projects…

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It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of another year. The time has gone quickly busily working in a team so dedicated to its work. It’s satisfying reflecting on the many accomplishments resulting from this hard work – continued growth of our company; new residential and commercial developments; and both new and continued relationships with our clients, consultants, and colleagues. We highly value these relationships and are grateful for your support.

This year we have celebrated two more of our team members qualifying as Graduates of Architecture and another of our team members qualifying as a Registered Architect. These are great personal achievements and extend the level of expertise Webber Architects can offer.

This year we have also celebrated the opening of our much-anticipated Sydney office. Our Sydney-based team is now firmly established, enabling closer service of our Sydney-based clients and opportunities for further expansion into the Sydney market. The team has been engaged in both residential and commercial projects of varying scales. Current projects include a large commercial office fit-out for an engineering firm with 80 staff members, and a new fire station in Mt Druitt. Our first project to make it on site involves alterations and additions to a Castlecrag residence.

The Newcastle-based team has been involved this year in a number of prominent, large scale, planning, design, and development projects involving the use of public spaces and buildings and the delivery of services and facilities to the Hunter communities. We are passionate about supporting and growing local industry through the delivery of worthy designs and enduring developments. Current projects on site include residential apartment buildings in Merewether and Hamilton and three coastal residential alterations and additions projects.

We have several unique projects currently under construction which are due for completion in the new year so look out for our signage! Connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or our website to see the finished products, and follow our news, progress, and events. We wish you a very happy Christmas and holiday, look forward to continuing to work with you in the new year, and hope you will be excited by what we deliver in 2016!

Take care,

Jon Webber and the team at Webber Architects

Our offices will be closed on Thursday 24th December 2015 but will reopen on Monday 4th January 2016.

adapting heritage buildings for modern use – alison homestead

Adapting heritage buildings for modern use is an effective way of preserving the history and heritage of an important site but brings with it challenges in retaining the character, conserving the original building fabric, and achieving compatibility between the original and new works. The design must be informed by an understanding of the site’s significance, character, and quality.

Heritage-listed Alison Homestead, home to the Wyong District Museum and Historical Society, was officially re-opened this year and is one of our most recently completed heritage projects. After much of the original building was destroyed by fire, we developed a new design to reflect the original Homestead. The design incorporates a new, modern, non-dominant addition to the original building, sympathetic to the original building.

The scale and proportions in the new building are in keeping with those of the original homestead and the landscaping outlines the footprint of original building.

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a feasibility study – a local site

Newcastle is experiencing a time of growth, development and change. In response to this, Webber Architects recently completed a feasibility study and created a concept design for a prominent local site which explores mixed use development opportunities and comprises up to 150 apartments and hospitality venues.

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